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Things to Come by AndrewSalt Things to Come by AndrewSalt
This is a little different than what I usually draw. Normally my Discworld art is a scene from one of the books, or a drawing of a character... this is a drawing of something that might happen later on in the series. It depicts the meeting of Tiffany Aching and a now grown-up Eskarina Smith. It has been rumored for some time that in the next Tiffany Aching novel might include a return of Esk, whom we haven't seen since "Equal Rites". Well I figured if this does happen, then Esk would have to be an adult, considering how much time has passed since "Equal Rites", ( not to mention the "Time Jump" that happened in Wyrd Sisters")... and I foresaw a humorous scene in which Esk and Tiffany exchanged stories of Granny Weatherwax from the point of view of her former and current apprentices. Now it is entirely possible that this may never happen. Even if Esk does show up in the next Tiffany book, she may be introduced as a villain, or may not get along with Tiffany at all, or any number of other scenarios... but this is what I saw happening.
This drawing is not as polished as my usual art, but I am still fairly pleased with it.
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Stulte Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Wow. Good call.
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Nikadimus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again you please me with your pleasant sights<2
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Pensive-Penumbra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant.  And it did sort of happen in I Shall Wear Midnight...
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Undara Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
i agree that granny always appeared hunched over in my mind, she looks like a total sexy stern schoolteacher here, but esk and tiffany are exactly as i pictured them, awesome job
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alex343 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Your version is better than the book, I say.
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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep it did happen allright =) nd it was great book as well.
I realy like how the Tiffany books can make you laugh your ass of at one moment and then make you cry the next.
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Mushedface Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I love it, I especially like Granny's strong composure
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APOTHECATION Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Yay! It's here! Esk and Tiffany meet! And...without giving away too much I'm afraid your interpretation of Esk is way off...she's apparently a bit older now and can WALK THROUGH SPACE AND TIME; she's basically gone from accidental wizard-girl to someone with powers that are practically on par with anthropomorphic personifications like Death and Time. I gotta admit: I never saw that one coming, but isn't that just typical of Pratchett? Oh, and there's a little hint in the book that foreshadows more stories about Esk in the future...
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larney41 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
errie isn't it? There was an actual scene very similar to this in I Shall Wear Midnight, though Granny wasn't there, and Esk is a bit older looking.
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TyrantPope Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I can confirm Esk IS back!
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Ludicrous1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
I hope she turns up in the books, I've always wondered where she's been!
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BillyTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Very nice. I could actually picture that happening. I've also herd that Esk may make an appearance in I Shall Wear Midnight. I hope so, and if she does, I hope she and Tiff will get along. It would be really funny to see them talking about their experiances of Granny XD
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The-Crazy-Mad-Man Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont know if theyed be friend - wizards (or in this case wizardess) and witches have never got on... but well see
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hunlin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
Basically, a wizard and a witch of the Chalk, vs (in a way) a witch of Lancre.
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LumpySoupCake Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
wow I'd love to see Esme laugh once in a while *sigh*
anyway you got the proportions absolutely spot on for all the characters
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JaceyRae Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Writer
Esk and Tiffany would so be best friends!
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Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Ha! Yes, I'd forgotten about Eskarina - or at least forgotten her name.

You know what I keep wanting to show up in the Tiffany stories? In "Equal Rites" Esk says "There's male witches." Which Granny Weatherwax dismisses as "Warlocks." .... but there's been no mention since. With all that's been developed about Witches in Diskworld, how would a boy-witch fit into that, I wonder?
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Dark-knights-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Really good picture I guess I should read Equal rights.
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merrymoll Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss Esk in the novels - I wonder where she could be now, as she's never around at Unseen... I'd love to see a scene like this - Tiffany reminds me strongly of Esk, strong, brave, a little reckless, smart - they'd probably get on well.

This is a great picture of Adult!Esk; she seems to be getting on rather well as a female Wizard (even if Granny is a bit sniffy about it). The robes and hair are drawn so well. Lovely.
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MrsWizzard Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
aw, i miss Esk, she used to be one of my favorite characters, i hope she comes up in the next TA book

besides, girl wizzards kick butt :D
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Lyesmith Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Esk looks so worldly and clever, and it's good to see Tiffany laugh. :aww:
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Lady-Margolotta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I always wanted to meet Esk again!! Always wondered what happened her.

I like this. You're really talented and it shows in the people you draw.
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Winged-Victory Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
i really like it, although i always thought of granny weatherwax as more short and stout rather than like professor McGonnagal in harry potter, still at least we know who could play her in a TV adaption :)
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Wayward-Mortal Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
wow! great concept--this would be very interesting indeed in "I Shall Wear Midnight" I am excited now!
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crystalfalls Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this! And hope it happens :) really well done, and you've really got the expressions just right.
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salemsgirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
that would make for an awesome scene. Great job!
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littlemisskirby Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Student General Artist
I hope esk does feature in the next Tiffany book.
Really great idea too, nice pic =D
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sushi-uk Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
very intresting pick i do hope esk is in another book
shes an intrsting character a female wizzard
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Lady-Sheena Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
i really have to read more of the witch books! i'm on 'Lords and Ladys' well as soon as i've finished my pirate book! :D
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