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You've been so brave by comfortablylaura You've been so brave by comfortablylaura
I've been working on this for a week solid. It is for something important but not as important as say ... my degree or maintaining a social life but w/ever. It is a redo of an older piece 3 years ago but this scene still stands as my favourite from the whole series.

I wish I could show you the high-res version but it would take longer to upload than I have years on this earth.

Enjoy! x


They were neither ghost nor truly flesh, he could see that. They resembled most closely the Riddle that had escaped from the diary, so long ago, and he had been memory made nearly solid. Less substantial than living bodies, but much more than ghosts, they moved towards him, and on each face there was the same loving smile.

James was exactly the same height as Harry. He was wearing the clothes in which he had died, and his hair was untidy and ruffled, and his glasses were a little lopsided, like Mr. Weasley’s.
Sirius was tall and handsome, and younger by far than Harry had seen him in life. He loped with an easy grace, his hands in his pockets and a grin on his face.

Lupin was younger too, and much less shabby, and his hair was thicker and darker. He looked happy to be back in this familiar place, scene of so many adolescent wanderings.

Lily’s smile was widest of all. She pushed her long hair back as she drew close to him, and her green eyes, so like his, searching his face hungrily as though she would never be able to look at him enough.

‘You’ve been so brave.’

He could not speak. His eyes feasted on her, and he thought that he would like to stand and look at her forever, and that would be enough.
HP&DH Chap.34 The Forest Again
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Aruua Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
this is breathtakingly beautiful! I love it so much Heart 
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Janaque Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Wooooow.
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Deena-x Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
So moving. Amazing.
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
looking at this makes me all teary eyed.
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marximonto Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
action say more than words that why I :+fav:
But still I would like to say that the way you paint of Harry' s face is just perfect, He wasn't happy to dye but in that moment at list he wasn't alone.
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button-bird Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your style is amazing.
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JDNight Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Amazing intricate details!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I loved this scene in the book. It made me cry. You've drawn it beautifully--such emotion! :heart:
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AdamTher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
You've perfectly captured how much a pussy HP's character is. My little sister is more manly while she does gymnastics.
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Popinns Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Although Harry looks like he's straight out of the 70s, I LOVE THIS! It's astoundingly amazingly great!
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PrimitiveVitality Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. My favourite scene in the entire series as well.
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Fuujikoo Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Believe me, this is so beautiful...
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WingedPeach Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Wow. So beautiful. Just looking at it is bringing tears to my eyes!
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laugiancoli Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
just amazing! love this scene!
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
thank you! (sorry for the v.v. delayed reply!)
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Reminiscexx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Tears falling right now :heart:
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
aw! *tissue*
(sorry for the delayed thank you!)
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TheGirlWhoLived7 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   Writer
This is so beautiful. This scene is so amazing, and you did a lovely job interpreting it. Thank you.
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
thank you for a lovely comment! (but sorry for the delayed reply ):)
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make-me-bad Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
this is awesome, you portrayed this scene well
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
thank you!
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droxy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The hard works looks good. It's been interesting to see your style develop!
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
I think i've come quite far in 3 years! haha. But thank you! What a lovely comment :D
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Eponine-Black Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Stunning. It totally captures the feeling - Harry, who has been so strong throughout the books, losing hope and being encouraged by the parents he can't remember, his facial expression is perfect. I especially like the way his eyebrows are lifting - for some reason, I think they portray his sadness really well.

I also really like how you've captured the resemblance between James and Harry without making James look like a grown up Harry - it's the nose, I think. Anyway, it's awesome :D
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
oh thank you how lovely :3
Yeah I worked very hard on Harry ... but thank you for commenting on James.. I was so worried about how he looked- but I remember JKR writing in OotP that he had a longer nose (I believe?) so I tried to get that across haha. But yes thank you thank you! x
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Beautiful.
This scene made me cry so hard.
Even the third time I read it.
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
oh it still makes me cry .. I was listening to the audio books while drawing this and just sobbing at stephen fry's narration of this bit. Oh so sad! Thank you for the comment anyway :D x
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
My second time through, I had been reading the whole series to my bf, and we were in the car, and I was reading that scene and he was laughing at me 'cause I could hardly talk to get through it. Hmm...I wonder if audio book readers ever have that problem?
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solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Photographer
everything you do is absolutely stunning! beautiful colours! beautiful texture! beautiful expressions! beautiful poses! beautiful beautyness!
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
ooooo you're inflating my ego! I appreciate it haha xx
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solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Photographer
;) haha
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MioneBookworm Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
oh I'm tearing up this is so sad and beautiful! argh I need to read DH again.
this is wonderful work of course, as always! I love Harry's expression most of all :aww:
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
uck that whole chapter is amazing imo ... I'm always a mess reading it. Thank you for the feedback! x
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MioneBookworm Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
and I love the lighting too! all those colours you use! so so magical.
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember the original, and I loved it, but this new version is absolutely stunning!
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comfortablylaura Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
oh thank you so much! xx
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CloudyGal Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
This is so gorgeous. :heart:
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NixiEvans Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that part in the book!!!!!
It's awesome!!! gorgeous!!!! Perfect! :D!
Great job!!!! :love:
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