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DOBBY- THE FIRST FREE ELF by Jerome-K-Moore DOBBY- THE FIRST FREE ELF by Jerome-K-Moore
WB Product Art, Dobby, the House Elf, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS. HB Pencil, light blue Col-Erase pencil.

This was a very tricky one to render, translating the detailed skin texture, and the cloth texture of his pillowcase rags. Additionally, working from photo reference of the Dobby doll that was a stand-in for the digital Dobby, it was important to instill life in the expression, primarily the eyes. Tedious, but fun. This illustration was adapted from a digital preproduction painting by ROB BLISS, one of the brilliant British artists on the film. It was then interpreted for product by another illustrator in my WBCP art department before the final responsibility fell to me for revisions.

Rest in peace, Dobby. You were a hero of the highest order.
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:iconbekki666:
Bekki666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
I absolutely love this! My publishing website Spellbound has a bit about beta readers being house elves - could I possibly use this image on there with full credit given to you?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Okay.
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beneil Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018
I hope he won't be the last free elf.
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PrissyKissy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow--this is awesome! :D  So many tiny details, from the veins in his feet to the creases in his fingers--great work! :D
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ClassyLadyCheesecake Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Dobby onion sad 
That is so cool! I hope you don't mind, but i used this to make another dawing on him, here: classyladycheesecake.deviantar…
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
He probably wasn't the first free elf in the Harry Potter world. Whatever the case, great artwork!
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
But I think I read that he was the first.  Either way, he was the first that we learned about.  :)
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JNcomix Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
Dude...seriously...wow...!
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:iconquentinwrites:
quentinwrites Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you know there are people selling prints of this image on eBay.co.uk? :hmm:
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Of THIS specific image, as I've posted it?  Or that of the final WB property image, in full color?
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:iconquentinwrites:
quentinwrites Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This one, with words like "Our house elves are currently on strike, you will have to clean up your own messes until further notice." It's all over the internet; Google "house elves on strike" or pop it into eBay.co.uk and you'll see what I mean. x
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
That's hilarious.  Come to think of it, I do recall that meme popping up over on Facebook sometime last year.  I was tickled by it.
And I reckon it's not a big deal, since no one's getting rich off of it.  If somebody was unwisely trying to mass produce and make money from the sale of that image, then it would likely be a legal matter for Warner Bros.  Nobody needs that kind of trouble, especially muggles.
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frubbay Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
love it c: so detailed :happybounce: 
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redbeauty1612 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
luv it!
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:iconminzile:
Minzile Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
wow i love it when people have such an amazingly clean way of drawing! :clap:
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. But there was a reason why I had to clean it up so meticulously for the final.
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:iconminzile:
Minzile Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
:D i see!
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:D
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chgirl319 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Is there anyway I could get permission to use this on a custom sweatshirt for my best friend's christmas present?? This is awesome and she LOVES Dobby...
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Not a problem, so long as the reproduction is what they call a "one-off." Basically, it's okay if you don't mass-produce the image, or sell it for profit. That would be copyright infringement.

Cheers!
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chgirl319 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Okay, perfect..thank you! I am going to make one for me and one for my friend so we have matching ones. She will love it :) Thanks!!
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SewingDiva142 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow all your art is amazing but I especially love this one
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Tniiyl Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Your work has been stolen - [link] in case you want to report.
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liljackslade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
[link]
Here's my drawing and coloring book to prove I didn't steal this! But thank you for assuming I did.
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liljackslade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
once again i drew it from a coloring book picture. I did not steal this one.
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celticarchie Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Dobby Lives! :D
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JellybeanGymnast Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried.
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Skull-Lollipop Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Holy crap!
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PeterPalmiotti Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! ...well, not him. ;)
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loveheals3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Amazing details!!
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:iconmr-artz:
MR-Artz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG DOBBYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! I ADORE HIIIM!!!! *_________*
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smallpuppy22 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
well I live your drawing style and I love all your HP draws I mean they are so harry potter ah
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Gothique6Beauty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
RIP Dobby.
<3
:_(
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
:salute:
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Lovely rendering/clean-up work. Tricky and tedious as it may have been for you to complete, the effort was well worth it. Great job! :)

-- Mitch
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, Mitch!
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:iconmitch-el:
Mitch-el Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
You're most welcome!

-- Mitch
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tickles23 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Photographer
shocked how good this is
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Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, this drawing is so perfect!!! :jawdrop:
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:iconpsyartista9:
Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Student General Artist
:iconomgsocuteplz: Dobby is awesome . . . so are you!
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:iconnadlss:
Nadlss Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Wow! This must have taken ages to draw! :jawdrop: Great work!!
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WildeGeeks Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely beautiful! The line quality is gorgeous!
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MadameAquaria Featured By Owner May 20, 2010   Writer
THAT IS SO AWESOME!! like seriously awesome.
... totally awesome in fact. i love it, the detail is amazing, serious kudos to you:)
(do people still say kudos?.. lol)
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xhogatx Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
omg this is amazing !! <love>
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MrsHermignone Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
OH MY GOOOOOOOD ! It's soooooooo beautiful :D
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:icondefanel:
deFanel Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's a great work O___O
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:iconprez-liz:
Prez-Liz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
... Admittedly, I haven't seen the movies in a long time, but wasn't Dobby the last free elf?
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Huh???
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:iconprez-liz:
Prez-Liz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
I thought he said something like "House elves used to be treated like vermin... but Dobby is still treated like vermin" in movie 2. Kind of implies that he's the last one still enslaved. Again, I don't know. I haven't seen the movies in a few years, and I've never read the books.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
I strongly recommend you read the books. You won't be sorry.
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