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Potter Prequel Comic Part 6: Page 8 :iconthegeekcanpaint:TheGeekCanPaint 23 12 Potter Prequel Comic Part 5: Pages 6- 7 :iconthegeekcanpaint:TheGeekCanPaint 22 11 Potter Prequel Comic Part 4: Pages 4 - 5 :iconthegeekcanpaint:TheGeekCanPaint 21 9 Potter Prequel Comic Part 3: Pages 2 - 3 :iconthegeekcanpaint:TheGeekCanPaint 24 8 Potter Prequel Comic Part 2: Page 1 :iconthegeekcanpaint:TheGeekCanPaint 24 9 Potter Prequel Comic Part 1: Cover :iconthegeekcanpaint:TheGeekCanPaint 37 21
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Keith James
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
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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This is a video I made for the Harry Potter page of my website www.thegeekcanpaint.com describing my "Potter Project"; what it is and why I'm doing it. But mostly to show what I do with the completed work. I apologize for the lack of quality and rawness of the video. I don't normally do this sort of thing. Still, I hope you enjoy it... despite my nasaly voice ;)

The Potter Project Video

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Potter Prequel Comic Part 6: Page 8

The below text will be the same in all 6 parts of this series.

So I started this little “Side-Potter-Project” as a part of my regular Potter-Project some time ago, and FINALLY finished it. 

If you didn't know, J.K. Rowling wrote an 800-word Potter prequel for charity at auction. The handwritten short story, featuring the fictional wizard's father James and his friend Sirius Black in their younger years, fills both sides of a piece of A5 card and is signed by her. Since J.K. wrote it, to me, that makes it canon, and felt it deserved a place in the Potter-Project. At first I was just going to do a single painting for it but then I noticed how little art was being produced based on the story. I’m not going to say that I haven’t seen any other fan art of it, but it’s been surprisingly space.  So I decided to have a little fun with it and adapted it into a mini comic book. The painting became the cover, then I drew the interiors in pencil like I do the vignette drawings. I tried to be as faithful to what J.K. wrote as I could be. I hope I didn’t overstep my boundries, but I added a few words of my own, just to aid the different medium the story was being told in.

I started working on this thing over a year ago, but took a break from it to do other stuff. I couldn’t share what I had, because I wanted to present it all at once. Then just when I began working on it again, “life got in the way” and responsibilites kept me from it. So after a lot of time, I’m really excited to finally be sharing the final product!

The cover painting is the same size and technique I usually do my Potter-paintings - 22 x 18 but then trimmed to standard comic book dimensions. It’s gouache paints with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.

The pages, are pencil on 11 x 17 hot press bristol board.

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theaven Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday 
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Happy Birthday!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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TheRealLeader Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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omcgeachie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow - colorful :) Thank you so much!
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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Have a happy birthday! :party::cake: 
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I did, thank you very much! :)
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