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HP Tarot - Ace of Wands

By Ellygator
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(2007) 5 1/2" x 10 1/2" Pencil on Paper. Processed and framed in Photoshop.

Godric Gryffindor with his lion and sword. Again, the magical object is not aligned with the traditional symbol of the wand, but the elemental alignment is spot-on for Fire.
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Thanks so much! It was fun being able to draw my own vision of the four founders. For the other people I kept to the canon depictions of the movies, but here I could just go with my own imagination.
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Wow! Very well done as usual. Salazar is hotter though haha
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Yeah, I would have to agree....
IllusionalLove's avatar
Interesting. Ollivander would have also been a wonderful choice. BTW, you did an excellent job on the handle of the sword. It looks very majestic.
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Thank you, and yeah, I am thinking of at least adding a reference to him in the wand pip cards. I rather liked his character. I had him in mind for a while as the King of Wands actually, seeing that the Aces are the founders. But then I would have split up the Weasley clan. Decisions, decisions...
IllusionalLove's avatar
Oh, jeez.
It's almost a sin to split the twins. It's like they're sown together or something. I love them! Would've died to visit a joke shop like theirs.
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Thanks so much!
AnneaGoewin's avatar
Wow...o.O The lion is impressive o.O
Ellygator's avatar
Thank you! It's my favorite animal, so it was great drawing one.
AnneaGoewin's avatar
You're welcome ^^ It's a great drawing ^^ I love it...At all its eyes...^^
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Thank you! I really got a thrill out of drawing the lion...
primulatook's avatar
the lion is gorgeous!
Arinya13's avatar
I really like the powerful symbolism you have captured in this drawing.

Godric Gryffindor believed that anyone who showed magical ability should be allowed to attend Hogwarts. He had mane-like red hair, green eyes and a powerful build. He was the most accomplished dueller of his time, an enlightened fighter against Muggle-discrimination. In this respect he fits the symbolism of the Lion quite well.

The lion has always held a high place in heraldy as the emblem of deathless courage, and, hence, that of a valient warrior. It is said to be a lively image of a good soldier, who must be "valiant in courage, strong of body, politic in council and a foe to fear." The lion also have a reputation for being very noble in nature and having the position and title of king of the beasts. The lion is a solar symbol of light, power and wisdom. In the Hindu tradition, too, the lion is the symbol of divine energy. To participate in life and in the evolution of consciousness is truly a noble quest. Engaging the process and journey with the help of spiritual direction or education requires the heart of a lion, and so the lion also symbolizes the courage of each of us as we accompany one another on the path of life and enlightenment.

I believe that Godric Gryffindor was a very compassionate leader and defender of other people's rights. But if you got him angered you would be in for a terrible experience - for after all, he wasn't a tame lion.

I love the way you have captured his likeness of a lion. His strength and goodness shines out in this picture.
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Thank you! I really wanted to make him leonine and king-like and I am very glad that's come through in the way you see him.
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Yes, he seems very leonine and king-like. I have always thought of Godric as this strong defender of what was right and good. He seem as though he would be the natural leader of the founders. And of course the Lion is the king of the beasts.
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Thanks so much! That was very kind of you!
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Incredible!
Love the lion's eyes!
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