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Harry Potter: Book 2, Ch.09 by TheGeekCanPaint Harry Potter: Book 2, Ch.09 by TheGeekCanPaint
Gouache paint with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.
16 x 22 inches

Another Potter-Painting done in about a week! So, though itís been a while since I got to paint, I feel like Iím starting to get caught up.

The background is a tad boring, yet it works for me. And the kids themselves I had a bunch of fun painting. Myrtle proved to be a hair of a problem, but mostly because she was right on top of Hermione. I canít tell you how scary it was to finish painting Hermione and then laying a wash right on top of her; each stroke of the brush it was like, ďOh my gosh! What am I doing!!!Ē. But in the end, it worked out. I think my only real disappointment with the piece is Myrtleís mouth doesnít read quite right - sheís crying alright, but it doesnít look as extreme as it did in the original drawing.

Oh and now I can say Iíve painted a toilet. A slimy, gross, disgusting toilet.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Myrtle looks oddly pregnant o_O
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
She is a pudgy little thing - I can see how she might look a little pregers :)
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I love how you included her pimples. The poor girl was not popular!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
**giggle** Yeah, I try and make sure to include everything the books say are there, even if it doesn't show a chracter in the best light ;)
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Well Rowling is awesome at writing multidimensional characters. She was not a very sympathetic character, but we feel sorry for her because she didn't need to die
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Marliv Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Boy do they look unimpressed. Poor Myrtle.
I think you did really well with transparency. We can see both Hermione and Myrtle clear enough.
The disgusting toilet reminds me of my high school. If there were no door-knob and no toilet paper the resemblance would be uncanny.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think if the stall door was missing and the was no toilet paper it would resemble every high school bathroom ;)

Seriously though, thanks for the compliments. I'm happy you like the way it turned out :)
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Inspirement Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks great! :D Myrtle kinda reminds me of Ugly Betty for some reason. Funnily enough, that's just about how I've always pictured her when I read the books. :P
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! And yeah, I can kind of see the Ugly Betty-ness of her. Not exact of course, but there are similarities :)
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
God that must have been tought painting Hermione under Myrtle. If you would have put her to the side it wouldn't have looked right. Under and over laping is key to perspetive. But her being transparent is even harder. Have to tackle the character myself.

The background isn't boreing I like the high box window it seems right for a bathroom. Plus it gives the painting light.

And all these in a week....awesome!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for all the kind words of support my friend. Sometimes as the creator of the painting all I see are it's flaws. But it's nice to know the painting is being enjoied. I'm glad you like it and thanks for the compliments :)
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a fact that no artist will ever see their work as others do. Only the hard work and hours and mistakes. Rarely do we see that. :-)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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sugarfr0st Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you're so talented!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awww, you're too kind. Thank you :)
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sugarfr0st Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The transparency of Myrtle is so well done ! What an incredible job ! I love it ! =)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :)
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Lost-in-Hogwarts Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Your art is always just as awesome. ;) Even the slimy gross stuff looks great! :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
**giggle** sometimes the slimy gross stuff is the funnest to paint ;)

Seriously though, thank you so much!!!
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Lost-in-Hogwarts Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
:heart: :iconhappyfellaavatar: Keep up the great work Mr Geek! :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks ;)
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Kathofel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome, I love how you draw Myrtle! :)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I struggled with her design for a bit. But in the end I'm pretty happy with the way she's turned out. I'm glad you like her to! :)
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool!! your drawing is fan -wait for it -tastic!!!!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL Thanks! Or should I say, thank - wait for it - you ;)

Really, thank you!
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're so welcome!! it's a great work!
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nagisa2345 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist
amazing ^^
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :)
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nagisa2345 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist
you're welcome
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romanceofcrime Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good stuff, wish it was larger so we could see detail :)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I know. I've had that complaint about some of my other stuff. But for now I don't want to show my stuff too large because I have the hope that someday it (as well as the rest of my Potter art) will get published. If it doesn't, I will eventually share larger versions of my stuff, but for now....

Still, thanks for the compliment :)
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romanceofcrime Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I for one would totally buy a set of the books with your illustrations.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind of you to say :)
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