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Sam Vimes

By Merlkir
A quick overpaint of a Denis Quaid photo from GI Joe :D
Someone said that Quaid could play Vimes in a hypothetical Discworld Nightwatch, I gave it a shot :)

here's the original:
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truemouse's avatar

for some reason I thought an older Benedict Cumberbatch

studentofthevoid's avatar
I had trouble 'seeing' Vimes till he said THAT line from 'The Italian Job'. I'm not a fan but he's always Caine to me now. Nice work.
tron1112's avatar
Nice version of vimes,
Doctorwholovesthe80s's avatar
This is my most favorite Sam Vimes piece out there!

Though truth be told, I wasn't thinking Denis Quaid when I first saw this. (I'm not that familiar with him lol) Instead this reminded me of how if I had the power, I would cast James Coburn for Vimes. Him or Sean Bean.
abu-lihya's avatar
i remember reading snuff awhile back and liking every part of it.
i didn't know it was discworld back then so can anyone recomend any other books in the series?
studentofthevoid's avatar
I'm presently reading 'Raising Steam' about how railways start on the Discworld-very good but 'Mort', about Death taking-on an apprentice was a favourite.
Doctorwholovesthe80s's avatar
Thud! is one of the best of the best! The Fifth Elephant, Going Postal, Unseen Academicals, and Guards! Guards! are all extra great too! Night Watch is pretty good, but it's a must read for this one section where I nearly cried from being so emotionally moved! Oh, heck just read ALL the City Watch books is my point! LOL
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eas89's avatar
Nice interpretation! Had to Google Denis Quaid, but yeah he could take on the part of Vimes very well, if there ever will be a movie and there should be!
Justforvisit's avatar
Could work indeed :) Just the hairstyle of Quaid would be too "werewolf"-ish for Vimes....and that part already belongs to someone else in the Watch as we all know :P
Doctorwholovesthe80s's avatar
Yeah, everyone KNOWS Nobby Nobbs is a werewolf.Wink/Razz 
sparrowcrazy's avatar
.....well I'd never had thought of Quaid being Vimes but... it sort of works. :P
riamachia's avatar
I can actually really see this. I don't remember ever seeing him with an accent, though, and Brits would have every right to be up in arms about not having an authentic Vimes. But I could totally see it. :D
Woschaebedip's avatar
I love the details like these burning holes on his outfit
Smitty-kun's avatar
I've ben checking out Discworld fan art lately, and this is without a doubt one of the best Sam Vimes I've ever seen. Quick or not, you really do him justice.
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macdieter's avatar
If I read the books my imagination of Sammie is near this!
SpiroExDeus's avatar
Awesome picture but Quaid couldn't play Vimes.

Too Slim and too... American.
sam Vimes as Sergeant Keel from Night Watch. Brilliant.
kendragon2's avatar
Love this. I've always tried to picture Vimes as a kinda cross between an older Huge jackman and a younger Clint eastwood. This works really well though.
Merlkir's avatar
I think he really IS Clint Eastwood. ;) To be honest, Paul Kidby's illustrations are how I imagine Vimes now.
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