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Inktober day06: Havelock Vetinari by Loopydave Inktober day06: Havelock Vetinari by Loopydave
"Ankh-Morpork had dallied with many forms of government and had ended up with that form of democracy known as One Man, One Vote.  The Patrician was the Man; he had the Vote"

Thinking persons despot and benevolent dictator of Ankh-Morpork, Havelock Vetinari is always at least 3 steps ahead of everyone else. Good for ruling a city, but possibly bad if you are dancing ;)

Attempting a little of the old school wood cut look... 
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anno78 Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
“Moist waited. Lord Vetinari could outstare a statue and make even a statue start to feel nervous and confess. Moist's counter was a fetching grin, which he knew annoyed Vetinari beyond measure, and there was absolute silence in the Oblong Office while blank stare and cheery grin battled it out for supremacy in some other dimension.” 
― Terry Pratchett, Raising Steam
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Loopydave Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional
Haha! I love how both Vimes and Moist had different ways of dealing with Lord Vetinaris presence :D
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Omny87 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Discworld characters are astounding. It's rare that I find Discworld fanart that looks almost exactly how I picture them while reading the books.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional
Aw, thats so kind of you to say! Glad you like!
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menapia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
grand illustration, alot like Pratchett's description of Vetinari resembling a black flamingo
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional
Cheers! :D I love his description of Vetinari as a 'predatory flamingo' :D
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DerPidder Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018
I like how he reminds me of both Charles Dance and Christopher Lee - even though only one of them did actually play the part, both would have done it nicely. <3
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Professional
Yup. Charles Dance was fantastic in Going Postal... though its a pity they didn't dye his hair black for the role
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Writer
And mime artists. It was a strange aversion, but there you are. Anyone in baggy trousers and a white face who tried to ply their art anywhere within Ankh’s crumbling walls would very quickly find themselves in a scorpion pit, on one wall of which was painted the advice: Learn The Words.
–Guards! Guards!

:D
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Professional
Hahaha! One of my favourite bits!
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:iconjhouchin2:
Jhouchin2 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018   General Artist
You captured the patrician perfectly...
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Professional
Glad you like it!
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incoming-101 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely revere the Discworld series. Many of Terry Pratchett's great quotes come from this Machiavellian mastermind...

'No practical definition of freedom would be completely without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the others are based.'

And your drawing of him captures the character magnificently. It's nice to see that the subject's out and about!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional
Vetinari is such a brilliant character, both in concept and the character itself... totally agree with you on the quote thing too.
Cheers!
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Cantabrigian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018
Another of my favourite characters. You have captured him almost exactly as I imagined him before I watched the 'Going Postal' film. Now I can't stop imagining Charles Dance, who played the part near perfectly in my humble opinion. I'm sure Mr. P would approve of your wonderful Inktober series. :)
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional
I actually tried to include a little Charles Dance in this drawing, coz I agree with you, he was great!
Cheers!
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Cantabrigian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018
Would it be rude of me to say Vincent Price sprang to mind on first seeing it?
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional
Not at all... I can definitely see that!
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Nikolaj Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, all thise little houses and the unseen university in the background!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional
I had planned to draw more of the city scape, but ran out of time.
Cheers!
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AlfaArtz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have A Lock
(Pun Was Made By Using His Name)
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Haha! One of my favourite things in the disc world series is how the characters often when out of their way to explain what they were doing was 'making a pun'.... just as you are!
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AlfaArtz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lel Thx
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PeridotPangolin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I am truly enamored of your inktober samples. Really amazing style. Love it!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Thanks man! Real nice of you to say!
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PeridotPangolin Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Kinda hard NOT to say it. I am chartreuse with envy.
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ClingClang Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Great to see this serie continue. An I suggest the character of Sally from 'Thud!", please? A good but completly wasted character for the last books. I always asked how Vimes wanted to uses her services for pissed Vetinari.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional
I wasn't planning on drawing Sally, but there's been a few requests for her, so I'll see how I go ;)
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andrewr255 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
He missed his calling as a vet:

Vetinari Veterinary

We specialize in creative pet euthanasia.

This month send out Spot in style with explosives!!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Haha! Well, he was trained as an assassin, so I wouldn't put that past his abilities ;)
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NonieR Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
"Don't let me detain you."

A suitably chilling character for the month of Halloween. (Great portrait!)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Always a great line!

Cheers!
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AshBags Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Inktober EVER because of your work! :-)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Glad you are enjoying it :)
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Zechary3 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice line work. Gotta mimic the line work.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Glad you like.... trying a few different things with inks for this Inktober.
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh. Vetinari. Well done :nod:
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
For some reason I read that in what I imagine is Vetinari's voice :D
Cheers my friend!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can live with that :XD:
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Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Always enjoyed his work.

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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
He's definitely a class act! :D
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DreamPigment Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
These Inktober drawings are great!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Thanks DreamPigment!
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SkinNBonesMan Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great!
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Cheers!
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018   Traditional Artist
...EXACTLY as I pictured Havelock.  Even the wizards at the University respect him!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Glad we were on the same page with this one!
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jhwood9 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Traditional Artist
=)
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ArtbyBones Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
"The Patrician didn't believe in unnecessary cruelty (while being bang alongside the idea of necessary cruelty, of course)."

One of my favourite characters.
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Professional
Great character, great quote!
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