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The Basilisk Fight by TheGeekCanPaint The Basilisk Fight by TheGeekCanPaint
30 x 20 Gouache paint with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.

Well, I’m closing in on finishing all the illustrations for “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”. I write this as I take a break from working on the re-do of the cover, then all I have left are some vignette drawings for the final chapter and one other little addition that I can do in an evening.

As for this painting itself... I’m pretty happy with it. I was a little disappointed when picking the exact moment I’d be illustrating, in order to show the most I wanted to show AND be a cool moment, I had to sacrifice painting the yellow eyes of the Basilisk. But, as I said, I’m happy with the rest. And the bloody sockets are pretty nifty in their own way.

My biggest trepidation with it will be when I try to formate it into the mock book. In “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone” I figured out how to do the fold out page, which will be the way I do Dumbledore’s Office for this book. But this one I plan to try and make it flip up instead of out. I’ll have to worry about that when I get to it.

When I do, I’ll be officially starting my “campaign” to officially get this stuff published. But first thing’s first.... I need to finish the book!
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SalazarSlytherin34 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Impressive !! I love it.
I look quite... angry on this sculpture... Yeah, I'm scary !
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you approve ;)
droxy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow! that's spectacular! I really like the statue in the background. All teh details are there.
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! This "double size" painting wasn't quite as fun as Dumbledore's office was... but there was some very fun things to show ;)
ladyAlyafaelyn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy moly flying monkey's crap on a cracker! This is freaking amazing!!
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I take it you like... I'm glad :) Thanks so much for the compliment!
anotherbuskitten Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I love how you've done Tom; all flickery like he's an old film x
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's fun doing paintings like this with "effects" in it :)
TrickyTiara Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very exciting. I can hear how noisy the scene must be just by looking at it. Everyone, including the statue, is yelling at Harry.
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL - yeah, they all have their mouths open pretty wide, don't they ;)
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