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Leaving the Dursleys by gredandfeorge Leaving the Dursleys by gredandfeorge
This was so much fun to draw and color. I really missed Harry!
Done with pencil and photoshop

The scene takes place the day before Harry gets to leave to Hogwarts for the first time. I clearly remember feeling excitement, anxiety and isolation when I read this for the first time and I hope this drawing projects the same feelings.
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Given 2008-10-14
Leaving the Dursleys by ~gredandfeorge intimately captures one of the defining moments from the Harry Potter books. Whether you enjoy the books or not, this delicate and storybook worthy illustration is worth a full view and a tug at your heart! ( Featured by aunjuli )
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Pasoslargos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Me encanta este dibujo. Los colores tenues, el sitio tan lleno de detalles y tan roto proyectan esa sensación de intimidad, habitación y si, soledad. El dibujo es perfecto y todo ese conjunto de símbolos: las paresdes rotas, las botas feas, el baúl con las iniciales, hasta el árbol!
Adoro el detalle de los pies, puestos como de puntillas y la posición encogida de Harry.
Creo que Harry es realmente valiente, quiero decir que imagínate vivir todos esos años con una gente como los Dursley que odian todo lo que eres y podrías ser, maltratado por tu primo.
Gracias por este dibujo!
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gredandfeorge Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias por el hermoso comentario.

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mueckenboss Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
nice
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xXx-Kuo-Yi-xXx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Too beautiful for words.
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tiff15 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww, and to think what he grew up to do! the colors add a sense of innocence to the whole picture, and a sense of age to it as well. definately faving this! well done!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I love the soft, pretty colors! Very sweet scene! :D
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Smi11e Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Love it!!!
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Abyss-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awww,this is so cute,love the way he looks so little!
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Abyss-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
And good god,the details in this are absolutely amazing to spot!
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TessaAnka Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've seen this picture several times since it was first uploaded, but every time it's like I'm falling in love with it all over again. I especially love the lamp :heart:
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
did you remember his glasses? Or are they just not noticeable?
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gredandfeorge Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're there.
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Kelseyalicia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
okay.
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itszappy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
my childhood in one scene. so nostalgic. perfect. thank you <3
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lola191817 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Poor harry... wow its just like the books!!!!
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Renoir-Hen Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I probably added a comment about a month ago, but it's my new profil, so I will reapeat. I really adore all of your artworks, and even then, when I didn't have a profil on DeviantArt I have been visiting yours since... about 2009. And I have to admit - your nick name is pretty difficult to find on the Internet, so every time I'm finding you, is just like a celebration ^^ Really, you've just bring my childhood for a while, and I don't say it to every Harry Potter fan artist. There is a small group of people that can draw scene from book wchich make me melting ;) This is not just a sketch of an actor, this is memory done in a fantastic way using light ans brilliant cosy elements... Oh, all of your drawings are beautiful, but this is the one, wchich I have enormous pleasure of coming back to. Yay, my English is so bad, this is not my first language. So, "I've just had the almost imponderable joy of watching" your picture. Your art is mysterious :)
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gredandfeorge Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for saying such wonderful things. It means a lot to hear how much my art means to other people. I try to translate as well as I can all the emotion and feeling that these books made me feel. I am working on quite a few more right Harry Potter drawings right now - check back soon!
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Renoir-Hen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
So I can't wait to see them! You're very lucky - you're very talented, so you can show other people your feelings by these pictures. Rowling's books made my childhood (or maybe just a part but very important piece of my memory) and I would be glad to draw something just as it egsists in my mind : ) And I will definitely check those new picture (I've just seen the last Potter movie [twice!] few days ago, and that has been such thing for me).
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Renoir4 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I saw your pictures two years ago for the first time and I really adored them. And it's probably one of my favourite works made by you so far. His room looks cosy, and I think that it was the only piece of space, in which Harry could feel save, when was spending holidays with the Dursleys. Really nice work.
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gredandfeorge Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Its still my favourite one too.
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MsStarsea Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Harry looks so small and vulnerable here. I love how Hedwig is brilliantly white and fluffy against the dinginess of the room and the muted colours of his other possessions.
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MsStarsea Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Harry is so small and cute and Hedwig looks so fluffy. I miss Hedwig. Particularly like the different shading and shadows of sunset over his bedroom.
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Twinkie101 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Student
This looks wonderful, and I love the feel of it. Beautiful! =)
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Anouk-Lisole Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Wonderful - you're art really really comes alive
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with ~lily-azalea. You captured the emotions and the mood in this scene perfectly. =D
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lily-azalea Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You definitely captured the emotion and tone of the moment perfectly...I remember wanting to receive a letter to Hogwarts too when I turned 11, lol! :D
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noa12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry about posting it twice.. =/
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noa12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic- it captures the very same feeling I had when I read the book.
I especially love the environment you created, using the colors and texture.
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noa12 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic- it captures the very same feeling I had when I read the book.
I especially love the environment you created, using the colors and texture.
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Only-Half Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
the detail is lovely, and you really did pass on those feelings, I really love it
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Wonderful.
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AchromaticMoth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
aaaah -dies-

this is so wonderful :D i cant remember the last time i saw HP art that was... well, like book art. like truly inspired by the book, and not based off of whatever is the current popular style.

that being said, this is perfect! it absolutely captures that atmosphere of excited aprehension, and the sense that Harry was going into something way beyond himself, and his understanding. the color and composition and style are all gorgeous in a very sad and proper way, i love it that you drew him so thin, after all, he was supposed to be underfed! its easy to forget that when he's always so lean and well dressed in the movies.

ack-- i cant even express in words how much this pleases me, so im resorting to noises.

eek <3
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yanikaRed Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
It does capture the moment and the light just makes me more vulnerable, younger even. You feel like you're entirely in the moment... it takes you back to your first day of school when you wake up earlier than your parent because you can't sleep anymore, and just sit there, waiting for the sun to rise.
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Cricky-Vines Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student General Artist
that's sweet
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smaginn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Wow.
I love this one.
Love the messy wind, the not quite window scene :), I love Hedwig, love Harry, I love this! :D
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lydeegirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
This certainly deserved to be a Daily Deviation! I love the muted color scheme.
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erato-x Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
This made a DD on my birthday, haha. I love this!
Harry looks so cute, so does Hedwig!
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fishylights Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
So sad, but great colors and details! :D :+fav:
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loveheals3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Aw. He's such a cutie.
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Atrinoisa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh...I just absolutely adore this peice...despite how simple it is there's just so much emotion behind the entire drawing...this makes me so very nostalgic. <33

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Eivo-Or Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
I love it!
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AshiaRyoku Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Student Writer
I just finished the first book yesterday. I totally remember that part.
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This is so cute, it reminds me of Winnie the Pooh and my first days of school :heart:
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elasticemma Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
So deserving of the daily deviant! Love it!
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Ggunsailor Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Student Writer
I remember that myself. :D
Man, I really ought to reread the book.
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ErikRoger Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
Really cool.
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Doroty86 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
really like the style
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008   Digital Artist
This is brilliant and very nostalgic.
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OneStripe Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
His pose in particular portrays the emotions you were going for. Wonderful!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congrats on your DD !
this is such a charming picture...
what an amazing adventure unfolded for this boy...
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