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Esmerelda Weatherwax
A new one for my series of Terry Pratchett Discworld character studies: my favorite witch, and quite possibly my all-time favorite Terry Pratchett character, Esmerelda Weatherwax, "Esme" as Nanny Ogg calls her, and "Mistress Weatherwax" or "Granny Weatherwax" to those living around Ramtops. She is said to embody all three roles in a coven (maiden, mother, and crone), and although she's always pictured as the last, in the book Lords and Ladies, we get a glimpse of just how badass she was when she was younger. So for this study I wanted to paint her as she was in her mid-fifties, out for a stroll through a mountain meadow with her favorite swarm, at a time when she earned the name "Aaoograha hoa" from the trolls (She Who Must Be Avoided). More on my site: SaltwaterWitch.com

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Bent out of shape about aquaculture
"Bent out of shape about aquaculture"--that's the title, a total of nine hours in ArtRage5. Basically, Kassandra hops aboard and an argument breaks out about sustainability and fishing. The young fisherman is passionately and aggressively shouting his case against it, while the old dude in the background is like, "get me the boat hook. I'll end this right now". They're both afraid; change can hurt. And, of course, both fishermen will lose this argument. I've been working on this painting for weeks, and the idea for several months, thinking about sustainable fisheries and how weird it is that we--essentially--hunt in the wild for fish. I don't think we do that for any other food--oh, shut up truffle enthusiasts in the back! We certainly do not hunt for anything else on the scale of the fishing fleets around the world. I mean, come on, we were farming vegetables and grains 10,000 years ago. There aren't plenty of fish in the sea, since we're pulling over 100 million tons of them per year out of the sea. It's about time we farmed all our fish, and took care of what remains of the world's wild fish populations.

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Chris Howard
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United States
I'm a fairly creative guy with a pen and a paint brush, author of Seaborn (Juno Books), Salvage (Masque, 2013), Nanowhere, and a shelf-full of other books. My short stories have appeared in a bunch of magazines and anthologies, including “Lost Dogs and Fireplace Archeology” in Fantasy Magazine, and ‘Tear Apart Worlds” in Pen-Ultimate. My story “Hammers and Snails” was a Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Fiction Contest winner. I write and illustrate the comic, Saltwater Witch. My ink work and digital illos have appeared in Shimmer, BuzzyMag, various RPGs, and on the pages and covers of books, blogs, and other interesting places. Last year I painted a 9 x 12 foot Steampunk Map of New York for a cafe in Brooklyn.

Find out everything at www.SaltwaterWitch.com www.SaltwaterWitch.com

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Current Residence: North Hampton
Favourite genre of music: alt,rock,punk, electronic
Operating System: OSX on my MacBook where I do a lot of my digital work, but I also Windows (XP, 7), Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)
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Two new pages up for SaltwaterWitch Comic 16!

This set features the start of an intense discussion between Kassandra and her grandmother--Kallixene. Even with Ephoros at her back, Kassandra's on thin ice, not certain about which direction to go with her new-found family.

Here's the latest Saltwater Witch Newsletter:
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www.saltwaterwitch.com
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  • Listening to: Agent Ribbons
  • Reading: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Watching: Cosmos
  • Drinking: Coffee

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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
May great rulers, just and wise, summon you to appear before them so that they and their cheering subjects may honor you this year.  May joy and friendship support and richen your merry-making, and visions of glorious color and sophistication lurk ready at your calling to assist you in your art and help you lift the world's spirits with beauty, enhanced and shared.  May every sun that sees you this year rejoice in your happiness, may a year from today find you wiser, happier, more skilled, and rejoicing at the thought of another HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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happy birthday.
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Happy birthday! 🎂
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happy birthday!
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DaniellyDan1 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome gallery!
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