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Ankh Morpork Men by Erikonil Ankh Morpork Men by Erikonil
My current geek love for which there are a disappointingly small number of decent desktop wall papers so I decided to make one of some of my favorite dudes from the stories from Ankh-Morpork. I've read some with the wizards since drawing this, but since they weren't there in my head when I started drawing they'll just have to wait for their own.

So, who we got here?

Well there's William de Worde, intrepid reporter who I have to admit was kinda the blandest of the bunch, but I still kinda like him.

Captain Carrot at the Dwarven Battle Bread Meuseam because hey, who doesn't like Captain Carrot?

Young Sam Vimes because I figure anyone who can make Old Sam go all soft and fuzzy has to rank up there in the Discworld cosmic power structure.

His Grace, The Duke of Ankh, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes who is hands down my favorite Discworld character. Scruffy, bad tempered, blunt and who has one of the best rags to riches stories that I've read...also totally adorable.

Sergeant Detritus who is one of my favorite Watchmen.

Havelock Vetinari because I'm sure that it's impossible not to like him in that weird 'I wish he was our tyrant' sort of way. After all, who wouldn't want a politician who could just make things work?

Otto Chriek who is the biggest camera dork in the world and I love him for it. In my head vampires always need pointy ears, it just matches the widows peak.

And last but not least, Moist Von Lipwig who can lay claim to being the shiniest man on the disc. Suck it Edward Cullan.
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TheFabulousMyriad Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
There's a wonderful Fullmetal Alchemist tone to these characters. I love them!
Seriously, I hope you can be part of the animation process for Discworld. It looks really good.
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is great!

I like William BECAUSE he's the most normal, nice guy that ever appeared in a Discworld Book to date!

His Grace, The Duke of Ankh, Commander Sir Samuel Vimes is not only my favorite Discworld character, but he is my favorite literary character of ALL TIME!

Vetinari is way too awesome and we shouldn't love him, but we do LOL! 
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SaffinDrakosh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's great! Vimes!!! ♥~(‘▽^人)
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Justforvisit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Woah awesome O_O
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all of these, especially Otto.
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BrokenLogic159 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
This a pretty impressive collection of characters.  The only character that wasn't immediately recognizable to me was William de Worde and I admit that's probably because I've only read his book the one time.  Vimes and Otto are my favorites.  Vimes for his "Bring it on you Bastards" smirk and Otto for his big toothy vampire grin.  They both just seem so very appropriate.
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, William's kinda 'meh' compared to a lot of Ankh Morpork characters. No fancy hat for him! Otto and Vimes were probably my favorites to draw just because they have so much character. Who doesn't love a vampiric photographer who has to wear a blood vial because his flash turns him to dust or a copper who fights werewolves?
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Pandaren-Chaplain Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This world is real. There are endless millions and milliards of universes, where is no anything impossible.
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HDReaper Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I like the photo of Vimes, with his sugar in it like he's saying; "Come on you bastards I haven't got all night."
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always picture him either grinning like that or giving the worlds best grimace
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HDReaper Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
If it was Vimes it would be the best grimace.
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
You know what's a really great mental image? Otto with Maladicta.
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...You know...you're right. Hmmmm...I think I know what I need to start working on.
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
[throws up hands] Yay, I've inspired!
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Lukalock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Vimes is perfect.
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Zabchan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
for some reason, i am in love with how you draw noses. they just seem so...sculptural, somehow. and very masquline
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Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I. LOVE. Much.
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DarlingCheshire Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
The perspective on Detritus is really awesome. Also, yay Otto!
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ElementalsAdvocate Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Ab-so-lute-ly- FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

Any Discworld Geek worth his WIZARD hat would go spare with joy over this masterpiece. Otto, so bright; Lipwig, so honest and upright;Vetinari, so composed; Detritus, so solid; William, so studious; Carrot, so guieless; and (my personal favorites as well) Vimes; so dangerous, and Sam Jr., so very cute.
Cudos for the strong colors. It really brings out the inner natures of the characters. I love the grin on Sam's face. It's the sort of grin that would make Clint Eastwood envious.
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Adramechlle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amaaazing! :dummy:
Hehe, very nice.
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Redviper118 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Otto is simply hilarious!
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Byaukugan01 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Your rendition of Otto reminds me of Vash the Stampede, for some reason. Mind you, does any of the books actually star Otto in a prominent role?
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope. Otto's been a secondary character in 'The Truth' and a minor one in 'The Monstrous Regiment'. He really does need come more bits for him, he's really amusing.
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Sango1013 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I adore the way Moist looks! And I love how Sam Vimes' picture is the grittiest of the bunch :}
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sam needs a certain amount of grit I think. Really need to get around to doing more Discworld stuff..
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Dr4m4g33k Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love Detritus with his "PieceMaker" Up there. :D
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, yeah. Troll with a siege machine/crossbow. Why this isn't a movie yet, I have no idea.
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
So much win!
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Yuriakashu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE!
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VisViridis Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist
I LOVE your version of sam vimes. he is my favorite fictional character in the whole wide written world! ^-^ (and of course my favorite discworld character too, but since I only read the watch series - due to the fact, that I started reading Pratchett two weeks ago - that doesn't say as much)
His expression, the fact that he is in the rain , smoking... the background! it makes me wish, I had one big picture only of him. its add some chairs and a hard boiled egg and you would have a wonderful image of how I pictured the atmosphere in "night watch". (which is hands down the best book, I've read in a very very long time)
I'm a little obsessed right now, sorry for that. but I really really like the way you portrayed the characters. the color is amazing. and the concept is simply beautiful. great job!
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man, I totally get the obsessed thing. When I got to reading the watch books I literally read them all within a month. Just tore through them all (and now awaiting Snuff!)

...but I think I can swing a Sam solo pic...
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reynagroff Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student General Artist
That's great! I love it!
:-) :star: Young Sam! :star: Perfect!
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Roruna Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Amazing job, I can't believe I didn't find this sooner.
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Erikonil Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
More to come soon, fingers crossed!
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Roruna Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
*crosses fingers*
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Frantsu-niichan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
This is -ing perfect! :heart:
Otto, Vetinari and Vimes = my favourite DW characters EVER! And you've drawn them all in one picture :love:
William and Carrot look amazing too. Especially Carrot, he looks just like... well, himself, I can allmost smell the armour-polish-thingy ^^
Amazing job!

...

*steals Otto and runs*
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Erikonil Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:lmao:

Oh man, Otto is the best part of "The Word," hands down. And yes! Vimes and Vetinari equals much coolness. My sister wants an Ankh Morpork Woman one next so it's going to be between that and a desktop pic of the City Watch.
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Frantsu-niichan Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Oh, I'd love to see the City Watch pic :love:

PS. The Metatron quote = awesome :highfive:
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Erikonil Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And I am looking forward to drawing it :D

I'm trying to get all the watchmen I can think of in there (just because I have a soft spot for Detritus and Reg I think)
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Frantsu-niichan Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Reg is one of my favourite watchmen also :D.
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Deblu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
SQUEEE! young sam is so cute!
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Erikonil Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I always picture Vimes just melting. First time dads are so cute.
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Deblu Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
i know! lol... "ill never hear the end of it if my son ate a historical artifact..."
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heart-of-glass Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I cannot believe I didn't spot this earlier! About a million kinds of awesome.
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Erikonil Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it! I'm still really new to Discworld, only really been reading it since last fall and this was like...pic number two. I'm trying to get one of the Watch done just so I can have something nice and wallpaper sized for my desktop.

And a nice pic of Sybil. She's too cool not to have more pics of her.
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PiGirl13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my God. Vetinari. And Otto. And Vimes. They look awesome! Well, they all look awesome... I also love the look on William's face. One of the things that immediately struck me about this picture is the way you used colors and shading to create a unique environment and feeling for each picture that perfectly fits the character. For example, the bright primary colors and shading pattern you used for Moist. And how even the ones that seem the same also each appear to have a unique feel; the darkness you used for Vetinari looks somehow different from the darkness you used for William. The tiles-with-pictures-of-individual-characters arrangement is a nice touch.

Also, in regards to your artist's comments: It is hard not to like Vetinari, isn't it? And I totally wish he was our tyrant :D Plus I love your remark about Moist. I have the "Moist von Lipwig Is Shinier Than Edward Cullen" button on Facebook :)
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Erikonil Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, thanks! I've yet to find a character in a Discworld book that hasn't had a strong visual impression on me so it's awesomely easy to draw then and in this case, color them.
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CrazyCousin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job!I like the way you did the troll.and Moist.and vimes.and...aww I like them all!!


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Erikonil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I think I can get Moist looking a bit better in future pictures, but I really like how Vimes and Detritus came out.
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Ashyday Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Solid fav!
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