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“I feel I owe you another explanation, Harry,” said Dumbledore hesitantly. “You may, perhaps, have wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess… that I rather thought… you had enough responsibility to be going on with.”

Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore’s face into his long silver beard.


-page 844, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix


this countdown... is so emotionally draining. i re-read chapter thirty-seven, The Lost Prophecy, from the fifth book to make sure i would get this scene right and mannnn, WHAT an amazing chapter... so. so. so. so heart wrenching.

Harry (c) Jo Rowling
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NeshomehEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been semi-randomly clicking around "More from DeviantArt," and the coloring on this really caught my eye. Beautiful use of contrast between the light and dark areas. The sunset colors through the windows are gorgeous.

ETA: Sunrise? Well, either way. {= )
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renz5070|Hobbyist Artist
 "Just because something is imaginary doesn't mean it is not real." :) (Smile)  Imaginationland South Park

"I... Um... because I think... they are real. It's all real. Think about it. Haven't Luke Skywalker and Santa Claus affected your lives more than most real people in this room? 

I mean, whether God /Jesus is real or not, he... he's had a bigger impact on the world than any of us have. 
And the same could be said of Bugs Bunny and, a-and Superman and Harry Potter. Oops! 

They've changed my life, changed the way I act on the Earth. Doesn't that make them kind of "real."? 
They might be imaginary, but, but they're more important than most of us here. And they're all gonna be around long after we're dead. 

So in a way, those things are more realer than any of us."Heart
Hug Huggle! Hug Hug Huggle! Hug 
 Imaginationland South Park.
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valerietejada78's avatar
For a second, I thought he was James...
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Cherrystarr|Hobbyist General Artist
I find it funny how Harry breaks everything.
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AnimeAngel143's avatar
This scene always makes me emotional for reasons unknown. Maybe because Dumbledore showed how he cared so much for Harry or because Harry began breaking so many things out of rage yet Dumbledore let him. I'm not too sure, but Dumbledore obviously loves Harry like a son
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LadyClassical|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I freaking hated Dumbledore when I read this scene. In my opinion he could NOT have handled Harry's grief in a more inconsiderate way.
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Takako's avatar
Takako|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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MislamicPearl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dang, this picture looks gorgeous, just look how much weight there is to it! I just love everything about it - Harry's expression and the way he's sitting, the dawn light streaming through the window, the shattered instruments on the floor... and this is all traditional like how do you even do this?? <3
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triangulumaustrale|Student Traditional Artist
I love how detailed this picture is:)
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Tathrin's avatar
Ooh, nice touch with the destroyed  gizmos on the floor!
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maknabu|Student General Artist
I love how you still draw with paper and pencil. So many artists have switched to digital. I mean its still really good, but there is just something about traditional work that is so magical. I love how you draw people. I can only wish I could draw this well. :)
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owl-aj26|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for saying that.
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creatorsapprentice's avatar
Wow...Every detail so lovingly done.
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BrainLatch's avatar
Is it done all with color pencils? Very nice.
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BrainLatch's avatar
Nice shot and nice lightning!Good job! :)
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WaterNinjaKai|Student General Artist
I miss him
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Riverpelt999|Hobbyist Artist
Me too. 
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AlexVoicer001|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what a breathe taking art work this is my friend... outstanding job!! :)
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TruthOrComfort's avatar
Absolute Perfection!
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spitesyre's avatar
This is amazingly beautiful. It captures such a sorrowful, stunning moment.
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Mihoshi5's avatar
Fantastic art :la:
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mockingbirdontree's avatar
A very fine detailed drawing and lighting. The highly emotional scene is very good depicted in the posture and mines of Dumbledore and Harry. Wonderful drawing.
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nicole135's avatar
I just read this scene, and I remembered this drawing, so I'm back looking over your work again. All of it is gorgous. :)
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Arcedemius|Hobbyist General Artist
you do some absolutely beautiful drawings!! this is so heartwrenching T_T i'm going through this scene all over again ohgod....
fantastic work on colours - is this all in colour pencils? or pastels?
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