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Harry Potter: Book 3, Cover by TheGeekCanPaint
Harry Potter: Book 3, Cover
37.5 x 15
Gouache paints with colored pencil on colored matt board - and just the tiniest touch of air brushing. Spine verbiage added via PhotoShop

So it's been nearly a year since I've done any Harry Potter Art. After finishing Chamber of Secrets, I did a couple things for Prisoner of Azkaban, but I wanted to take a small break. That break went a little longer when I co-directed a show with my hubby, then we moved, then it was the holidays and finally, well, it was time to get back at it. 

Over all, I'm happy with the painting. There are a couple things I'd change if I could. There's one character who gave me some trouble and after working him over a number of times, I had to settle on the way he looks or risk ruining it. But even then, I'm not terribly disappointed with what I settled on for that character. 

Now, I have a gig I need to work on, but after that, I'll be doing the Potter art on a more regular basis.
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I don't really NEED to write this post. Mostly it's for accountability and keeping myself focused and finish what I say I'm going to.

See, within the next few days, I should be finishing the cover illustration for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!  I turned a corner on it last night and if all goes well, I'll be posting the finished product this weekend. For those who are familiar with the illustrations I've done for Philosopher's Stone & Chamber of Secrets, it will fit right in in design and style. I've finished all the primary painting on all of the characters and objects featured, except the faces of 4 people and all of Crookshanks... but that is what I'll be doing tonight. After that, it's just a matter of doing touch-ups and finishing touches.

After that, I'll probably go radio silent for a bit again. I have a gig I need to work on and I can't post any of the final products till some time after the actual product has been on the market. But when it's available, I'll talk about it and give a link to purchasing it for anyone who may be interested... though the subject matter is for a specific market.

Then, once that's done, I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things properly. During the time I'm working on the gig, I should be able to get a lot of preliminary sketching done and dive right into more scenes from Azkaban as well as Oz and start a few other projects.

So, that's what's going on right now. I should be back in a few days with the new painting to share!

To quote the immortal Tigger: TTFN!
It's been a long time since I've done some Potter art. After I finished "Chamber of Secrets" I did a couple paintings for "Prisoner of Azkaban" just so I could say it was started, but I let the series rest for a bit. That was a year ago... A YEAR! I did a bunch of other stuff last year, but I felt it was time to get back to it and have been doing a bunch of drawing recently.

Last night I finished the drawing stage and tonight I prep the board on which I'll be painting the cover illustration of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

I'm kind'a excited :)
SeanCockwell 1 by TheGeekCanPaint
SeanCockwell 1
Don't remember the exact size, aprox 8.5x11
Gouache paints with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.

This isn't even up on my website yet... it will be in time.

So I got permission to post this painting, which will be the only one I can post for about a year. It's the first of what will be a series I will be doing of the handsome Sean Cockwell. For the past few years he's released a calendar normally featuring photos of himself, but for 2016 it will be paintings (of him) by me :) 

I won't be able to share anymore than this one till after the calendar has been released, but starting September 2015 the calendar will be available for sale... of which I will report more about when the time comes.
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As previously reported, my art desk was damaged in my move and is sitting in pieces in my new studio, and will remain so until the replacement parts I ordered arrive.

Well, they did arrive on Friday.

I picked them up on my way home from work. 

They were the right parts... for the wrong desk. :o(

I called the company on Saturday, but wasn't surprised they weren't open. They aren't a shop, but a dealer shops order through. So I left a message and have to wait till Monday to get everything straightened out and the parts for the right desk ordered. I hope they can rush ship the pieces, because I'd really REALLY like to get them for the Christmas weekend - it's going to be a 4-day-weekend for me. That would be a perfect time to be doing some art. I worry they will try and charge me for the shipping if I request a rush, even though this all was their mistake. Right now I expect not to get charged, but for them not to rush it either, which means I won't get the parts till the following week.

Oh well.

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Keith James
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
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My name is Keith James. I’m a thirty-something geek residing in Saint Paul, MN. Yes, I said geek, I've embraced who I am and proud of it! I am also an aspiring illustrator and here in DeviantArt you will find a majority of my artwork. Anyone is welcome to take a look through it.

I’ve been involved with art as long as I can remember and knew I’d be working in it since I was in kindergarten. And while it's not yet my profession, I'm working on it!

I attended The Columbus College of Art and Design where I graduated with a BFA majoring in Illustration. I have a love for superhero comic books, children’s books, science fiction/fantasy, animation, and the theatrical arts. So take a look through the galleries, I hope you like what you see!

Current Residence: Saint Paul, MN
Favourite genre of music: Rock and Broadway
Favourite style of art: Illustration: Childrens books and Comic books
Favourite cartoon character: Stich or Yakoo Warner
Personal Quote: Success doesn't taste nearly as sweet without failure as an appitizer.
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I don't really NEED to write this post. Mostly it's for accountability and keeping myself focused and finish what I say I'm going to.

See, within the next few days, I should be finishing the cover illustration for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!  I turned a corner on it last night and if all goes well, I'll be posting the finished product this weekend. For those who are familiar with the illustrations I've done for Philosopher's Stone & Chamber of Secrets, it will fit right in in design and style. I've finished all the primary painting on all of the characters and objects featured, except the faces of 4 people and all of Crookshanks... but that is what I'll be doing tonight. After that, it's just a matter of doing touch-ups and finishing touches.

After that, I'll probably go radio silent for a bit again. I have a gig I need to work on and I can't post any of the final products till some time after the actual product has been on the market. But when it's available, I'll talk about it and give a link to purchasing it for anyone who may be interested... though the subject matter is for a specific market.

Then, once that's done, I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things properly. During the time I'm working on the gig, I should be able to get a lot of preliminary sketching done and dive right into more scenes from Azkaban as well as Oz and start a few other projects.

So, that's what's going on right now. I should be back in a few days with the new painting to share!

To quote the immortal Tigger: TTFN!

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DaleLaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Gorgeous stuff!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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DaleLaz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
I'll keep my eye on you.  You have my ear if you want to collab on a gay erotic graphic novel. :)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! I'm honored... I'm not even sure what to say. I'll definitely think about it.
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Alien-Death-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Artist
Happy Birthday!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Alien-Death-Hammer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Artist
Welcome!
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Happy Birthday!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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theaven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday
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