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James Doodle - HP by KrisCynical James Doodle - HP by KrisCynical
I got a rather long e-mail tonight from a HP fan about my work over at the Chamber of Keys. I'm amazed people still look at that stuff and think it's good. It's crap. I did it when I was a junior in high school and it's crap. Reading the e-mail prompted me to actually go into the site and update some of the very VERY outdated info (the "About the Site" page said it had been up for two and a half years with 90,000 hits... it's been nearly 5 years and over 300,000 hits now) and other such things. Doing that made me try drawing the Marauders again.

I can't. I've forgotten how. Even Sirius looked bleh.

James is the only one who turned out post-able, and that's because I redesigned him while drawing.

That's kinda sad.
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irnokapril Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Please try some ! :)
caitiedoll Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Your HP art will always hold a special place in my heart.  It was my first introduction to digital art and (believe it or not) I still have several of your Marauder pictures bookmarked so I can look at them every once in awhile.
3vy0o2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
bonanzagal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
awesome! i've loved your hp stuff a looong time, i used to look at it over at hp monthly, and at the chamber of keys. it's sad you haven't updated in so long, and that you can't remember how to draw them. i LOVE your old designs, especially for sirius.
Faerfaen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Oooo, I LOVE the redesign!!!
sharingan920 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
I love this drawing, you got the proportions like, PERFECT! I'm an amature artist who hasn't posted anything yet but this is the best james i've ever seen, not that i've seen many but that doesn't matter! I LUV THIS! :heart:
FatKat Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007

I am sure that this comment is VERY late, but I do so love the style in which you've portrayed him!
Angel449 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006
I like him!
Ocean-Depths Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I think we're all like that.
I know I could write something, at the time, think it's good, then go back later and say, "Eww! Who wrote this?" =P
I actually still have a few stories written in High school that I still like. Although only a few. And I'm too lazy to redo the rest of them. And maaan, the spellchecking I had to do. My spelling, and grammar, was bad back then.
I still look at some of my recent stuff and swear up and down that it needs serious editing. Although my local editor and best friend thinks the stories are fine the way they are.
It's all in the eye of the beholder. Just because we, as creators, are our own worst critics, doesn't mean everyone is.
And I concur with others. Excellent work on James. :D
Eelio Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
I hate it when you realise you can't do things anymore. Like the splits. That's damn depressing.
LexiPlexi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Awww I hate it when you can't draw things you used to. It seems like you should be better but a lot of the time it turns out the other way. Happens to me sometimes. So annoying!! ><

Anyway, great James! =D
MegJohnston Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
I think you did an amazing job! :+fav:

At one point or another every one thinks their older stuff is bad. Then again that just shows us that we have gotten better at what we do. Just don't be like my mom and go and rip all of your art up ... that's what she did a few years back. I just think of them as something to look back upon.
BellaNotte Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Aww I absolutely love your MWPP artwork, that was how I first found your artwork as well, I'd love if you did some more Harry Potter stuff. While you may think it sucks, it's just because you did it and you see all of the faults that nobody else sees, but it's mostly just psychological, because you're an awesome artist and you always have been.

...I love this, by the way. Sorry for the rambling comment... hehe.
KrisCynical Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Ehhh... it's not just psychological. lol

There's lots of technical, compositional and anatomical problems with the old stuff that I've since learned about in school.
BellaNotte Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Aww they're still wayyy better than anything I could even think of doing and I'm sure I'm not alone in that... I wish I just had the kind of natural talent you have that you can even follow your dream to go to school for art.
EHB Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Nooooooo! Believe it or not, your HP fanart on chamber of keys was the first place I found out about you...
I like this james :)
EevilOverlord Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
awww...I think he's cute!! [and yah, a Lily and James pic would *so* rock! *G*]

And while you think your older stuff might probably doesn't suck as bad as you think it does. An artist is their own worst critic. Trust me, I know a few. *G* What matters is that people still like your art, right? Even if you do think it's old crap. ^_^
clockwork-eden Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well...if you ever get around to it again i think a lot of your watchers would love it, i love MWPP =) especially lilly and james although, and i do love this picture <3
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