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Chapter 2.

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Theeartistkid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Nice illustration!
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist
thank you :)
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Lovely. :-)
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist
thanks :D
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Your welcome.
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh, you actually got the boa constrictors head right :D Poor Harry's just happy to have so,eome to talk to it looks like. 
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I used a reference for the snake... though I think I made him too big.  I picture them super large but I never did research on the size of one.  I realized after that I may have messed that up...
I loved drawing Harry!  I was really happy with this drawing, I felt like it brought back what I originally envisioned the first time I read the books. 
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well this one could be a reticulated python, but judging by how Jo described the huge size and strength of the snake in the books, I think she was thinking of a retic anyway. 
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist
I googled reticulated python and came to my senses 20 minutes later looking at bloody photos of pet snake bites.
I still don't know the answer to my original curiosity of whether or not "reticulated pythons" and "boa constrictors" are the same thing.  I don't dare get lost in the land of Google again.
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Hermy-one Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear haha, well if youre still curious, boas and pythons are quite separate in the snake tree family. But dispite the scary bite pictures they are beautiful no? :p 
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist
hehe, I found myself thinking the "carpet pythons" were pretty cute, in the snake bite thread I read.
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31iza Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Love this so much! Added it to my group :D Art-Bulk 
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist
thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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31iza Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Student General Artist
No worries! :D
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!! love all the details and the light!!
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks a lot, I'm so glad you noticed the lighting!  I've never done it from that angle before.
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How amazing you drew this scene! Kept with it completely!
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks so much, I'm glad you like it!
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes! :3
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Ooh, I loved this scene!  You've made Harry's hair properly messy and unkempt and remembered the ill-fitting hand-me-down clothes from Dudley!  You also remembered that he had gotten the ice lolly that Dudley hadn't wanted--so many details!  Are his glasses taped?  I remember a problem with them breaking at Hogwarts, but if memory serves me correctly his cousin also was responsible.  Great job on the snake!
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm glad you like it!  I wanted to include the popsicle because it was such a huge deal to Harry that he actually got a treat like that, even if it was the cheapest, plainest one!  And he actually enjoyed it too.  His glasses are totally taped.  I actually based them off the illustrations in the new book.  I used to just tape them in the middle but the book tapes a corner also and I really liked it.  Haha, I hated the snake.  I kept looking at pictures trying to figure their design out, and they really are quite complicated.  I've probably over simplified this one!
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lauralaima Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I love that you included the lemon popsicle! It said a lot about the Dursleys when they decided to get Harry something just because the ice cream seller asked him for his flavour :D
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks!  I figured he was probably done with the lemon pop by then as it was never mentioned again, but I decided to include it anyway.  As you said, it said a lot about the Dursleys.  It's a thing that always kind of strikes me every time I read the book or think about the scene in general - that cheap lemon pop he was allowed to have.  It was a big deal for Harry, so I wanted to include it.
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lauralaima Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my feelings exactly XD
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rosierit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Akurat oglądam Pottera Xd popracuj moze nad twarza harrego bo wyglada derpowato :v po za tym bardzo dobra praca ☺️
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Chc Nie można po polsku! Masz na myśli głowy węża? Niestety tłumaczenie nie działa dobrze. Ale dziękuję za komplement!
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rosierit Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Pisze z telefonu i nie wiem czemu tak dziwnie polskie znaki mi zamienia :c
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LeochisHogwarts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Loved that scene in the book. Harry looks so friendly. I really like the drawing and the greenish colouring.
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist
thanks a lot!  It was originally a hodgepodge of all different colors and I was starting to think I would have to recolor it.  It wasn't looking very good.  Then I just... put a green layer over the entire thing and it was like magic - it all came together very nicely.  The illustrated edition had a lot of red/orange highlights illuminating Harry's face (from the lighting within the exhibit) and I really loved how it looked.  That just wasn't working out quite right for me though.
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LeochisHogwarts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Ah, very neat! :D Love getting some behind the scenes info, especially when it comes to art. That's why I keep watching WIP videos on YT.

Somehow I never got the hang of digital, though. I do so love working with my art supplies and trying out different brands. Also staring at a screen is so tiring for the eyes. I have to do it on a daily basis and I've got the feeling my eyesight has weakened because of it. But digital does offer amazing possibilities when you start mastering it.
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist
I remember when I first got my tablet and I had a really tough time with digital also.  There are just so many tools and things to learn... but one of the hardest parts was blending colors.  It was easy to blend two colors traditionally.  Obviously its different for digital... lol.  My first pics were pretty flat.  But once you get some practice in, you're right, there are amazing things you can do.  Such as fixing the pictures color scheme just by laying another color on top.  I guess technically you could do the same traditionally with a "wash" but I'd be afraid of muddying the picture!

I've been sketching my most recent on paper with pencil.  I've REALLY enjoyed it.  It has been a long time since I've done it.  Surprisingly my proportions seem better, even if the mistakes are harder to fix.  I think it's because I'm looking at what I am drawing rather than up at the screen whilst my hand is below me doing it's own thing.  I've also been able to draw more details... And that, I think, is because I can see the picture as a whole in front of me.  Whereas in order to see it as a whole traditionally I have to have it zoomed out quite a bit.  When I draw digitally I'm ALWAYS zoomed out, unless working on a face.  I think that probably effects things quite a bit more than I ever realized, to never see what I am working on close up.
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LeochisHogwarts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
More than a few years ago I used to dabble in digital and kind of enjoyed it, too, but the more I work with tradtional media, the less I'm interested in restarting working with a tablet. It's kind of easier and harder at the same time. Easier, because one can quickly change proportions, wipe out mistakes, work in layers and create patterns in no time; harder because you need a computer, a good screen, a tablet and good hand to eye coordination to achieve proper results. It's also much more complicated when one doesn't exactly know how to do things. It took me a while to realise how to work with layers, to get or create useful brushes, and to use PS for more than just scribbling.

Sketching on paper is simply the best. I often do rough sketches on paper, redraw a clean lineart with the help of a lightpad and scan it into the computer. I then print the lineart onto watercolour paper and colour start painting. That way I can make bigger or smaller versions or even redo the whole painting without problems. I almost always keep a lineart version on my computer.

When I need to work close-up I use my very nifty magnifying lamp. It's one of the best tools I've ever bought, so simple and yet so effective.
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist
I remember your rare digital art... vaguely.  I remember seeing it, but don't remember details really. 

You're the second traditional artist I have come across who scans the sketch and then prints it on watercolor paper!  It surprises me.  But perhaps I will give that a try.  Though I doubt my printer, which has enough problems as it is, could even "grab" a paper as thick as watercolor paper.  I think its a great thing to do though, because as you said, you can redo it if you have any issues.
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LeochisHogwarts Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Oh, it wasn't that rare - I did quite a few pieces for the HP tarot fests, and a number of H/D drawings digitally. But I somehow lost interest and got back into traditional when I started experimenting with various watercolour brands. I got seriously hooked on that medium and never looked back.

It's a very neat way to keep your pencil drawings intact.

Printing on W/C paper can be a hassle because printers don't like thicker paper. You also need to use special waterproof ink (DuraBrite). To my knowledge the only printers that work with that kind of ink are the Epson series.
I sometimes need to feed the watercolour sheet into the printer a couple of times before it stops ejecting it and finally starts printing.
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scribblerian Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist
very handy things to know, especially about the ink.  I will have to look into it.  Perhaps by some slim chance it can now work with other printers since you last checked... hehe I can hope, right?
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