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Art Post - The Gory, Spoilery Alphabetic Guide to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [Oct. 24th, 2013|05:37 pm]
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I started this back in 2005! I'm happy to say, it is NOW FINALLY FINISHED!!! Actually, it is not only finished, it is entirely reworked, and a brand new "B" has been added. This project was one of the very first things I tried to draw digitally, and over the years as I learned better how to do that work, the style changed significantly. With B in particular, I realized that the original version was not in keeping with the rest, in that it was not an illustration of an event in the book. So therefore, I've redrawn a new B and redrawn the others a bit so that the style, while still not exactly the same, at least is more consistent overall. And finally, I've added the missing letters: W - Z! :) Yay!!

Title: The Gory, Spoilery Alphabetic Guide to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Rating: G
Media: Photoshop
Notes: The poem in this work is inspired by The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey. I did not try to imitate Gorey's very unique art style, but I did do B/W digital illustrations as a tribute to the wonderful ink drawings he is famous for.

Preview of W - Z:

The Gory, Spoilery Alphabetic Guide to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

A is for Albus

B is for Bellatrix

C is for Cabinet

D is for Death Eaters

E is for Expelliarmus

F is for Fleur

G is for Ginny

A is for Harry

I is for Inferi

J is for Jinxes

K is for Kreacher

L is for Levicorpus

M is for Malfoy

N is for Necklace

O is for Obsession

P is for Poison

Q is for Quidditch

R is for RAB

S is for Slughorn

T is for Tomb

U is for Unbreakable Vow

V is for Voldemort

W is for WonWon

X is for Horcrux

Y is for You-Know-Who

Z is for Zonko's


[User Picture]From: bibliophile41
2014-12-19 01:07 am (UTC)
Amazing! I love this. Each one is so detailed. And yay for the rhyming throughout :)
I especially liked how cute Harry looked in X.

(Now, I must check out Gorey's book!)

Edited at 2014-12-19 01:10 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2014-12-19 01:18 am (UTC)
Yay! Thank you! I'm so glad it finally got finished! *grin*

Gorey has quite a few books - and all of them are wonderfully gothic and strange and even a bit grisly at times, but in a humorous way. :D
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[User Picture]From: etheriaelle
2014-12-19 05:14 am (UTC)
I don't think I have ever run across any of your art that I don't just love and this is no exception. There are so many details that I can just sit and look at forever and then the little things that no matter how much I look just seem to jump out at me the next time so everything is new again. This was like a well cut diamond and just has so many facets that I could hardly even begin to line them up in any particular order to start exclaiming about them, at least until I saw Narcissa in the U frame. How did you pull her right out of my head? When I read the book and most fan fics THIS is the way I see her. I was so terribly disappointed with her in the movie. And before I got there I just knew that you were going to do Won-Won for W, had to laugh when I scrolled down and there it was. Thanks for sharing with us! Happy Holidays to you and yours. Going back for more look-see.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2014-12-19 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, dear! It's wonderful to hear from you! :D I completely agree about Narcissa - I drew her the way I'd always imagined her, and like you was quite disappointed in the movie version. Haha - yes, Won Won was a must! ;-)

Blessings and Happy Holidays to you!! <333
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[User Picture]From: leochi
2014-12-19 02:12 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic! I love the verses you've written to each one.
My favourites are L, P and X with L being the top favourite because of the "dangling" spider, tie and sock. The watching owl is so cute, too.

Again, a wonderful work of yours. :D
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2014-12-19 11:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, my dear M! I'm delighted that you enjoyed this and noticed the funny details in L. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: adafrog
2014-12-20 03:48 pm (UTC)
Very good, thanks.
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2014-12-20 05:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^.^
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[User Picture]From: dark0feenix
2014-12-23 09:24 pm (UTC)
This is so gorgeous, and I just love to see it all put together. It took me a moment though to realize they are all from book 6. :D My favorite picture is naturally O for such a dramatic canon H/D moment. Well done! <3
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[User Picture]From: dmmccabe
2014-12-24 03:44 am (UTC)
Thanks so much, dear! I'm delighted you enjoyed it, especially O - that is one of my favorites too. And yes - *grin* - all from book 6, therefore the title of Alphabetic Guide to HP and the Half-Blood Prince. ;-) It would have been fun to do all the books... well, except for the part where it took me almost 10 years! LOL
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