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Aftermath by Pen-umbra Aftermath by Pen-umbra
From the chapter "The Silver Doe" in Deathly Hallows. Yes, I know. Everyone and their mother has done this one. But it was such a sweet scene. I couldn't pass it up.

I know there wasn't snow on the ground in the scene, but I always just pictured it anyway. Made it more miserable somehow.

I'm trying to power my way through a stack of old, unfinished drawings on my desktop so I can get to work on my portfolio things. This one has been sitting around for a few years.
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Sandpiper28 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student General Artist
and their mother… hmm.  i didn't know most people had their mother on here. learn something new every day.  Very cool picture though.  definitely one of my favorrites!
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Denwelyn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
This is really good, I love your idea...
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank!
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think this one is my favourite from your gallery. The composition has so much power. You can really feel the tense atmosphere, and the cold of winter. Great depiction of this scene, really. :)
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you very much! I really liked this one too. :)
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Writer
I'm pretty sure there was snow, wasn't there? It was right around Christmas.

Anyway, nice work!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Artist
I read it again recently and there WAS snow! It threw me off a bit because there was a spot described that had no snow, so I thought the whole area was snowless.

Thank you! :)
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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Aquardial Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Oh. My. Goodness.
There's nothing I can say that others have not said (at least you have some really amazing comment-ers!)
The footprints, the perspective, the desolation, the coldness, the...just...wow.
It's one of those pictures that just says "that was the way it was" to me.
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you! What a wonderful comment! :D
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garlickkk Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
You took such an angle of the view that I can feel thoroughly that they are very alone here - two teenagers in a big, cold, hostile forest.
Poor boys, that's all too hard for them.
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you! Yes, the angle was definitely meant to impose the loneliness. I'm glad you got it! :)
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured this in my journal: [link] It's a really meaningful drawing, I love how the footprints tell the story!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you! That's so nice! I'm so glad you like the footprints--I had fun putting them in and thinking about what each one did. :)
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nagisa2345 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
this is amazing
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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nagisa2345 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Welcome!
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Lilhex Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I seriously love this to pieces! It's a wonderful capture of one of my all-time faved DH scenes. =D
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! I had a lot of fun working on this one. :)
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Kooosh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wonderfully drawn!
I love everything about this <33
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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Lundill Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Love the perspective and the footsteps in the snow, but most of all: I love how lost Ron looks :heart:
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you! I put a lot of work into all three of those! :aww:
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Kitters2005 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Everyone may have already done this one, but no one from this perspective, or quite so well : )

There was no snow?? Haha, I'll have to reread!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Artist
actually I just reread it, and I think there WAS snow, but not in some parts.

Glad you like it! I had a lot of fun with this one. :)
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TMBlue42 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
WOAH. I. love. this.
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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napchic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
I love everything about this. It has this perfect, utter stillness after such turmoil. I love the battle written in the snow... Ron clutching the sword for dear life, still slumped and shaken. Harry with his arms limp being very "Harry" and unsure what exactly to say.

It's like a storyboard for how the image should have been shot in the movie. Amazing.
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Wow! Thank you very much! What a nice compliment. :love:
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likelytodisaster Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Really, really, really nice!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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trustahope Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Artist
i love the perspective. an awesome unique take on the scene <3
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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snikkio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
The perspective adds emotion.
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! I hoped it would. :aww:
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elviella Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Haha, indeed everyone and their mother has attempted to draw this scene but, honestly, this one is on of my favourites.

The point of view is really effective, I particularly like how Ron isn't situated exactly in the middle and the way you painted that stray branch and the trees' roots. The shadows and the footprints add a lot to the whole thing. Another thing I love is the absence of detailed faces. It adds so much it's crazy! The poses are perfect and give an idea of the characters' emotions, but exactly because these emotions aren't exactly clear, the lack of discreet expressions is just right! Trying to put the characters' emotions into detailed faces wouldn't make such an impact in my opinion. The way they are creates an amazing atmosphere but in the same time leaves a lot to the viewer! :D

So yeah. THIS IS AWESOME. :heart:
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Professional Artist
You're one of the people that always notices the little details and thought processes I put into my drawings. You're fabulous! :D
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elviella Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Aaah, that's such a nice thing to hear! :D I'm glad that I manage to do thoughtful comments. ^^
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NinnyTreetops Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Okay, so a good bit of my initial ideas were correct XD
See? I know it makes sense to consider the details in your drawings like that because I KNOW you pay (the appropriate) attention to that stuff. Hardly anybody does. :)
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Well, I put consideration into the details for people like you who consider the details. :aww:
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solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Photographer
awesome perspective, so dramatic. i hope they have a shot like this in the movie!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you! The trailer for the movie looks really cinematic, so even if they don't have a shot like this, i bet it'll be good. :D
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solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Photographer
i agree ;)
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AkaAngelfangs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the angle/viewpoint! It's fantastic!!
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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auroralightfairy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
This is awesome! I pictured snow too actually although I don't know why... Maybe because she kept going on about how cold it was? Not sure... Anyway, I love this, particularly the way the viewer is looking down on the scene. It's lovely. :)
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artist
I think you're right--so much description of coldness means "snow" to me. I'm glad you like it! Thank you! :aww:
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auroralightfairy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
You're welcome :D
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NinnyTreetops Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Gurl, you're on fire! I've already told you that I loved the composition on the thumbnail so... yeah. great work on teh perspective in Harry and Ron. I now THINK that I've always imagined snow, but I'm not sure... I'd have to re-read the scene. Usually everything comes back to me like the first I'd read it (which is a blessing with all the invading film imagery)

Also, I've just spend 5 Minutes trying to decide which footprints belong to whom. I want to say the really straight ones are Snape leaving at a purposefull stride, not Harry arriving, but I am inclined to thine he'd slink away into the shadows.
Then again, the straight one could be Ron's, who comes running to dive into the icy, icy pool to save his best friend like the bamf that he is, but the ones in the top right corner seem to be a bit further apart, which suggests haste.

JUST MAKE UP SOMETHING AND TELL ME! XD
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Pen-umbra Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Ok. The footprints in the upper right corner are Ron running to save Harry. The straight ones going to the pool are Harry--he stops at the edge and shifts weight for a bit, considering things. The big smudge near the pool is where Harry and Ron got out of the pool. The prints in the lower right going behind the tree are Harry's, going to look at the spot where Ron thought he saw something. The lower middle prints are Harry coming back. And all the prints in the center middle are just general moving from the both of them destroying the locket.

And yes, I thought ALL of this as I drew it. There wasn't supposed to be enough snow for Snape to have left footprints, so his aren't here. He would have erased them anyway.

Glad you like it! It turned out a bit better than I expected. :D
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