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The Hospital Tree by littlemissscarface The Hospital Tree :iconlittlemissscarface:littlemissscarface 1 0 True Kiss: Inktober Day #5 by ethereal-afterlight True Kiss: Inktober Day #5 :iconethereal-afterlight:ethereal-afterlight 11 0 Inktober 2017 Day 11 by TokyoMoonlight Inktober 2017 Day 11 :icontokyomoonlight:TokyoMoonlight 36 4 Inktober 2017 - Gloomy Girl #17 - Bad Queen by Ludmila-Cera-Foce Inktober 2017 - Gloomy Girl #17 - Bad Queen :iconludmila-cera-foce:Ludmila-Cera-Foce 62 6 Inktober 2017, Day 17, Graceful by ZeliaBlaga Inktober 2017, Day 17, Graceful :iconzeliablaga:ZeliaBlaga 2 0 Day 16: Fat by RachaelVTStudio Day 16: Fat :iconrachaelvtstudio:RachaelVTStudio 4 0 Hedgerow Prince by nekophoenix Hedgerow Prince :iconnekophoenix:nekophoenix 44 0 Inktober Day 15: Mysterious by gagakuma Inktober Day 15: Mysterious :icongagakuma:gagakuma 9 0 [Inktober 2017] (17th Day) [Tatoo] Somber Grace by KeplerDream [Inktober 2017] (17th Day) [Tatoo] Somber Grace :iconkeplerdream:KeplerDream 18 0 Inktober 2017 Day 17 by SpecialWeaponsDalek Inktober 2017 Day 17 :iconspecialweaponsdalek:SpecialWeaponsDalek 4 3 Part 2/2 Druid abstract (RPG Inktober #17) by ArchivistVotivus Part 2/2 Druid abstract (RPG Inktober #17) :iconarchivistvotivus:ArchivistVotivus 1 0 Posion Ivy by Fires-storm Posion Ivy :iconfires-storm:Fires-storm 56 11 Sailing Among the Stars by BlueButterfly2986 Sailing Among the Stars :iconbluebutterfly2986:BlueButterfly2986 4 0 inktober day 17 - graceful by echonidae inktober day 17 - graceful :iconechonidae:echonidae 23 0 Inktober - Day 17 - Graceful by AlainMadHatter Inktober - Day 17 - Graceful :iconalainmadhatter:AlainMadHatter 6 0 Addiction by Junolda Addiction :iconjunolda:Junolda 24 8


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Inktober is coming!!

Thu Sep 21, 2017, 11:17 AM
Inktober is just over a week away and I cannot wait! I really felt last year I finally produced some ink pieces that I was genuinely proud of- for once!

This year I will be dedicating Inktober to my 'Hat Trick Detective' series for two reasons:
1. I shall be removing all extracts from here as I finish editing the final case
2. I will probably close the fan group, sorry peeps, but I don't have the time to maintain it and I am wondering if the story is any good, whether it would make a decent novel etc etc. so ignore my moaning while I punch my way through this brick wall I've come up against...

Anywho, onto happier thoughts!
My first Inktober piece will be of Hetta and John in Hetta's office, but I need 3 other suggestions for what I should draw as I'm a bit stumped. Please give me some!
Here's my HTD gallery if you need a refresher (it's been a while since I worked on  these guys!)…
Suggestions based on the characters and cases are more than welcome- I will select the ones I feel that I can actually do justice to with ink and paper- and keep in clean folks! (You know how much of a prude Hetta is, even if Hadrian isn't ;) )

  • Listening to: One Republic
  • Reading: Pride and Prejudice
  • Watching: Victoria- season 2!
  • Playing: hangnails...they're back
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: cinnamon tea..mmm....


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The Case of the Crows
Second Inktober 2017 piece- yay! Am dedicating this year's Inktober to my novel 'The Hat-Trick Detective.' This is taken from Hetta's third case: The Case of the Crows.  This was based on a suggestion from :iconratprince: who asked me to re-do a cover from one of the cases, I originally was going to do the 'Red Angel' but then found inspiration for this from artwork for the film 'The Raven' and then I couldn't resist ;) 

Other Inktober 2017 pieces:
Waiting for a case
My first Inktober piece for 2017!!! I've returned to the first OCs that I drew for DA, my babies!!! This is the heroine and hero of my novel 'The Hat-Trick Detective.' Poor Hetta and John are bored whilst they wait for a case in Hetta's office...oh well, at least they have tea!
This took over a week and a half to draw, it's been a while since I spent so much time on one piece- good stamina test!
More HTD art to come this month- thanks for everyone who sent in their suggestions! :)
The Grieving Widow

She was in her sitting room, the sergeant informed me as he led me upstairs. Lady Grace Seraphin had been returning from a late night soiree (at none other than my sister Marian's house) with her maid, when she found her husband impaled on the railings outside their house.

My heart twisted in pity for Grace, for I was certain that I would never be rid of the image of my brother's bloodied body, yet I knew it would be ten times worse for someone who was not accustomed to viewing corpses.

The policeman informed me that the maid had had to be sedated as she became hysterical, but Grace refused all such medical attention, claiming it would do her more harm than good.


I found her sitting on a chaise lounge, eyes staring blankly ahead, looking oddly out of place as she was still in her evening gown. Yet her hair was dishevelled and the hem of her dress was stained in my brother's blood. She blinked dazedly when she saw me, her face slowly registering mine.

Then Grace inhaled sharply, as a sailor does upon reaching the surface, and whispered my name. I was at her side in a moment, pulling her up into my arms.

(The sergeant wisely left as silently as possible.)

Grace's entire frame shuddered violently and she began to sob unceasingly against my chest.

I sensed she had been too disturbed to shed a tear until that moment, but the resemblance between myself and Sebastian was too much to bear.

The sound of her weeping almost broke me as well, and though my throat burned, I bit the inside of my mouth until it bled to hold myself in check. Now was not the time. The pain was too raw, too unbelievable for tears yet.


Suddenly Grace began to beat her fists against me.

"Six weeks!" she sobbed, "six weeks! That's all we had together! We were meant to have a lifetime!"

I took the beating silently, gathering the courage to soothe  her into silence.

Suddenly  she slumped against me- the impact of Sebastian's death finally overwhelming her.

I carried her unconscious form gently over to the sofa and laid her down, studying her beautiful, terrible, tear-stained face with a growing sense of unease.

She truly had loved my brother after all.

There was some small, stupidly vain part of me that imagined she still held a candle for me as I did for her.

After witnessing her violent grief, my hopes were finally snuffed out.

It was then that a  sickening dread crept over me.

How on earth was I to explain to her my dreadful theories about Lucius?

If he had escaped, then I might as well have pushed Sebastian off the balcony myself.

For I had released a devil into this lovers' paradise.

If Grace ever found out, she would never forgive me.
Or worse- what if she was Lucius' next victim?

Another extract for 'When Seraphin Fall'- my gothic victorian part detective, part romance, part horror story. 

More 'When Seraphin Fall' art:
One for Sorrow by InkyRose The Nightmare by InkyRose Fall from Grace by InkyRose When Seraphin Fall: The St. Clair Case part 6 by InkyRose

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raindrop by adiastock




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I'm from England, I like valiantly attempting to write fiction, blue roses, tea and lots of it, butterfly/dragonfly jewelry, the colour teal, notebooks with fancy covers and parchment paper inside, vintage hats, hosting tea parties and being pretentious- apparently...



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