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He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother by Catching-Smoke He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother by Catching-Smoke
This is proof that I should organise my sketches and doodles more... I keep finding random little things that I've forgotten about.

I was going to make this into a proper drawing, but I started off drawing it too small so details were difficult and then it just looked nothing like I had imagined it in my head, which pissed me off no end. So I just put it to one side and forgot about it.
The idea is it's Fred's funeral and the remaining Weasley boys (and girl- you just can't see her in the picture since I drew it WRONG. Grumble) are carrying his casket.
And although I've called this He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, the song I always think about when I imagine Fred's funeral is Timshel by Mumford & Sons.

I suggest you listen to it, and listen to the lyrics carefully, they are beautifully perfect. Just imagine the Weasley boys singing it (for some reason or another I just think that all or most of them can sing well). I've interpreted the lyrics a little differently than they were intended but I think it fits reasonably okay.

Mumford and Sons- Timshel

Cold is the water
It freezes your already cold mind
Already cold, cold mind
And death is at your doorstep
And it will steal your innocence
But it will not steal your substance

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And you are the mother
The mother of your baby child
The one to whom you gave life
And you have your choices
And these are what make man great
His ladder to the stars

But you are not alone in this
And you are not alone in this
As brothers we will stand and we'll hold your hand
Hold your hand

And I will tell the night
Whisper, "Lose your sight"
But I can't move the mountains for you
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:iconnellie92:
Nellie92 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
The blind hope turned to crying and screaming why? Flowers piled up in the worst way no one knows what to say about a beautiful boy who died.
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AirSlytherin1 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.

R.I.P. 

FRED WEASLEY

MAY 2, 1998

A GOOD FREIND, BROTHER, SON, AND YES, PRANKSTER

TIL THE VERY END. 

WE WILL MISS YOU.

I just started to sob uncontrollably when you showed this. 


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spearmint-toothpaste Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We miss you, Freddie.
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Fresca-has-feels Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
SOBS UNCONTROLLABLY
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Thenamesfinn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist
This makes me so sad.... :(
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CrepuscularPetrichor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you for this beautiful drawing. It is such a touching concept. Their expressions...
RIP Fred Weasley
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the-mind-of-kleinnak Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh the feels :( beautiful but...
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kittyvonwiggy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
:'(
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing--song goes great with the picture. Really lovely. Made my day!
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EpikalStorms Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cries: That's it. Imma go to my emo corner now.
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potoperson Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I was immobilized for a moment. I don't think I can handle this...
:cry: :cries: :crying:
You have done your job well. You hit me to the core. Great job in-cooperating the brothers. Now if you'll excuse me I think I'll sit in the metaphoric corner and cry.
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TheBigFrizz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
That is reeeeeeeeeaaaly depressing. Reeeeeaaaly depressing... :(
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sabilopod Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh god. so amazingly sad.
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bunny-kat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
hey, i have that song on my ipod! anyway... i can totaly imagine this.



really happy i'm not the onely one who knows who they are.
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LearninToFly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just made me wanna cry with this picture... I love the way you drew them, I love the way yo draw anything, If I were to be honest ^^
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o0KaoruyHikaru0o Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
T_T I was so sad when my favourite Weasley twin died...dkjsdihyiofhdsiosdfhf


I'd like you to color it!! will you do something like it? A new one, maybe? :3


hikaru
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peacelovepotter09 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
:( sadddd!
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adrianh92 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Actually there is one brother missing because after the battle they are left with:
-Bill
-Charlie
-Percy
-George
-Ron
and the only girl:
-Ginny
Other than that I really love this piece and can totally see how the song inspired the picture. It is such a sad song that really fits the mood of Fred's funeral.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes i know, but if you take a look at the back of the picture you can just about see a pair of legs that are supposed to be Charlie (fail on my part). Ginny is the only one I didn't even attempt to draw but the perspective did not allow it. My bad.
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adrianh92 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Oh okay, I wasn't completely sure who it was. It is a truly beautiful piece though it really captures the emotion of what the funeral would be like. (At least I think so).
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signalspells Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Writer
Why do you want to ruin my life?
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painted-pheonix Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this... Thank you for sharing it with us!
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nyxandhemera Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Student Writer
so sad :'( great drawing!
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Hehewuti Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WAY TO MAKE ME BURST IN TO TEARS LIKE A BABY GOD Q_______Q


<bawls in corner>
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SmileyB Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
This is so sad but at the same time so amazing as well.

Great Job!
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kirtonat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
I was wondering why this popped up when I searched Mumford and Sons... Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.
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Bailation Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is lovely, I like the concept of the Weasleys carrying their brother's coffin, its something that I never thought about.
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kabya19 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mumfurd and sons....as if this pic wasn't as sad enough.
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newfella Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
This is awesome! I especially like their facial expressions, true emotion! and the lyrics woahh I would never have made that connection, especially how it links in with Molly,amazing!
By the way can you guess who this is?
*cough* emski dj *cough*
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Dude what you doing on Deviantart!
How embarrassing for me :aww:
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I-am-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, and great choice on son, I love Mumford and sons. Gotta re-listen to all of sigh no more now, especially this son.
Very beautiful.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I know, I love this band and this song. The entire album makes me fairly emotional to be honest haha. Anyway, thank you very much! :aww:
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I-am-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
meant to say "song" for the first bit :P
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CherryChrisyPop Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
oh my god! :crying: make me cry much.... =p
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CasWeasley Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I just cried and cried when I saw this!
It's a beautiful picture with so much emotion.
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Broken-T0y Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
So much win in this drawing! And askjgrbjgkznf Mumford & Sons :love:
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jakjejtambylo Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Poor Fred T>T
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brandi3981 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i c 5 weasleys & if it was all the kids including ginny when fred died then who is missing it's lovely I just don't know how YOU picture some of them I am only sure of 2... Bill & Percy
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shaiiim Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I just wailed. Beautiful piece of artwork. Absolutely beautiful.
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Paleinthewest Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
really beautiful. it honestly brought tears to my eyes. the drawing and the song. Mumford & Sons have a thing for making me cry. they are beauty.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! And they are brilliant, aren't they? :aww:
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Marosia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With the song, looking at this picture, my eyes get teary. You did a wonderful job with this. I hated the scene with Fred dying. :(
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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LolaBlackPotter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
From this I've realized the horrible irony in the fact that there are the perfect number of Weasley children to be pallbearers now... :tears:
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I know, horrible isn't it.
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MajorasMaskGuy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Fred you will be missed...
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
He will, so very much.
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MajorasMaskGuy Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I feel bad for George the most...
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Aleccha Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student General Artist
This is very beautiful, but... so sad :( Sometimes I wish JKR had written some post-finale scenes, such as Fred's funeral (as a matter of fact) or Hermione reuniting with her parents, but then I think that it would've maybe been too harrowing to read.
Each "brother" has such a heartbreaking expression, you captured the moment - and their pain - perfectly!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
I know what you mean, I would love to read the Hermione parent reunion, such emotions! :aww:
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