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A Red-Gold Glow by KrisCynical A Red-Gold Glow by KrisCynical
Homygod, HP artwork.

BIG HUGE BUT REALLY OBVIOUS DH SPOILER. I am too dumb to figure out how the hell to upload a preview image. But you really should have finished the book by now anyway, you dork.

Gawd this took such a long time to finish. I knew I wanted to do a piece of this scene since I had such a clear visual in my head of it, but it turned out being MUCH more involved than I originally thought it would be.

I know the book says Voldemort landed on his back, but work with me here for the sake of composition, alright? lol

I don't think this needs much of an explanation.

Illustrator CS2, Photoshop CS2
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CrimsonHunter150 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
In a word: TRIUMPHANT!!!
crazyphangirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
soooo amazing!!
TheDamndestCreature Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is too fantabulouss for words! :clap: I think this is one of, if not THE, best Potter fanart I have ever seen!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Wow! Colors, perspective and expressions are all purely fantastic! I cannot recall anyone else drawing this scene--fabulous work! :heart:
nasubionna Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic. Really, really wonderful. I always hated that the movie had Voldie dissolve into nothing.... A corpse on the ground (whether face up or face down, lol!) is much, much more meaningful.
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Awesome coloring and perspective. Voldy's hand is creepy! Nicely done!
Evilness321 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Voldy's gone moldy :ninja: Yey!


Great job! I love this whole piece! The gravity of what's happened is really apparent here ^^
anime-kelsey26 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Because you are a great artist and I loved your work I have featured you here [link]

anime-kelsey26 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
I love the perspective on this!! The colouring is amazing and I think this is the best version of this scene i have seen!! :XD:

Macarina Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
great drawing, great posses, great coloring. I haven't seen much art of that scene (or am I crazy?) but this is much great ^_^
AwkwardTurtleFTW Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
This is amazing!!!

Voldie got pwned!
Shmelanna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Student
this is great.. the tone, the shading, the composition, the perspective.. everything
Remus-Chocolade Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Love those long fingers! The nails really sets it all off!
And the glow is really neat!
Nymfadora Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Gosh...that one took my breath...I've seen it in a video before,with fanart, but the quality wasn't too high...and it left me speechless...great title...and the wand is still is the Elder or the phoenix one?but wtf I'm saying,they both had phoenix nucle...whatever...
Harry's position is so .....winning:O_o: and his expression so think that the pic will get alive and he'll let a deep breath that he was holding through the whole book...or, better, since he knew about the prophecy...

it speaking volumes,and I think that's the main point at express feelings and so...and you succeeded...:clap:

Definately :+fave:!!!!!!!!!!!!!:clap:
paultheprincess Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
The background is beautifully done
LadyAthenis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
:wow:! That's intense!

Love the colors!

AylaElphabaMidna Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
Love the red glow over everything, 'specially the window. Makes the moment seem all the more epic.
Kiire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome shading! and Voldemorts face looks awesome o: amazing job! *fav*
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savedglory Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
wow....JUST found this... It almost makes me cry. Just makes me realize the profoundness of that moment and of the end of the books. It's almost overwhelming. :) In a good way, because your art is lovely.
writersneversleep Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Nyrak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Love the dramatic mood and all the details you put into this!
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Identical Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
ho wow... you are simply astounding!
James70 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
They should have asked you to do the cover!
TsukikoO Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Absolutly well done !! *_*
I love the colors !! AMAZING ! ;)
Saphiriel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow... awesome... (I imagined it more yellowish, though but it's good that way too) :+fav:
BellaNotte Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Wow. That is incredible!! So dramatic! xD :heart:
TDMDforever Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
OMG!! THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!!!! Absolutely, positively FANTASTIC!!!! Outstanding job!! Beautifully done, my dear, just beautiful. Bravo, brava! You captured everything just perfectly, I can't tell you enough how fabulous this pic is. But I think this is enough,lol. Keep up the wonderful work on all your artwork!*hugs* :)
inugirl33 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Wow that looks amazing!! :)

Awesome job with the coloring job :D
Oukan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Awsome!
:giggle: I agree on the obvious spoiler. ;p
davidkawena Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional General Artist

Never got to read HP books, or see the movies, but this drawing is cool! And again, I LOVE the use of the red colour!
FishbowlMand Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
Pretend Harry just kicked him over onto his stomach!

Great piece! - Great poses.
EllyNimphadora Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good job with the image :) :bounce:
EnigmaticSS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
That red light is just amazing.
LilAngles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Haven't read the book yet, but I one of those who reads the book after seeing the movie. Anyways . . . This picture is awesome!!! I love the lighting. This is definetly a :+fav:!
sircle Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
i still wonder why harry didn't just start kicking his corpse in the face afterwards. the dude murdered, like, EVERYBODY he laid eyes on, and most of me were close friends and family, for chrissakes!

anyway, on-topic, excellent work, you appear to be awesome at using the gradient mesh (i'm still learning illustrator, but i recognize the look). great!
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I heard someone else use the term "gradient mesh" on one of my other pieces over at PD, but I have no idea what it is. I just use the pen and knife tool for my line work and that's it.
sircle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
it's a tool in Illustrator that's apparently a bitch to work with (i haven't tried it yet so i don't know for certain myself) but you have captured the look extremely well. great job.
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
There are unfortunately a lot of tools in Illustrator that are really uneccessary... there were several tools that were demonstrated but pointed out as useless in the long run when I took my digital illustration class in college. They're pretty much bells and whistles to make the program look cool, but are completely uneeded.
Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
This is truly amazing... the lighting is sooo well done! My compliments to your work!!! I wonder if I could use this is a video about the Books I am editing. You can see the older version (before DH)... I need an illustration like this for the ending! It would be amazing! Let me know. You get credits...
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not entirely sure what you're talking about... could you explain that again?
Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
OK. I have been gathering permissions to make a video. A tribute to Snape, but it covers books 1-7. I would love to use your work in the video I am editing.

I have an older version of it. Look in my signature. HP Books Severus link. I credit you, feature your painting and well, I am not profiting.
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, okay. Yeah, as long as you credit me, that's fine.
Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Yes credited and you are already featured in my favs. Check my journal!
savi0r-483 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007   Traditional Artist
oh my GOD! this is AWSOME
Gabzies Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Voldie, no!!! Lol. I love it! His hands are beautiful, and I Harry looks like he'd be saying, "Is it dead!?" Lol. Boondock Saints....
It was rather obvious...but I was really hoping that Ole Snake-face would repent and at least die with a entire soul. *sigh*
EternalMetsuki Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice I love it!
coffeeoflife Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
love love love
Ranuel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
I haven't read DH yet but it doesn't seem like a big spoiler. I have, however, spent the last two weeks giving all my fic reading time to a set of novel length HP fanfics that this image fits really well. Nice bit of syncronicity that. I wish I had a bigger monitor so I could get the whole thing on the screen at once in full view. The details are great.
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