Saturday, July 2, 2011

Snarls and Slytherins

I really love the bold, graphical look and feel to the cell-shade style of coloring I recently used on the ARMSmasters Pitch Party add, and decided to fiddle around with it some more, briefly, for the fun of it. Moxie here was the Guinea Pig. I'll definitely have to keep up with this style of coloring when I get the opportunity - it's quite fun.

Also, some line art-in-progress.

I’m still futzing about with what exactly I’d like to do for the background - or really, how extensive I want to get with it. Minimally, I know Hogwarts will be ablaze. We’ll see where else it takes me from there. For now, though, enjoy some Slytherins :)

“A part of the final battle that made me smile was Slughorn galloping back with Slytherins. But they’d gone off to get reinforcements first, you know what I’m saying? But yes, they came back, they came back to fight (…) I’m sure that many people would say “Well, that’s common sense, isn’t it? Isn’t that smart, to get out, get more people and come back with them?”
Unfortunate for Slytherin fans, this was never made a clear point in the book, and who knows if Filmmakers will bother to depict it in the final film, either. Chances are genuinely slim that they will. So, here you have it. My depiction-in-progress of the Slytherins returning with Professor Slughorn to the Final Battle at Hogwarts. Characters clockwise from back left: Malcolm Baddock, Graham Pritchard, Theodore Nott, Horace Slughorn, Tracy Davis, Daphne and Astoria Greengrass. I’ll post more progress as I make it :)

And yes, as a matter of fact. In my mind, Horace Slughorn totally has a monocle.



simone arena said...

WOW!my compliments for blog and your art!

Mel Miller said...

Thanks so much, Simone! :)