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Harry Potter, '1945' by nicholaskole Harry Potter, '1945' by nicholaskole
wow...dunno where that came from! POTTER BOOK 7 SPOILERS

so...start with the beginnings of an obession, and countless (read: MANY) hours 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 )
dquinlanz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Young Dumbeldore looks an awful lot like Obiwan Kenobi from the prequels.
haldir999 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Awesome, and full of win. Also, Grindelwald. What more needs to be said?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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... ;)
GrrHatLet Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
carolnuts Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn I love ginger dumbledore
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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