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The Secret Marriage



This idea of this drawing, came to me, by the desire of to see my fav couple represented in Gustave Klimt´s"The Kiss" which is considered one of the best descriptions of the union between a woman and a man in the history of art!If you look with attention, in the original one, you´ll see it´s like there´s no beginning and end in their figures, one completing each other in the forms and colours.

I choose this image to illustrate a passage we didn´t read on JK´s books.One of the many she left for our own imagination.
Before DH release, one of the things I wanted so much to read on it was Bill
and Fleur wedding!I was always wondering how could be this moment in the magical world (that we could have a kind of special magical binds for example) and I have to confess, it was a little bit frustrating, too much "normal".
When I finished the book, I started to work in this drawing/painting version of Klimt´s picture, that for me, could illustrate the union between Ron and Hermione.
While I was doing it, I start to think that it was clear for me their unity since the beginning, how much each one complete the other, and how could it be their wedding after all the losses they suffered.So in my mind, all I dreamed before DH was eliminated, and this moment would it be just for both of them, because they feel this had really happenned since one got in each other´s life.
As usual for me, I found the perfect song for this moment of them:"The Secret Marriage" from Sting.A very delicate song, with beautiful lyrics, that tells so much about "soul mates".
What I wasn´t expecting for, was to find the right description of the scene in my mind, in Ron´s thoughts of the one shot story, wrote by my friend Linda(Pigwithhair) "Duet".
It´s a NC-17 and I hope you could read it, if you still didn´t, to complete all this image.

The drawing/painting was all made with watercolours, and I have to confess, I think is one of the most complex fanarts I made.It took me soooo much time and it seems to me, at a certain moment, I was doing a one million pieces puzzle.The colours, forms, proportions are based in the picture and its a pity that after I scaned it, we can´t see the golden ink I used (oh, Ron´s cloths) all over it like it was used by Klimt in the original one!

I´m planning to do more things like this.It was really a good experience for me.

"The Secret Marriage"

No earthly church has ever blessed our union
No state has ever granted us permission
No family bond has ever made us two
No company has ever earned commission

No debt was paid no dowry to be gained
No treaty over border land or power
No semblance of the world outside remained
To stain the beauty of this nuptial hour

The secret marriage vow is never spoken
The secret marriage never can be broken

No flowers on the alter
No white veil in your hair
No maiden dress to alter
No bible oath to swear

The secret marriage vow is never spoken
The secret marriage never can be broken

"Ron couldn’t sleep. Had she really come into the bathroom when he’d been… had she really done that to him? Said those things? It seemed unreal yet the evidence was curled around him, sleeping contentedly. He knew this was how he wanted to spend every night.
Tomorrow they would talk. There would be no big wedding like Bill and Fleur’s.
Ron shuddered at the mere thought.

Something Fred had said came back to him and he felt the now familiar pang that filled him whenever he thought of his dead brother. Fred had thought the whole wedding thing complete bollocks and Ron was inclined to agree. Harry would be there, of course and they could just get Hagrid and Hermioine’s parents, and Ron figured they could tell his mum about five minutes before the ceremony. It would be small and simple and afterwards they could all have dinner out in the garden at the Burrow. There was no other place Ron would consider at which to get married and he was fairly sure Hermione would feel the same.
He knew she loved it there. And then she could move in here. It would be just the two of them.

Yeah, Ron thought as he relaxed against Hermione’s sleeping form, just the two of us."

"Duet" by Pigwithhair(you must be registered at the site):


Painted with watercolours on A4 size 180gr Canson. paper.
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HP pst2600
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Oct 6, 2007, 4:18:37 PM
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This is simply beautiful!