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Remember that sketch I did a while ago? The one for my own fic...… 
27th-Sep-2004 07:54 pm
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Remember that sketch I did a while ago? The one for my own fic... Well, this is what I puddled in while I was away.

And a closeup of Ron so you can see his stubble properly. :~)

Done using Copic Markers with finishing touches done in Photoshop.
27th-Sep-2004 03:01 am (UTC)
Ooooh! *fangirl sqeee*

This picture means so much more to me having just read the fic that goes with it. I love the shading and lighting choices, especially the light reflecting off Ron's eyelashes. I also love the many colors in Ron's hair - it looks so real, as does his stubble. Hermione's fingers appear ink-stained, as you would expect for a scholar like her. It's brill!
27th-Sep-2004 03:20 am (UTC)
I adore Rupert Grint's eyelashes. This pic from PS has always been a favourite of mine, and inspired the scrumptious lashes in my illo. :~D
27th-Sep-2004 03:05 am (UTC)
Fangirling your Ron more than evah!!
27th-Sep-2004 03:13 am (UTC)
{{hugs}} :~D
27th-Sep-2004 03:19 am (UTC)
oh, that's lovely.

I have such thing for facial hair, so... *sigh*

and the fact that it's Ron... *dies*

And his eyelashes?? oh, I could just faint.

Beautiful. I also particularly love the multi-colored lines and highlights in his hair.

Hermione's lovely, but for me this picture is all about Ron. *heart*
27th-Sep-2004 03:40 am (UTC)
I have a thing for facial hair myself; especially beards. :~) See my comment above (to hhellcat) about the eyelashes. ;~)
27th-Sep-2004 04:05 am (UTC)
I love his light eyelashes. They are so wonderful. The coloring on this is amazing.
27th-Sep-2004 04:08 am (UTC)
Thanks! His eyelashes seem to be a big favourite all round. :~)
27th-Sep-2004 05:13 am (UTC)

I feel like I'm being sucked into a new world. I love the look in his eyes.
27th-Sep-2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Have you read the books yet?
27th-Sep-2004 07:52 am (UTC)
That is just wonderful! I always adore your art. Ron all scruffy...*swoon* and R/Hr!!

I would love to read the fic that goes along with this...where is it?

*fangirls Kate*
27th-Sep-2004 11:54 am (UTC)
You can find "Sunday Morning" here: http://checkmated.com/story.php?story=2366

I loved it!
27th-Sep-2004 08:53 am (UTC)
Very cool. You should look into selling prints of your work. It's really easy. using http://www.photoaccess.com you can order a bunch of prints and sell them online or in ebay. Okay. the capitalist will shut up now.
27th-Sep-2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
The problem with selling prints of fanart is that you run the risk of having Warner Bros come down all medieval on your arse. (because we all know how much what amounts to a cottage industry would eat into WBros profits! *rolls eyes*) It's my understanding though that they can't stop you selling the original painting. CG art which HAS to be printed... I don't know.
27th-Sep-2004 09:12 am (UTC)
wow. this is absolutely beautiful! :D
27th-Sep-2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thankyou! :~D
27th-Sep-2004 10:02 am (UTC)
Holy cow copic marker 0.o
ok in seriouse awe, becuase I would have guessed acylic. It looks painted (granted marker is a wet medium, but still)
Can I ask what color you used to achive those skin tones? It looks like some form of blue of brown but I can't pplace a brown that is that subtle.

It looks so amazing. And, how on earth did you get Ron's hair so fine? Or was that part of the photoshop touch up? (Or is this picture much larger in real life?)
27th-Sep-2004 04:32 pm (UTC)
Skin colours - I always tend to stick with 'skin white' as the base colour, although with this pic I was working on cartridge paper (the original sketch in my visual diary), which carries the markers differently to the paper I usually work on. The 'skin white' came out much more orange on the cartridge paper I found and needed lots of toning down.
'Dull Ivory' is one of my favourites for darker skin shadows, and the bluish tones were a 'wash' of 'Pale Lavender' or 'Mauve Shadow'. Can't remember which. :~P
Other colours used - 'Clay, Blush, Barely Beige, Buttercup Yellow', and 'Caramel' was what I used for Ron's hair. And of course my favourite marker, which is the Colourless Blender.
As for the fineness of Ron's hair, it's mostly Copic. The only photoshopping in his hair was the highlights - the 'white' strands of hair. The pic was A5 (5.5"x8").
Hope that's a help? :~D
28th-Sep-2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, hello, Ron!

29th-Sep-2004 07:16 am (UTC)
Heeee! :~)
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29th-Sep-2004 07:13 am (UTC)
*friends you back* And I see you are a fellow Melbourne girl! :~)
29th-Sep-2004 04:38 am (UTC)
*worships your art*
29th-Sep-2004 07:18 am (UTC)
Thanks! :~)
29th-Sep-2004 05:04 am (UTC)
That has to be the best picture of Ron-growing-up I've ever seen. The composite picture is wonderful, with their expressions, the shading, the background details, but Ron just rocks. *takes mental snapshot to save forever* Very very nice!
29th-Sep-2004 07:17 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it. ;~D
29th-Sep-2004 09:18 am (UTC)
SOOOOO CUUUUUUUUTE!!!! I love love love the mildly pleased look on Ron's have, and Hermione's so gently curious and repressing her delight. Awwwww!!! Ron is such the hottie and oh, SO very Ron. Like, the perfect Weasley boy and why'd you have to draw him so realistically, cause now I'm developing, like, MAJOR crush on him. Major. Is he real? Can I commission you to make me a real Ron, just like this? Stubble and all? *hopefuly*

And darling Hermione! It's fantastic, that -- yay!! -- you made her look, you know, like Hermione. Not beautiful, but just normal and girlish and her bushy hair and her unperfect face and YES. Because Hermione isn't about the beautiful. I love that. And I love her to bits because she's so sweet! Her little layered shirt and sweater and the quirk of her eyebrows, which just *screams* affection and the browness of her warm eyes....*happy sigh*

This is, like, totally Ron/Hermione = meant to be.

And my GOD, woman, you are an amazing artist. The realism is pleasant and interactive and happy without being, based on the movie actors, or being, like. ugly. This is the opposite of ugly realism. This is the prettiest most exquisite realism, short of a photomanip.

I really have to investigate into these...copic markers thingies. They fascinate me.

Ron's slight smirk. And his sideburns, oh GUHHHHHHH, you've destroyed me, you have. so, you'll take my commission right? make him real??
3rd-Oct-2004 03:07 am (UTC)
Wow... I don't know what to say. Thankyou! :~)

The Markers - you'll love I think. I really enjoy working with them. But don't forget the colourless blender! That IMO is the most important one to get (not that you'll see it without the others). With it you can bleed colours together and lose that hard, tell-tale edge that markers have.

As for making a Ron... well, I've made 3 boys and that's enough for me! ;~P
29th-Sep-2004 03:18 pm (UTC)
Can I just say that I have been admiring your art at SQ for months. A bunch of us from the Werewolf Registry have been fangurlishly drooling every time you post something new. Your Weasley family portrait is just amazing. My personal favorite is Neville which is just spot on! Your portraits are so in character. No one looks like they stepped out of a Gap ad. The warm earth tones are really excelent. Hope you don't mind if I friend you.
3rd-Oct-2004 03:11 am (UTC)
Not at all. :~) *friends you back* Glad you're enjoying the art!
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