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
||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
|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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