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Ada Cackle by detectivecaz Ada Cackle :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 3 0 Hecate Hardbroom by detectivecaz Hecate Hardbroom :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 3 0 Kate Lethbridge-Stewart by detectivecaz Kate Lethbridge-Stewart :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 3 0 Hecate's Awakening by detectivecaz Hecate's Awakening :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 2 0 Eleanora Hardbroom by detectivecaz Eleanora Hardbroom :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 0 0 All That We Are by detectivecaz All That We Are :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 2 0 Miss Softbroom by detectivecaz Miss Softbroom :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 2 0 Under The Stars by detectivecaz Under The Stars :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 1 0 Blossom by detectivecaz Blossom :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 1 0 Under Your Spell by detectivecaz
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Once Upon A Dream by detectivecaz Once Upon A Dream :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 1 0 1920s by detectivecaz 1920s :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 1 0 Goodbye, my Sarah Jane. by detectivecaz Goodbye, my Sarah Jane. :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 4 0 Rebel by detectivecaz Rebel :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 3 0 Leia Organa by detectivecaz Leia Organa :icondetectivecaz:detectivecaz 9 0



Ada Cackle

Don't confuse kindness... with weakness.

Since I painted Hecate a few days ago, felt it was only right to paint Ada as well.
Hecate Hardbroom
"The craft is in decline. This school needs strong witches, not little girls who want to play at magic."

Finally got around to doing another Hecate Hardbroom piece. I love this character so much. :D
Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Kate Stewart. Divorcee, mother of two, keen gardener, outstanding bridge player. Also Chief Scientific Officer, Unified Intelligence Taskforce, who currently have you surrounded.
I'm quite happy with this one, even though I did feel like pulling my hair out half the time. First I messed up her right eye, then I messed up the left side of her face... 🙈 I originally thought it was going to be a lost cause and would have to re-do it, but luckily managed to save it in the end. Plus, it was nice to draw and paint by hand and use actual watercolours again! Even though I need to remind myself to buy a decent scanner.
Hecate's Awakening

Rising from the ashes, I am born again, powerful, exultant, majestic through the pain.

A bit different from what I usually paint, but the idea of phoenix Hecate wouldn't leave me, though I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out.

Media used: fine detail airbrush, bristle oil, wet acrylic, soft charcoal, as well as detail blenders for the finer details.
Eleanora Hardbroom
Have no fear, dry your tears; I’m not gone. Once I’m held in your heart, I’ll live on.

This was originally supposed to be a painting of Hecate, but it seems my mind wanted to paint Hecate’s mother instead. So, here we have Eleanora Hardbroom. I created a small backstory to her character as well, which can be read below.


Eleanora Hardbroom (née Blackmore) was born to Isabelle and Earnest Blackmore on June 21, 1940. The Blackmore’s lived in a middle-class neigbourhood, in Aysgarth, Yorkshire.

A shy, but intelligent child, Eleanora was kind and obedient who loved to read as her favorite pass-time. At the age of nine, Eleanora was privately tutored by her aunt; to help nurture and control her magical abilities. Though the lessons were useful and informative, they left her feeling isolated and alone. At the age of fifteen, her life grew steadily worse when her parent’s divorced, causing her mother’s health to decline steadily. Over the next four years, Elanor’s life would revolve around her studies and looking after her terminally ill mother.

When Eleanora was twenty, her mother passed away. After the funeral, she returned home to pack away her mother’s belonging’s when she found her late mother’s gold pocket watch necklace along with a letter telling her to follow her dreams. Respecting her mother’s last wishes, she left her childhood home and moved to Fleet, Hampshire, where she applied to attend Witch Training College. Her application was approved, and she graduated top of her class four years later in Spell Science and Potions.

At the age of twenty-four, Eleanora was offered a teaching postion at Fleymore Academy for Witches where she ataught Spell Science and Potion’s. In the summer of 1965, when attending the Ember Potion’s Conference, she met fellow wizard; Raymond Hardbroom. Eleanora found him to be smart, the conservative type with a good personality and the two instantly became close.

Over the next two years, Eleanora and Raymond were inseparable and on February 18, 1967, they finally married. Three months passed when Eleanora discovered she was pregnant with their daughter; Hecate. Stepping down from her teaching position at Fleymore Academy, Eleanora spent most of her days sitting reading a book in her favourite spot at the window, while Reginald was at work.

When Hecate was finally born on the 22nd January 1968, Eleanora became a devoted and caring mother ensuring that her daughter knew she was loved; providing her with the childhood she never had. Life couldn’t have been more perfect for Raymond and Eleanora, but their lifetime of happiness wasn’t to last.

On the eve of their six-year wedding anniversary, Eleanora became ill, believing it to be nothing more than a common cold. However, as the days progressed, Raymond couldn’t help but start to worry, when he saw the blood on her white handkerchief and her health begin to deteriorate.  His worst fears were confirmed. His wife was dying. Raymond was powerless to save her. He could only watch over Eleanora in her final hours. It was from this moment that Raymond would slowly started to despise all forms of magic.

That night, Eleanora held her daughter close, smiling in sadness when she saw her late mother’s pocket watch necklace around Hecate’s neck. It would be the last gift she would ever give to her daughter. She prayed it would provide Hecate with some comfort the same way it did for her after her mother’s death.

The hours passed, and Eleanora peacefully passed away at the age of 35 on the morning of 16th March 1975.

Throughout the years, Hecate continued to wear the pocket watch necklace; refusing to depart with it. She vowed she would keep the necklace close to her heart in memory of her mother, and she refused to break that promise.



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Hi :)

I'm 27 and live in Scotland, and currently studying History and English at University. I mostly make little fan art pieces on photoshop in my spare time, and they usually involve various pics with my favorite celebrities (usually Judi Dench and Maggie Smith) and movies. They are not the greatest, but i enjoy making them :D

My Deviant ID is a commissioned painting of my Harry Potter OC, Professor Olivia of Muggle Studies!

Credit for this beautiful painting goes to the wonderfully talented RennaLorie. Her deviant profile can be found here:


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LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you SO much for the watch! :hug:
detectivecaz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome my dear, :D :hug:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Also, Judi = Great actress :D Loved her in "Casino Royale", and I look forward to seeing her in Miss Peregrine's ^^
detectivecaz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
She so is. :D Me too my dear, I can't wait for that movie to come out. :D
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BlueCaroline Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch & for my first cake badge! Wow!

I do not often return the watch, but I see that you are watching very few deviants. It's great. I also love those brilliant british actresses you portray. You are a great portraitist & you love your subjects.

Heart - Free 
detectivecaz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww you are most welcome my dear :hug:

Thank you so much, i'm not too great but hope to improve over time if i can ;) thank you so much for the watch too :D I love your watercolour works they are all so pretty and so calming. Hug Heart xxx
BlueCaroline Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnx for the watch! :)
detectivecaz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 you are very welcome :) love your art it's amazing Hug 
skijor-foto Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
And thanks for the watch! Thank You Pink by SkijorDen  
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