Deviation Actions

Daily Deviation
Daily Deviation
January 11, 2014
Harry Potter by gabbyd70
Featured by Moonbeam13
Suggested by Bubble66
GabrielleBrickey's avatar

Harry Potter


Badge Awards

I love the Harry Potter books!! :dance: This is my first time drawing any of the characters though. I really had a lot of fun drawing this...especially the details! XD I used vellum paper and mechanical pencils (3H and 4B lead) for this. :D And I used a HP6 promo pic for a reference.

Eye Close up--…

:bulletpink: G A L L E R Y
:bulletpink: T I P S  &  F A Q
:bulletpink: S K I L L S H A R E
:bulletpink: G U M R O A D
:bulletpink: I N S T A G R A M
:bulletpink: Y O U T U B E
:bulletpink: A R T W O R K B Y G A B R I E L L E
Image details
Image size
780x630px 449.05 KB
© 2009 - 2021 GabrielleBrickey
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Pottersbroomstick's avatar
So good. 😮😮😮😮
InkWitchArts's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First of all, let me tell you that I really enoy looking at this artwork of your. The realism is nicely done and we recognize immediatly who the artwork deals with. The only thing, though, is that I have the feeling it's a tad too dark. I understand the high contrast between your light and your shade but I still feel it's too dark on the left.
Other than that, I think it's a very wonderful piece; I just love how you managed to put Dumbledort (spelling? sorry, ain't a big fan of Harry Potter) in Harry Potter's glasses. It gives a nice effect, a sensation of magic like it should for this serie, and also a feeling of reflection, giving us the idea that these two characters are connected to each other no matter what (like somehow the Master and his rookie).

In overall, a very nice piece, a bit too dark, but a marvelous one nonetheless. I shall now see the rest of your gallery.
KD-Neeley's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This is the most original Harry Potter portrait I've seen (and there are a lot of them!) I love how close up the face is, the composition itself is very cool for all the symmetry behind the asymmetry. There are three pizza slices of value, and the slice of highlights are a triangle pointing down but the darkness is simultaneously pulling the eyes back up and it makes the viewer keep looking the picture up and down across all the details from the texture on the lips to the fascinating reflections to the soul-filled eye. It's a great (photograph or scan?) of the portrait too because the darkest areas are not flat but shaded with smooth clean soft areas whose values create more shapes pushing life into the face and adding to the storm he's in. The highlights on the eyebrow too are another amazing touch of detail, and it's wonderfully accurate how all the shadows fall across the face and the highlight reflects on the lens of the glasses and the lashes create a shadow over the eye. There's a few sharp, scratchy lines on the work, but I think they just add to the action feeling of the storm. I do think (given your incredible skill) that the spectacles could have been a bit better, the lenses are amazing, I mean the metal itself, it's not bad at all, but it seems to possess just a bit less realism in comparison to the rest of the piece, I can only speculate why...I think its something to do with some of the highlights being too bright or the values not coming together to create the spectacles, but rather needing the contour lines. But at the same time this also makes it look more illustrated and makes the most realistic parts, like the iris, a lot more fun to see in comparison.
It's inspiring work!<img src="…" width="47" height="16" alt=":headbang:" title="Headbang!" />
TargetWolf's avatar
Incredible artwork! The amount of details is amazing. Love the look of the reflection of dumbledore in Harry's glasses.
Spibs's avatar
Wtf how

Just how

This art piece is amazing


IloveSkrillex97's avatar
And here I am making cartoonist Anime figures XD Awesome work!! It's amazing how you can make so much detail using only a pencil... (Sorry if I made any English mistakes, my English is bad :p)
Outlandiish's avatar
6Arts's avatar
Seeing a picture like this makes me want to give up my pencil!!! Like seriously!!!! How the FUCK is ANYONE able to show so much DETAIL on a FACE?!!!!! Its GODDAMNNNED AMAZING!!!!!!
Veiltale's avatar
So deep emotions.. very beautiful
Scarth1's avatar
This is so well done! the shading and everything is great! How did you get that rain/wind effect? is that done with a rubber or white pencil or? very effective and adds so much movement
GabrielleBrickey's avatar
Thank you! Goog question. lol it's been so long, but I think I used a faber castell eraser pencil and a kneaded eraser :) Both great tools! 
KatieG616's avatar
Have you read the books? Theyre amazing! So much better than the movies!
GabrielleBrickey's avatar
agreed :D thank you! :D
TruMint's avatar
This piece is amazing, it captures the exact feeling Harry must of felt on the fateful night on that Astronomy Tower. Great work, this is just so good.
TruMint's avatar
Tfw out of 3000 comments you get a response. 👍☺
Rogo2002's avatar
Very amazing and detailed.
I myself am an HP fan, too.
. .
(Harry's face) Arrow (Up) 
Katara434's avatar
The books are awesome, but this drawing is stupendous! The detail is absolutely stunning and the reflections make a great impact on the viewer. Beautiful!
Katara434's avatar
You're very welcome! :D
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In