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Take Away The Pain by Catching-Smoke Take Away The Pain by Catching-Smoke
Sometimes, you just want you're older siblings to fix everything. I sort of missing moment between Ron and Bill at Shell Cottage when he arrives with a tortured Hermione.
I always imagined that Ron would be distraught and confused and fall apart on Bill hoping that he could just fix Hermione, and take away the pain. Regressing to a child-like fantasy that older siblings can do anything.

I'm very sorry that this drawing isn't better, I really don't know what is going on with my drawing at the moment. It really isn't great. The background is terrible and the proportions suck. My apologies, I'm blaming it on the huge risks I'm taking in my personal and academic life at the moment. I'm feeling like I constantly have a weight on my head.

What is happening, if you want to know, has been a long time coming but nonetheless scary as shit. Basically I've decided to fuck off my course because I'm seriously not dealing with the stress and I really don't know why I'm doing it. Genetics has never been my aim in life and I feel like I'm wasting my time. So I've dropped out.

But at the same time I've applied to do Fine Art and Graphic Design, starting University from the beginning. I've had to think long and hard about this decision but I feel it's the right one. Should have done it 2 years ago really, I was kidding myself. But this doesn't mean I automatically get a place, so I'm going through the application process all over again.
Everything is up in the air and it's rather uncomfortable because if I don't get in for September 2011 start I can't reapply in 2012 due to fees going up threefold. So it's either University, or start looking for a real job.

I've never felt more anxious in my life.
Then again I'm slightly proud of myself for taking the risk rather than taking the easy route, regardless of how unhappy I was in it.

I'm taking control people. All will be well! :aww:

As soon as I draw something good, you'll be the first to hear!!
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Truth-Zeta-Love Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
This definitely happened!!!!!!  
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TheLilDinosaur Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Love Bills hair its great
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schaloddelschen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I canīt get over Rons expression, itīs so perfect. Full of agony and shock. Lovely drawing.
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TheBigFrizz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Awwww... poor Hermione, and Ron. On the other hand, I love the Hoggywarts painting! :D
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow. This brought tears to my eyes. :Aww:
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Wingdacat Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so emotional...


but..ehh...

does it say "hoggywarts" in the picture above the bed?


wow...i killed the moment...
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UnseenLibrarian-ook Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Bill and Ron are just spectacular here. So good. I love Bill's hair.
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alex4879 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I love the drawing above the bed its my favorite part
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MuseOfLuciana Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Sniff....this is so beautiful...
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ImAPureblood Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And the expression on Bills face, it's like; I know, little brother. I know.

er.
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ImAPureblood Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I love this. So heartbreaking.
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MrsRonWeasly1314 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
I love all of your pictures There great ! Your a really talented artist.
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uniquenormality Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
I just love this. I just think there was a serious moment where Bill really looked at Ron and saw how he looked at Hermione and knew he wasn't just his little brother anymore.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I agree, I think something like that would have happened as well. He's no longer just his little brother.
Thank you! :aww:
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allison767 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i totally felt the same way
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bluediasies Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Writer
Hermione looks like a helpless doll! No offence!
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TicklishPear Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Interface Designer
hahaha i love that hogwarts painting on the wall lolz :D
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha a scribbly addition :aww:
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MarieParker-Smith Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
I always say (which probably isnt the best way to go about things ALL the time.....) if you have no future in it why persue it? i dont see my self doing ANYTHING to do with algebra....so i only listen to the stuff i need for exams, get the baisics.....thats enough for me! but best of luck with your choice and as always your art is most certainly brilliant. :D keep it up!!!
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AlexandraKlemm Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Student Photographer
I've never felt like I can empathize more with a person. I completely admire you for taking the risk. For what it's worth, this drawing is amazing, and I've always admired your art. I've no doubt you'll make something of yourself. You're seriously talented. As an art student, I know how it feels to be constantly critiqued, but I think it's important to seriously step outside of your skin and look at your talent. You've got it, no doubt about that. I wish you the best of luck!

Alex
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aw thanks, I know I just said to myself what's the point of doing something you hate for the rest of my life. I'd rather take the risk and fail than never take the chance and always regret it. Besides I figure if I have enough drive I will get somewhere. It's all about positive mental attitude!
Thanks a lot for your comment. Really nice to be given encouragement like that, put a smile on my face :aww:
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storm-nightie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a huge decision. I hope everything will turn out well.:D:hug: One's psychology greatly affects their drawing skills, so don't you worry about the drawing right now:) I've seen all your gorgeous drawings, and they rock!!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, you're right attitude does effect how much drive you have, I have zero drive for genetics... Art however, I think I've never been more enthusiastic about a subject, I really think I've made the right choice :aww:
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storm-nightie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm happy for you:hug:
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
very compelling drawing, great looking emotion.

btw, good luck in your new academic endeavors!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much! :aww:
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
you're welcome!
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Jyde Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
It's a great pic! I love the emotion in it it's simply beautiful! Hope all goes well for your future plans!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I hope so too :aww:
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swalgren Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your art it just amazing.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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swalgren Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh your welcome.
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buttermelow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Photographer
cheer up girl! I hope, more a I believe, everything will work fine for you :)
and this drawing it's just beatiful :heart:
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aw thanks hun! :aww:
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Char-lot-tee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
haha, i like the hogwarts picture :)
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha that was drawn on a whim when I got fed up with the drawing :aww:
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NinnyTreetops Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Artist
Such great news, bb!
I mean, obviously not the you ditching your current course bit but:
You have made up your mind what you want to do and are following through on that decision and, frankly: I've felt it was great loss to visual design when you didn't go for it. I feel pretty sure that this is much more your type of dish (said the stranger from teh intrawebz), and I'm glad you're making the tough calls.

Where've you applied to? i hope Brighton, because those bitches be crazy good at graphic design :)
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hplw422 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ohh i love this! such great detail, i especially like the framed picture of Hogwarts above Hermione's bed :) great job!
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11347LoveIsPatient Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, good luck, hope everything goes well! I have to apply in 2012...not happy about that.. All the University's I'm thinking of going to, have already announced that they're upping their fees! Gah.

Nice drawing btw :P
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ValkyrieVamp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet
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Svennemi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful picture O.O
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MagDa-LeNaa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Good luck with everything! You are very brave indeed!!! :hug: And your drawing is lovely, don't insult it :P
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Remus-Chocolade Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Ron looks like he's thinking "What the hell?" and Bill is just "Shut up and act like the little boy you are." Because Bill knows he needs a hug, no matter how much Ron thinks he's all grown up and has to be brave. :meow:
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Nicky-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dropped out of genetic...lab...school...thing? well, as long as your proud, I'm happy for you! :la:
I like this alot -3-
I don't think it is bad~. I really like it. and maybe you're just out for some inspiration? like, music...looking at someone's art, and you feel you wanna make something as great, and it turns out somehting you become really proud of.
And yeah, i know what you mean, if i don't think a drawing is good, and people say it's good...I don't believe them most of the time. xD
O GOD YOUR SO GOOD AT MAKING HANDS.... :iconwthplz: so very.
Bill is so cool...x3x
so yeah. long comment is really long.
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achelseabee Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I think I'm in pretty much the same situation as you--seriously doubting my major and where I'm going to school.
Except I don't have the metaphorical balls to dump almost three years in the sewer.
So congrats to you, girl! I really hope you end up studying exactly what you want! :D

And the drawing! I've no idea what you're talking about--it looks marvelous to me.
I hate it when everything I draw is simply awful. Even if people tell me it looks as good as always, I can't believe them.
It's like, if you're stuck, you're stuck [well that was damn philosophical...:roll:]
Just keep sketching a ton and hopefully you'll start to like what you see again, because trust me, we all love it ;)
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pinkdiscodress Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
:) I think you're going to love an art program.
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Mimykitty Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
This is so sweet. I like it. <3

I hope everything works out for you! Stay beautiful.
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