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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 02:38 am
art - Sirius reading, now in colour :)

Hum. I'm beginning to put smileys everywhere, and even in post subjects. This must stop! :))))



Yeah and it's 2:40 am, which I hope explains my present state of mind (or rather absence. of state? Of mind).


But I reached a kind of temporary finished state in the Sirius reading pic, and I wanted to post it before going to sleep. Ah, sleep. There are things I still wish to change, such as the shading of the right shoulder so that it doesn't make his shoulder look so large, and I'll also try to make the fingers of the left hand thinner. And to reduce a tiny bit the width of his forearm. I don't like that much the very pale complexion I gave him, but that can't be amended without great change of destroying the pic, so I'll leave it as it is! But nonetheless I loved to colour this one, and I'm happy with the result. I felt like I was making some sort of classical portrait...


Teaser:

that's Sirius!


Now that I've coloured him, he looks more like a teenager (and less like a fandom god, which I'm sort of happy with), and I hope that I gave him enough of the late seventies look. The first one of you who guesses what's on his tee-shirt wins a cookie!




Sirius reading

Coloured with pastels on a light grey LARGE sheet of paper. I love making parts of the pic stand out by adding highlights! For the moment, it's a digital camera photo, not a scan, because I feel currently sort of lazy when I think of the eight parts I'd have to scan...

Also, I'm glad of the way the book turned out :> <-- pointy smiley to change a bit


Hope you'll like!

ETA: I've amended the shoulder cloth folds, the shape of the left hand fingers and other tiny details. I don't think it makes such a difference for any other than myself, but it makes me feel better ;) I've taken another photo, because I'm afraid of smudging the pastel on the scanner, even with the fixative. So the coulours and contrasts are a bit different from reality, even if I tried to make it as close as possible. So that's now the finished finished version! I don't feel like adding a background on this one, because I'd be afraid of losing the figure and shading balance in the whole picture...

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eudaimon
eudaimon
resilient & bold & alive
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)

Oh, I adore everything about him :swoons:

R


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)

Yay! I made you swoon. Well, Sirius did, at least :)

Thanks a lot!


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iulia_linnea
iulia_linnea
Iulia Linnea
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)

I love how the folds and shadows of Sirius' clothing denote movement; he's relaxed, but not still, and, as usual, you draw the best books. :)


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)

I love drawing books, especially old, handwritten, leather-bound ones...

And thanks a lot! I'm very glad that the pic doesn't look too static :)


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lls_mutant
lls_mutant
lls_mutant
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)

Oooh, you just made my night! I have been WAITING for this one! It looks utterly fantastic. The arm looks much better, too. This is definitely exactly how I pictured Sirius, more than any other version I've seen. (My Remus is very happy with you and ready to trade sexual favors for taking this version of Sirius home with him. Don't ask -ME- how that's all supposed to work out. Male logic.)

Is it a KISS t-shirt? That's the best guess I've come up with.


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)

Thanks so much! No, this isn't a kiss t-shirt. Something more obscure and very much late seventies-early eighties...

And that I could draw your exact Sirius makes me really, really proud. Thanks a lot!


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spacedye_vest
spacedye_vest
O_o
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)

*squees*

that is PERFECTION! He looks even better in colours.

So beautiful, so sexy, so young... I'm sure Remus is drooling at the sight, just like me :)


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)

Oh yes, I definitely think Remus is drooling at this Sirius. Or maybe he's similarly reading a books and looking all lickable, and Sirius is only affecting to be involved in his book?

Thanks so much!


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ignipes
mutant master of scintillating sarcasm
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:09 am (UTC)

Oh, he's beautiful. I'd volunteer in a heartbeat to read him a bedtime story. ;)

Is that a claw on his necklace? Now I want to know why he wears that...


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 03:52 pm (UTC)

Reading him a bedtime story? Mmmmhh yes... And thanks a lot!

I imagined the necklace thingy was some sort of fang, for no other reason than all the cool kids are doing it! But gaeta saw it as a moon crescent, which I like a lot, and your idea of a claw works as well! Don't you want to tell me the story yourself? please?


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undula
undula
undula
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)

Oh wow, I love him. And the highlights, and the cigarette (omg I'm such a sucker for cigarette art - it's so unhealthy but sooo sexy x____x)

His face is perfect, and the arm, guh - I love (men's) arms so much. Everything's so fine. *___*

(also, you're not alone with the smiley problem)

*proves point* :D :) :)))


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)

Wah, scary icon! Is this vampire!Harry?

And Thanks a lot :) I'm glad you like the arm, even if it still looks a bit big. Yeah, mens' arms are so sexy! And I totally agree with you about cigarette art.

Aargh! More smileys *hides* *looks nonetheless* *succumbs* -_o


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red_squared
red_squared
Esinde Nayrall
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:13 am (UTC)

Oh he's beautiful, so beautiful. *licks* *gags at taste of pastels* *shrugs* *licks again*

You're right in that he looks much younger in this than in the original sketch... I love the detail of the book and on what he's wearing under his robe.

And teenager!Sirius or fandom-god!Sirius - I'll have them both ;)

So much pretty...


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)

Hee. You'd probably have tasted fixative before tasting pastels, which is much worse ;)

Thanks a lot!


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thescarletwoman
thescarletwoman
Mutterings of a Music History Major
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)

My god... I love everything about this. Competely and totally. I have to say my favourite thing in the painting is probably the book. The curled edges of the pages are absolutely fabulous.

The pose is... guh. Everything is amazing. (and one of my fave things for Sirius... cigarette in the mouth.)

Once again, dearest, absoultely stunning job as always.


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much! Yeah, I love the book myself ;) And it came out pretty easily, so it was rather fun to draw.

And yeah, I love to put a cigarette in young Sirius's mouth. Not healthy but oh so sexy!


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aome
aome
A clean house is the sign of a broken computer.
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)

That is just ... beautiful. I could frame this. So peaceful. (Although, personally, I could do without the cigarette. ;) )


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)

Wow, frame it? Thanks so much!

Yeah, I'm not so fond of people who smoke in real life, but heh, I like drawing young Sirius this way. I imagine he was very intent on being rebellious, and do you know any rebel teenager who doesn't smoke? Although I'm wondering if it's different in the States, with the anti-smoking laws rather stronger than in Europe...


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)

waaah! Smilies @_@ *is an addict*

Thanks so much :D Yeah, when I look at my pictures from one year ago, I realise how much showing them around on LJ made me progress. It must be because I'm craving comments and praise and I want MORE *looks scary*


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gaeta
gaeta
gaeta
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:45 am (UTC)

That is lovely. The soft colors are just perfect as is the light -- especially in his hair.

And I love the crescent moon pendant
And the daydreaming eyes


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gaeta
gaeta
gaeta
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)

Looking again, I think maybe that pendant isn't a moon, but some kind of animal tooth. Which is it?

As to that shirt. If it isn't a "Yes" t-shirt, then I don't know.


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cluegirl
cluegirl
Just a Baker Street Muse
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)

I don't think I can adequately express just how squee-ful this makes me! You have developed SUCH a feel for this medium, it's just frightening! I can't wait to see this finished.


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)

Thank you so much! Your squeefulness makes me feel very, very proud. Also, I loved the grey paper you used both for your Harry/Draco and and Snape/Lucius pastel drawings, so I was very happy when I though I found the same one some days ago. The present painting was my first try with it... And I'll remember to use warmer colours for the skin the next time I use it.


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thistlerose
thistlerose
sunlight on your path
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)

Oooh, he's beautiful! I feel as though I could almost run my fingers through his gorgeous hair.


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC)

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like the hair. I usually have so much trouble making it look NOT greasy... So I'm glad it worked this time :)


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midnitemaraud_r
midnitemaraud_r
For all your sophisticated Cock-Tailing needs
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 02:19 am (UTC)

Are you kidding? I LOVE everything about this!! *gawks and drools and fantasizes and...* oops! :)

I have no idea what's on his t-shirt though, but it's swirly and colorful! :)


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)

Yay! There will never be enough people gawking and drooling and fantasizing about Sirius *joins you*

Thank you so much! The tee-shirt is a Yes tee-shirt :) It was found first by gaeta, who not only is a grammar goddess and a great story teller, but knows obscure seventies-eighties musics too!


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piggy_ninja
piggy_ninja
Captain Mary T. Mole: President of Sales
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)

Oh wow, he really looks like my cousin... *mind is boggled*

This is lovely, and I really like how he is in a normal setting, as opposed to many fanarts that I see.


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nassima
nassima
Nassima
Mon, Apr. 25th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you liked :)

Is it a good or a bad thing that he looks like your cousin? Also, there's something very strange there because while I was drawing it, I suddenly realised that he looked like my own cousin when he was around eighty...


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