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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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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
"I spent 10 hours in a makeup trailer to look like an old woman, so I'm sure it'll be with it!"
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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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Lustellsol Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
You know, I was wondering the same thing. How could Delaney even allow such...insulting actions?! *sigh* But Hollywood is as powerful as the Fiend and has its' own followers and evil spawn to support it. One can only hope that they do not attempt to make sequels. *shudder*
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish Peter Jackson had film that book :)
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Mangamaniac5 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm gonna use this for a school project! This is the best image I found! It's incredable!
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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WardstoneLover Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Xmas-freak-hikaru Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! That's pretty much how I pictured her. The top middle one is somehow funny as well, for some reason it made me think of Alice Cooper :D Love it!
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Velliss Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
WOW! It's amazing!
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crystaldavin Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
very nice! what did you use to color it?
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. Color Ballpoint pen
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crystaldavin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
please tell me more
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
what do you whant to know ?
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crystaldavin Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
how to colour the right way

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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Go online to my ballpoint pen art forum. You will find a lote of technique to draw with a ballpoint pen.
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crystaldavin Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
cool
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IlincaLirael Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She's cute!
;)
not the way I imagined it but cute!
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Hani3 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
WOW!! I JUST FINISH DE BOOK 2DAY.. N I GET 2 C MOTHER MALKIN!! AWSUM!! ^.^ [link]
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frogit Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Creepy. As. Hell....I love it! :D
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666violet666 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
very nice! You did it perfectly to my eyes =D your a realy good Artisit with a good vision.
Mother Malkin looks freaky lol but that what she is spening her time in the hole.
i just finished reading the 1st today and hoping to read the rest
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Mattesloco Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love those books :) I think you did a great job.
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lovekakariki Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
oh-ho, creepy!
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LeafFromDaVine Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
OH WOW this is perfect! I love these books!! you captured the character perfectly!!
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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks ! I wish to have more time to draw more caractere ...
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LeafFromDaVine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
oh i would love to see that. if you ever have time, one charactor i would love to see is meg skeliton, or Alice...
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KatGirlMeow Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008   Photographer
Awww Thaaaank You....I Will Probably Take Pictures Of All The Characters Etc And Do A College And Put My First Art Work Up Soon...You'll be Able To See It All =]
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KatGirlMeow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Photographer
Right, I Must Point Out That I Was Joking When I Asked You To Do This, But Now You've Done It I'm Soooo Amazed! I'm Just Getting My Costume Together Today And I Just Searched It Adn - Wow. I Actually Love It! Thank You So Much. You're An Amazing Artisit. You Should Go Far =]

Love It! =]

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ArtisAllan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't really draw it cause you ask me but when you talk about it, it's make me feel like to draw it ! ;)
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Jaganshye Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Student General Artist
Well thats just awesome, reminds me of evil dead.
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Eek!! That is nice and creepy!
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prionbrain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
WOW!!! Brilliant!!! :love:
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