Facial Enhancement - Just to clarify, Harry wants to keep
his nose that way, because looking like Stephen Fry is cool.
I never quite managed to communicate that effectively in the artwork
Best Pies in Spinner's End - The people in the casting department
of the movie are my best friends. They put Helena Bonham Carter, Alan
Rickman, and Timothy Spall in a drab old Victorian house together.
Little Lads - 'You are my little lads, and I will look
after you!' (a line from Monstrous Regiment). The Slug
Club, with attendees taken from both the Hogwarts Express and Christmas
incarnations of the organization. Another drawing, another Hermione
design, and Blaise looks a bit like the saucier in Ratatouille
but we'll pretend not to notice that ...
Fenrir - There was a rumour for a while that Stephen Rea might play
Fenrir Greyback in the movie. I'd only seen him play burdened, reserved
characters with a hangdog expression so I thought this was how he might
approach the role ... 'Grr.'
at 16 - I'm surprised how easy it was to age him.
at 16 - Actually turned out pretty well, summing up the awkward
jerky nature of most teenage boys.
at 16 - Once again flirting with a new design for Hermione. Meh,
and Scrimgeour - I was so pleased with my earlier design for the
Leonid man described on Ms Rowling's site that I was disappointed when
he had a small and two-dimensional role. Oh well.
and Young Riddle - This is probably my favourite scene in the book
and the one to leave the strongest visual impression. Upon rereading
it (halfway through completion of the drawing) I don't think Tom ever
is in this pose, but I liked what it said in body language so I'm going
to pretend that it was written that way. He also looks a bit too old,
but I'm a terrible judge of age, so what do I know? Anyway, I'm rambling.
I like it.
Gaunt - Gee, you'd think I liked Brett Helquist's art or something.
I'm not sure her face is 'heavy' enough, but she's got the frazzled,
desperate look I was going for. Her far hand is supposed to be on something
but it's too high for a sink or counter ... any lower, though, and it
would mess up the action line, so I don't know what to do with it.
Gaunt - I realised while drawing this that I had cast Deagol as
at 16 - Design probably inspired by one of the characters in a classmate's
final film. I tried giving him a thicker neck to age him up a little,
but I may
have gone too far.
Slughorn - Likely stolen from a project I was working on with a
friend which had a character that looked very similar. Sluggy's fatter,
It Alone - Harry's avowal to fight Voldemort alone and not involve
any of his friends, and their subsequent pledge of allegiance to him,
reminded me very much of the end of the movie version of Fellowship
of the Ring.