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Harry Potter: Book2, Ch.05 by TheGeekCanPaint Harry Potter: Book2, Ch.05 by TheGeekCanPaint
Gouache paints with coloured pencil and (very slight) airbrushing on watercolour paper.

I'm still trying to decide how I feel about this painting. I'm very happy with the lights of the car. And even though it's covered up by the tree, I liked how the castle looks (it looked better before I painted the tree over it)

But sometimes in my efforts to be real I lose a little of the nature of an illustration. See, being night time you can't see as much, and so the Whompping Willow get's lost a little even though it's right there dead center taking up the whole scene. But maybe that just makes it a little more mysterious!
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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ronweasleyismyking Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing lighting! I can't believe you achieved such effects using colored pencil! I'm so impressed!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, the coloured pencils I only use as touch ups at the end. Most of the painting is done with gouache paints.

Still, thanks for the compliment!
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ah I adore this! I've seen your HP art on various groups etc. but I'd say this is one of my favourites! I LOVE the darkness - it directs your vision towards the car, and in particular the artificial light of the car illuminates the natural power of the willow, and foreshadows its destructive nature :) The composition is wonderful, I love how the willow curves its way around the page, and Hogwarts is camouflaged behind its branches. Looks like the sort of vision you would expect to see strolling Hogwarts at night time!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm glad you like it! I've never felt right about the painting since I finished it. Don't missunderstnad, I haven't felt wrong about it enough to re-do it either ;) But it's defnintely nice to hear someone likes one of my paintings I'm not as sure about, it puts me a little more at ease :)

Thanks again!!!
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You are most welcome :) I understand that feeling!
And it is a pleasure to hear such a good artist replying to comments!
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student General Artist
I love this so much... this was one of my favourite scenes, and you've done an incredible job of capturing it here! :clap:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you so much! I'm glad you liked how I handled the scene :D
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :heart: I think it's brilliant!
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smokygouda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Great lighting, and I love the composition, too. All the details of the Willow and Hogwarts being right next to each other could be too confusing, but you made it work.
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