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Constant Vigilance by carthasis Constant Vigilance by carthasis
June-August 2006, ink pens and pencils

The fourth (first in chronology) illustration for Something to Live For by Accio Snape. It can be found on this site.

I'm not really happy with it, but as I'm not someone who redraws finished stuff, it's gotta be like this.

"Mr. Potter," he said from right behind him, just as he put a spoonful of raw rather than distilled dandelion extract into his cauldron. "We are brewing a basic warming potion. Any first year could do it. We are not-" he picked up Harry's cauldron and flung it against the wall, to collective gasps from the class "I repeat, not trying to poison ourselves. Not in my class." His black eyes blazed with anger.

Something to Live For by Accio Snape

Second illustration: In The Quiet Morning
Third Illustration: Open to Interpretation
Fourth Illustration: Need to - Want to - must not.

This is a commission, do not use it for anything!
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CheekyEskimo Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is my favourite part of this story and I love the way you portrayed it. It's amazing! :D
DasWeisseKaninchen Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Never read the fic, but this was abolutly beautifully done..
coldcallidus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Awesome attention to detail; I especially like the care you took with the clothing; nice movement :)
Servina Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
coolieos :D
wouldnt really like to be in harrys place at this moment in time... what am i saying! MOVE OVER POTTER
aurnien Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, I like. All of your characters seem to have this very dynamic feel to them, one can see them living and breathing. Well done.
dontcallmenymphadora Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist
i love it :heart: so well done
carthasis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006
Thank you very much :) I'm glad you like it!
ArabSean Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
That is FANTASTIC! I don't know what else I can say about this one that I haven't already said about the other drawings, but I think you did a great job with this series of drawings.
Your pencil work is fabulous, and I really do like the strategic use of ink. :)
carthasis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
Well, I'm glad at least *you* enjoyed it, thank you dear :) It didn't seem to be very popular compared to some other drawings, which made me wonder, what I did wrong.
ArabSean Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
I don't think you did anything wrong! If it wasn't as popular here on dA, I think you can blame it on the new layout -- the frontpage design only shows two 'recent deviations' instead of a whole row of least that's how it was last time I looked. Sucks. :/
carthasis Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Nah, it just needed more time, I think. The reception in the first days had me wondering a bit. I never get any comments three or four days after posting, but here it seemed to be the other way round :D
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