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Death's Diary by Vihola Death's Diary by Vihola
"Dear diary, found a place near the Mended Drum that serves excellent curry. The owner has a house cat, too. Mustn't forget to give Binky a new set of horseshoes.
Oh, yah, collected 5 souls today and missed my appointment with Rincewind yet again."

I painted this back in the summer of 2004. It's heavily inspired by Discworld - especially the first Discworld adventure game that was released for PC! Oh the sweet memories!

Tools: Photoshop and the tiniest Wacom Intuos 1. I think it was A6 size back then.
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:iconcarmenchristina:
CarmenChristina Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The coloring is amazing! Such detail!!
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superbeasto20 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
wow, great picture, very eery and creepy, great job, keep up the good work :)
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Danpol Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Can I use this for my cover of my new book? I credit you :) (?)
Sorry (again) for my bad English
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Tyspirit Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Love the play between the warm and cool colors & very nice composition. That is what attracted me to this painting.
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:icontwinchesterz:
twinchesterz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's like one of those 'when you see it' games....i honestly did not see our little friend there ;O
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Felix-My-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I ACTUALLY got a little fright when I saw Death there :P
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:iconmidnightgrim:
MidnightGrim Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
So Beautifull!
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asemharun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my, what a beauty!
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
I really like your interpretation of the quirky, pseudo renaissance world of Ankh Morpork, the jumble of houses and the never straight lines and angles. The moonlight is beautifully done and that hint of mist gives a great atmosphere. You have captured Death really well, the fact that he is an anthropomorphic personification for death, who just happens to like cat's and curry and writes a diary. There is something odd about the perspective where his sits though, as if he's actually sitting half way out into the street rather than inside a room. That however is what I call nitpicking. This one will hold pride of place in my favourites.
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CatVictoria Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sooo cool! great atmosphere and wonderful work!!!
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:iconbigguido:
BigGuido Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Beautiful work! Makes me want to go back and re-read all of the Discworld Watch Novels!
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KaytlynES Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing piece. Love the guy in the window.
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Padhraic-Mulholland Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow been trawling through a lot of simple sketches and disc world fan art for hours and then.... I FIND THIS! thanks for making my day :)
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Thank you for letting us add your Amazing work to our gallery! :iconfantasyfans101:
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:icondigitalartaficianado:
Hahaha That is amazing! Discworld is so funny. :-D
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RockVampireBookworm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing light!
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Koru-Xypress Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing depth and textures, and my favorite part: hilarious artist comment.
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SownSown Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
WHOA! love it.
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AzraNoxx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Writer
Love it :D
I would stare at this for a long time.
...but I have to go do dishes :(
Have an :orange
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FernandoSiquierArt Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Impresionante!!!!
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:iconangel-or-phantom:
Angel-or-Phantom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Perfect.
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SlEePiNgScHoOl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the look of the town.
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SlEePiNgScHoOl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing, I love the look of the town.
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morbid-whispers Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wah! I love it!
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ningnomaningnong Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
wow...looks right out of monkey island~ :)
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MirellaSantana Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is perfect, love the details!!! :love:
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:iconitsdarkoutside:
itsdarkoutside Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh so cool and kind of spooky!
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:icongeekheads:
geekheads Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
This is so beautiful! I love it!
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loveDRAIN Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
@D@ this is brilliant
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kotlaska93 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG! That's awesome!! These lights! And the creature in one of windows... *.* Just beautiful :)
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Togamau Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I very much like the way that town picture turned out. I wanna have that sorta thing ingrained in my mind somewhere...
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edinaB Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
amazing work! congrat!
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Susan-s-Poker Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Photographer
Just amazing o.O
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.
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Felt-heart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011   General Artist
This is amazing! The detail you put into this is so great and the colors... just everything is fantastic!
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely can see the Discworld in this. Quite awesome. :)
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The-French-Belphegor Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Spooky, eerie, and full of atmosphere! Very Discworldian, you can very easily picture Vimes roaming the streets and Dibbler waiting on the corner to sell you rat onna stick :) Magnificent!
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Oktanas Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a bit spooky, but nice
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EnjoyPorno Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, My. Chapeau.
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Eichenelf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Wonderful atmosphere <3 it looks a little bit like the village of Bree
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Ariel-X Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful fantasy town. I like the warm lights from the houses and all the details you put in to it. The Reaper is a wonderful detail :D
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Natsum-i Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Being a massive Discworld fan.. this is exactly how i've pictured Ankh-Morpork in my head ...

AWESOMENESS
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Absol-friggin-fantastic. I couldn't have imagined Ankh-Morpork at night better!
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PlayingMindGames Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
*shrivels up inside, knowing I'll never be as good.*
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moray-eel Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
fantastic lighting and atmosphere.
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bleedinggumspteter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
This is amazing and really like the way I had imagined Ankh-Morpork. I love the whole dark look, it really suits the subject matter. Imagination is such a wonderful thing :).
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Mflick82 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
It's very well done, very atmospheric. If this was a scene from a movie I would watch it for sure, so spooky and mysterious.
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Mflick82 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
It's very well done, very atmospheric. If this was a scene from a movie I would watch it for sure, so spooky and mysterious.
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AliGFX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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loshe29 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
so cool....it is firing up my imagination....great piece ;)
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