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All drawings and paintings were created by dA artists on commission for me. Photos will either state that they were taken by me/my sister, or are official licensed prints from another source (such as are given out free at signing events).

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Heavy bookcase by Power-and-Chaos
Heavy bookcase
(2015-02-11)

I'm seriously starting to wonder how much weight this bookcase can support. After all, it's not made of wood, just cheap MDF, but it has a series number of big tomes resting on each shelf. Unlike the actual solid pine bookcase I was storing my books in before, whose shelves actually began to bow under all that weight...I think the shelves being fixed into place, rather than simply resting on little metal "keys" makes them a lot sturdier in this lightweight case. :)

As you can see, I've bought quite a few more big volumes for my shelves, both old classics and more recent - the more recent novels being mostly children's classics. I think I'll have to take a break for the moment again though, due to the cost of all these lovely books, and the fact that such large boxes arriving on my doorstep too regularly upsets my postperson who has to carry them (and raises nosy questions from my dad about "what on earth are you buying now?") xD ;P
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Friends of Narnia (update) by Power-and-Chaos
Friends of Narnia (update)
Following on from my poorly-arranged screengrabs of the "Friends of Narnia" paintings last month - fav.me/d86i4ps - I now have this much better pic to show you all!

Earlier today, I received this photo of the project from my friend Lorna :iconsullen-skrewt:, saying that it is almost complete (and that she feels like weeping tears of joy, mostly over the length of this! xD). She should be so SO proud of her work, it looks absolutely bloody amazing! ^_^

I...I...words are failing me, this is too beautiful... :squee:

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As always, work by :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt
And the world of Narnia and all its works belong to the estate of CS Lewis, without whom this fan-work would not be possible. ^^
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Disney Animated Canon by Power-and-Chaos
Disney Animated Canon
My complete collection of all of the movies made by the Walt Disney Animation Studios! (well, nearly...*)

When the complete set got re-released a month ago, they all just looked so beautiful in their new limited edition slipcovers, that I felt I had to get them in this new matching style. Which was helped along by the fact that about 4 of the 52 movies had never been made available in the OLD matching style. So I bought all 52 over again in this style, and am currently arranging to sell off the whole lot I had before to a buyer who's looking to make her own collection in the old style (of which, it seems, there is now only ONE that hasn't been released....Fantasia 2000).

O yeah, and a collection of Shirley Temple movies on the end, just to fill up the shelf space. xD
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Friends of Narnia (work in progress) by Power-and-Chaos
Friends of Narnia (work in progress)
The latest work-in-progress shot of my Narnia commission from :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt

This is, obviously, not one complete view but rather a composite of the individual screenies that Lorna has sent me of the pieces of the commission so far.

From left to right:

Jill Pole (The Silver Chair)
Eustace Scrubb (Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair)
Lucy Pevensie (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and his Boy, Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
Peter Pevensie (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian)
Susan Pevensie (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian)
Edmund Pevensie (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and his Boy, Prince Caspian, Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
Polly Plummer (The Magician's Nephew)
Diggory Kirke (The Magician's Nephew)

Don't forget, each of the four panels is an A2-sized panel. This is gonna be big when I receive it eventually!

More still to come! :D
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Narnia WIP6 - last panel preview! by Power-and-Chaos
Narnia WIP6 - last panel preview!
The saga of the giant Narnia art commission is, gradually, coming to an end. I'm sure that the lovely :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt, who I commissioned to make these paintings over 2 years ago, will be secretly (or not-so-secretly) glad that this is over, and can move on to other projects. :)

Anyway, here is a sneak preview of the final panel of the set, which is going to be of Polly and Diggory. For those who don't know Narnia well, or only know of the Pevensie children (who, to be fair, appear in kind-of 4 of the 7 books in the series), Polly and Diggory were the first children to leave Earth by means of magic and travel to the land of Narnia. And by "the first to go to Narnia", I mean they were amongst those present at its creation by Aslan. So yeah.

Faces and details will come, in time. Also we're not quite sure about Diggory's purple tunic, I've suggested navy blue instead, but...we'll see, I guess. :)


Narnia and all of its characters belongs to the estate of CS Lewis. At least up until 2018, so I've heard, don't know if that's true though or if maybe they'll get an extension on the copyrights or something.
These beautiful paintings are being produced for me by my good friend :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt. I can hardly wait to see them all together! :D
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I just got an email today, from a company called SRJ Direct Marketing, inviting me down to their local office for an interview on Thursday. I can't recall if this is for a vacancy I actively applied for, or if they've just seen my CV on a recruitment site like Monster.co.uk

Whatever, I don't care.

I have an interview to get ready for! XD


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Now, if only I knew the first thing about direct marketing... :P


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Current outstanding commissions for this account only:

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:iconsullen-skrewt: 6-part project. :star-half::star-half::star::star::star-empty::star-half:

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Gregory Cooper
United Kingdom
I am a 30 year old man, currently living in London with my father. Currently I am unemployed, but actively seeking work (including waiting to hear back from an interview just last week at WHSmith, and hopefully attending another interview soon with Santander.

I have zero artistic skill. Seriously. You'd never want to see me draw, I can't even do a good stickman. :P Because of this, I choose to turn to those with real artistic talents, and commission them to draw and paint my ideas for me.

I like to read - almost exclusively either science fiction or fantasy. I prefer somewhat-longer novels to flimsy little paperbacks. I don't just want to read a book, I want to read a Book. :D
The last book series that I read was the Harry Potter novels. Admittedly, I'm not a fast reader. xD I am currently reading Lord of the Rings, but have trouble pronouncing some of the Middle-Earth words in my head (which I find slows me down even more).

I play computer games too. But since I can't afford current games, I rely on the older games that I bought or have downloaded. I enjoy playing on my SNES emulator with the games made by Quintet (Actraiser, Soulblazer, Illusion of Gaia, Terranigma, Robotrek), as well as some that are slightly more modern (an emulated version of The Granstream Saga for the PS1) and others even older (like my Amstrad emulator), or for modern PCs (the early installments of Quake, G-Police, The Sims, Black & White, Spore).

So too, I also enjoy watching TV and DVDs. I have a huge collection of DVDs that could rival a small rental store, and my favourite film of all is, to this day, Independence Day. My favourite TV series is Doctor Who, and my favourite soap opera is Neighbours (of which I've never missed an episode since sometime before 1990).

I like to go to sci-fi conventions, but can't afford to. I am obese, but working hard at dieting (my love of fatty foods makes this hard) and currently weigh something about 18st (or 252lbs), though I've lost about 20lbs to get there. I am more bald than my 60yo dad, and have a skin disease called Psoriasis on parts of my scalp, meaning I have to partially shave my head to treat it. But overall, I enjoy my life, the only thing I'd really wish to change would be to have a career so that I could afford to enjoy myself more.

What else? Oh yes, I dance. I have been taking regular ballroom dancing classes since I was 6 years old, and can dance moderately well. I used to attend amateur ballroom dancing competitions a few times a year, and was a very frequent medallist. Again, going to these competitions is something I can't afford at this time.

But life is good. :)
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ScarlettJinxx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the fave on my old family photo =^-^=
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TheBeatDandy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thanks for the fave! i see you are working on family trees as well
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Power-and-Chaos Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Yep. I'm working in partnership with each of my parents separately, as they're divorced. That way, they each research what they want to know, and I get to share both lots of work with them. :)
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viasera Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
thanks for the fav :D
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Power-and-Chaos Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
No problem. :D
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Becca5002 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Thanks for the fav!:hug:
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Fleurine-Retore Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your :+fav: [link] !!
Merci beaucoup :heart:
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Power-and-Chaos Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Oh! You're very welcome...sorry, I was a little surprised because I usually :+fav: stuff on my main account, ~nzz1 not this one. ^^; I might move this fave across to that account actually, so I don't forget where it is. ;)
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mystic17 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Let me one question, did the work arrive to you??
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Power-and-Chaos Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
No, it hasn't yet, but I'm not too worried. We recently had a national postal strike, so there's a huge backlog of post to be delivered. It's very probably just been delayed while the postmen catch up. :)
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