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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 )
LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*_* really like this short comic, the character design is so well done!
Young Albus is awesome
JBaulmont Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017   General Artist
This is epic!
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing... and perfect german :D I really wanna know how it's going to end!! :D And since they're going to make a movie about this battle, I'm even more excited :D
Abraxas-Baskerville Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
This is our evening, my friends!
For this generation and for all of eternity!
Today, we shall-

Pretty sure someone already did a translation of the first few sentences among the over thousand comments, but it can't hurt to put one a bit more to the top.
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Student General Artist
Holy Shit, this looks awesome! I hope the show something like this in the upcoming movies ! 😀
ScroogeMacDuck Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Very good. This version of Grindelwald is much better than the one in 'Fantastic Beasts', in my opinion.
Anonymous-17 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017   Writer
I think a lot of people would agree to that.
eglerias-a-astor Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Beautiful style and colours. It's more like a movie than frames.
gilesdraws Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I love your style and also your design for younger Albus; he is exactly how I pictured him. Amazing.
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016
Oh wow.... so boss.... this.... I can't--

It's beautiful. :faint:
JuniorAL Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016
mooore please :o :) 
MissAway Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
One word... MORE! This comic is hipnotizing! :O :D
TimeGhost823 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Spite-Sire Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
Fascinating. :love:
EmZeeDee16 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Student General Artist
AWESOMEEEEEEEEE Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter Harry Potter 
J4B Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This came out great.
ninjagirl99204 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
i've read all 7,seen all 8!!Can read book 7 in 4 hours i timed it!
Doctor-Matt5 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Student Interface Designer
This is amazing! Have you continued it?
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no, I left it here :)
Doctor-Matt5 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Student Interface Designer
:( a shame. It's really good.
MoonyMina Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is totally awesome!
fafadibelo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
I still dream about you doing a "part 2"of this piece with the actual duel between the 2. Totaly love it and review it from time to time not do forget and to get some inspiration! Congrats! 
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
haha- I've thought about it, but I prefer the cliffhanger ;)
DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
fantastic well done!
BroadCastBlue Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOOOOL i was a huge harry potter fan as a small child so this is just awesome
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
LeLazard 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
dquinlanz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Young Dumbeldore looks an awful lot like Obiwan Kenobi from the prequels.
nicholaskole Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
>___> TELL NO ONE.
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!
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!!!
shess92 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Also, what an exciting game of 'count the dark marks'
Bravo, bravo
scared192 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Why albus's wand is so little?
tosheii Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Quite literally my favorite Harry Potter artwork, still! Bravo.
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. 
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.
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!

JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
This is 2013 and this piece of Art is more amazing than in 2007!
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 :)
Crazy-works Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweetness! Love it!
HaylsRenn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
GREAT! This is incredible!
NanoWorker Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really liked this! Like your way to draw them!
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