HERMIONE GRANGER

The token sensible person.

Hermione, of all the main characters, has been the hardest to get on paper for me. I still feel I don't have her right.

2006-7


¤ Hermione 2007 - Trying yet anopther redesign, right from the beginning...  It's got a bit of another drawing invading the top, just so you know that's not really weird hair or something.
¤ Life of Crime - Drawn as a silly sketch to fill up the sketchbook one year
¤ Hermione at 16 - Once again flirting with a new design for Hermione, this time for Half-Blood Prince.
¤ Glamourous - Trying to reimagine her at the Yule Ball ... not getting very far ...
¤ Hermione's Response to Everything - In times of crisis, the most well-rehearsed reflexes kick in. How many times has Hermione said this in the series?
¤ My 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 ...

 

2004


Hermione 2004 - Every time I return to drawing Pottery stuff, I find my skills have improved and I have to redesign the stock characters for their own good.
RIP, Nimbus 2000 - Ron and Hermione deliver Harry the bad news and sad remains of his faithful broom.
With Crookshanks - Hermione turns up in Harry and Ron's dormitory with Crookshanks on Christmas morning.
I'm Just Reading -
Hermione has ratted out Harry's Firebolt to McGonagall, who comes and confiscates it, much to Harry's chagrin, and Hermione goes beet red behind her upside-down book.
Grounded - Ron called Professor McGonagall a lot of names that greatly annoyed Hermione; Hermione assumed an "all-for-the-best" expression that made Ron even angrier, and Harry had to endure everyone in class talking loudly and happily about what they were going to do first, once they got into Hogsmeade.
Fuming - Hermione really, really, really, really doesn't like Divination.  This is immediately preceding her abandonment of the classroom, the class, and that loopy Professor Trelawney.

The Bloody Sheet - Ron confronts Hermione about the evidence of Crookshanks's malfeasance
Surprise Hug - Hermione ambushes Ron with a hug .. I think this is after he offers to help with Buckbeak's case but I'm not quite sure of the context.
Harry Restrained - Harry reacts to seeing Sirius boy, it's a good thing Ron and Hermione are there, otherwise Harry would be going totally berserk!
"We attacked a teacher..." - For some reason I always pictured Hermione doing a sort of mincing tiptoe potty-dance when she said this, though I couldn't figure out a way of effectively communicating this in the still drawing so she's just sort of lamely standing there.
Quiet, Please - Hermione shushes Harry so that they can listen to the infuriating conversation between Snape and Cornelius Fudge outside the hospital wing.  
A Closet Moment - Hermione sat down on an upturned bucket, looking desperately anxious...  "Harry, I don't understand what Dumbledore wants us to do." 
Rescuing Sirius - Harry and Hermione make their bold rescue of Sirius.  This was more than a little inspired by the American cover of the book (which, naturally, was the first impression I ever got of the thing)
Reporting Back - Dumbledore backed out of the room, closed the door, and took out his wand to magically lock it.  Panicking, Harry and Hermione ran forward.  Dumbledore looked up, and a wide smile appeared under the long silver mustache.  "Well?" he said quietly. Behold Girl Hogarth. Bad me. Bad.
And Offstage ... - Harry and Hermione are innocently receiving their chocolate when...they heard a distant roar of fury echoing from somewhere above them...
An Unfortunate Halloween - Harry & Co. have a bit of an identity crisis.

 

2003


A bad year for Hermione.

 

2002


With a Bag - When I finished animation school, I set about redesigning my Potter characters because, well ... I could draw better. Here's an attempt at Hermione.
The Trio - Another result of the above endeavour.
Cartoony Hermione - I had a bit of fun doing the Potter stars in a cartoonier style. Don't worry, I'm not switching over.
More Exploring - Trying to get Hermione right again.


2001 and before

Huzzah! - A few months into animation school I suddenly realized how much better I could draw (as a result of intensive life drawing and practising hard every day) and so drew this to illustrate my glee. It may have been premature ... she looks like she's punching her nose.
Hermione's Hair - I recieved a number of requests to draw Hermione at the Yule Ball. I'm pretty bad at costume design but I knew what I wanted her hair to look like, so this is as far as I got.
At Honeydukes - Harry appears out of what had previously been thought to be thin air.
An Uncooperative Bookbag - The travails of carrying too many books ... not to mention too many courses. And having friends who just don't get it.
With a Cutting Remark - This was actually drawn more as an illustration of how I felt at the time than a specific part of the book, but it fits any part when Hermione is getting down on Ron after Scabbers dies/disappears.

The Signature - Hermione may be smart, but her judgement certainly lapsed for a while, in regards to Lockhart.
The Door - In the Shrieking Shack, the door mysteriously opens by itself, and distracts everyone from the terribly interesting conversation they'd been having.
Meeting in the Woods - Our Intrepid Heroes meet Malfoy in the woods, at the Quidditch World Cup.
Hermione's Expressions - A good way to explore and refine a character design is to put it through its paces ... Here's a page of expressions for Hermione.
Portrait - My first drawing of Hermione, fittingly of her first appearance on the Hogwarts Express.

 


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