YOU DRAW MY FANFIC CHARACTER?
I really would love to be able to do this -
it would stretch my design muscles and give me an excuse to draw outside
of school and work, but I'm afraid I can't. Reason one being
I hate saying no to some people when I've said yes to others, and
there's no way I can say yes to everyone, or else I would be illustrating
fanfics all day and doing nothing else with my life. Second,
I'm not much into fanfic at the best of times and hardly have the
time to read the books I do want to read. I can't illustrate
something I haven't read. So if you're desperate to have your character
designed, and feel like you can't draw worth beans, try looking for
other HP artists – there are lots of good ones, many of whom are looking
for commissions (or at least attention).
OLD ARE YOU?
Half of the pictures drawn on this site were from when
I was 17 or 18, as I hadn't read HP before then and was too busy with
school after that. The rest have trickled online over the last
few years and the drawings on The Azkaban Project were done when I
was 22. If you find the clues, you can do the math! Isn't this exciting
I USE YOUR PICTURES ON MY WEBSITE/BOOK REPORT/ART PROJECT/SCRAPBOOK/BINDER/BIRTHDAY
In most cases, yes. You can use them on your
website if you give a little credit to me somewhere, saying "Tealin
drew these pictures" or something like that. I just ask
that you send me the URL
so I know where my pictures are going. UNLESS IT'S PORN.
I do not want my images associated with any perversion of any characters
in any way whatsoever! You are free to use whatever you like
for school work as long as – and this is the important part – your
teacher knows you got them off the Internet. Got that?
We're working on the honour system here, I can't hover over your shoulder
and make sure you tell your teacher, but do it for me, will you, please?
As for the other stuff, go straight ahead ... scrapbooks, journals,
folders, binders, birthday cakes, letters, walls, doors, ceilings
... it's all been done before, I've got no problem with it.
DO YOU USE TO COLOUR YOUR PICTURES?
This has turned out to be a surprisingly frequently
asked question. Most of the coloured pictures on my site were
coloured in Paint Shop Pro 6 (which I happened to have on my computer
at the time I drew them), but more recent ones are done using Photoshop
7, because I happen to have that on my computer now. The Burrow
and the compartment on the Hogwarts express were done in pencil crayon.
DO YOU LIVE?
California now, though I'm still Canadian inside.
There's nothing for boosting one's Canadian patriotism like moving
to the States, haha.
YOU/ARE YOU GOING TO WORK FOR DISNEY?
Believe it or not, YES – I'm working on The
Princess and the Frog right now as an animation apprentice. This
is only a recent thing, though. 98% of the drawings on this site are
from before I started working there, and my employment status is the
major contributing factor to the lack of updates in the last year
because work has kept me too busy and happy to be compelled to draw
my own stuff outside of work. Who knows what'll happen after Frog
is done, though ...
YOU DO AN "AZKABAN PROJECT" TYPE THING FOR ALL THE BOOKS?
going to hate me for this: no. The simple fact of the
matter is, Azkaban is my favourite. To the left is a
graph of how much I like each of the books in the series. As
you can tell, #3 is by far the highest, so obsessively drawing as
many scenes as possible from it is to be expected. My enthusiasm
for the following two is not enough to have compelled me to draw much
from them at all and I don't feel the need to preserve every detail
of my mental movie before it gets swept away by Warner Bros. In fact
with the more recent movies, they do a better job than my imagination
did, so bring it, on, I say.
hope that answers your question(s), and if it didn't, please, email
me! I will be polite and precise and, with any luck, prompt.