back from the grave (spoopy) with a quick drawing of 1st year Hermione! what a lil cutie
hermione & her boys
OKAY NO LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A THING.
My ENTIRE CHILDHOOD, this is what I imagined Hermione looked like. A curly haired girl of color who looked something like me, who had a hard time making friends like me because she was intelligent and sometimes she thought too much and didn’t have a problem losing herself in a book. I even ARGUED, tooth and nail with the other students in my class about my headcanon and questioned why she COULDN’T look like me, what was wrong with her looking like me, and why they felt she HAD to be white.
When I found out she wasn’t thanks to the movies, there was a kind of disconnect from her character, and the way I closed that disconnect was to ignore canon and keep picturing her as someone like me. I stopped talking about my headcanon to avoid arguments and name calling and teasing, but I never ever let go of the idea of a POC Hermione.
So to the artist, THANK YOU FOR DRAWING MY HERMIONE.
A little sketch (with some white highlights added in Photoshop ‘cause my cheap old scanner isn’t good with contrast) of Granny Weatherwax’s cameo in I Shall Wear Midnight, with You draped across her shoulders looking like a queen staring at lowly peasants. (What do you mean all cats look like that?)
EDIT: proof that my own cat Fripouille used to be fond of doing that too ^^
Recent commission: Granny Weatherwax from Pratchett’s Discworld books, looking probably a lot more serene than her usual wont, but then again this is me drawing her, so. There was a risk that would happen.
Graphite on moleskine.
She’d always tried to face towards the light. But the harder you stared into the brightness the harsher it burned into you until, at last, the temptation picked you up and bid you turn around to see how long, rich, strong and dark, streaming away behind you, your shadow had become …
- Carpe Jugulum
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Granny Weatherwax in Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett (via cities-in-flight)
The adventures of Tintin
Lilprince as Tintin and Samuel Rendell as Captain Haddock
Cosplay Couture interpretation of Tintin and Haddock
Costumes and styling by Courtney Coulson
Haddock by Luke Milton
Photography by Sabatomic Photography
Location: Fremantle docks
For such a simple costume, I am most happy as Tintin, he’s a character I really identify with. And this time Tintin is joined by Haddock and Snowy! As we have already done a couture shoot with Tintin, I thought I would mix things up and go for a more accurate costume. So the styling is relatively understated, but my personal touches are still evident in the velveteen plus fours, leather boots and camera. Besides this shoot was about debuting Haddock’s costume.
How do you make Haddock look fashionable? It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, the general silhouette and colour pallet is unchanged, but I swapped out the anchor jumper with an anchor t-shirt, which I painted myself. Plus scarves are always a cool accessory.
And introducing Bailey as Snowy, conveniently I just happen to have a little white dog for the part. He wasn’t too difficult to work with, he was pretty anxious about being in a new environment, so he stayed close by, the only challenge was getting him to look at the camera for more than a second.
It’s always a thrill to work with Sab- she is an amazing photographer who understand what we are trying to accomplish and make us look good, It’s also a thrill to be in front of the camera again and getting my Haddock on, thank you for indulging me.
It was really fun to get back to shooting. Courtney has amazing dynamic poses and Luke has a wonderfully expressive face.
Another set of Images from my Game Of Thrones Shoot on the weekend.
This is the lovely Zena as Daenerys. You can find her and her costumes on Facebook at www.facebook.com/naboorebelcosplay
We had even 3 photoshoots of Daenerys (I hate drawing these brows! xD)
Karina as Daenerys
photo by me