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Harry Potter in Diagon Alley

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You're a wizard Ry.

Artist's struggle: I spent so long on this artwork man... It all started with a linework which I did for fun, then I left it sit on my table for weeks before scanning it. Then I left it on the computer for days before deciding to color it. I tried to rush it before Supanova convention because Tom Felton the actor for Draco Malfoy will be at the convention. I ended up not finishing it, only able to make it look good if looked at from far away... I still sold that unfinished copy (If you happen to buy that copy, then do feel special because those copies will never be sold again) Then I didn't bother with it for a while. Then every once in a while I would take the piece out again and add more details, the details took me SO LONG to do because there's so much happening. I then uploaded on facebook to hear people's suggestions to make it better, after listening to it I once again made changes to the artwork. I changed the shading colors so many times to get the feeling right. I had to fix Hermione's eyes a 1000 times to make her look less slutty (She still looks a bit drunk). Let's just say I wanted this to look perfect before I show it publicly. Now it is finally up to standard to be posted on DA, but even then I still wanna add more details to the background characters. I'll do it later.

OH OH I made recordings of my progress, have fun watching the speed painting of it here on youtube: [link]

If you are interested in buying this as a print, please click here for more info [link]
Again for more in depth relationship with your artist Ry, you can follow him on his facebook fanpage: [link]

Also if anyone wanna suggest me for a Daily Deviation, please feel free to do so. I would be greatly appreciated.
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SmolbritishbratStudent Digital Artist
omg yas dobby
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AttolisHobbyist Writer
This is fantastic. Could you (or would you) do something like this, though maybe just the threesome, to be WAY easier that this one because I've seen a lot of HP art ant this is very unique. VERY. Nobody ever draws Kreacher and you have this way of curving everything that just makes it perfect. Also, nice Ry's den. Phew.
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ChiefMoustacheHobbyist General Artist
is... is that voldemort in the background? .n.
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It looks amazing :D <333
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fruitbatslyraHobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how lively and colorful it is! :heart:
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This is amazing! It might be the first illustration i have seen that has so many details of diagon alley. Nice job! :D
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nay-onlyStudent Interface Designer
gooooooooooood! *-*
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5UNNYR4Y3 Digital Artist
Hagrid's hair....it's so fluffy ^^
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Peaceful-ChildStudent General Artist
So cute!
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Very beautiful! You have so many details, characters, and references that I'm certain I haven't been able to catch them all! From Creevy's camera, to the caged dragon, to the "snakes city" and "potion lotion" it's amazing! I also like the soft and easy colours you used. They look really nice!
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TheShortHetaliaFanHobbyist Traditional Artist
the detail is so freaking AMAZING *v* I watched the speed paint, too, :icontotallyawesomeplz:

do you mind me using this idea? like, diagon alley with all the characters incorporated, in detail and....yeah...?
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TheShortHetaliaFanHobbyist Traditional Artist
yay! thank you~

I'll make sure to credit you :3
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This is God damn amazing!!
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HurriicaneeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi ! This beautiful pic has been featured in a gathering of Harry Potter fanarts ! Have a look ! ([link])
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mysticfeline7Hobbyist Artist
Luna Lovegood... :D
I love the way you created the feel of this. Something about the composition...
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Realisticlaura12Hobbyist Artist
Love it! Spectacular!
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After--ForeverHobbyist General Artist
This is amazing :love:
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FrostgoreHobbyist General Artist
oh... was the harry porter series to be made in anime... I would actually respect it, lol.
Amazing work on this one. :D
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PythagasaurusHobbyist General Artist
I love this! I don't know why, but it reminds me of Earthbound
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saillytheshippyHobbyist General Artist
Diagon Alley!!! Kyaaa! I love your colors and POV of Harry and his gang. What a beautiful "magical" time...wish I was there...a lovely piece of work :)
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dizzypiggyHobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
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Haha look at Hagrid! :D
wonderful art like all of yours :love:
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rafaelventuraProfessional General Artist
Wow, I thought it was a great piece and only later I realized it was Harry Potter =D

Great work
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