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Mirror of Erised

[UPDATED: Re-scanned the picture (sorry, it looks a bit bright now), uploaded a bigger and higher quality version and updated the watermarks]

Another classic fanart of mine...
This was one of my first Harry Potter illustrations. Based on the Mirror of Erised scene in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", it shows Harry watching his parents in the mirror.

The text on the mirror is not wrong, it's just the Spanish version! I only had the book in Spanish at hand so I didn't know what it said in English.

Painted with watercolors and color pencils.
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imhilien's avatar
Nicely done and bittersweet...
Gavala's avatar
Omgomgomgomg AMAZING
Tsubaki-Kanon's avatar
Alkanet's avatar
Thanks! *^_^*
ProfessorVermo's avatar
This may very well be the only HP fanart in existence that shows Lily and James in proper wizard attire.
I really wish the movies hadn't all but eradicated the medieval feel of the wizarding world...
ladymooncat's avatar
My goodness, this is so beautiful!! And thank you for making James and Lily look young, I hate how old they look in the films, they were only like 21 when they died, not 40! (pet peeve, oops).
Alkanet's avatar
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it *^_^*
Yes, I noticed the same in the films... (but my pet peeve is Percy's glasses xD was it that hard to make him wear glasses?)
Miyazawa-Lulu's avatar
Precioso y emotivo ;__;
Kionkichin's avatar
Es simplemente perfecto!!
Jackilyn's avatar
Dios, no había visto este. ¡Es tan bonito! Para ser antiguo, es genial el fondo y todo <3
Kizuna31's avatar
Always been one of my favs of yours!!!
RedneckOtaku's avatar
I've seen this before, but I can't remember where. None the less I love it just the same. So pretty!
smrish's avatar
I love it, but aren't his eyes supposed to be green? you know, because of Lily? but I like how you did this :D
Alkanet's avatar
Yes, they ARE green... maybe hard to notice because of this bad scan ^_^U I should re-upload this pic someday...
Thanks for your comments!
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clapatty's avatar
AMAZING!!! You are really good with watercolors!
Olivka5's avatar
OMG, this is GREAT! Your own style is awesome ;]
MissingHorcrux's avatar
Ah yes, I remember this painting! I think what I liked best about this was your mixture of colors, like the blues, yellows and purples in the invisibility cloak, and the watercolors really add a rich quality to all the tones in this piece. Definitely one of your classics! :)

PS: In English, the Mirror of Erised reads "Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi" ("I show not your face but your heart's desire").
ucchan's avatar
es de los mas bonitos q tienes
KailaOceano's avatar
I remember when you had this on your website. I still love it :)
laublack's avatar
Oh I had seen this one before! y another website I LOOOOVE it!
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