At first I started to draw this really slowly in order to get the background all detailed and correctly proportioned. But like everything else I draw I ended up getting bored and rushing it so the background is not all correctly proportioned, there is no clear 'vanishing point' and the details are not all relevant or clear. Doesn't help that I had to double scan it and so there is an ugly crease down the centre of the page which has messed up the shading when I altered the contrast levels. C'est la vie.
I complain a lot...
This is a part in Deathly Hallows that I think is lovely, and it truly demonstrates the personalities of our favourite characters. It is taken from the chapter The Tale of Three Brothers, (as you can probably guess from the title), when the trio are in Xenophilius Lovegood's house.
"I think you're right," she told him. "It's just a morality tale, it's obvious which gift is best, which one you'd choose –" The three of them spoke at the same time: Hermione said, "the Cloak," Ron said, "the wand," and Harry said, "the stone." They looked at each other, half surprised, half amused.
Seriously, I'm still not happy with this one. He's an annoying one. It doesn't make any sense considering he's like the most obvious character. But he's a bit of a contradiction, he's scruffy and scrawny but still supposed to be attractive. Doesn't help that I have this image in my head that always seems impossible to draw.
Oh well, I gave it a shot. I may redo this one though. I think it needs some different poses...
NB. I think I should point out I don't necessarily think this is a bad drawing (though there parts I really don't like and could be improved) I just can't seem to draw Harry correctly in my mind...
So once again procrastination wins out for me. Will I ever learn? Probably not.
I decided to have a stab a remaking one of my older drawings called The End Isn't Near..., minus the background of course (because I'm a lazy git). To be honest, I'm not even sure I've done it any better. I think my overall drawing has improved to an extent but things like the way Ron is jumping and the look in Hermione's eyes are better in the older one. Hermione's face and Ron's body really frustrated me when drawing this, I just couldn't get them right! It doesn't help that I haven't drawn 17/18 year old Deathly Hallows characters properly for the longest time. But I'm just having one of those dud drawing days I suppose. I gave up trying in the end and attempted to do some actual work instead .
Here it is, a remake of an oldie. I hope that one day I'll add in a background but for now you'll have to make do!
One shivering second of silence, the shock of the moment suspended: and then turmolt broke around Harry as the screams and the cheers and the roars of the watchers rent the air. The fierce new sun dazzled the windows as they thundered towards him, and the first to reach him were Ron and Hermione, and it was their arms that were wrapped around him, their incomprehensible shouts that deafened him.
A celebratory doodle since I've submitted all my year projects for assessment!
It's of Andromeda Tonks (Née Black) and Narcissa Malfoy (Née Black) and baby Teddy.
I am really fascinated by the Black sisters. Each one of them took a different life-path and each one of them has completely differing personalities. I'm intrigued as to whether Narcissa would attempt to contact her estranged sister after the Battle of Hogwarts. I think she would. Narcissa and Draco Malfoy dont seem to me like evil types, and neither does Lucius if I'm honest. What they are is rather selfish, prideful cowards, therefore they take the any route that will ensure their own survival. Although I believe Lucius is the worst of the three, I think Narcissa and Draco are just scared. Generalising from a psychologist point of view, it is all about our 'fight or flight' response, the large majority of us will choose 'flight', which is exactly what Narcissa seems to have done through her life, whereas Andromeda chose 'fight'. The problem is once we use a certain response a lot of us will continue to go back to that same response over and over and it becomes habitual and safe.
Why am I rambling about this? Because I like to think that after the war, once Bellatrix is dead and Harry has won, Narcissa re-evaluates what is important and at least tries to make some kind of amends with her sister. Especially now that her sister Andromeda has lost her husband, only daughter and son-in-law and now has to raise baby Teddy (with help from his godfather).
It's what I like to believe anyway...
I don't know why I've written all this, I think I'm a little delirious from lack of sleep, I've been awake and working non-stop for over 30 hours...
I love Andromeda.
NB I know they don't look their ages, I tried but they looked weird so I made them forever young
Happy belated 32nd Birthday Ron! (Thursday 1st March). I was writing a hideous 3000 word essay from Friday and have been tweaking it all weekend so never got around to drawing a little something. Better late than never though I suppose.
Here is your lovely breakfast in bed... And your lovely trolling little son, Hugo.
Clearly trolling is genetic. I wanted to put Rose in there as well, but it was a little crowded so I decided against it. Again sorry about the background... I'm so lazy with them.
About time I drew some Harry Potter stuff. Haven't done any since November! Outrageous. I really haven't been in the mood to draw for the past few months, I think it's coming back. At least I've started to force myself to make time and sit down to draw something that I WANT to draw. It always starts off slow because you can't force inspiration and motivation but after a bit you get into the swing of it. Like writing an essay that you have no idea how to start, the introduction is always the worst but the bulk of the essay is much easier. Yes, I did just use a essay as an analogy.
Anyway, I hope all you Potter fans, and everyone else really, enjoy!
This is a bunch of drawings of Hermione I arranged it sort of in the way I arranged the Ron one I did. It's not supposed to be neat, it's scribbly and unrefined because it's just a few character drawings. I would like to one for a few characters... make it like a series.
It's a momentous occasion for this is the first time I have ever drawn James and Sirius in the Marauder's Era. Also it is only the second time I've ever drawn both the characters.
I like the Marauder's era but I'm just not as fussed about it as some people. It's kind of feels like being super interested in your parents because I draw Harry's era much more. But I do like them. I wish JK Rowling would write a book purely written from Snape's perspective. It would be extremely interesting I think.
I digress, this is Sirius and James chilling in the Gryffindor dormitories probably with Remus (and Pettigrew). I drew it too close to the top of the page otherwise I would have added little Lupin in too.
Oh god, I think I've lead myself down a Charlie Weasley binge drawing-fest. I had forgotten how much I adore his character. He is literally the most forgotten about Weasley, especially since he was cut from the films. I just have conceptualised his character so much that I have this image of both his physical looks and his personality. I think that's why I'm enjoying drawing him because I like attempting to capture his personality within the picture.
My second favourite Weasley probably.
Anyway, this binging on Charlie began in my revision break when I was trying to decide which character from Harry Potter to draw next for my Character Sheet series. I've had several suggestions which I'll get around to I promise, I just wasn't in the right 'mood' to draw some of them and I don't draw as well when I'm forcing it. Suddenly Charlie Weasley came to mind and I got all pencil-happy.
More Charlie drawings will probably emerge in the near future...