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Granny Weatherwax by DionysiaJones Granny Weatherwax by DionysiaJones
So I should actually be working on my next comic page or the next tarot card...but instead I discovered Photoshop's watercolour brushes and a couple of good digital watercolour tutorials, and...too many hours later ended up with Granny Weatherwax from Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" series. As first experiments go, I don't think this one turned out too badly.

Inspiration taken from Paul Kidby and Tony Diterlizzi.

I'm not exactly sure why I picked Granny Weatherwax for the subject, other than that she presented herself. It occurred to me while painting her that Granny Weatherwax is what you might get if you fused Minerva McGonagall and Severus Snape into one person. It further occurred to me that I'd pay good money to see Lord Voldemort trying to cope with Mistress Weatherwax, who I'm sure wouldn't be having with none of those Death Eaters.

For that matter, I expect it'd be worth a few Galleons to see ANY of the HP cast trying to deal with Archchancellor Ridcully and the Bursar. And the Librarian. I'm sure there's a tremendous fanfiction in there somewhere.
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Great picuture of this character. 
V-chan10 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Wow, she looks awesome!!!!

...How did it not occur to me that Granny was the perfect mix of Snape and McG? Because she is. And she's awesome.

I will pay good money for Granny to face off against Voldemort. Or any of the fanfic ideas you thought of.
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice
lichotka Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
You showed perfectly Esme's look - full of pride and lynx at the same time. Their colour really draws attention to them. Absolutely love it. Her neck seems slightly too long, though... Oh, crap, she's a witch. And she's Esme Weatherwax. No one criticizes anything about Esme Weatherwax if he wants to live longer than a minute.

And now comes the idea for an interesting crossover ^^ I've just wrote a short fanfic joining these two worlds but using different characters:…
DionysiaJones Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!! I love your story! And thank you for your kind words about this picture of Mistress Weatherwax. ^_^
lichotka Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Thanks! This is what happens when Discworld fan reads HP 7...

Actually, I need to get back to writing so I'm seriously considering writing the one about Lord Voldemort and Granny Weatherwax.
toonbat Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It's pretty funny how self-conscious she is of her own good looks. Not so much as a wart, or properly cataract-veiled evil eye.
FordPrefect4242 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
HP cast would lose!! :D :D :D

The main difference between the DiscWorld and the HP series... is that while reading the HP series, it sure set my imagination on fire. Yet all the characters were just words gathered together. Not necessarily a bad thing, but I had trouble putting faces to any of the HP cast, and resorted to the movies often times...
DiscWorld was different. I had to give everyone a face and a voice... all only heard in my head, of course...
It's hard to describe the subtleness of DiscWorld... but one book is worth far more than the HP series. And that is saying something, if you know how big an HP fan I am ;)

Nonetheless, this is a good Weatherwax picture. And to answer your challenges... considering Granny singlehandedly stopped her evil sister from taking over Genua, evil elves from invading Lancre, and not very well directed vampires from also taking over Lancre...
I'd say that Granny would win hands down.
Also, Granny beat Ridcully on wits alone. :D
Star-Gamer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Esme Weatherwax takes no prisoners!
FruitBat2011 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
...I think I'd feel sorry for Voldemort. Especially if she had the rest of her coven backing her up.
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