¤ August 2008


¤ Chillin' - James and Sirius hanging out ... or something ... back in the day.


A Grim Spectator - Padfoot visits Harry's Quidditch game, accompanied by melodramatic lightning.
Tackle - Sirius (as a dog, of course) knocks Harry down in an attempt to get at Scabbers.
Dangerous Black - Sirius corners Harry & Co. in the Shrieking Shack, closing the door and raising Ron's stolen wand.
A Pummelling - Sirius suffers the brunt of Harry's wrath.
Pummelled - "Going to kill me, Harry?" Yes, Sirius does actually get a nosebleed.  It says so in the book. 
Bodyguard Cat - Crookshanks leaps to the defense of his friend.
Hugged - The Professor walked to Black's side, seized his hand, pulled him
to his feet so that Crookshanks fell to the floor, and embraced Black like a brother.
Taking a Breather - Black ... suddenly crossed to the four-poster bed and sank onto it, his face hidden in one shaking hand.  Crookshanks leapt up beside him and stepped onto his lap, purring.
Restrained - ...They need to understand We've got to explain "
"We can explain afterwards!" snarled Black, trying to throw Lupin off.  One hand was still clawing the air as it tried to reach Scabbers .
Teamwork - "Of course," said Black, and the ghost of a grin flitted across his gaunt face.  He, too, began rolling up his sleeves.  "Shall we kill him together?"
   "Yes, I think so," said Lupin grimly.

A Grin - In reference to Harry wanting to move in with Sirius: "Yeah, I mean it!" said Harry. Black's face broke into the first true smile Harry had seen upon it. This smile is supposed to hark back to young, happy Sirius, but I think this drawing hints more at manic, loony Sirius.
Enter the Dementors - Sirius is surrounded by dementors at the lake ... uh oh.
Sirius Gets Rescued - "How how ?" said Black weakly, staring at the hippogriff.
Family Ties - "I see you've met my mother" – Sirius welcomes the protagonist and his friends to his home.
Looking Menacing - This started out as another take on the Daily Prophet photo but then I added a body. The body still looks added on, to me.
Escaping Azkaban - Sirius (as Padfoot) escapes the dread fortress. This would look better framed vertically, but ... oh well.


Drawing the Curtain
- Sirius moves to cover up his mother's portrait. I was surprised, when I drew this, that as soon as I started drawing a character I drew in high school, my drawing skills automatically regressed to that level.
Sirius Cleans House - A gag sketch of Sirius, all done up in housecleaning gear and not very happy about it.
Escape Plan - [Order of the Phoenix spoiler!] James and Sirius plot a breakout. See the bottom of the page for a fuller description.


Padfoot and Moony - Drawn mostly to contrast the head shapes of a wolf and a dog, and to illustrate why Padfoot should be a big burly square-faced dog rather than a black wolf-shaped one.

2001 and before

The Daily Prophet Photo II
- After I designed young Sirius I went and redid the Daily Prophet photo to better fit the facial structure.
Peter's Plea - I think this is the most frightening version of Sirius I've ever drawn, but not in a good way.
The Door - Sirius sits fuming on the bed in the Shrieking Shack when the door mysteriously opens 'by itself.'
Hey, Nice Hair - Bill greets Sirius by referring to one of the few things they have in common ...
The Daily Prophet Photo I - I'd tried drawing this about a dozen times before, but this is the first one that looked presentable.
Sirius Afrighted - Sirius is frightened by something. He's got short hair so it must be sometime in Goblet but I honestly don't remember.
Confronting Lupin - Sirius and James figure out what Lupin is and confront him about it (an imagined scene).
Pitch Black - When your name is a word, you are vulnerable to visual puns.
The Potter Wedding - An attempt at drawing the photo in Harry's album, with Sirius at James and Lily's wedding. I have never been really happy with it.
The Marauders' Photo Album - There are more pictures of Sirius in here.

Harry Potter Ron Weasley Hermione Granger Remus Lupin Severus Snape
Sirius Black Draco Malfoy Tom Riddle Albus Dumbledore The Weasley Family
Alastor Moody Prof. McGonagall Students Teachers Others

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Escape Plan - This is an illustration of a funny scenario my sister and I came up with. Sirius goes through the veil thingy, right?  Well, what if, on the other side, is this whole world full of people who have gone beyond the veil in a more metaphorical fashion.  Who would he seek out but his best friend James?  It wouldn't be long before they plotted some way to escape.  That reminded me of that scene in El Dorado where Miguel and Tulio are trying to get out of the brig.  Automatically that led to picturing James and Sirius in the same scene, except they'd have limited material for their escape.  However, they would have eternity on their side, so here is Sirius proposing the following scenario:

"So we've got roughly forever, right?"
"So: we grow our hair out really long."
"And make rope!"
"Out of our hair."
"Of course!"
"Hmm... Well, I like the idea."

Just for the record, we came up with this before seeing Pirates of the Carribean which also has a joke about escaping using a rope made of human hair.  When that gag was said in the theatre, we both cracked up far more than was called for.