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The Order of the Phoenix by TomScribble The Order of the Phoenix by TomScribble
Some of the members of the Order, from 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' by JK Rowling.

From left to right: Crookshanks (cat), Severus Snape, Molly Weasley, Kingsley Shacklebolt (back), Nymphadora Tonks, Arthur Weasley, Bill Weasley (back), Remus Lupin, Mundungus Fletcher (back), Sirius Black, Kreacher (house-elf).

I'm not too pleased with the scan here, but it's such a whopping picture it wouldn't fit on the A3 scanner and so... But I really wanted to put it up here before 'Deathly Hallows' was published and more people on it died. And also because some theories implied on it may be confirmed or unconfirmed. It's a case of leaving it for too long here, I think... I started it before Christmas 2006 and worked in fits and starts - not the ideal way to go about a pencil drawing. Ah well.

I love 16th/17th century group oil portraits of guild members and that sort of thing, and also later portraits of councils of war. That was the kind of thing I was thinking of when I started the picture. I also wanted to add moevment to the picture by having everybody look at somebody or something else: Kingsley, Tonks, Arthur and Bill are grouped around the map, while Arthur is checking Kingsley for some kind of confirmation, Molly is looking either worried at her son or annoyed at Dung for smoking during the meeting, Lupin is mooning over Tonks, Sirius is giving Snape a seriously black glare (and thus ignoring Kreacher sneaking away with a portrait of Bellatrix Lestrange and OMG a locket !?!?!?), Crookshanks is also suspicious of Snape and Snape is looking out at us with an enigmatic sneer because he's the only one (besides JK Rowling and allegedly Alan Rickman) who knows whether he's good or bad or whatever the heck the deal with Snape is! *hysteria* (Tonight! Tonight!)

I shall upload a better (scanned) version later, I suppose... but I expect to be too shell-shocked by Book 7 to do much of anything soon.
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The Order of the Phoenix by ~TomScribble. From the suggester:"It's not very often that I see fanart that displays a good grasp of chiascuro. The artist also succeeded (admirably, in my opinion) in their goal of making the piece lively through having everybody looking at other things. I love the sense of personality I get from what they're doing." ( Suggested by kalany and Featured by aunjuli )
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dixiekasilke Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your style! Agree with LadyofLute - has something of Edward Gorey about it (whom I adore) :D (Big Grin) 
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stereolightning Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
This is just beautiful - the lighting, the characterization, the details. I just noticed that Lupin is looking at Tonks! That unguarded moment is so sweet. And Snape is looking at us! Perfect.
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Harley666Quinn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
omg i thought kingsley was voldemort for a second xD
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Mellefant20 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
So elegant xx
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LadyofLute Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
background is very gorey-esque. I like it. :D
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Cuileth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so wonderful! The DD is well-deserved!!!:heart::heart::heart:
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moiramay6 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
R u famous?!
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hpfanficfanpoll Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Good evening TomScribble,

I am the Moderator at The HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards ([link]), an award ceremony that recognizes great "Harry Potter" universe fanfiction and art.

We were wondering if you would be interested in possibly donating a small piece of art for the winners banners for the upcoming Fall-Winter Round of awards? It wouldn't have to be new art created for the event. It could be something wonderful that you've already drawn featuring the Harry Potter universe and show here on your DeviantArt site. All kudos would go to you, of course, as well as a link back to your website here.

Please let us know if you'd like to get in on the fun by emailing us at hpfanficfanpollmod@gmail.com or by sending us a note us through Livejournal ("hpfanficfanpoll"). We already have other artists lined up to donate some art, and we'd love to include you.

Hoping to hear from you soon,

- Melissa, Moderator
The HP Fanfic Fan Poll Awards On Livejournal
hpfanficfanpollmod@gmail.com
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xRyuzakix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Actually never mind. if you want to see snape this way then that's fine. Who am I to dictate how you see a character or how they dress?

I also figured out why he's the only one in a dress so you don't have to answer lol.
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xRyuzakix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
I have to know since it's been bothering me for years but...why is Snape the only one without trousers? he's one of the only half bloods who grew up as a muggle and it makes no sense that he would be wearing a dress.

In Pottermore JK recently said that the fashion stopped moving forward for British wizards and such during the 16-17th century. But that means they would be wearing panatloons at least. My friend did an awesome sketch of what the clothes would look like if JK was correct. (Panatloons, nice dandy shoes, jackets of one of the four colors with beautiful gold, silver, bronze, or black trim.)

Like awesome shading and such but the lack of snape with trousers is really bothering me and I need to know.
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saidiemai Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This is just brilliant. I didn't even have to look at the description to know who they all were.
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JH-creator Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it...It has exactly the same atmosphere i feel from the book!
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Anna-McNarin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
This just draws you in, so much detail. The whole thing is lovely.
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Ramsay-Bolton Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love it, it's perfect ^^
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Mafer-Potter Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this. SO. MUCH.
You've made an interesting piece here, y'know.
I love the way Severus is sitting. Also, the interactions between all the characters and the little details you've added (and explained). Thanks for sharing :D
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Isilarma Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This is amazing! The characters are very close to how I always imagined them.
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hereforinspiration Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Writer
This is beautiful and I'm so excited I found it!!!!!!!! <3 I love this style and... and everything. I was able to instantly recognize everyone without checking the description. Thank you!
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Agent54 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Fantastic!
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Frayach Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
I LOVE this. This should be an illustration in the book.
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WayInOverMyHead Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
breathtaking
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Leesachu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student
This is sooo sick!!
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red-hairlady Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I discovered your work from the HP companion website ! And I totally fell in love with this illustration ! Everything's perfect ! The characters, their expressions, all the details on the background, the lighting, the atmosphere...That's perfect, really ! Great job ! =)
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
thanks so much! I love the HP companion, so much lovely work there.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
How did I ever miss this one? The fact that it is in black and white gives it the right feel (it is in the Black family home after all)! Each time I look at it I find something new which delights me (the dragon serpents on the chandelier, the carvings above the door and on the breakfront, patterns on Arthur's sweater vest). This is beautiful--very much brought to mind the style of the old masters (I was thinking of Rembrandt's old sketches). :iconbigheartplz:
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thanks! gld you like it.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thanks, no problem! And thanks for crediting me :)
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Lizzyluna Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist
It's a great technique for a drawng about GP13. I especially like Tonks and the Weasleys here.
Many good details too.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thank you!
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ScoutF Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing technique. Also, I love how Snape, always the alert mistrustful one, seems to notice they are being watched.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thanks! Yep Snape's the only one who knows it all.
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Jade-A-Lette Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
I think that Sirius looks the best here. And I love the background.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thank you! Glad you like my Sirius!
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So many things to look at!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thanks!
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Swandotter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Sweeping!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thanks!
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peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really fantastic! I think it would be cool if someone(not me- i'm not good at this sort of thing) did a picture of the order that is designed to look like the last supper. this picture gave me the idea.
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
thanks! I did have Last Suppers in mind too, but then whose last supper would it be? Dumbledore's? Siriusīs? Who would be Judas?
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peanutbutterangel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
perhaps dumbledore's? and snape as judas? but he ends up being the good guy, so...
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Lord-Sethran Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is genius! I love the gloomy atmosphere :)
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
thanks! glad you do.
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giranduloni Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
It seems we're in the same room, with them....
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
thank you! maybe we are...
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Ebonlake Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
lol This is awesome! I love it!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
thanks, I'm glad!
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ILuvR-T Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
this is spectacular!!! just love the classic, old-fashioned look of it
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
thank you!
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everfaraway Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the characters u put into this image. Poor remus looks bored, though I love ur "lupin is mooning over tonks"
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