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Well-Equipped Dumbledore by rachaelm5 Well-Equipped Dumbledore by rachaelm5
I figure that if any member of the Harry Potter wizarding-world ever got out to fan conventions, it'd be Dumbledore. And in order to survive in that harsh climate, he'd need to be well-equipped. :D

I did this primarily because I liked the goofy idea, but also as a filler illo for a convention book. We're not going to call him Dumbledore for THAT one, though; he's just a "Merlin-esque" wizard ready to take on Fandom in all its fearsome and smelly forms. :giggle:

Yes, I will probably do one for each Hogwarts teacher, starting with the heads of house. And yes, I'm an unrepentant Snape fan, too. But Dumbledore is by far my favorite of the adults.

*Edit* I did indeed get this one colored. Now he's that wonderful iridescent blue... :D

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hydrargyra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
Very funny and beautifully drawn. I love the detailed clothes.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I love adding the little details in pictures like these. :-)
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hydrargyra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
...I just had a look at non HP-related art in your gallery. You are a very talented illustrator, imaginative and with indeed a great care for details.
Thanks again for commenting on one of my drawings as I got the opportunity to visit your page! :)
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoy my non-HP work as well.

I don't actually do a whole lot of HP fan art - or I haven't so far - but the PotterArt club's diverse contributions has got me rather inspired. I hope to do quite a bit more for this fandom as I go along. :-)
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
hehe, fun Idea! ^^ If only my stuff could float around me so I wouldnt have to hold it.
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purplesinger Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
Oooh, I'll see what I can do about coloring this, it may be fun! ^^ :heart:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Let me know when you do, and I'll link you in on the image description. :-)
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purplesinger Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
^^ Okay! And thanks! :heart:
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Bhryn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Haha, Dumbledore at a convention would rock!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What stories he could tell... I also imagine that he'd get a kick out of all the filking that goes on. :giggle:
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DSil Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Student General Artist
Great! I like the designs on his clothes.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I think I should have done something with the main robe, too, but that's also something that I could add in with color. We'll see. :-)
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DSil Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006  Student General Artist
Ooooh, I'm looking forward to color.
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chibikenshin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
I might attempt a colour job. Any particular colour scheme you were looking for, or are you leaving that up to us?
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's entirely up to you. :D
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yen-ta Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
yea Dumbledore is my fav adult character too , hahaha i love his hat
i heard that jk rowling was gonna kill off two of the main characters in her next book !
hope its not him :(
anyways GOOD JOB as always !!!!!!!! :)
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Regarding the "character deaths" that have so many of the Potter fans in a panic: As ususal, that was a misinterpretation of a really vague, general statement that Rowling made on a TV talk show. She didn't come right out and say she was going to kill off anybody; she just dances around the idea of killing off characters to get the best audience reaction. I read through the transcript of that show and the way I see it, she was talking about how to end the series in terms of wrapping up Harry's life, writing it in such a way as to make it very difficult for other authors to "continue the story". She talks about "finishing him off", but I believe that's in story terms rather than literally killing him in the story.

And thanks. :-)
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ittybittybits Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006
Great sketch. I'd love to give coloring it a try, but I haven't been doing so great in that category (coloring). Anyways, I love all of the items you included, however he's a lot stronger than I am. I don't think I could carry that many books through the crowd of fans for very long. :)
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL LOL LOL - It's only a precious few who still do that these days. At some point, the convention organizers started to place limits on the number of items a person could bring in for autographs. But I'm making fun of fandom generally with this one.

You know, you lose nothing by trying out a color job. And it's not your own linework, so there's little risk incurred... :D C'mon, have a go at it. :glomp:
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ittybittybits Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
If I can squeak in some time next month I'll see what I can do for coloring. I'm behind on two competitions right now.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There is absolutely no hurry and you are under no obligation. If you want to color, I welcome your efforts. If you don't have time, don't worry about a thing! :-)
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oashisu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Student Filmographer
Ah, looks so neat now, that's great!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's me, the ink clean-up crew. :D
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oashisu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Student Filmographer
X3
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Mono-Phos Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006
Woot awesome! Must fave. Looks very psychadelic(sp)!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Though I find it interesting that so many people read "psychadelic" into this one. Here I figured that using magic to levitate books and gadgets made perfectly rational sense... ;-)
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now he kinda looks like he's tripping off a strange acid experience since the outlines are more clearly seen ;p
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I'm tired and falling asleep at the computer *lol*
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With Dumbledore, he's more likely tripping off sherbert lemon drops. He's a sugar freak. ;-)
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*lol* Yeah, probably
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, DEFINITELY. Dumbledore in the books has a thing for sweets. It's part of his charm. :giggle:
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