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Harry Potter, '1945' by nicholaskole Harry Potter, '1945' by nicholaskole
PHEW!
wow...dunno where that came from!

oh...right...er...HARRY POTTER BOOK 7 SPOILERS

so...start with the beginnings of an obession, and countless (read: MANY) hours later...well...here you have it! Since long-fromat scroll comics seem to be all the rage (I happen to love them!) I thought I'd try my hand!
I have been SO excited about this project...I know it's a short read, but seriously, this is probably the most ambitious thing I've ever done art-work-wise that hasn't been assigned to me...thanks, RISD! (this is what I now do with my summer vacation :p) Anyways I LOVED the Grindelwald/Albus sub-plot in book 7, and I had to give this a shot at least, I just didn't think I'd actually DO it :)
As usual, I could go on for ages, but I'll try to keep it brief. I've been tossing this back and forth with [link] for a week or two now, just to bounce concepts around, and it evolved from there. It's really the first time I've taken a comic of any size all the way from concept to competion since I was, like...12.
The verdict: I may actually really love doing comics!

ballpoint and photoshop...written, drawn, and colored by me, characters etc obviously JK Rowling's!

(To everyone who's commented and all the people who've fav'd this: THANK YOU! You're awesome! I'm so happy people are enjoying the piece :))
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Given 2008-06-07
Harry Potter, '1945' by ~homarusrex : From the suggester, "I couldn't look away. There was so much movement in each of the frames that I thought I could actually see the images moving. The colours just drew me in and held me there and when I scrolled to the end, it was like waking up from one of those extremely vivid dreams, like turning off the TV in the middle of the biggest scenes in the show. The amount of detail put into this is so AMAZING: from the shapes of the faces, to the shadows on the wall, to the feeling elicited from every line and colour. It all seems so complicated yet at the same time, so simple. You could write a thousand stories just using this picture and I'm sure this could inspire even J.K. Rowling herself to put out a graphic novel with drawings like these!" Phew. I think she said it all! ( Suggested by KaySmith--All-4-IRIS and Featured by aunjuli )
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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Ntzsch Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Di...did the goatee guy just died? He was here and then there was a "ooof".
That would make me laugh so much :D
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dquinlanz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Young Dumbeldore looks an awful lot like Obiwan Kenobi from the prequels.
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haldir999 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Awesome, and full of win. Also, Grindelwald. What more needs to be said?
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vaalhallan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
I love this!  your artwork is superb, and it is my greatest regret that we never got to see the Dumbledore vs Grindelwald fight.  kudos to you sir!
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TheDarkPeach Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Even after a long time when first was introduced to this piece it's still one of the best comics I've ever seen.
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FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh how I wish I could see an all out battle after this!  That would be epic!  Great job here!  Seriously, the lighting/shading and the expressions you put on the characters is superb!  And I'm glad to see that you put as much detail into the background as the characters!  Love it!
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cravekashmir Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
I've been looking at all your comics here on deviantart and I am amazed by all of them. This, however, is my absolute favorite, if only because I love HP. I would (figuratively) murder to get you to create a full graphic novel of this encounter. It is fantastic.
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samoojatar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I'm listening soundtrack from the 7th movie and I read this when the first piece began (very quiet and a bit dark) and it fit perfectly! Uuh, chills! :D

Love the colors and details and everything but I want to read more... ;)
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GrrHatLet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Incredible...
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carolnuts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn I love ginger dumbledore
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Lizzybens56 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Oh my. This is so amazing. I have no idea why I didn't favorite it the first time I saw it, but I am now! I really love the facial expressions espeacially; they portray their emotions so well! Keep doing what you do, because you are amazing at it!
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Entropist2009 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Oh, my, I can't believe I hadn't gotten that one for my favourites! I spotted it months ago, but it must have slipped my mind. It is AWESOME!

Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, you need to continue that one! The Duel shoud be epic!!!!

Beyond the art, that is gorgeous, the composition, the whole scene just encloses everything that must have been the Dumbledore / Grindelwald relationship at that time! Perfect!
We need more of that!!!
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shess92 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
AMAZING!
Also, what an exciting game of 'count the dark marks'
Bravo, bravo
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scared192 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Why albus's wand is so little?
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tosheii Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Quite literally my favorite Harry Potter artwork, still! Bravo.
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FantasyNerd47 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
it's interesting how the way J.K Rowling set up Dumbledore and Grindlewand's story is that a kid would have thought that gellert was simply a friend who misused Albus' trust, while a while-versed person  could see that Dumbledore loved him. 
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ApprovingAbnormality Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is fascinating, really. It's amazingly made, I love the small details you inserted. Gellert speaking German, the room, the environment. And especially Albus Dumbledore's face when he talks about Arianna. The pain seems so.... Real.
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AlbusPHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am actually writing a fanfic about Dumbledore and Gellert's younger days (in particular that fateful summer) and a fast forward to their adult selves - to the point of the duel, and this work of art is such a huge inspiration!

Kudos!
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JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This is 2013 and this piece of Art is more amazing than in 2007!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha- I'm glad you still like it! It was a loooong time ago, for me :)
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Crazy-works Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Sweetness! Love it!
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HaylsRenn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
GREAT! This is incredible!
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NanoWorker Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really liked this! Like your way to draw them!
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Angelus-tenebris Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
do continue please
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DawnDash101 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Youg Albus looks so badass.
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Fantasygal99 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg omg ooooomg... you are genius. I'm so happy right now...so this is what fangirling is....
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kxeron Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Expressions and colours - they're magical....
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M-F-Munoz Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant! Brilliant! :D
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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alacaelum Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
i really expect some day your comic being published
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MaLeXitaVnzl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
epic.. just! epic!!
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quesirrahsirrah Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
oh my gosh, your poses and style are amazing. I love how fluidly you draw people and clothing. Amazing.
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l-graden Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Brings a whole new level to the entire Dumbledore/Grindelwald relationship/story. LOVE IT! My only lament is not being able to read the rest of the story! xD
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MsPhysicist Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I want to read the whole book!
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kopapaka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Nice!
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BattyAni Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I totally got that "Fur diese generation und fur alle zeit!" meant "for this generation and all time!" despite not knowing any German, lol. Anyway, I love this <3
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Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
I was blown away by this. It's so rare to read some German on this site, so I automatically hooked up!
And then the character designs of Grindelwald and Dumbledore - it's really how they could have looked and acted on the high of power.

It's so sad that you stopped before the actual duel. I would have loved to see it in your style.
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alwysbkre8ive Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
i dont get it xD
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NAOWM Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I WAS SO PROUD THAT I UNDERSTOOD THE GERMAN.
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Mikaua Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
That's just GORGEOUS !
The staging is wonderful, the chara-desin you choose fits them sooo well and the colors are just magnificent.
Congratulations !
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CrackedUp247 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I love it! This is great, I especially like the emotions Dumbledore clearly conveys.
Only thing I'm somewhat less pleased about are the wands. They look REALLY small.
But, that's not important as the rest is just awesome!
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meachie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would love to see more stuff like this! Just awesome!
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abbymad Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, that's seriously amazing :3 keep up the good work ^^
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vacnorum Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This has ti be absolutely the best HP comics/fanart I've ever seen. Your style is beautiful, abd fits HP's theme perfectly. I wish you could continue this story, but I also kinda like it just at the point it's at; it gives way to further imaginings for how the story could end.

You have truly inspired me, and I want to thank you. I'll be watching your stuff. :]
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doodle-e Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous. I love the design of the characters and the whole page has such a good flow to it.
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PencilsFreak Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You must be bored of reading the same thing over and over again, but... this is just amazing! Are you planning to make a second page? :love: :wow:
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha- second page? I've never thought of this as '1 page' haha
Probably not, no :/ It's been so many years since this one
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PencilsFreak Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, pity- but you're probably right about "1st page", now that I think of it. Anyway, I love it! Your gallery is great :D
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jolie-souris Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
why is the first part in german i mean i can read it but why?
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