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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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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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Narnia WIP 5b - Jill and Eustace by Power-and-Chaos
Narnia WIP 5b - Jill and Eustace
Following on from the project teaser that I posted yesterday here, I also received at the same this lovely photo of another part of the project from my wonderful friend and artist, :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt

This is Jill Pole and Eustace Scrubb, friends of Narnia who appear together in one of the later stories, "The Silver Chair". Whereas the Pevensies - and Eustace - have all appeared in the Narnia movies, Jill hasn't. So I asked that Jill be depicted using the girl who played her in the 1990 BBC TV serial of Silver Chair (Camilla Power). And because it would be weird imho to have movie!Eustace next to TV!Jill (and also because frankly I just didn't like movie!Eustace as much anyway - sorry Will Poulter) I also asked that the BBC series' version of Eustace (David Thwaites) be used.

I swear that Eustace wasn't quite that short in the serial though, I think he's just standing a couple of steps behind Jill. :)

You'll get to see a much larger final image of this painting (A2 in size!) along with all the others once the project is completed and arranged, I promise. :)

In fact, according to :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt, only one painting is really left to finish at this point, and that will be depicting Polly Plummer and Diggory Kirke. Obviously, as neither character has appeared onscreen to date (well Diggory appears as an old man in Wardrobe, but that's not helpful for me), I've picked two young actors who I feel suit the look of these characters. But you'll have to wait and see who! :D




The Chronicles of Narnia and everything contained therein remains the property of the CS Lewis estate.
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Narnia WIP 5 - Cair Paravel by Power-and-Chaos
Narnia WIP 5 - Cair Paravel
Well, it's been a long time coming, but credit where it's due to the artist, :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt - this commission is freakin' HUGE! I sincerely apologise for lumping you with this gorgeous monstrosity of a commission, Lorna! :glomp:

Regardless, here's the latest little teaser of this behemoth among commissions based upon CS Lewis' The Chronicles of Narni. Here is a folder containing some earlier work-in-progress shots: Link

Yep, this time it's the castle of Cair Paravel, seat of the monarchy of Narnia in the olden times, up until the Pevensies return to Earth at the end of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Apparently a few years after they go home, the castle-palace is attacked and pretty effectively demolished by the Telmarines, who set up their own castle-palace several days' march away, from which to rule Narnia after they've conquered it.

Here though Cair Paravel is depicted in all its glory during the height of the Pevensies' reign of all Narnia. This is just a tiny teaser image, but the actual painting is across two large acrylic panels - each one is A2 in size. It's friggin' massive.

And this landscape makes up just 1/3rd of the entire commission, so you can well-understand why it's taken ages. I tip my hat to :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt for actually carrying through with all of this, rather than just telling me to get stuffed when I first suggested it. Looking back, I see that the very first WIP shot of this commission I uploaded is dated October 14, 2012; this has officially taken WELL OVER 2 YEARS to come near to completion!

I cannot thank :iconsullen-skrewt: sullen-skrewt for her infinite patience and dedication!
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My Disney Classics collection - 2 by Power-and-Chaos
My Disney Classics collection - 2
♫♪ Look at this stuff, isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the guy,
The guy who has...everything? ♪♫

Well, er...not yet. :lick:

Following on from my last photo deviation here, I've received - and bought - a few more Disney DVDs. I won't bother listing all the ones I have, but as well as what I said I had (or was due to receive) last time, I have also now obtained
4 - Dumbo
18 - The Sword in the Stone
42 - Treasure Planet, and
48 - Bolt.
All of which were really great films, and only one of which I'd seen before (Sword in the Stone, that is)

So I now have 40 out of the complete collection of 52. W00t, over 3/4s of the way there! :D The only ones I'm now missing still are: 
6 - Saludos Amigos
9 - Fun and Fancy Free
30 - Beauty and the Beast
32 - The Lion King
33 - Pocahontas
36 - Mulan
38 - Fantasia 2000
43 - Brother Bear
44 - Home on the Range
46 - The Wild (this is a numbered Classic in the UK only; Dinosaur and Winnie The Pooh are numbered Classics instead in the United States)
47 - Meet the Robinsons
49 - The Princess and the Frog
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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:

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

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Gregory Cooper
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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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