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Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch by the0phrastus Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 6 2 Bourtzi Castle by the0phrastus Bourtzi Castle :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 1 0 Sergeant Detritus Ankh Morpork City Watch by the0phrastus Sergeant Detritus Ankh Morpork City Watch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Sergeant Angua of the Ankh Morpork City Watch by the0phrastus Sergeant Angua of the Ankh Morpork City Watch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 7 0 ChrisHoward Art 2018 01 by the0phrastus ChrisHoward Art 2018 01 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 HorseheadNebula Orion 20180316 SaltwaterWitchAstro by the0phrastus HorseheadNebula Orion 20180316 SaltwaterWitchAstro :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 2 M42 ZWOASI071MC TEST20180311 SaltwaterWitch by the0phrastus M42 ZWOASI071MC TEST20180311 SaltwaterWitch :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 Just The Washing Instruction Chip... by the0phrastus Just The Washing Instruction Chip... :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Not While The Sun Is Out by the0phrastus Not While The Sun Is Out :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 7 0 Our Galaxy - SaltwaterWitch Observatory by the0phrastus Our Galaxy - SaltwaterWitch Observatory :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 5 0 KassandraEphoros SWitch18 08 900 06 by the0phrastus KassandraEphoros SWitch18 08 900 06 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Seaborn Crown by the0phrastus Seaborn Crown :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 9 0 KingTharsaleos ChrisHoward-SaltwaterWitchCom-20180 by the0phrastus KingTharsaleos ChrisHoward-SaltwaterWitchCom-20180 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 SF Story Character Study by the0phrastus SF Story Character Study :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 6 0 Horsehead Nebula (B33) and NGC 2023 by the0phrastus Horsehead Nebula (B33) and NGC 2023 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 3 0 Saltwater Witch 2018 by the0phrastus Saltwater Witch 2018 :iconthe0phrastus:the0phrastus 15 6

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Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch
We first meet Sam Vimes as a miserable Night Watch captain in Guards! Guards!, when he's scrambling to keep his sanity as a lowly copper, when all he has are the scraps that remain after the guilds and nobles have divided up the wealth and decided what law and order will look like. As you'd expect, it's been beaten into a shape that best suits them. He's often drunk, unable to do his job, haunted by the deeds of his ancestors, but if you stick with Vimes, you see that he knows the streets of his city like few others, he understands the workings and motives of the Ankh-Morpork guilds and aristocracy like an insider, although he will never be one. Above all, he's just a good guy who has never had it easy, but who has taken the opportunity to learn something at every turn, from his humble beginnings to his marriage to the most powerful woman in the city. We can always rely on old Vimes. We can rely on his solid moral core, and even the need to "go spare" when it's necessary. That's Sir Samuel Vimes, Commander of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Duke of Ankh--also known by the lofty title, Blackboard Monitor. He's another one of my favorite Terry Pratchett characters--he may be my favorite, although I'm very fond of Granny Weatherwax. This time I've painted the mountain pass scene in The Fifth Elephant, when Sam, Sybil, and party are waylaid by bandits. Vimes has other plans, and he has three tools he can use: the one-shot assassin's weapon he confiscated from Inigo Skimmer, a cigar, and a match to light it.

I'm working my way through some of the favorites in the Watch:
Angua - fav.me/dc7wihi
Detritus - fav.me/dc86f8x


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Bourtzi Castle
I shot this while visiting the town of Nafplio in Greece with my dad in 2001. This is Fortaleza de Bourtzi / Bourtzi Castle (Μπούρτζι) out in the harbor from Nafplio (Ναύπλιο) on the Argolic Gulf off the Peloponnese.

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Sergeant Detritus Ankh Morpork City Watch
Sergeant Detritus of the Ankh Morpork City Watch. Another one of my favorite Terry Pratchett characters. Detritus is a troll who's pretty green as we follow him through the book Men at Arms, but he's already a sergeant in Feet of Clay. One of the weapons he favors is a re-purposed siege crossbow named the "Piecemaker" that he's modified to shoot multiple bolts at once.

I'm working my way through some of the favorites in the Watch:
Angua - fav.me/dc7wihi
Vimes - fav.me/dc9bx8r

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Sergeant Angua of the Ankh Morpork City Watch
She's one of my favorite characters in Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Delphine Angua von Überwald is the only werewolf in the Watch--that we know of. I also have some old sketches of Vimes and Detritus, and I really want to do a series of more realistic paintings of all my favorite Watch members.

I'm working my way through some of the favorites in the Watch:
Detritus - fav.me/dc86f8x
Vimes - fav.me/dc9bx8r

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ChrisHoward Art 2018 01
Some 2018 Art, three pieces I've completed in the last few months. Top left: "Take my hand. I know a shortcut", Bottom left: Above the City, Right: She Dreams of Mars. I painted these on the Wacom Intuos4 tablet or UGEE UG-2150 in ArtRage5 and Photoshop CC. SaltwaterWitch.com
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Chris Howard
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I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

Find out everything at www.SaltwaterWitch.com www.SaltwaterWitch.com

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
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Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:
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  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee

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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
May great rulers, just and wise, summon you to appear before them so that they and their cheering subjects may honor you this year.  May joy and friendship support and richen your merry-making, and visions of glorious color and sophistication lurk ready at your calling to assist you in your art and help you lift the world's spirits with beauty, enhanced and shared.  May every sun that sees you this year rejoice in your happiness, may a year from today find you wiser, happier, more skilled, and rejoicing at the thought of another HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Thank you!
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Torn-B-I-a-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
happy birthday.
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2017
Thanks!
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Happy birthday! 🎂
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Thanks!
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Torn-B-I-a-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
happy birthday!
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Thanks!
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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery!
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the0phrastus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Thank you!
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