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Who is Professor Michael Verres-Evans? by Korn-Elia Who is Professor Michael Verres-Evans? by Korn-Elia
Trying out different things, here are some versions of the esteemed professor I came up with.

**(If you want to see the attempt at Professor a)+d) with a little 10th doctor (ok, a lot), check out… )**  

Which is closest to how you see him? Feel free to mix and match face, hair colour or style as you please! I'm just curious and trying to form a better picture of this character.

Some of the things I kept in mind when drawing him:
- he is very smart and well respected
- he puts education first and is a Good Parent
- he is probably in his late 30's or early to mid 40's
- he seems a little arrogant, refusing to accept the possibility of magic
- he is a little condescending when speaking to other people
- he doesn't respect his son's opinion
- he met and married his wife after she became pretty enough from drinking a magic potion

Please let me know what you think!
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trlkly Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2018
I don't tend to have a clear picture when I read. But when I saw your art, I saw the first one (a) as Mr Verres-Evans and then wondered who the other guys were.

D also looks rather good, but I thought it was a grown up Harry, or at least a blood relation. I'd say it was his bio-dad, but in a universe where he was also Ravenclaw. He just looks like he loves reading books, but is sassy about it (kinda like the Tenth Doctor, since you mention it).
Greensword101 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2017
I don't think Michael Verres-Evans really loves Petunia like she loves him. If he only married her after her beauty makeover ala potion usage, then their union might not be the best one. Harry might have a better childhood under them, but what about the couple in question? It was implied in the first chapter that Michael tries to make Petunia feel like an idiot, after all...
Mahidevran98 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2019  Hobbyist
That's a very good point, exactly what I had in mind when reading about their story :D (Big Grin) 
Lysmerry Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015
Definitely had "A" in mind while reading but I think I'm in love with "D"! I thought of him for some reason as not too stylish (Like b or c) or lightly built and DEFINITELY wearing a sweater vest. Also I thought of him as having some Spanish/Latin American ancestry because of his last name so darker coloring. 
kilkil98 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Probably something like the facial features of b), but an expression more closely matching a).
ShindiSama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
In my mind when I read HPatMOR D) is the image that usually pops into my mind. He has a cool and intelligent look in his eyes but still manage to look friendly (the Good Parent)
MyNameIsEzra Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A) !!
severuslily169 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
My first reaction was C) because it seems to bring across the arrogance/condescending aspect while still looking intelligent/good-looking... but then I had a second look and thought A) reflects his age better, brings across the rationalist aspect although a bit of the arrogance is lost.
Nessa-Alcarin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
My money is on C... seems the more condescending of all xD
onlyhuwman Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
A) looks like a young Sean Connery
DouViction Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
My money's on b), though it's just the closest to how I imagined him. None of theis an exact match.
I guess, that's normal.
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Thanks for the continued votes! It seems most votes fall between a) and d). I tried to do a merger in the portrait "A Happier Family", let me know if you think I nailed it/failed and why. Loving the feedback!…
WolkVova Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
D and C are laught, and they dress in official costumes. (sorry about my english.) But they are more look like pr. Verres-Evans (but D is so... think. If I know this word right. In russian: "D слишком... узкий".)
onlyhuwman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
RufusScridgemore Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013

I go with a) he remind me of my genetic teacher in Cegep

b) remind me of Daniel Jackson in Stargate

c) look more like the 11th Doctor (I'M GINGER AT LAST)

d) look like a psycologist

Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Thanks for the detailed reply! I see what you mean about the (ginger) 11th doctor, lol! I think you're the only one who "gets" b), just because he's good looking doesn't mean he can't be smart - in fact, it fits in pretty well with the superficial personality who'd only be interested in Petunia after her transformation. d) does look like a psychologist! Thanks for the feedback. :)
lizzyc7 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
d, but maybe a little less pale, or the hair more brown. a is the second best
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
lizzyc7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they're really good :)
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Thank you! ^_^ Hadn't drawn a thing in ages, so I was a bit surprised they turned out fine. :P
lizzyc7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
J4B Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I kinda imagine C would fit the closest thing to what I imagine.
loka88 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
d!!! i think that he it's a definitely d.
ArthurD006-5 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013

A is conventional enough, but not pretty enough to be swayed by the appearance of his partner.
hungry4nuns Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
how did you get 4 white skinny guys with glasses from that criteria? i get that you are trying to get a better picture of his character and for what you're going for they are great drawings, but where do i select option e) the chubby bald guy of afro-european ethnicity who requires no glasses? also of these guys i would select d) but with an older looking hairstyle, he could pass for mid 20s here. just to reiterate though, i do like what you're doing and i do like your drawings they capture my imagination
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Thanks! I was actually basing him on Professors who taught me. :P
Hedelex Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013

Roxolan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I like d best, although I imagine him either clean-shaven or with more of a beard. a is most likeable, but I can't picture him being as condescending.
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I knew someone who reminded me of a). He taught psychology and was warm and fatherly, but he was a bit patronising and condescending too, because he always thought he knew what was best. Kind of like the traditional canon Dumbledore figure.
Ariamaki Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
He feels like A to me, but D's a close second. Specifically, I think D is almost perfect, but the full-grown beard of A is better suited.
Draconis341 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Hrm. I like a), but I think d) might look more... right.
b) doesn't really work for the 'intellectual' stereotype - to me, it looks like a sportsy type persont rying on someone else's glasses.
As for c)... It never said he was Scottish, did it? That's a perfect Scot, right there.
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I'm afraid I don't know many Scots personally, though someone called him a leprechaun. :P Maybe I made b too tan? I based him off a skinny Chem prof of mine.
DLGrif Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
The only one that looks like he can fit the Stereotypical Father role is A.
transforpuppy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
A or B - no beard, please!
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
But he's a biochemist! He knows a full beard makes him look like a virile manly-man! :P Plus he's too busy being smart to shave.
coredumperror Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I like the lower-left one the most, but I think the upper right might be more accurate. Now that I think about it, Michael is vaguely similar to Doctor House, and that one looks a lot like him.
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Never thought of that before! o.O Awesome mental image!
Adad64 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
My mental image is very close to A
DCarrier Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
My headcanon is that he's somehow related to Ted Verres, from El Goonish Shive.
cesca-specs Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! I really dig A-- respectable and fatherly with a smidge of dorkiness.
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Lol, thanks! Glad you like it :P
alannahowe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Definitely D. But besides that, this is a really nice set of facial studies. Very impressed.
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Thank you! ^_^
Altaia Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
iranemusic Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
A) seems perfect :)
Vrtan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
A) looks perfect.
3Squirt Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student
a mix between d and a probably. c Makes him look like a leprechaun, and b is a little too athletic looking. Great job!
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Thanks! :D
Entraya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A or perhaps D. I would imagine him with dark hair, at least
Korn-Elia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Thanks so much for all the feedback! I'm starting to form a picture now. Please continue to vote, I'm very curious to see if everyone has the same vision.
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