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Remus and Elizabeth 
29th-Oct-2004 07:50 am
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Some new art this morning, which was commissioned by fernwithy
It'a a scene from her brilliant story Lines of Descent .
If you haven't read this story yet, get yourself there now. This is quite seriously one of the best (and certainly most powerful) HP fanfics I have read.

This scene is from Chapter 3, where Remus and Elizabeth discuss the facts of lycanthropic life.
28th-Oct-2004 04:03 pm (UTC)
*sighs* Your art always makes me swoon. Such beautiful colors and the poses always look so natural and lovely. I especially like Remus's expression (his face, gah! <33) Fabulous art, as always.
2nd-Nov-2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thankyou so much! Glad you liked it! :~)
28th-Oct-2004 04:10 pm (UTC)
I love the picture! Just love it. Remus's awkward, embarrassed expression is just right, as is Elizabeth's faintly amused one.
2nd-Nov-2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Well, as yours is the most important opinion in this case, I'm very happy that I was able to illustrate the scene successfully. :~D
28th-Oct-2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
Warning: stupid question coming.

Kate, where do you get your faces from? Do you make them up completely or are they half based on people you know or see on the street. I'm such a verbal person that while I can totally understand someone inventing someone in words, I can't begin to imagine how you invent someone visually. Amazing.

Wonderful picture, by the way. Very Elizabeth! And the willow draping over the seat - :)
28th-Oct-2004 06:59 pm (UTC)
Not a stupid question at all, Myf!
Sometimes I use actor references, sometimes I just pull them out of my head.
If and when I do use actor references, unless I'm trying to keep the likeness (say Harrison/Han for eg), I change little things like their nose, chin, whatever. It's usually enough.
I find too, that if I want the look of an actor, but not the absolute likeness, if I sketch them from memory rather than a photo reference it can turn out pretty well.
The Remus in this pic was loosely based on Ewan McGregor at Fern's request, and I'll admit he turned out looking pretty much like the book Remus I had always imagined.

The last pic I did - Godric Gryffindor, I was going to use Sean Connery, but the sketches I did using him didn't work, so I ended up just pulling him out of my head. Ironically, (and maybe not surprisingly) I realised after the fact that he looks a lot like my uncle! (who has a white beard, not a red one, and doesn't look quite as wild. Nor does he have plaits. But as I told him when I sent it to him - now we know what he'd look like if he did!! ;~D )

I'm really glad you liked Elizabeth too. :~)
28th-Oct-2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
More Remus. Nice. :) Really great picture.
2nd-Nov-2004 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked it. :~)
28th-Oct-2004 04:33 pm (UTC)
OMG. Your Remus looks SO much like I visualised him in my head when reading the books the first time!!!

Brilliant, love it. :) :)
2nd-Nov-2004 02:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :~D I was surprised how much he came out looking like the way I imagined him too. ;~) But I guess that was a good thing. :~D
28th-Oct-2004 07:31 pm (UTC)

This is a beautiful and amazing picture for a beautiful and amazing story.

After Fern posted this in her LJ this morning, I went through your site, and oh wow, wow, wow, I am in awe. I particularly like the HP/SW and HP/SW/LOTR crossover pieces.
2nd-Nov-2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
Thankyou! I'm really happy that you're enjoying the rest of my art too. :~)
29th-Oct-2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
A beautiful piece of art for a most beautiful story. Thank you for inadvertantly introducing me to fernwithy. Her work is as amazing as yours. What a wonderful collaboration!
2nd-Nov-2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so glad I've introduced you to Fernwithy's stories! She is a brilliant writer!
4th-Nov-2004 04:49 am (UTC)
Whoa. Beaitiful.

I think I'll friend you now and watch for more, if it's all the same with you :-D

I'm from the Quill, by the way, and I was looking at your work. In one of the comments you linked a closeup or Ron's chin (I believe it was), but the link didn't work. I saw that it was a livejournal link and wanted to see if I could find it.

This is simply gorgeous. And I loved Godric, by the way. I've always imagined him blond, and I don't know why.
5th-Nov-2004 04:52 pm (UTC)
Hi and welcome! Thanks for taking the time to comment. Glad you're enjoying the art. :~)
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