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Here's one of my favourite scenes in the Harry Potter books - and it's actually not even IN the books! It's more of a flashback, really.

Anyway, Albus Dumbledore is arguably my favourite HP-character ever, so here he is just after that horrific fight with Grindelwald, disillusioned, terrified and broken-hearted, his little sister killed and his life shattered.
Oh, the pain and angst. I feed on it.

I still have trouble with hair, although I'm fairly pleased with Ariana's, and I'm not at all happy about the doors, but other than that I'm quite content with it.

Credit where credit is due:
His pose -> [link]
Her pose-> [link]

The Dumbledores are from the Harry Potter series and thus ©JK Rowling
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MermaidNinja Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018
Grindelwald: Get up, Albus! She was nothing but a worthless squib!
Albus: HOW DARE YOU!
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UltimateRex786 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
The only good part of Dumbledore’s story that Rowling wrote well. Him being a manipulative old man towards Harry was inexcusable! Damn it😡
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student Writer
This is so beautiful and sad, poor Albus. I mean he may have done a crap job as a brother when he got involved with all the Muggle rule stuff, but you can tell he was truly shattered by his little sister's death. I mean a lot of the fandom seems to forget that he has a heart and emotions, and he's not this heartless bastard a lot of people love to write him as. I mean this happened a hundred years ago, like literally and he still punishes himself. I hope he and Ariana sorted things out in the afterlife.
#teamdumbledore
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Maitia Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I mean he's not perfect and has behaved in a problematic fashion, but he remains one of my all time favourites.
The fact that he has carried this sorrow around with him for so long, and that it has been a kind of anchor for him, reminding him of the lure of power and its terrible costs just puts it in perspective how gentle, understanding and cheerful he is towards the students.
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princessireneofceres Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student Writer
And a lot of people would be pissed, because Albus still thought of Gellert and waited so long before fighting him. But I understand, he didn't regret Gellert. He regretted his selfishness, he regretted his shattered family but you can't regret love. It's love, even if the one you love turns out to be a monster, you can't regret loving them. It's not something you regret.
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Ai-Lan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
just left me wordless...
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spineless-laugh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
:'(
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Dib-a-licious Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist
This is one of the most heart-wrenching scenes I can think of from HP.

I love what you've done with this drawing, and Ariana's always been my favourite minor character (and also the one I hate the most in a way, seeing as my name's Ariana as well and I'm a typical blonde-hair-blue-eyed English-descent person) in the series.

In short: Nice job! (:
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Maitia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, me too. This and The Prince's Tale and the I'm About To Die-scene. I cried like a baby when I read those.

Thank you very much. I like her too, and I find it extremely cool that your name is Ariana as well. It's pretty (My name is not).

In short: :tighthug:
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Dib-a-licious Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist
:dummy: Thank you.

And you're welcome. (:
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Wolkenschwimmerin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
wow, it's heartbreaking. I love your stile. The symbolic detail, such as the open door and the shattered window. I can picture old Dumbledore breaking into tears over this image like while he drank the potion in HBP.
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Maitia Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for that sweet, sweet comment.
Well, I think this was probably one of the things he saw upon drinking the potion. This, the fight just before it and perhaps the funeral? And maybe his last fight with Grindelwald in 1945?

Also, thank you very much for faving my drawings; I really appreciate it.
Here, have a llama and a hug: :tighthug:
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Wolkenschwimmerin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I really love your stile of drawing (and we have the same HP-fav). =) Keep going! *hugs back*
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Maitia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww.. thanks!
Yeah, it's always great to meet another HP fan. Especially when they're so sweet.
Oh my, you've added me to your watch?
Thank you!
:iconawesomebabyplz:

Well, I will, then. It's been a while since I did any HP art, actually. I should do something about that...
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Wolkenschwimmerin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
The little boy looks like my cousin. XD
I just started drawing fanart. I hope I can post it here some day, but right now, I am not very content about my own artwork. It will take some time to improve my technique.
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isoldemaiden Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
beautiful and so sad!!
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Maitia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm not too happy with the walls and the door, but otherwise quite pleased.
And thank you so much for faving as well; I really appreciate it.
:tighthug:
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isoldemaiden Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
:) your anatomy is so much better than the rest of what I had been seeing that i had to fav it. I was so wowed by the blood and the poses that I didn't really notice the background but looking at it now I think it's pretty good, the window especially, all riddled with bullet/curse holes, is really quite beautiful. It was my please to fav!
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Maitia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. Now you're just flattering me. :blush:
And watching me! OMG. Thank you so much!

This just made my day. I come home from work, completely sleep-deprived because I had to stay up till 6 am to finish a paper, and a watch and sweet comments are waiting to cheer me up.

..And I'm feeling so fly :iconsexypinkglassesplz:
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isoldemaiden Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
XD i'm happy I made your day :)
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topazxx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Amazing colouring - this is pure skills and I love your art <33
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Maitia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
Especially about the colouring. I tried to do it a bit more subtle and desaturated for a change, so I'm glad you like it.
Aww now I feel all warm and fuzzy.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So extremely sad! Still, she look very beautiful
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creationcreating Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
This is tragically beautiful; I think the watercolor medium suits this scene really well, it makes the red look more pronounced and the whole thing more like a watery memory. Good job!
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Maitia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Thank you very much; I'm really flattered.
I have a soft spot for watercolour because I agree with you that it adds an emotional feel that you don't get so much with digital art or the less transparent paints.

Anyway, thank you for the kind words.
Much obliged
:glomp:
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NemiNightingale Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Beautiful! You've captured this scene so well :D
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Maitia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Mange tak for rosen. Jeg er ikke selv helt tilfreds med den, men det betyder jo bare at jeg må tage hænderne op af lommerne og prøve igen.

Tak for faven, for resten.
Håber, du nyder efterårsferien (eller hvad der er tilbage af den), hvis du har sådan en.

MVH Maitia
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NemiNightingale Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Hov, jeg havde slet ikke opdaget, du er dansker.
Det var så lidt. Tjah, der er vel ikke andet for,
selvom jeg nu ikke synes, der er meget, der skal laves om på :b

Det gør jeg skam, og i lige måde!

Imaginære cupcakes herfra ^_^
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Maitia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hæhæ, det er fordi vi danskere er ninjaer! Og vi afslører kun vores sande identitet over for andre ninja-danskere. (Bær over med mig; jeg har fået mere kaffe end godt er)

Godt, du har lidt ferie. Jeg sidder selv og tumler med en aflevering, som skal afleveres senest i morgen, så jeg er lidt muggen på læreren over at han sådan inddrager vores ferie til skolearbejde. Vi har virkelig andet at bruge den på!

Mmmh. Det er de lækreste cupcakes ever. De ryger lige på mine imaginære sideben (som allerede er frodige efter imaginære chokoladeorgier. Eller vent... var de virkelige?)

Ciao
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NemiNightingale Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Ja, selvfølgelig, jeg havde helt glemt, at vi er en hel nation af ninjaer! *shifty eyes*
Og det med koffeinen skal du ikke tage dig af. Jeg er i skrivende stund høj på mountain dew,
så jeg er ca. lige så fjollet at lytte til, som du er.

Og egentlig var det ikke helt sandt, at jeg nyder ferien. Den er nemlig dødkedelig, og jeg har
intet at give mig til. Men næste uge bliver til gengæld helvede, da jeg ikke har en eneste dag,
hvor jeg ikke skal noget, så der kommer jeg med garanti til at længes tilbage til kedsomheden.

Yes, imaginær mad ftw! Chokoladeorgier? Den slags har jeg da aldrig nogensinde hørt om.
*hoster og fløjter uskyldigt* ^_^'
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i-am-mighty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Her hair is absolutely gorgeous :) I love watercolour painting that arent landscapes so I no love you, congrats
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Maitia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. I do love painting hair, but I'm rubbish at landscapes, so this works out for everybody, it seems.
Oh, and thank you for faving and watching, I'm very flattered.
:tighthug:
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i-am-mighty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Your very welcome, and its my pleasure :D keep up the harry potter art, I love it
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i-am-mighty Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
That should be, "so I now love you" silly me :)
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CrawlingSpleen Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Oh... This is... really beautiful and deeply moving. I just have this fluttering feeling in my chest every time I look at it.
There might be some tiny bits that could be improved (like the already mentioned door), but overall it is just great.
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Maitia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. Thank you very much for being so sweet.
It's always nice to hear when people react in a special way to your drawings.
It's heartwarming.
Oh, and thank you very much for faving. Much obliged.

Cheers

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Book-worm24 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Writer
That was sad, you really captured the scene nicely.
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codeyumi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omigosh, this is such a good picture :o
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Maitia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that's very sweet.
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codeyumi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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My-Sin-Is-You Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
looks great :D poor ariana :( she was so fragil..
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Maitia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
Yeah, she was that. She had a sad, short life, poor girl.
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My-Sin-Is-You Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no prob:hug:
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ErikRoger Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Awesome! Very pretty and sad. I've been thinking recently that one doesn't see much fan art of Albus, Aberforth, and Grindlewald and this is a probably rare thought to draw scene involving them all.
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Maitia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you're right. And it's a great pity, because their story is such an interesting, sad one. I have yet to draw Aberforth, though. A future project, perhaps?
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ErikRoger Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
I shan't want to miss it! :)
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valoriemcrmy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this watercolor?
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Maitia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. It's watercolour and pencil lineart.
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valoriemcrmy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work, I still have trouble with detail with watercolor :s
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
when I saw this in my updates I almost didn't even look cause I didn't see how it fit with the series then I remembered Dumbledore's sister & that he had auburn hair in his youth & the second I clicked I felt tears burning & my stomach tightening LOVELY piece seriously I am touched by this thank you for posting it... as for the stock... I looked & I definately see the pose here but it didn't seem that it would be touching just looking at those photos
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