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Lady Sybil Ramkin Vimes by IronOutlaw56 Lady Sybil Ramkin Vimes by IronOutlaw56
This is Sam's wife.
She's a duchess.
She looks after baby dragons (so she wears a big chestnut coloured wig)
Terry pratchett seems to liken her physically to an opera singer - big and bold.
I hope i captured the boldness and vulnerability of Sybil here.
I like this pic (not just because of the cleavage)

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PersephoneHazard Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I like this - it really is Sybil!
suerock Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
This is a really good rendition of her - Bravo!
SkrzydlataSchiza Featured By Owner May 25, 2009   Writer
Finally, a Sybil that actually look like Sybil. I hate it when people just can't imagine her fat, Sam unhandsome and Granny Weatherwax ugly. They, like, can't understand that positive characters don't have to be beautiful. Yet your Sybil has the characters kind of gracefulness.
IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   General Artist
Thankyou - I feel the same way - she comes across to me in the books as someone who isn't married at the time she met Sam, not due to looks, but because she doesn't fit in with the snobs and is too high up to really be lumped in with the peons. I just got this image of a Julie Walters kind of character - very boisterous and strong but with a kind of sensitivity and vulnerableness. The Fifth Elephant is probably the best book in this sense.

Do you agree?
SkrzydlataSchiza Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009   Writer
I totally agree with you. Since she lived in a milieu of snobs and nobility, where the looks don't mean as much as wealth, I think that's something rather in her personal choice that she wasn't married. But ugly alcoholic Vimes and big, strong, warm Sybil are a match made in heaven. That marriege and the devotion for his job have made him a new, stronger man.

I love Thud! There is such a wonderful image of the Vimes family, especially when they both take care of their baby. But Sybil announcing that she's pregnant in the Fifth Elephant is just precious.
IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   General Artist
"How did that happen?"

"In the usual way I expect"

- - classic
SkrzydlataSchiza Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009   Writer
classic and classy
BrandPower Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Now I will never be able to remember what I thought sybil once looked like, because your drawing is cemented into my brain and sybil is defined by it.

IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008   General Artist
Wow! Thanks! That's probably the highest compliment I could imagine for this!
queenmabclo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
I just finished reading The Fifth Elephant, and I completely agree with your interpretation of her, especially after this last book. I feel that you have captured her strength and fragility in a beautiful balance here. She is feminine but not overly so. You can tell she possesses kindness, but she won't be taken advantage of. I guess you've gotta be tough to raise dragons though! Where would the Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons be without her? I will stop rambling now, and just say excellent job. :+fav:
IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007   General Artist
Thank you very much ^_^ I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the fav :D
heatherbunny Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Wow, this is the best version of Sybil I've seen so far. It's better than the Sybil of my imagination. I've got a much better idea of what she looks like now (I thought that I would forever be doomed to picture the Josh Kirby version of her from the cover of Guards! Guards! *shudder*) Thank you for replacing the image in my mind's eye with this one ^^; Nicely done
IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006   General Artist
Thankyou very much :) What a lovely compliment. I always pictured her more feminine. Paul Kidby did a fairly good likeness but the chin is HUGE and not very, you know, feminine.
Egleriel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2005   Photographer
:o Holy crap!! That *is* Sybil!

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