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The First Christmas by Catching-Smoke The First Christmas by Catching-Smoke
This is my submission to the contest currently on :iconron-x-hermione:

It's supposed to be of Ron/Hermione in their first home, celebrating Christmas together. Whilst drawing this I realised how difficult that is to depict... I thought about drawing boxes they haven't unpacked yet but then I thought, Hermione is living there. Of course they've already unpacked.
So I decided on little details such as an old sofa, as they haven't bought their own yet. Unpapered/unpainted walls, because Hermione wishes to do it the muggle way and they can't agree on a colour yet. Or something along those lines. Anyway they are small details, kind of unnoticable unless I explain them here.

Right so this is my entry, colouring isn't perfect but I'm not great at that anyway. I'm a little unhappy with certain aspects of this but I've got to the point where I've stared at the picture for too long so anything else I do at this point would probably be counter-productive. I'd have to return to it in like a month or something...
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AstridGoesForASpin Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I laughed out loud when I saw Ginny on the cover of the magazine. What an ingenious touch!
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here: [link]
Feliz Navidad!
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potoperson Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011
I just keep running into your pictures... but this too is lovley! I love all the little details, Ginny on the cover of the magazine (I presume it was Ginny. If not I'm sorry...) the pictures on the wall, and I just love the cozy color scheme. Great job! :D
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! It is ginny! :aww:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I love the fact that they aren't all over each other but the love between them is still conveyed! Great job with the colors and the room details. Yes, this is the type of living room that young newlyweds just starting their careers would have! :iconx-masplz:
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Talybean Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love The Quibber with Ginny on the cover! Such attention to detail =D
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chiggles96 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
That picture of Harry in the background is really making me laugh!

I love the colours on this, it's so beautiful :heart:
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Caramelise Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Very cool
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NoLongerInvisible Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
awe! sweet. is Ginny the new HolyHead Harpies Seeker?
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think she's their chaser actually, I made a mistake. Oops.
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Nicky-the-dragoness Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i laughed when i saw the Quiddidtch (im not sure about the spelling) book, because it was upside down, and i taught under the bookcover picture, that it was saying "Hoggyhhbygt" on the first look.
i guess im looking through your gallery xD
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Writer
I like it! :thumbsup::-) A nice little scene.
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Maxoooow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg :heart::heart::heart:
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! Such a sweet scene, and I love all the details--the old sofa, the magazine with Ginny, the portraits on the wall :love:
Thanks for entering, and good luck! :D
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
Was a nice contest idea, couldn't resist!
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Luvicks Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The portrait with Harry makes me happy :D
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WeCouldBeHeros Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Writer
i,like ginny's cameo at the bottom lol :D thi is so sweet and seems like this is EXACTLY how a lot of young couples spend christmas and how their house would look like :D :D
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
aw thankyou! :aww:
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AjnosFTW Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Waaaarm :heart:
I can feel the love and effort <3
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
aw thankyou! :aww:
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Vintage-Reign Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so adorable you did a great job.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
aw thankyou! :aww:
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Vintage-Reign Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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NinnyTreetops Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artist
Also: D'aww, the Granger family pic. I appreciate your bushy-haired Pa Granger.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou my friend! Speaking of that picture I was thinking of doing an actual full version of it, I've always wondered what I thought the Grangers would look like, and I think it's time I found out. I do not think Mrs Granger is blonde btw, it just looks that way in the picture. I image 2 brunettes, only Mrs Granger has light brown hair... yeh I've started rambling again...
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NinnyTreetops Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Artist
No, it's not rambling, it's perfectly healthy character background evaluation. Yes. That.
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NinnyTreetops Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Artist
Wait... HOW did I miss this? WHY did I miss this? I don't even know. Some DA house elf is going to have to iron their hands for failing to inform me, that much is sure.

Lovely bit o' fluff. Nice how you paid attention to the details such as old sofa. An dthe head-touching. I loves me some head-touching. I'm simple that way.
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GekkoSan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Lol, very true about the unpacking. I love this piece, it's so warm feeling. The little details are really nice, like the angel on top of the tree with a wand. :)
Are the lines done in pencil or digitally? I can't quite tell.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! And it's pencil, i suck at digital lineart... should really learn though! :aww:
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GekkoSan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
You're welcome. :D It looks good. So how do you separate the lineart so you can colour it?
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ronherm1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
lovely!
;)
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanks! :aww:
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cinnamon-lady24 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Nice... I like this. It's a very sweet, warm sort of piece. I like it a lot. It feels very cozy. Excellent work.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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shaiiim Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Awesomeee! ;)
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou very much! :aww:
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not-found-wanting Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
this is fantastic! i love all your little details!
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I love the image, but Ginny became a chaser not a seeker. other than that, it's awesome.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh damn. I wasn't sure and my book is in Newcastle so I took a stab in the dark. That's gonna bug me now haha :D
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
I'm sorry, forget I mentioned it.
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Aw don't worry it was my mistake, thanks for correcting me :aww:
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
you're welcome!

happy new year!
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nut-tree Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous :D i love their pictures onthe wall - so cute! :love: :D
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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thisisbaileysart Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Awwww this is adorable :)
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thankyou! :aww:
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20oj Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
i like how the angel on the top of the tree has a wand :D
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Catching-Smoke Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
haha thanks! :aww:
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20oj Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
welcome!;D
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