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And no, I really can't draw - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
And no, I really can't draw
Drat, no one has magically sent me drawing talent yet. I know this because I sat down to draw Ted and Andromeda from "Barefoot in the Moonlight," and had to give up on Ted entirely, because I'll be damned if I can figure out how someone's legs are arranged while lounging on the ground and leaning back on one hand. Despite help from a couple of works in The Art Book with such reclining folks. I think I just don't see well. As for Andromeda, well, she doesn't exactly belong to Renoir*, but I feel that I should put up evidence of occasionally trying.



She's looking over at Ted and saying, more or less, "That book says Muggles do magic like this? Are you sure you read it properly?"

(*"Belong to Renoir" is a phrase that's been in my head since high school, when a very talented young man in a writing class I took wrote a love poem to his girlfriend (alas, not me), which began with the phrase, "You belong to Renoir," and ended with "And the canvas where you dwelt becomes the world." Now that's a poem I'd like to read again, but I don't even remember the boy's name!)

I feel a bit...: shocked :hides face:

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ivylore From: ivylore Date: November 24th, 2004 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

For drawing....

I'm going to recommend this book, Fern.

http://www.drawright.com/

or

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0874774241/103-1025729-7300667?v=glance

It's actually regarded as one of the best learn to draw books at art schools everywhere. I have a copy and highly recommend it. It's easy to find, online or usually kicking around used book stores too.

because I'll be damned if I can figure out how someone's legs are arranged while lounging on the ground and leaning back on one hand

Argh. Foreshortening. It's easiest if you draw from real life, with a mirror, for instance. I actually have to do a full length drawing of myself like that for my final drawing assignment.
vytresna From: vytresna Date: November 24th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't know how I missed Barefoot in the Moonlight, Andromeda obsession and all, but anyway, and totally unrelated, I just got the PoA DVD, and it has all the usual gripes except (a) the Extra Features are really, really annoying and (b) they should have made the Special Effect Sweets thing its own scene, or, failing that, at least not called the scenes "chapters." That was deliberate, wasn't it, DVD producers?!
mrs_who From: mrs_who Date: November 24th, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Somehow, I missed Barefoot in the Moonlight, too. What a delightful short - I remember being a 17 yo and sneaking off into the woods with my (then) boyfriend. (Now husband!) We'd kiss and talk about the future and our dreams. LOL. (No one in an invisibility cloak, but Sirius was a good vehicle for showing us the whole scene.)

In your "world" was Sirius ever involved with anyone? The only time I've ever suspected the possibility of it, is in Goblet of Fire, when Dorcas Meadows is mentioned as standing next to Sirius in the photo. Certainly it's possible that there is no more to it than simple proximity, but I suspect Dorcas is somewhat important. JKR has Sirius tell us that Voldy only killed important people, and she has Moody tell us that he (Voldy) killed Dorcas himself. Combine that with her proximity to Sirius in the photo, and I suspect they may be "clues". Dunno.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: November 24th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think of Sirius as someone who probably went on a lot of casual dates, maybe kissed a few girls, but had his life interrupted before he happened to stumble across anyone he was madly in love with.

My basic assumption is that between his intense (and usually pleasant) relationship with the Marauders and his intense (and usually unpleasant) relationship with his family, any other sort of relationship would have a lot to contend with--including his disinterest in looking at anyone outside of his immediate circle, as suggested in the Pensieve scene.
sreya From: sreya Date: November 26th, 2004 10:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Just in case you miss the post on your friends list, that bit of poetry inspired an icon. Hope you like it!



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