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My first HBP art! 
5th-Aug-2005 11:40 pm
Owl totem
My Muse snuck up on me while I was sitting in the car waiting to pick up my son from Cadets at 10pm this evening! Resulting in this completely stream of consciousness sketch which pretty much drew itself. (the best kind!) I actually went armed to write - plot bunnies dancing round my head - but sat there with my journal open and pen ready, waiting for the words to flow for about 5mins, then closed it all, got out the visual diary I have with me at all times and away we went!

I'm really quite thrilled cos I was SO lagging behind all my fellow artists here on lj for getting some HBP art done. :~)




Crying in the bathroom...



I want to colour it now... but I have so much other work to do first! *whines*


ETA: In the bright light of day I realised how much this looks like __hibiscus's art of the same scene! And am really disappointed with myself/myMuse. I understand that with such tight scenes, concept art is bound to overlap but, nevertheless the 'remix' was unintentional. :~\
Comments 
5th-Aug-2005 07:49 am (UTC)
Can you explain why so many artists find this to be a scene they want to illustrate? I think this is the 3rd or 4th version I've seen. Not that that's bad, I just didn't think of it as a great scene in the book.
5th-Aug-2005 08:19 am (UTC)
It's certainly not the first scene I'd planned to illustrate but, like I said, this one drew itself while I was sitting in the car waiting for my son. The scene I would like to do is the one with Malfoy and Harry on the train. Still mulling over the most effective perspective on that one.
5th-Aug-2005 09:45 am (UTC)
I think the reason people are drawing this is taht this scene shows us a different perspective on Draco. He's lonley, he's human and he's scared. He's also allowing himself to be comforted by Myrtle, which is amazing in itself LOL. Who would a thunkit?

Great job, Leela!

You will do the funeral scene with the Ron/Hermione comfort, will you not? Pretty Please??? :D
5th-Aug-2005 07:54 am (UTC)
I love Draco's eyes in this. They look so haunted. And very neat way to depict Myrtle when only using one medium.
5th-Aug-2005 08:20 am (UTC)
Thanks. :~)
5th-Aug-2005 07:57 am (UTC)
Excellent! I love the depth.

I think this scene stands out to people because it's the first time we see Draco as something more than a 2-D villian--and that fact smacks Harry in the face, too. I'm not a Draco Grrrrl, but this book is the first time I've really felt for him as a person (well, as a character, anyway). I don't think seeing him cry made him weak--I think it made him HUMAN. I was irked when his first reaction at seeing Harry was to attack with an Unforgivable Curse (which reinforced he IS bad), but then was tugged at the heart again to see him dying on the floor a moment later. J.K.R. totally manipulated me through that whole part--but in a good way!
5th-Aug-2005 08:26 am (UTC)
I'm not a Draco grrrl either (evidenced by the lack of illos of him from me) but I loved the growth in his character in this book. And I found Harry's obession with him really amusing.
I've been planning to illo the scene with him and Harry on the train, so finding myself drawing this sort of caught me by surprise.
5th-Aug-2005 09:17 am (UTC)
Awesome work!! I love your art so much.
5th-Aug-2005 11:34 am (UTC)
Beautiful!! Myrtle looks wonderful and I love Harry!
5th-Aug-2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
Draco's eyes are haunting, and I love the attention to Myrtle. Beauteous!
5th-Aug-2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, I liked Draco eyes - so expressive! I liked Harry too, surprised and confused at seeing Draco like these. Great job!
5th-Aug-2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
This is a wonderful depiction of one of my favorite HBP scenes. I love how expressive Draco's face is.
5th-Aug-2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
Hello Leela,
any hope for some more 'Tatooine' soon?
Lovely sketch!
5th-Aug-2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
yours is differnt. Your styles are differnt and hers kind of look like weemon. This is really cool. Man I tottaly want to draw this scene but everyone already has and I want to be different. So I'm doing like an unshown seen wif mrtyle and draco or some poo.
5th-Aug-2005 07:22 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah! We all know how much Myrtle loves to spy on boys in the Prefect bathroom. Heh. ;~D
5th-Aug-2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
Myrtle is the best. Like I would so do that if I was a ghost. I would also do that with that cloak..thatd be better because I wouldnt be dead.
5th-Aug-2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
Fantastic!
6th-Aug-2005 04:16 pm (UTC)
Beautifully visualized for a spur of the moment sketch, and I have to agree that the reason it's so popular is for the varying emotions, and the glimpse of a different Draco than the one we usually see in canon.
3rd-Feb-2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
I love this Draco.
3rd-Feb-2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Thankyou! :~)
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