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What's this? I drew a non-book Ron/Hermione moment?! Has the apocalypse also arrived?

Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon and drew a Ron/Herm scene directly from the film. I usually don't do this for two reasons. One, I don't agree with the portrayal in films, and two, whenever something has already been made visual it's hard to put your own spin on the idea, so you end up with a drawing that looks identical to the scene, just in your own style. This is why I prefer illustrating words rather than pictures, words allow you to imagine for yourself. It's far more satisfying, and a lot less bias as you are not influenced by anyone else's interpretation.

However, I've made an exception for a few scenes in The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

This scene in particular I drew because it's very cute and it invoked nostalgic emotions in me making me enjoy the scene a lot more.
You see the song used is, as you all probably know, Ludwig van Beethoven's Für Elise. I have grown up listening to this composition because it was my Grandma's and my Mum's favourite. My Mum often plays it on the piano at home, and it was the first piano piece of music she taught me. I think she likes it so much because of my Grandma, her Mum. My Grandma died when I was two, so I don't remember much about her but what I do remember is her obsession with giving out chocolate and her love of this piece of music. Funnily enough part of the reason she loved it is because it's called Für Elise and her name was Elise.
I digress, what I'm trying to say is I thoroughly enjoyed this scene. It brought back fond memories for me and made me feel all warm and gooey inside.
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I didn't want to colour it too much because it would ruin the atmosphere so I kept the colouring pretty minimal and soft. I hope it worked out okay.
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spearmint-toothpaste Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ron's face is such sweet^^
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Invader-Elze Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
lol, my name's Elise too, and I didn't even realize that that was the song playing that movie. XD

Harry Potter FOR THE WIN! :D
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RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely done!
I loved this scene! lol Ron fails at piano. but tis ok, Hermione falis at skipping rocks.
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sushirice25 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
That was definitely one of the best parts in the entire movie.
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littlemissfg Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
so weird coz a piano just came into my ears, cause im listening to my ipod... so weird
anyway i love it i saw ron's face he looked like he was blushing in the movie (^_^) ^-^ :D :)
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mythicalmexicanbeast Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i liked this scene in the movie too. not just cuz it was cute but because i can remember sitting next to my older cousin and staring at her in amazment that she could play it. even though i was only a 3 year old i still remember it. and iv been trying to figure out how to play it for about 4 years not haha im too stuborn to just learn it from someone else :biggrin: haha well splendid job. and iv seen your work on HPC. it really sortof keeps the purity of the books that most movies cant seem to do. actually,scratch that. none of the movies can seem to do that
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twirkle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
I loved this scene, I think you portrayed it beautifully. I think the description is so sweet and endearing, and I think it's lovely that you have such a special connection to the song. Also, one of the best parts about reading your artist comments is imagining you saying them in a British accent. You know, since you are British and all.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much! Haha What kind of British accent do I have in your mind? I'm curious :D
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you captured the cuteness that is this scene in your unique, pretty, awesome style. They both look so smitten with one another. =D :heart:
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SaxGirl92 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This came out beautiful, and I love that I can see the sentiment behind it!:hug:
I really liked the fact that they added this scene too - it really adds something to the movie^^
Unlike some of the 'extra' scenes in the Half Blood Prince movie>.>
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
haha thankyou! :aww:
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SaxGirl92 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh, you're welcome:meow:
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creationcreating Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Very nice - you caught the totally adorable look on Ron's face well. He is so besotted with her; I love it!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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Manders20100 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
This was a cute scene! Great job!! :aww:
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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StuckInThe90s Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Love it, you've done a great job! :)

Für Elise is the first song I ever learned to play too and played at my first recital when I was 8 :) And it's actually the only song I still know how to play as an adult :D so I was quite fond of the scene too.

<3 <3
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Yeh definitely one of the extra additions I approved of, however short the scene was. :aww:
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Vintage-Reign Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww it's so adorable I loved that scene so much! Beautiful work as always.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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Vintage-Reign Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're completely welcome.
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fanfiction-lover Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
what a lovely picture. That was one of my fav scenes in the movie. It really did have a meaning behind it, and it was nice to see theme like that. You drew it beautifully, I always look forward to pictures from you!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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Aleccha Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm not a big fan of the "portraying existing visual scenes" as well, but I'm actually glad the authors decided to add some occasional R/Hr throughout the last movie, since the past ones completely left their relationship out of screen. This one was very cute and delicate, and I like your version of it - and I'm actually glad that your style doesn't resemble the actors' appearence :giggle: I don't really like it, especially Emma's... oh well. Nice job, you can really feel the slight embarassment and the attraction between the two of them :heart:
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! Glad you like it. And that's exactly what I think. It's just pointless illustrating something that's already visual, and I don't draw them like the actors cause if I'm honest the actors are nothing like how I imagined the characters.
I've had to read the books again to reacquaint myself with how they are supposed to be, after watching the film I got this strange uncomfortable feeling. I've tried to distance the films and books but it's hard when we've now got a generation of fans who watched the films then read the books, I think I was feeling dread that they were destroying these characters that are such an important part of my childhood.
That and I can feel the ultimate end coming, it'll be like watching the end of Toy Story 3. The end is definitely nigh.

Rambling...
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Superb Ron here!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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141188 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
I have to say for a non-book moment that scene was really cute. And so is this pic! :D FAVE
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:aww: So wonderful! I loved the scene in the movie, but your interpretation I love more! They're so cute togher. :heart:
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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stukzZ Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
your painting is very nice:) and I just wanted to say that I agree with your reasons for not drawing film scenes...
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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Remus-Chocolade Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
This is better than the film, it actually makes me believe Hermione might play a bit of piano, instead of the movie, that just made me think "Well, Emma Watson is the typical girl to play the piano, make it stop soon." Yeah, still not much fond of her.
You also managed to portray a mutual liking, in the movies I still got the impression it's just Ron/Rupert drooling over her and she puts up with it and settles with him in the end because Harry's obsessed with Ginny. Which made the whole canary scene in the sixth movie seem like she was pissed because a boy she doesn't plan on dating finally opened his eyes for other girls, she just liked the attention he was giving her. Of course an entirely different story in the books!

And some random trivia at last: "Für Elise" was originally titled "Therese" by Beethoven but his publisher misread the handwriting. A beautiful piece, though.
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skigurl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
This is so lovely. It was a lovely scene in the movie, and it has a lovely meaning behind it, especially for you. :) This is beautifully done!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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