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December 28, 2010
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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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OtterAndTerrier Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here: [link]
Feliz Navidad!
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
Catching-Smoke Dec 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! It is ginny! :aww:
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:
Talybean Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love The Quibber with Ginny on the cover! Such attention to detail =D
chiggles96 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:
awe! sweet. is Ginny the new HolyHead Harpies Seeker?
Catching-Smoke May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think she's their chaser actually, I made a mistake. Oops.
Nicky-the-dragoness 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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