The first of my twin work in progress drawings, I thought I'd upload them so far since I've got to return to an oil painting I'm currently working on as well as a few commissions I've started, they will take priority for a while. So for now this will remain half complete.
I've had this idea since 2007 when I read Deathly Hallows for the very first time. Now, you may be thinking, 'hang on, this scene is from Philosopher's Stone, not Deathly Hallows' and this is true. However, this is a scene in PS that uses, what I suppose could be a very simplistic version of the literary device Chekhov's gun, which is basically when something seemingly minor is mentioned early on and then later revealed for some reason or another. A kind of foreshadowing. Now I know I'm being rather liberal by saying this scene uses that technique, but honestly as soon as I read the 'reveal' in DH it made me smile madly.
I love it when story plots come full circle, in my head that's proof of excellent and well thought planning on the authors part, essentially the making of a great piece of literature.
Anyway onto the quote I suppose.
Hermione had managed to free herself before the plant got a firm grip on her. Now she watched in horror as the two boys fought to pull the plant off them, but the more they strained against it, the tighter and faster the plant wound around them. 'Stop moving!' Hermione ordered them. 'I know what it is- it's Devil's Snare!' 'Oh, I'm so glad we know what it's called, that's a great help,' snarled Ron, leaning back, trying to stop the plant curling around his neck. 'Shut up, I'm trying to remember how to kill it!' said Hermione. 'Well, hurry up, I can't breathe!' Harry gasped, wrestling with it as it curled around his chest. 'Devil's Snare, Devil's Snare... What did Professor Sprout say? It likes the dark and the damp-' 'So light a fire!' Harry choked. 'Yes- of course- but there's no wood!' Hermione cried, wringing her hands. 'HAVE YOU GONE MAD?' Ron bellowed. 'ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?' 'Oh, right!' said Hermione, and she whipped out her wand,...
So today's procrastination brought about this. My procrastination is a drawing of Harry, Ron and Hermione procrastinating... or at least Harry and Ron procrastinating. Hermione doesn't have the skill needed to procrastinate.
How many times can you say procrastination in a sentence...
Quick drawing for a quick coffee break. May go back and finish the background and change a few things after exams. Until then. Enjoy.
So today I was sketchin' in lectures, instead of working, like I should have been doing. Basically this is what came out. A little trio piece. Fun. l promised myself l wouldn't doodle in lectures this term, that lasted long... NOT.
I thought it about time I did some book illustrating again, but I've got that thing where I've looked at the picture for too long and now don't like it as much. I've edited it a little since yesterday though, it's a little better. I am hoping to change it more, but I need to continue with the commissions I've got going at the moment. Admittedly I didn't really look at the quote before drawing the picture, drawn from what I remember of the scene, so they'll probably be loads wrong... sorry.
I just love this scene anyway, it's such a sweet scene. Just think of Hermione's face, I don't think I've drawn the expression quite how I imagined it, but it's such a lovely expression it'd be hard to do it justice.
'Blimey, I hope they escaped,' said Ron, leaning back on his pillows. The tea seemed to be doing him good; a little of his colour had returned. 'I didn't get the feeling Reg Cattermole was all that quick-witted, though, the way everyone was talking to me when I was him. God, I hope they made it... if they both end up in Azakaban because of us...' Harry looked over at Hermione and the question he had been about to ask- about whether Mrs Cattermole's lack of a wand would prevent her Apparating alongside her husband- died in his throat. Hermione was watching Ron fret over the fate of the Cattermoles, and there was such tenderness in her expression that Harry felt almost as if he had suprised her in the act of kissing him.
Another one of the drawings I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to colour. I have drawn this scene thousands of times and never been happy with it. I'm not particularly happy with this one either if I'm honest, but it's one of my better attempts. I've always wanted to draw it. It's a brilliant moment in Half-blood Prince but it's been done by others about one million and two times I never saw the point. When I draw a scene I like it to be a fresh idea, and just like I imagined it when I first read it in the book. But that becomes difficult after everyone and their brother has drawn it. Especially considering the quality of some of the drawings, it's hard to compete or even attempt it when someone had drawn it perfectly already. But I did anyway, it's nothing new, the scene has been done before like this, nevermind. It's how I pictured it anyway.
Ron, he saw, was now holding Hermione and stroking her hair while she sobbed into his shoulder, tears dripping from the end of his own long nose.
So after all those wonderful suggestions, my brain started working again. I thank you! Got a few in process, this is just one of them.
The bit when Ron give Hermione his handkerchief, bless him, he's trying his best. He may not usually have tact, but at least he knows he's not perfect. He's a sweetie at heart.
By the way, I once again used what I remembered from the book rather than looking at the quote, I'm trying to stop doing that. Harry is therefore not on a camp-bed. My bad.
'Don't!' squealed Hermione. Startled, Harry looked over just in time to see her burst into tears over her copy of Spellman's Syllabary. 'Oh, no,' said Harry, struggling to get up from the old camp bed. 'Hermione, I wasn't trying to upset-' But with a great creaking of rusty bedsprings Ron bounded off the bed and got there first. One arm around Hermione, he fished in his jeans pocket and withdrew a revolting-looking handkerchief that he had used to clean out the oven earlier. Hastily pulling out his wand, he pointed it at the rag and said, 'Tergeo.' The wand siphoned off most of the grease. Looking rather pleased with himself, Ron handed the slightly smoking handkerchief to Hermione.
Thought it was about time I uploaded some Ron and Hermione nonsense. Maybe it's a date, maybe Hermione is showing him something, maybe Ron won't tell Hermione where they are going on their date, maybe I'm just making stuff up because in actuality this drawing had no intentions other than to be of my favourite pair. Who can say? Haha.
Nothing special, just a little drawing in between commissions. Haven't drawn them in a while, hope it's satisfactory
I was inspired by that Chamber of Secrets picture, so I decided to draw this today. A little missing moment of Ron and Hermione flying out of the Chamber in Deathly Hallows. Don't worry Hermione, you may hate flying but Ron has got you.
Background is a bit crap, but all I did was colour it black so no excuse really. I'll back to it later, after my exams.
They look a little odd in the face... I don't know why. Just one of those days I guess. Hope you like it despite this!
I don't know when, or even if I'll get the chance to colour these line-arts I've been doing lately.
This is one of the film missing moments which I was surprised they didn't show... (did they? I'm having a little bit of a brain malfunction and can't remember. I don't think they did.) I mean, you got to see Harry watch Snape trudge around his office, but no Harry pining after Ginny? It's really no wonder that people who only watch the films do not understand the Harry/Ginny relationship. The only times we ever see them is when they spontaneously kiss. Film-wise, they've never dated.
Same goes for the Ron/Hermione dynamic, it's really not properly there in the films, (they've put a dynamic there, I don't feel like it's canon Ron/Herm though). I was sitting in my standard 7 hour lab session the other day and somehow my bench got onto discussing Harry Potter. Now clearly they were not as obsessed as me, so I downplayed how much I loved it since I had another 4 hours to go until the end of lab and didn't want to sit in awkwardness. (Xander: 'Who ends up together again?' Me: 'err... it's Ron and Hermione, Harry and Ginny... isn't it?') Anyway, my partner, Xander, thought the whole Harry/Ginny and especially Ron/Herm were ridiculous. ('Like that would ever happen!') I kept my mouth shut. One particularly Rah girl even had the audacity to say she was a big Harry Potter nerd as well, at which I internally laughed. She then went on to explain how the first two films were crap and boring but the forth film was her favourite... I am very proud of my own self-restraint.
I try to hide my HP geekiness in the outside world. I save it until they know me and then BAM, explosion of Potter.