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WIP: Are you a witch or not? by Catching-Smoke WIP: Are you a witch or not? by Catching-Smoke
The first of my twin work in progress drawings, I thought I'd upload them so far since I've got to return to an oil painting I'm currently working on as well as a few commissions I've started, they will take priority for a while. So for now this will remain half complete.

I've had this idea since 2007 when I read Deathly Hallows for the very first time. Now, you may be thinking, 'hang on, this scene is from Philosopher's Stone, not Deathly Hallows' and this is true. However, this is a scene in PS that uses, what I suppose could be a very simplistic version of the literary device Chekhov's gun, which is basically when something seemingly minor is mentioned early on and then later revealed for some reason or another. A kind of foreshadowing.
Now I know I'm being rather liberal by saying this scene uses that technique, but honestly as soon as I read the 'reveal' in DH it made me smile madly.

I love it when story plots come full circle, in my head that's proof of excellent and well thought planning on the authors part, essentially the making of a great piece of literature.

Anyway onto the quote I suppose.

Hermione had managed to free herself before the plant got a firm grip on her. Now she watched in horror as the two boys fought to pull the plant off them, but the more they strained against it, the tighter and faster the plant wound around them.
'Stop moving!' Hermione ordered them. 'I know what it is- it's Devil's Snare!'
'Oh, I'm so glad we know what it's called, that's a great help,' snarled Ron, leaning back, trying to stop the plant curling around his neck.
'Shut up, I'm trying to remember how to kill it!' said Hermione.
'Well, hurry up, I can't breathe!' Harry gasped, wrestling with it as it curled around his chest.
'Devil's Snare, Devil's Snare... What did Professor Sprout say? It likes the dark and the damp-'
'So light a fire!' Harry choked.
'Yes- of course- but there's no wood!' Hermione cried, wringing her hands.
'HAVE YOU GONE MAD?' Ron bellowed. 'ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?'
'Oh, right!' said Hermione, and she whipped out her wand,...


A long quote, but I just enjoy that scene :aww:
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Dutchnyn May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you at that scene. Hermoine is panicked, Ron is panicked and angry and Harry stays cool. *Sigh* childhood dreams...
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mudblood228 Feb 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hermione's just like "Dude, I got this!"
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:iconspiderwickmystery:
Noone ever does devil snare pictures! You are my new favourite D.A artist! :P
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:iconiluvmusicsomuch:
What girl would wear a skirt to a break-in?
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:iconalex4879:
Devil's Snare
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:iconvandaorsi93:
Oh, I LOVE this scene! :D great picture ^^
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:iconvandaorsi93:
Oh, I LOVE this scene! :D great picture ^^
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buttermelow Apr 18, 2011   Photographer
YES, YES! I also noticed that and I love it! I mean, Rowling has this little hints of them that are just lovely and perfect :D and your drawings just keep getting better and better :love:
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Catching-Smoke May 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aw thank you very much!! I appreciate that. :aww:
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