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Death and the Discworld by Flynn-the-cat Death and the Discworld by Flynn-the-cat
A portrait of Terry Pratchett, his Death and his Discworld.

He's the creator of the Discworld, that little planet being carried away into space by the turtle Great A'Tuin, with the sun setting on it.

Death, the walking skeleton with an awful lot of character appears in all his books (however briefly) and spends a lot of time trying to figure people out. he's here because a) it's about dying (mental, age, possible-suicide), b) he's kinda a reflection of people (he is shaped by their expectations, so he's in mirror image to Pterry, c) he's one of Pterry's greater legacies, and d)... well, if anyone outlives the Discworld, it'll be Death.

The lilacs were worn in memory of a revolution in Night Watch and are now the symbol of Wear the Lilac Day on May 25th - Discworld Day, and now dedicated to Alzheimer's Awareness.

Because - oh yes, Terry Pratchett has Alzheimer's Disease. And I started painting this while listening to his documentary on assisted dying:  'Terry Pratchett: Choosing To Die'.


...oh god. They're both staring at me :O_o: And what is Death grinning about? :paranoid:


Time: 4 hours
ArtRage Studio Pro

References used for Terry Pratchett and the Skull.
Close up on the Discworld



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kingkenya Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
This is excellent. Dear Sir Terry, master of all he surveys.
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Nbbren Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm the only person in my school who even has heard of Pratchett
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That. Is. TERRIBLE.
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:iconnbbren:
Nbbren Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know

guys a great writer
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lesserlessergodtop Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
silly man Death is always Grinning :)
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MrsHalloweenJack Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
I actually cried while seeing this.

... Thank you, Flynn-the-cat, thank you. Your art is really moving. Thanks for doing a great justice to my favorite author of them all.
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Their faces look brilliant.
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Desopilar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, very nice. I love how realistic they look.
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TheMarcher Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw chosing to die recently to. Terry Practhcett is a man that has a very deep understanding about life and death. I relly wish his world were the true afterlife. His books could be a religion in it self. (Iam an atheist though)

Very nice piece of art!
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done :heart:
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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darth-jurious Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An amazing and very poignant piece of fan art. Beautiful work.
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Wolf250 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pratchett is my favourite author and you're doing him a beautiful fanart :heart:
This video and his dicease is so sad...
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