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After it's all over by toerning After it's all over by toerning
oh god I'm stuck on the fanart train and I can't get off!

So have some more Harry Potter. Another scene I've wanted to draw for ages. I'm totally fascinated by Harry and Ron's relationship, probably mostly as an American outsider witnessing a British bromance, but I totally love it.

I also have a really intense bitersweet relationship with "no one will ever understand what I've been through" storylines, (like lord of the flies,) and it seems to me like Harry has, like, the most intense version of that ever except it's not so horrible cause he has two people who kinda do understand.

Well anyway, just musings about this piece. So this is Harry and Ron in ruined Hogwarts after it's all over.

brush and ink, photoshop.
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Clutzy101 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful and cute and everything just aerate it is REALLY GOOD! :D
squarened Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I love this, there's something very sad about. Harry and Ron both look so past the point of grief or trauma -- that just look really tired. And that's even more tragic. Excellent job!
rain-and-sunshine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love your style. it's so raw and expressive. your HP fanarts are all great :)
HeliotropeRoots Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I love the emotion in this piece :)
chibiCharlie-chan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student General Artist
the emotion in this is just so powerful. love it!
LDOTT Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I viewed this piece a few weeks ago and it has really stuck in my brain, especially your comment about "no one will ever understand what I've been through". I suddenly remembered one of the final scenes from LOTR: Return of the King when the Hobbits are sitting around the table in the pub back in the Shire and celebrations are going on around them. It was the way they looked at each other and how if felt like they were removed from the revelry that surrounded them. They were changed and could never look at life the same again. And no one except those who had fought in the war could understand what they'd experienced and what they had sacrificed. :cry:

Ummm, so I just needed to get that off my chest. Phewww!
toerning Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
That is one of my FAVOURITE visual representations of that scenario. so gut-wrenching!
Invader-Nez Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
"It's all over"? So in this drawing, Harry already defeated Voldemort?
toerning Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Yep that's the idea.
Invader-Nez Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Okay, thanks. ^^
natsumi33 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
A*M*A*Z*I*N*G! :wow:
ningnomaningnong Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
I LOVE the mood and emotion you put in your work. Very hard to do.
GreenSprite Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I'm amazed at how effective this combination of thick ink lines and flat digital colours is. If I ever do a comic, it will probably be in this style. Beautiful work!
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so sweet! You know, it is a bit of bromance after all :aww:
Love the style!
spacegirl42 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Amazing! Bleak and gritty, there's almost a Mignola quality to it that I'm seriously loving!
ashwara Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   Filmographer
Leela you are always on a fanart trend, ololololz. These are great though. You're getting great with the blacks.
GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I wish I could add your entire gallery to my favorites. ;_;
elviella Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Wow, this is amazing. It captures so much emotion and the essence of hard times - or the aftermath of hard times. And also, it captures pretty much the "bromance" between Harry and Ron, their relationship. One can see by looking at this picture how many things thse two have been through together. :)

Of course, I love the lines simplicity of the facial features. I adore your brushwork, and I would love to see an adaptation of HP in this style!:heart:
Koyukionna Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Wonderful portrayal.
ProfessorMarkus Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
I really prefer this inkwork over your more polished, finished pieces but whatev. You can draw whatev da fuk you want.

It's interesting too how people can't phantom a bromance instead of a homosexual relationship. RON AND HARRY MUST BE THE GAY because they cry and stuff. Bleh.
toerning Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Thanks (I think.) Luckily- I don't have to choose!
I actually found the two of them to be less emotional than they would have been, written by an American author, which is why their rare bromance moments are so much more intimate, for lack of a better word. But god damn I hope people aren't trying to sell harry and ron as gays...that sort of cheapens the relationship they DO have, which is totally awesome. I don't think people can't handle bromance, it's just that we're so obsessed with sex that we throw it everywhere, but, even as a lover of homoerotica, I actually prefer a good bromance. It's more rare, more difficult to craft, and more individual than just like taking it up the ass.
Well, I don't know where that came from hahaha
thanks for the comment, friend!
Koyukionna Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   Artisan Crafter
I'm with you on this 100%.
ProfessorMarkus Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I don't know, because the Author came out with the whole "dumbledore is gay!!!"thing and that sort of pissed me off. I am a little sad that she isn't as popular anymore, but at least she got some people into reading, or at least continuing into twilight/whatever. I would not put it past her to write the bromance with the intention of one day revealing they're secretly having an affair. I dunno.

I think bromance is really hard to write too; You're trying to write something that I would say is typically seen as "female"(band together, sleep overs, share secrets, BFF sort of thing) to people and then adding men in without making them gay. It's completely ridiculous but that's the feeling I get from amateur writers. Or that they shy away from the characters crying/hugging/platonic kissing.

This came out of left field yo~*~*~*
toerning Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Hahahaha poor JKR had no idea that 99% of her fans are horny pre-teen girls who think being gay is the most beautifully tragic full-time occupation a person can endeavor to have. I don't think she did that for the fans, I actually believe she had no idea it would be such a big thing- I thought it was kinda cute!
Dude I know. Hopefully, one day, when I am old and wrinky and wise, I will be able to write a good bromance. It is DEFINITELY on my bucket list.
wordsmithsonian Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
This is so amazing. The atmosphere is excellent, and I love that Harry is looking up into the light.
kalbojehki Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
This is great.
jansLabyrinth Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Something about your style reminds me of some of the artwork in Roald Dhal's books. He was the author that kept coming to mind as I was reading the first Harry Potter book so many years ago. Those two facts make me wish for a reprint of the series filled with your interpretations of the characters. :)
TobuIshi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
I thought the same thing, and I had forgotten completely about it until you mentioned it just now. Thank you for that.

(Ah, Sorcerer's Stone. I read the first few chapters or so while hanging over the side of the bathtub on my skinny preteen armpits, and had to stop when I realized that in the course of my fascination, both my arms had gone to sleep.)
jansLabyrinth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome!

(I used to hide in the bathroom so I could read Harry Potter instead of doing my chores. x3)
enonea Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional
your brushwork is amazing!!
feedthetrees93 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The way everything looks so desolate made me tear up a little
Chibi-Dracul Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
Great, great, great ! Love the style, love their poses and expressions, love the composition !
colorpulp Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Siberianchan Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Ron is made of win.
And well - what would Harry have been without Minnie and Ron? :)
chupachup Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Wow wow wow wow. I love you! I haven't been excited to see art in my dA mailbox for the longest time, I can't tell you enough how much I love your recent batch of HP artwork. The style is so fresh and powerful and full of masterful technique, I just want to steal your hands for a few minutes so I can learn how you did them! :) I love Harry's and Ron's poses here, they are so expressive with so few lines. Gosh. I don't know what else to say! This is so wonderful. :)
marmotteb Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist
your HP fanarts are purely fantastic
My-Safe-Haven Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist
Your style is incredible. The colours you've used and the their facial expressions and body language is all very good. Love this! Huge Harry Potter fan
GIcee Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Love your HP fanarts! owo
colourscientist Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I have been loving your colour schemes in these drawings.
JPdotty Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Student Photographer
I can't get over the intense and amazing atmosphere! Ink-credible! =D
hannah-dora Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I hope many new HP illustrations are coming.... I cannot get enough of them. Your style - as always - is brilliant and if I could pick an artist to illustrate the whole series, you would be the number one. I envy you for having such a badass, wonderful style. Please don't stop! The HP fandom needs you!!
Marmottegarou Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
very cool !
idunwanapea Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Wondrous work! I love the exasperation written all over their bodies. Harry's pose is beautiful.
twilight-woods Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
I really like how you drew the two of them. So often you see too much of a resemblance to their movie counterparts, but yours are distinctly different.
tkpants Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I love your inking style, gee whiz. If I could do this even half as well I'd be the happiest clam in the sea.
Lelpel Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Excellent!! I love the design of Ron :)
Pen-umbra Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional Artist
I adore this! It's so beautiful and moving. Great colors, amazing expressions. Perfect. :aww:
hardcandies Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
So so beautiful. I really love your fanart. Please, keep going. :heart:
I love how you draw Ron and Hrry! Soo handsome.
Nikolicious Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"British Bromance"

Ohgd that -...killed me :XD:

this was so intense...good job! :thumbsup:
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