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Harry Potter: Book 1, Ch.06 by TheGeekCanPaint Harry Potter: Book 1, Ch.06 by TheGeekCanPaint
Gouache paints and coloured pencil on watercolour paper.

I was happy with the way this one tunred out. Hermione is appropriately Hermione-ish, and while it didn't feel like it was working while I was painting it, all the different detail work (the wood grain, carpeting and cusion patterns etc.) worked out.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Haha--I love bossy, know-it-all little Hermione! :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Normally I have to do a couple drawings to get a character "right", but that one was done on the first try. I looked at her and thought it was just right :)
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HellYeah8D Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, that's fantastic. Especially Hermiones expression :XD:
Well, I wonderd who the little boy was and I have read the comments. Neville? o.o
Isn't he too small? I don't remember that he was described like this in the book. But anyways. I love him :love:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! And yes, the little boy is Neville. In the first books illustrations I pushed the sizes of the kids a little. I got a little exaggerated I admit, but I thought it worked alright. I'm glad you like him anyways ;) As I progress, the kids are much more proportionate in their sizes.
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HellYeah8D Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure! :iconlaaaplz:
Ok :D
Hehe I see ^-^
Hehe, I'm glad that you're glad! :nod:
I also like him as character. He is so cute :meow:
Hmm...I have a question. Are the sizes of them exactly mentioned:iconquestionmarkplz:
I just remember that Ron was bigger than many kids in his age. :iconhmplz:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It doesn't say exactly. Yesm Ron's tallest. Neville is just often refered to as "little".
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HellYeah8D Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Hmm..ok. Thank ya :D
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glitch-ish Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awww, Neville looks adorable :tighthug:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, Neville (at least to me) for the first few books, needs to be super cute - pudgy, but little, someone you just want to cuddle.
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glitch-ish Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I agree :D
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cheeseofliberty Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bahaha love Hermione, so annoying :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks - that's what I was going for ;)
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lyokoluver94 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the background. The detailing is amazing :) Is there any way we could see it in a bigger size?
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
First - thank you very much for the compliments!

Unfortunately, for now, I'm only posting my work in the smaller sizes - I'm trying to negotiate with WB to get permission to sell official prints of my stuff.

That said, you can see all my illustrations, without the watermarks on my website www.thegeekcanpaint.com if you'd like.
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Remus-Chocolade Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
My first reaction to Hermione was "Ah, night troll!" Not sure if that's a good thing (for me), but she surely is Hermione-ish. :)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, Hermione doesn't show just how cute she can be in the early books. :)
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OstentatiousNature Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
awwwww~ so cute! little trio and neville XDXD back before everything was so complicated XD <3
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I really enjoyed doing this scene because of just what you're saying - it's fun that this is the first time the trio (and Neville) are together.

Thanks so much for the compliment!
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OstentatiousNature Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
no problem~ XD
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
This is perfection. The old timey train car, lanky Ron with the huge hands and feet, round faced, blond Neville and bossy, bushy haired canon Hermione! I bow to your greatness!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You are too kind! Thank you so very much for all the kind words about my art. I'm happy you like my take on the characters and the scene.
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commoner-pocky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is positively incredible. All the details, as you said, really make the piece. Wow.
(I love Hermione's expression. And Neville awkwardly in the corner!)

I feel like I should say more, because this is stunning, but... I'm speechless. Hats off to you!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind of you, thank you so much! You don't need to say more, I'm greatful for all your kind words as they are ;)

Really, thank you!
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rhr-forever Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love how you capture Hermione PERFECTLY. Not many artists actually DARE to make her not very pretty. But she looks here just as she's described in the books. Oh, Hermione <3 Bushy-haired, buck-toothed, bossy, book-loving Hermione :3
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I try to be as true the books as I can be, and that included making Hermione a little less than attractive. But that's all to set up finding out how pretty she really is in Goblet of Fire at the Yule Ball ;)
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rhr-forever Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Exactly. Exactly. Yes, she would be really pretty at the Yule Ball, and then afterwards she wouldn't be so...ehm, wild with her looks...
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep! That's the plan ;)
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Wiggum42 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I love how you draw Hermione with her hair almost covering her eyes. It's not how I imagine her, but it's still so appropriate to her character I almost wish I did visualize her like that...:)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I plan to "tame" her Hair as she get's older, especially after she does some stuff to it for the Yule Ball... but for now, while she's still young and goofy like all the rest of the kids, I'm letting it be a little out of control ;)
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MsNalesnik Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
awww, what a cute little Neville :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was going for him looking border-line like a precious moments figurien ;)
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MsNalesnik Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
heh ^^
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Acacia2789 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ron, ahh ron what will you ever do with that wire-ry little fella.
Wait. Did I just saw fella?
Anyways awesome picture. Its just how I pictured everyone on that first train ride to Hogwarts.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I must say though, J.K.R.s writting basically drew the scene itself, I was just along for the ride and put it on the paper ;)

Still, thank you for the compliments, I'm glad ya like the painting.
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lSorul Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student
ooaahh : DDDD
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure I understand.

I'm gonna guess you like it, please correct me if I'm wrong.

If not - thank you :)
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exclamation-marked Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, Neville looks about 5 in that! Real good work btw C:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I pushed Neville's cuteness I gave him a bit more of a baby face than he probably should have. At least for the first couple books, I want(ed) him to look boarder-line "Precious Moments"

~ Thanks!
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dark--sapphire Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
neville is adorable! and hermi is hilarious! and the detail is exquisite!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I had a lot of fu with the characters in this scene :)
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Nadlss Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Ahaha they're so funny :XD: So little! And she definitely is Hermione-ish xD "Know-it-all!"
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This was one of the funnest Hermione illustrations to do. I really had fun with her expression :)

Thank you so much!
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CoatStealer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! They all look so cute and ... eleven-ish, that's weirdly rare in Harry Potter fanart. I love all the details and Hermione's design is great.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Part of the inspiration for doing this series of illustrations is because of the other art out there (and even the movies) that don't get those kinds of details right. I'm kind of obsesive about details that way... I guess the goal is that even if someone doesn't like my style, they can't deny that the illustration is at least acurate ;)
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mangeau Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, Hermione looks like such a bitch in this pic XD I love her expression.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehe... of all the kids in this scene I had the most fun drawing/painting Hermione. Glad to hear she's being appropriately recieved ;)
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Kathofel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, Neville's so adorable! :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like him, I thought of all the kids (at least in the first book) Neville needs to be that cute little "precious moments" looking kid.
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Kathofel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right.. :) You gotta love Neville.. :D
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Anante Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again the colors are stunning and the little details like Ron's smudged nose is just perfect! Neville and Ron's expressions as they listen to Hermione are very amusing. :giggle:
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