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Sketch of Old Mother Malkin by ArtisAllan Sketch of Old Mother Malkin by ArtisAllan
Little ballpoint pen sketch I done yesterday night on bed, thinking of KatGirlMeow's play

There is a little from the book "Spook's apprentice" by Joseph Delaney

Mother Malkin was moving towards me, a sort of black-ness that you could fall into, a darkness that would swallow you up for ever. I heard her then, even above the noise made by the fast-flowing rivers. It wasn't just the sound of her bare feet, wich where macking a sort of slithery noise as they moved towards me through the long grass at the stream's edge.

No - there were other sound that she was making with her mouth and perhaps her nose. There were snortings and snufflings that once again brought into my mind the memory of our hairy pigs feeding from the swill bucket. Then a different sound, a sucking noise.

When she moved out from under the trees into the open, the moonlight fell on her and I saw her properly for the first time. She wore a black cloak and either it was too long for her or the years she spent in the damp earth had made her shrink. It hung down to the ground behind her.

Her gown was strained and torm, which wasn't really surprising, but some were fresh stains - dark, wet patchs. Something was dripping onto the grass at her side and the drips were coming from what she gripped tightly in her left hand.

It was a rat. She was eating a rat. Eating it raw.

She looked up at me then, lifting into the moonlight a face that was something out of a nighmare, a face that didn't belong to a living person? Oh, but she was alive all right. You could tell that by the noise she was making eating that rat.

But there was something else about her that terrified me so much that I almost fainted away on the spot? It was her eyes.

And then, she spoke to me, her voice something between a whisper and a crak :

-"It's a boy, she said. I like boys. Come here, boy"
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KhaosPen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god she's so awesome xDDD

great artwork :D
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Lustellsol Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Now THAT IS MOTHER MALKIN! Have you seen what she looks like in the "movie" that is suppose to be release sometime? It's an insult to the Malkin name! At least YOU got it spot on. I think the film studio should talk to you on how to create a witch.
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) No, I did not see it yet.
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Lustellsol Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Well, if you are die-hard "Last Apprentice" fan like me, you don't want to. (they made the spook a wizard and Mother Malkin in young, pretty, and wearing a feathery dress, at least that's what i saw in a photos and read about on a movie website)
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:( And Tom look like he is already 25 years old !!
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CrazyMangaka99 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I saw it too! What are they thinking?? Tom looks like he's 30 or something. If they mess this movie up..... well.... they had better sleep with one eye open.....
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
By what I saw on the trailer, they just took the names and create an other story completely different :/
I think this movie will be great ... if you never read the books 
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CrazyMangaka99 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
It's sad... this reminds me of Eragon. They took an amazing story and warp it into something unrecognizable. 
I have to agree that as a movie, it looks pretty good. I might consider watching it when it comes out in Netfilx.
But, from a fan's perspective, it looks absolutaly terrible.
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Lustellsol Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I know, right?!
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I thought Joseph Delaney was involve in the process of the making of the film !!?? Is he happy about how the film turn out ?? We seem to be far from the book in every direction !!
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