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The Silly Ladies by WingedLioness The Silly Ladies by WingedLioness
He went tothe Anywhere with the sill ladies several times. It had blue sea and white sand, perfect for digging and building in. There were ordinary people in it, but Christopher only saw them in the distance. The silly ladies came and sat on rocks out of the sea and giggled at him while he made sand castles.
"Oh clistoffer!" they would coo, in lisping voices. "Tell uth what make you a clistoffer." And they would all burst into screams of high laughter.

The Silly Ladies from The Lives of Christopher Chant

so both my guesses on how to spell the way the mermaids said Christopher were wrong.

When I first thought of how this would look, I imagined the sky being a light blue and the sand being WAY lighter(I am still kind of bummed about that actually) but I do love the final picture :hug: Christopher is just so ADORABLE!!! I am also kind of dissapointed that my mom's scanner is too small and cut off about half an inchof my wonderful masterpiece :<

I really hope everyone enjoys this Chrestomanci fanart! I put a lot of work into it :D Please please tell me what you think, comment, critique!

I used copic markers for the majority of the coloring. for the sky I used watercolors and I used white gel pen and colored pencils for highlights

If you like this check out my other Chrestomanci fanarts! [link] [link]

If you like mermaids... [link]


The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones

[link] <-- here are some of the steps to this picture :)
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I love the works of Dianne Wynn Jones and this is one of my favourite scenes. I am adding this work to my favourites folder.
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I really want to do some more fan art from Diana Wynne Jones' books. She will always be one of my favorite authors and she wrote the best images and every time I reread one of her books it makes me want to create something. 
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bauble123 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this - I always did like the "silly ladies". Christopher is perfect...in his pyjamas, the ring of skulls...  But then I have to think of Uncle Ralph and what he did. That part is always sad. 
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yeah, I think I felt drawn to the happy image from when he was little because of how Christopher reacts when he finds out what happened to the mermaids. I wanted to show how everything was before Christopher met his uncle. 
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rakesharul Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
adorable!! please draw some Cat Chant as well! (have a feeling that if you draw him it'll be the cutest thing ever!)
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hehehe thanks! I will draw him (and maybe some of the other little Chants) over the summer. :) I am so happy that you think I would be able to draw him well :D
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Starmansurfer Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I had trouble eating salmon sandwiches after reading that book
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:( yeah, I haven't had a salmon sandwich since I read it (but thats more because I haven't had the chance to have one but still...)
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D0minatus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Sympas.
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you
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D0minatus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
De rien.
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frangipani-flowers Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
This is so lovely! I really enjoy your DWJ work, there aren't enough fan artists for her work out there, and yours is so gorgeous... Thanks for posting!
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much! and I totally agree that there are not enough DWJ artist! have you heard of year of the griffin? well, I just finished reading that one and was thinking of doing fanart of it. :)
thanks for the comment!
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Potterycat Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
LOVE LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!!!!!! btw there is a weird piece of hair comming out of the main mermaids left armpit (her right) ;P i love it!!!!
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
but it is pretty armpit hair.
Thanks :P
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Potterycat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
love you! :tighthug:
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanks :blush: ILU2
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MarieJaneWorks Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
thats excelent great colours :)
i dont hav much time to read your description. so can i askm why is the little boy in pjs in the middle of your mermaids?
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!! I am actually very proud of how bright the colors turned out.

This is a scene from a book I read as a kid and love. The little boy(his name is Christopher)has 9 lives and when he sleeps he goes to "anywheres"(other worlds) leaving one life sleeping in his bed... he found this "anywhere" with the mermaids. he said that this was the first time he had seen a lady with out cloths on and he came to believe all women had fishtails insted of legs... he was six... it was all very innocent in the book.

If you have any more questions, just ask :)
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MarieJaneWorks Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
wow thats soo cutee. whats the story called?
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
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