Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Harry Potter: Book 2, Ch.08 by TheGeekCanPaint Harry Potter: Book 2, Ch.08 by TheGeekCanPaint
Gouache paint with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.
16 x 22 inches

Well, “My Fair Lady” is over, and now after much time of not painting, I’ve finally completed a new piece. It’s the next Potter-Painting, Chapter Eight of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”, “The Deathday Party”.

I always have mixed feelings about my paintings and this one is no different. It had alot of potential, it is an incredibly creative and interesting scene. There’s so much fun stuff described in it... yet I had surprising little interest in it. But, it was still Potter, and I still had fun with it and tried to treat it as I do all the other scenes I’ve illustrated. The only thing I (in my mind) skimped on, was I had originally planned on including seeing some of the orchestra of musical saws, but I just couldn’t make them fit, so I didn’t fight as hard as I normally would.

That said, I’m happy with the way it turned out. Besides the orchestra, I think I put in every ghost mentioned in the scene and then some. I think it has the right mood, and there’s a couple fun little details I’m particularly proud of. Namely the Bloody Barron and the Grey Lady giving each other a glance, and the knight with the arrow sticking out of his head is the Black Knight from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.
Add a Comment:
 
:icon2195razielim:
2195Razielim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
Reply
:iconphonelady:
PHONELADY Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
you are a wonder i am in awe of you ,so much detail wow.
thank you.
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You flatter me! Thank you so much for such kind words and compliments about my art :)
Reply
:icondeathlytriforce:
DeathlyTriforce Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
This is EXACTLY how I imagined this chapter! Fabulous job!:)
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I had to sacrifice showing the band in order to cram the rest in, but I'm glad you like it!

Thank you!!!
Reply
:iconsophrosunex:
SophrosuneX Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Great job. This is so cool!
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much - you're too kind :)
Reply
:iconjbrav88:
jbrav88 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I love the obligatory 1920's gangster ghost at the buffet table. Great job on this one.
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think this is a double reply, but I still thank you ;)
Reply
:iconjbrav88:
jbrav88 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Sorry, didn't mean to repost.
Reply
:iconjbrav88:
jbrav88 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Awesome job, I love the obligatory 1920's gangster ghost at the buffet. Well Done!
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It was fun trying to pick out some "classic looks" for a number of the random ghosts. I'm glad ya like :)
Reply
:iconvanillahigh:
VanillaHigh Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so epic i congratulate you :)
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Reply
:iconjijikit:
jijikit Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! That is an amazing amount of work you put into it and it came out great!
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! It was one of the more challenging illustrations to do. :)
Reply
:iconstarlace:
Starlace Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! I love all the details; you captured the chilly mood perfectly.
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you so much!
Reply
:icondot-dashlee:
dot-dashlee Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
soooo sweet!
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! :)
Reply
:iconblackmoon-potter:
blackmoon-potter Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is amazing, wonderful job! Keep them coming!
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! There will be a new one with in the next week :)
Reply
:iconmarliv:
Marliv Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great idea with the Black Knight! Also, it's cool that you included ghosts from various periods, not just a Victorian/medieval mix-up.
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
**giggle** I was pleased with myself and the Black Knight idea, though if I didn't mention it, I'm not sure how many people would catch it... but oh well.

Thanks again!
Reply
:icondissolvedoxygen:
dissolvedoxygen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Wow! This is a great picture! I love the all the details and subtleties and all the thought put into every single ghost (and of course the famous trio in the background clearly having a fabulous time). :D
I've never seen art of this particular scene in the books, but I believe you nailed it head on. :love:
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is one of those scenes rarely done in fan art, as well as it being a scene not in the movie, which made it a lilttle special to me. I'm glad to hear you think I did the scene justice :)

Thank you so much for the compliments!!!
Reply
:iconmairelyn:
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally think it looks gorgeous and it's real impressive how you managed how you did all the ghosts.

but you say you drew the grey lady and the bloody baron? I think i see the bloosy baron at the farthest right...

but where is the grey lady?
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well thank you very much!

Yes that is the Bloody Baron at the far right. The Grey Lady is floating up pretty high, with her back to "us" though her eye line goes down to the Baron, who's also looking up at her. It's not easy to see, they are both fairly small... and that's on the original size.
Reply
:iconombroparanojo:
OmbroParanojo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish it was bigger, I want to see all of the detail in it. It's wonderfully done.
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry about the size issue - I wish I could show it bigger, but I need to be careful not to show too much of it because I still have the hope of getting my Potter art published. Someday they'll either BE published or else in time I'll make larger version available.

That said, I appreciate the compliments on what you do see :)
Reply
:iconewwbd:
EWWBD Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Writer
God, you're completely amazing! I saw the paintings in a overall, and then said to myself, "Let's look each one closely and favorite the ones you like the most."
I favorited all of them. Well, you deserve it :)
Keep up with the good work! It's like I have a whole new world to go to while reading the books, a new extra. So thank you very much for sharing this with us :)
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You are truly too kind - thank you so much!!! I don't even know what else to say. I'm just happy you are enjoying my art and all I can add is that there is more in the works!

Really, thank you :)
Reply
:iconewwbd:
EWWBD Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Writer
You're very welcome :) And you honestly deserve each one of the congrats you get. I'll keep my eyes wide open for more of your amazing painting :)
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
There will be a new painting sometime this week. I cruised through it over the weekend and it's nearly done. Assuming I have time in the evenings, it'll be finished shortly... possibly even tonight.
Reply
:iconewwbd:
EWWBD Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Student Writer
I've been travelling, so I could only see it now, and, God, I loved Murtle! She was perfect! Another amazing drawing :)
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thanks! And now there's the next painting (The Rouge Bludger) which will be posted sometime this week ;)
Reply
:iconwhiterisu:
Whiterisu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
Reply
:iconwhiterisu:
Whiterisu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
Reply
:iconmelesifant:
Melesifant Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
LOVE THIS!
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!
Reply
:iconpersphonefallen:
Persphonefallen Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:highfive: I've been waiting sooo long for this one and you didn't disappoint! Oh I love it so much it so beautful with so much detail you just want to be drawn in and be part of the world. I very much like the forlong look of the bloody baron, sort of a tragic character and the even more disappointed Grey lady. This is the stuff of happniess.
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I have to admit, it was one of my least favorite chapters to do... mostly because of the challeng of painting all those ghosts. But I'm very glad it didn't let you down.

Thank you, as always, for your compliments and kind words. They are very much appreciated :)
Reply
:iconcatigrelu:
Catigrelu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooow, yu're incredibly talented <3
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're too kind - thank you so much! :)
Reply
:icondianebishop:
DianeBishop Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing! Hope we can see the larger version one day :D
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Someday I hope my stuff will be published (which is why I don't show it larger than I do) but if not I'll eventually put up a larger version.

Thanks for the compliment!
Reply
:iconnorroendyrd:
NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Great illustration! Quite a shame there is no larger view, but still. :D
Reply
:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

Yes, I want to show larger version of the piece, but right now, I still have the hope it'll get published and for that reason I don't want to show a large version.
Reply
:iconnorroendyrd:
NorroenDyrd Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
I wish you the best of luck! It's always great to see good children's books with excellent quality illustrations. :D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
November 29, 2011
Image Size
417 KB
Resolution
500×688
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
5,107 (1 today)
Favourites
280 (who?)
Comments
68
×