Lo and behold, it's been almost a year, but I've finally put up some new pictures.  I'm sorry to say this will be the last update until at least the beginning of May, 2002, because I am going to be so insanely busy with school that I won't be able to do any recreational drawing, much less website updating. 

I haven't been drawing much Harry Potter stuff recently, mostly because I haven't had any time to read the books and be inspired, but also because I've been a bit turned off by all the publicity, the movie, and the market saturation.  It's not as fun anymore.  So I'm putting up some non-Harry pictures as well, just so this update will be worth all the trouble and to satisfy those of you who would like to see more of my artwork than the dozen or so HP things I've drawn since last May.  These are in no particular order, besides having non-HP things at the back.

Over the summer my sketchbook had an unfortunate encounter with my water bottle, so the dark bands you see across the pictures sometimes are the shadows of the wrinkles that showed up when I scanned them.

This is actually one of the more recent things, I've wanted to redesign my characters for a while, as I can draw better now than I could three years ago. I like Ron and Harry, but Hermione... meh.  Her nose is too long and her hair not bushy enough.

I've been requested, often, to draw Hermione at the Yule Ball.  here's an attempt, which I don't like much.  her hair's okay but the rest isn't.  She's got a funny-shaped face.

I drew this picture on the evening of Sept. 11, and it's more an illustration of how I felt than something actually in any of the books.  

Here's another attempt at a new Hermione, inspired by someone I saw at church who really, really looked like her.  The top left is far too girly, there's something I don't like about the bottom left, but I actually kind of like the big one.  The difference is mostly in the bangs, they're more interesting this way.

Here's trying to draw a new Harry for my front page.  As a drawing this works okay but there's something not quite Harry about it.  It was interesting to try, though, and might lead to a drawing that will look okay as a new header, but not yet.

Here's Malfoy.  I only put this up because I know there are people out there who want to see every drawing of Malfoy, no matter what.  I don't like it very much, myself.  

Ow!  Darn scar.  I'm trying to draw Harry a bit older here, he is 14 after all, but he actually looks about 16.  But it's a neato pose.  One of the nice things about life drawing, you get some really cool poses.  

This is, finally, Nearly Headless Nick, or at least it would be if the costume was correct. The problem is, people who died in 1492 didn't wear ruffs like J.K. Rowling describes,  so there's the dilemma of whether to draw as J.K. Rowling describes, and assume Nick was just ahead of his time when it came to fashion, or to draw the accurate costume and go against the description in the book.  So far I'm just going with this, as I haven't had time to actually look up English aristocrats' costumes from the late fifteenth century yet.

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