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Weird Sisters by Shiantu
Weird Sisters
Witches from MacBeth. In the middle  of all this digital comic stuff a bit of old school! Pen, ink, watercolour, acrylic and gold leaf...
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Wizard of Witchmaze page 25-26 DPS by Shiantu
Wizard of Witchmaze page 25-26 DPS
Massive Monster Mash up heading my way - just got to colour it now...
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Sir Avery Thynder rides out! by Shiantu
Sir Avery Thynder rides out!
Under-drawing for watercolour illustration. there will be loads of background but I have to plan out the main character while trying to keep spontaneity  - only time will tell! 
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Simon Jacob
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Current Residence: Somerset UK
This story is ballooning with every page. The more panels I draw the more text creeps in so I'm going to include pages of text which will not be essential to the story but will provide background and possibly a bit of entertainment as I go along (for me, if nobody else). The idea of the adventures of a sour spirited, feckless wizard has been with me for long time and has made an appearance in various strips and written stories (mostly aborted) over many years.
    I completely buy into the idea that a story can take on a life of its own - it's at that point it becomes an exhilarating process, a journey into the semi unknown for the writer and maybe even a reader, who knows? It's happened to me once before with a novel and I'm hoping that it's happening again - a second strike of the lightning! It took me two years to finish the book - I reckon that about the same should do it for The Wizard of Witchmaze. All I need to do is keep drawing and not drop off the perch before it's finished. Bearing in mind that I revise a great deal, here's a first step. Expect this to change as the story reinvents itself!

FOREWORD

THE UNIVERSE OF TEMPA PERDU IS A COMPLEX AND ENTANGLED PLACE, UNDOUBTEDLY VERY DIFFERENT TO THE UNIVERSE IN WHICH YOU NOW RESIDE. INDEED THE VERY FACT THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF TEMPA PERDU AT ALL SIGNIFIES THAT YOU ARE IN RECEIPT OF THE TRANS-DIMENSIONAL EMANATIONS I HAVE BEEN SENDING FORTH ACROSS THE COSMIC DIVIDES OVER MANY YEARS AND SO YOU BEAR WITNESS TO THE INSTABILITY BY WHICH THIS IS ACHIEVED. I HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE FORM THESE EMANATIONS WILL TAKE THUS I AM UNABLE TO PREDICT HOW MY MESSAGES WILL APPEAR TO YOU; THEY MAY APPEAR IN THE FORM OF DREAMS, OR OF WORDS HEARD UNBIDDEN FROM AN UNSEEN SOURCE. THEY MAY FORM THE LYRICS OF A SONG OR THE STANZAS OF A HEROIC POEM. THEY MAY EVEN APPEAR AS A SUCESSION OF CHILDISHLY COLOURFUL, ANNOTATED ILLUSTRATIONS. WHO KNOWS? NOT ME, THAT’S FOR SURE.  SUFFICE IT TO SAY IT IS AN ACHIEVEMENT OF UNPARRALELLED SKILL AND ARTISTRY THAT ALLOWS ME NOW TO IMPART TO YOU THE TALE OF MY MANY TRIALS AND GREAT ADVENTURES FROM A WORLD FAR BEYOND THE KNOWN BORDERS OF YOUR OWN SPACE AND TIME – FROM TEMPA PERDU!

WHILE IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT THERE HAS SELDOM BEEN – NO – NEVER BEEN - A LIFE AS EXTRAODINARY AND MUTLI FACETED AS MY OWN, CERTAIN DETAILS OF THE BACKGROUND, OF THE MINUTIAE IF YOU WILL, MIGHT NOT BE TO EVERYONE’S TASTE. THE NARRATIVE DRIVE OF MY LIFE STORY IS OF COURSE UNMISSABLE; SOME OF THE FOUNDATIONS UPON WHICH THE TOWERING EDIFICE OF MY ACHIEVEMENT HAS BEEN BUILT MAYBE LESS SO.

TO THIS END, AS A CARING AND EMPATHIC NARRATOR, I HAVE MADE CERTAIN ARRANGEMENTS. THUS, WHERE EVER THIS SYMBOL APPEARS;

YOU MAY SAFELY SKIP THAT CONTENT AND CARRY ON UNIMPAIRED, BREATHLESS WITH EXCITEMENT, IF ALSO SOMEWHAT UNENLIGHTENED. FOR THE COMPLETISTS WHO WISH MORE THOROUGHLY TO PICK APART THE FABRIC OF TEMPA PERDU THEN THESE PASSAGES ARE FOR YOU TO EXPLORE – THE METAPHORICAL SIDE ALLEYS, THE FOOTNOTES, THE VERY STUFF OF LIFE. IT IS MY FONDEST HOPE THAT THE FORMER OUTNUMBER THE LATTER BUT ALAS! IT IS MERELY MY LOT TO CASTE CASTIGAN JEWELS BEFORE OYVID META-PIGS. WHO CHOOSES TO PICK THEM UP IS A MATTER FOR THAT BEING AND THEIR CONSCIENCE ALONE.

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gothicAge Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
OMG! Shiantu!
your british folks have a unique way to tell stories and to draw! Love it ! Love it! Love it!!! :faint:
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Shiantu Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Why thank you gothicAge!
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gothicAge Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
If it is a compliment, thanks :D
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Shiantu Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
Definitely a compliment! :)
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Gmatty Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2016
I would have been happy just watching your work!    but still Thanks.
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ImportAutumn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks heaps for adding me to your watch Simon! :) Merry Christmas!
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Tomasz1234 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch :D
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Shiantu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
you're welcome!
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Thanks for the watch! You made my day, I love your stuff, you've got great style :)
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Shiantu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
My pleasure!
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