size: A4 Koh-I-Noor pencils H, F - 8B, a regular eraser and a kneaded eraser, a white gel pen time: approx. 60h reference photos: 1, 2, 3
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About the drawing
This is my first Harry Potter fan art since almost 9 years. You ask, "Woah! 9 years? Were you drawing at that time?" and I'll reply: yes, because I took up drawing seriously exactly 9 years ago, in November 2002, by portraying the characters from J.K.Rowling's saga. These books made my childhood magical and were my companions through the teenage times. I'm an adult now, but still deeply attached to them, so I decided to draw the Harry Potter characters once again, after all these years of break. Didn't want to draw the same reference which many people have used, but there wasn't too much choice. I picked a few pictures and made a composition which would make the drawing a little bit different than majority of Harry Potter fan arts. So here you have Harry, Ron, Hermione and Voldemort gathered in one portrait. I regret I haven't thought of drawing Dobby in the bottom, where the black empty space is.
It's the most time-consuming drawing I have ever created! I haven't counted the exact time, but if I had to estimate, let's say approx. 60 hours. A lot, I know, but I wanted it to be my best drawing and I'm patient when it comes to using pencils. Therefore I didn't skip the tiniest detail! Drew the pores, the blood splashes, the dust, every single hair. Used mainly soft pencils to make it dark. Oh boy, my pencils are now half shorter I'm not satisfied with the smoke around the Elder Wand, I must practice drawing it. The most complicated part was the area around Voldemort's eye. I spent too much time to get the wrinkles right The rest was an enormous - though tiring - pleasure to draw. The most pleasant? Hermione's hair and Harry's eye. Thank God for the white gel pen, I'd have never done these white spots around the wand and on Harry's and Voldemort's faces, if I hadn't had it! This sucked the life out of me, so I hope you like it You're very welcome to comment and fave, thank you in advance!
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The vision here is well presented with the main characters at each corner, describing a final battle using the elder wand as the focus point is a good line up - a "mirror image" reflection.
I refer the originality as the detail in the faces and on around the eyes to the character on the top right and with the textures on each skin. The idea of merging two images from real TV/film posters makes the whole piece predictable in the way most artists would place the composition from the Harry Potter films. This is however heightened by the hand in the middle leaving the viewers guessing as to who has the elder wand.
The contrast between the upper and lower part of the image directs the viewers towards the middle. The background wisp texture around the wand heading upwards tells me something is going to happen. Suggesting an action packed time freeze image.
I would of liked to have seen the elder wand in a "scar" shape or the background blended with a "scar" cloud/image simply because Harry is known for his scar and that's what connects the two top characters together.
The extreme close-up of the top characters tell me that they are maybe going head-to-head in something, but what about the bottom two? They all play a big part in the final film, but since this is more of a teaser film poster it is okay.
The tonal values through the characters clothes give away more information about the film itself suggesting the three friends have been through a hard time.(all the dirt)
The most impact the whole piece has is the shaded hand in the middle holding the elder wand. While not giving away to much information on who's hand is holding it but grabs your attention to look closer at the smaller details rather than the characters themselves.
Over all this is a good piece of art work and shows brilliant technique, the reason why I won't give it 5 stars is because I believe the artist can always do better even if that is their best.