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Scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling.

The mirror's frame is an extension of Harry's vision: the stag fighting the snake symbolises a great many things: pureness of heart (with which Harry defeats Voldemort the next time we encounter the mirror), the quest for one's heart's desire (in Harry's case a family), and Harry's father's animagus shape, which we don't know anything about at this point in the story, as well as Harry's own patronus shape. The serpent of course is Voldemort, and so the figures are both a sad reminder of why Harry is seeing his parents in the Mirror in the first place, as well as foreshadowing Harry's subsequent battles with the Dark Lord at the end of this book, and of the series. The symbols of hope, faith and charity are also in the base of the mirror - most obviously hope (anchor) because that - or the lack of it - is also important for this scene.
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PeggyPaddington Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
Really touching... Best mirror of Erised i ve ever seen...Just perfectHeart Heart 
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BooFrickidyWho Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Can you make one of Harry and Hermione at Lily and James' graves? I always read this one paragraph and cry every time- 

But they were not living, thought Harry: They were gone. The empty words could not disguise the fact that his parents' moldering remains lay beneath snow and stone, indifferent, unknowing. And tears came before he could stop them, boiling hot then instantly freezing on his face, and what was the point in wiping them off or pretending? He let them fall, his lips pressed hard together, looking down at the thick snow hiding from his eyes the place where the last of Lily and James lay, bones now, surely, or dust, not knowing or caring that their living son stood so near, his heart still beating, alive because of their sacrifice and close to wishing, at this moment, that he was sleeping under the snow with them.” 
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PhantomOfZeCarribean Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Writer
This is the most beautiful version of this scene I have ever seen. It's touching and sad, and I hope you are immensely proud of yourself for this particular piece!
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LadyofLegends Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, great, now I'm gonna cry. :tears:
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matildalovisa Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This brings tears to my eyes. One of my absolute favorite scenes from the books. You've captured it so well!
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U-No-Poo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, how beautiful! And I love the symbology you used on the mirror.
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garlickkk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Wery touching drawing. Love it. Thank you.
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MissMarauderess Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Oh god he looks so small and vulnerable sitting all alone on the floor, I just want to hug him!
Don't worry, bb, you're going to be really happy!
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lecp10530 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
:iconclappingplz: 'Nuff said
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Frayach Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Poor little Harry!
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BalletForever Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
this is wicked good :)
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Twinkie101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student
This is amazing, and more than a little heartbreaking.
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Snezhinka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
This is so sad, beautiful, and full of symbolism...especially the stag & snake, this is hands down my favourite depiction of the erised scene.
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LemonPirate101 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Oh wow. The detail is phenomenal. Amazing job :)
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
thanks so much! glad you like it.
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wild-daisy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing! <3 x
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
thanks!
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LucyNickBakura Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Must agree with :icon313ctr0nic-c0c0nuts:
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
thank you!
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313ctr0nic-C0c0nuts Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011   General Artist
this is GENIUS and BEAUTY.
nicely done. <3
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thanks!
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313ctr0nic-C0c0nuts Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011   General Artist
u r welcome!! <3
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QueenOfCostumes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
stunning composition, it really highlights the tonal contrast, and makes the scene so grand, and Harry so insignificant and vulnerable. I love your technique as well!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thank you!
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IknowwhatYOUare Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AWWWWS!!!!
Soo sad....
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
thanks
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IknowwhatYOUare Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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Nutmeg42 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student General Artist
This is completely amazing.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
thank you!
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wolf-milk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, this is so sweet...
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
thank you!
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Chihiro32 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow but its so sad
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
thanks
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Sugarkisses31 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
I love this... :aww: Such a good drawing. :clap: x
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
thank you!
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Sugarkisses31 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
You're welcome. :)
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Ficstina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. No words can explain how wonderful this is.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
aw,thanks! :blush:
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Ficstina Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most certainly welcome! :D
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I-am-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very sad, but also adorable, as well as being very well drawn. I think you captured the mirror perfectly, and I enjoy reading your reasoning for drawing it how you did. This chapter in the book always made me tear up...
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
thanks so much! It's such a touching scene. I think this is the first bit of Harry Potter art I ever did.
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Zimrox53 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thisis even better than the movie scene!!! Thumbs to you!!!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
thanks! that comment makes me happy.
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diyosangmais Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Oh my!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So nice. Excellent job dear, can never make something as good as that.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
thank you!
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Jennidoodles Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   General Artist
It's so beautiful O.O
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
thank you!
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h-e-l-e-n-a---b Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
WOW!!!!It's fantastic!.........
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
thanks! :thanks:
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LetsLaugh Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is exactly how I pictured it in my head as I read the book.
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