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I would like to say, before I go any further, that I absolutely love the Shrieking Shack scene.  I don't know how many times I've read it, because on top of all the times I've read the third book, my sister and I used to take turns reading these chapters to each other for kicks.  Even after all those times, I was glancing back at the text today to remind myself what my thumbnails were trying to say, and felt the same giddy, squirmy excitement that made Azkaban such a treat to read the first time.  So there are lots of drawings from this part.  Especially now that I can draw well enough to finally do all the drawings I wanted to do five years ago.  

Harry reacts to seeing Sirius boy, it's a good thing Ron and Hermione are there, otherwise Harry would be going totally berserk!

Once again, Hermione misses the mark, design-wise.  Here she looks like she's ten years old.  Ah well, try try again... 

And ... Harry goes totally berserk.  I shaded this one because it was just a mess of lines without delineating where the basic shapes were.

I don't know what this says about me as a person, but this drawing came really naturally and was actually kind of fun to draw... maybe I have some repressed anger issues that I got to vent with this scene.  Anyway, it turned out rather well, I thought.

"Going to kill me, Harry?" (pg. 341, US)

I'm still not entirely sure why I coloured this scene. It could be that I had to draw the background to clarify the angle, and the desire to colour naturally followed. Possibly it was me wanting to experiment with a nighttime colour palette and expand my rather pathetic colour skills.  After lots of banging my head against the graphics tablet and accidentally flattening my layers, I actually got something halfway decent.

Yes, Sirius does actually get a nosebleed.  It says so in the book.  That is not gratuitous hemorrhaging.  

Crookshanks leaps to the defense of his friend... (pg. 342)

From surprisingly pleasant results to a bit of a disappointment I'd been looking forward to this drawing but it proved to be a bit too much of a challenge or something because I fought it all the way, as the trained eye might be able to tell.

I'm sorry, but I just can't picture Crookshanks as a Persian.  I see him as a big brawny ginger tom with a slightly squashed nose... I tried to make my concessions to breeding here but this looks so little like Crookshanks to me that I almost want to start over again.

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All images 2004 Tealin

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