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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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Given 2008-10-26
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 )
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) 
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.
Harley666Quinn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
omg i thought kingsley was voldemort for a second xD
Mellefant20 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
So elegant xx
LadyofLute Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
background is very gorey-esque. I like it. :D
Cuileth Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist
It's so wonderful! The DD is well-deserved!!!:heart::heart::heart:
moiramay6 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
R u famous?!
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 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
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.
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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