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16 January 2006 @ 04:42 pm
Dumbledore and Fawkes (differnet moments in time).  
Sometimes (quite often actually) I think I went over-board with the character fangirling thing. As a result, I have tons of pictures that sit on my computer while I try to gather some courage to post them or convince myself they're not as fangirlish as they look like . :)

This is the case with these pics. I think they were sitting on my computer for about two months now. Yesterday, I was backing up some files, I saw them and thought they're not as bad as I thought they were. Sort of.

So, they're all Dumbledore and Fawkes (it's six pics total), and they start when DD is a teen and end sometime in the present day era of the books. The young Dumbledore pic, that I posted a while ago, belonged to these series of fangirlish-ness images.






As far as I recall, there's no description of what Dumbledore looked like before he taught Tom Riddle at Hogwarts, so I made up quite a lot. I have no clue if Dumbledore wore glasses all his life, but he gets to wear them here. :)





The title of the book Dumbledore is reading is on dragons not because I confused DD with Charlie, but because he (DD) discovered the 11? 12? uses of dragon blood. So, I suppose, he studied dragons at a point (or not, no clue). The only thing I know is that one of the uses was oven cleaner. :)





Errr... so this one is Fawkes stealing Dumbledore's socks and getting caught. This happened because I remember some of my cats would tend to sleep on my favourite sweaters, or my dogs would steal food or clothing, or just cause random mayhem. So I thought Fawkes would not be exempt of causing some mischief. :)






On this one, the flying creatures that are on the right, are not supposed to be mean. They sort of ended up looking rather mean, but they're harmless. :) And they're just flying by.





This one, mercifully, doesn't need an explanation. :P






This picture was done in ink and it has some photoshop coloring, but it's mostly a line drawing.






 
 
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Emily: eliotehnel on January 16th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. As ever, so beautiful ~ but I especially love the second and third because they show off the whimsical aspect of Dumbledore's character. Lovely stuff. *awe*
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you like the second and third picture and that they manage to capture Dumbledore's "whackyness" a little. And thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)
Fiendlingfiendling on January 16th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
omfg amazing. i love the way you draw clothing. theyre so gorgeous o.o

also - the flying creatures ARE SO CUTE. theres a little one on its back AWGH!!! love

the last one is heartbreaking ):

gad you're dumbledores hot
Fiendlingfiendling on January 16th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
YOUR, oh man, sorry i had to correct myself, the your/you're thing is my biggest pet peeve -.- *sucks*
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coupekiwi on January 16th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
They're all very lovely, but the third one is my favorite..the expressions (especially Fawkes') are fantastic
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad that Fawkes's "I-didn't-do-it" expression works well in the third picture.

And thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)
gothikmausgothikmaus on January 16th, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
God, your style is really amazing! I love Dumbledore's purple robes. And the last drawing is so melancholy. *sigh*
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad that you like Dumbledore's purple robes and the style I work in.

And the last drawing is so melancholy. *sigh*

Poor Fawkes, he need some petting. :((

As always, thank you so much for your comments. :)
YayCoffeeyaycoffee on January 16th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
These are STUNNING! Every single one of them! *breathless*
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very glad that the pictures are working and that you like them. And thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)
Luna: HP-Harry I survived by jujubinhalunasky on January 16th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Holy cow, these are just amazing. I love, love, love seeing the different stages of Dumbledore's life. These are so gorgeous.
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad that you like the pictures.

I love, love, love seeing the different stages of Dumbledore's life.

I would love to know more about his past. It would be awesome if JK wrote more on him. I know it's wishful thinking, but it would be great.

And thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)
satanbaker on January 16th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh.. that is really splendid. There isn't enough Albus art in fandom, so I appreciate your fannish-ness. :D

And I think his description was just that he had a long red beard, so your interpretation is as valid as any other.

I love how his hair/facial hair gets longer as time goes by, and the last one is just.. so sorrowfully hopeful looking, somehow. I think it's the lightness of all the white spaces between the lines, then with the solid darker body of Fawkes in the middle. Though I think my favorite is the one with the sock, he just has the most rascally expression and I find it quite fitting for him.
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 05:47 pm (UTC)
There isn't enough Albus art in fandom, so I appreciate your fannish-ness. :D

LOL Well, I'm glad it's good for something. :D


And I think his description was just that he had a long red beard, so your interpretation is as valid as any other.

I'm glad it works. I knew about the long red beard from CoS but I tend to forget stuff. And since I'm lazy, I didn't double check anywhere else. :)

Though I think my favorite is the one with the sock, he just has the most rascally expression and I find it quite fitting for him.

Ah, "rascally" is exactly the word I was trying to come up with when I was making the drawing. Of course, I never manage to think about it.
I'm very glad the expression reads like that.

As always, thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)

darksigma on January 16th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
Ooh, those are all awesome! :D Simply love the extensive detail and scenery there (especially the nature shot at the waterside and that slightly oriental, purple outfit of Dumbledore's). Fawkes looks so adorable, particularly in the sock picture. The half-guilty expression is so hilarious it got me laughing out loud.

Thanks for sharing these, they're some great works. Your style is so inspiring.
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad that the details are working.

and that slightly oriental, purple outfit of Dumbledore's

The slightly oriental vibe was not intentional at all. But after a while it looked like that and decided to go with it. I'm glad it is noticeable.

And it's good to hear that Fawkes's expression in the third picture works well.

And thanks to you for taking your time to let me know what you think about the pictures. :)
The Esteemed Carrot of the Vikingsvikingcarrot on January 16th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
They're all beautiful. And have to say - that last one has got me all misty-eyed. Yes. Yes I am very attached to Dumbledore. *facepalm*

*hides in shame* XD
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad that you like the pictures. :)

And have to say - that last one has got me all misty-eyed. Yes. Yes I am very attached to Dumbledore. *facepalm*

Oh, man. You don't want to know over the stuff that I get emotional over. Lately, I cry over the most silly things (I'm getting old and too sentimental it would seem), so no worries. :)

And, as always, thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)
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caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very glad that the emotion in the pictures work as well as the texturing. And thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)
Waxinewaxbean on January 16th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
These are so incredibly lovely, maca! I love the humour in some of them -- of course, Fawkes would be a bit mischievous. All loving pets are, aren't they? My cat certainly seems to think that all of my stuff is also his -- therefore, it's fair game for sleeping on or messing with!

I really like how you've conceptualized Fawkes. He's so sleek and beautiful. Powerful looking, too.

I also really like how you've drawn them in a partnership of sorts. Fawkes is not just a loyal pet -- he's definitely Dumbledore's friend and companion.

And that's way the last one makes me want to go and hug my cat or something -- it's just so hauntingly sad. The title of the "phoenix lament" chapter was enough to make me cry when I was reading HBP.

Of course, there are so many wonderful things to enjoy about your work -- the costumes, settings, and fabulously intricate details! I really do enjoy your work. It's a treat to look at some this morning! Thanks, as always, for sharing it with us!


take care,
mary
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
Hello!! **waves**

My cat certainly seems to think that all of my stuff is also his -- therefore, it's fair game for sleeping on or messing with!

ROFL :D And then, everything that you own has tons of hairs that are almost impossible to remove!! Pets are adorable, and they like you no matter what. :)

I also really like how you've drawn them in a partnership of sorts. Fawkes is not just a loyal pet -- he's definitely Dumbledore's friend and companion.

I'm glad that reads that way. I don't know how Fawkes came to be with Dumbledore, but it would seem he "chose" to be with DD. I think I read this somewhere and it made sense, since Fawkes hardly needs to be taken care of (or so it seems).

The title of the "phoenix lament" chapter was enough to make me cry when I was reading HBP.

Ah,yes, that was one extremely depressing chapter. Sniff!! :((

And, as I always say, thanks to you for taking your time to let me know what you think about the pictures. It's a lot of help to know how they're coming across. So thank you!

Take care,

maca
florence craye: octopus!florence_craye on January 16th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
I am so hot for young!Dumbledore.

There, I said it.

The Socks!Fawks made me laugh, and the last one made me want to cry. Thank you for posting these! :D
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
I am so hot for young!Dumbledore.

ROFL :D I'm glad I'm not the only person that would like to have a time-turner and take DD home. ;)

And thanks to you for taking your time to let me know what you think about the pictures. :)
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caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very glad that you like the way I draw Fawkes!! I'm glad that you like baby Fawkes, that's my favourite drawing of him. :)

And thank you so much for leaving a comment. :)
she who devours: dumbledore - laverinth on January 16th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yay! You didn't post when I was asleep! XD

These are beautiful! I love! I think I'll add it to memories. ;) I can't pic out which one I like more, though I think maybe the second to last one because of his battle-ready position.

Awesome. :O
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
LOL Yes, it's true, I do seem to post whenever everybody is asleep (around 3-4am is my "posting time"). :)

I'm glad that the pictures work and that you like the second to last. :) And, as always, thank you so much for your comments laverinth. :)
coconutsoup92 on January 16th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
wow. I love these! I especially like the 2nd one...
you're so good! gah.
And Fawkes stealing socks=HAHHAHA! ♥
caladan_ddcaladan_dd on January 16th, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad that you like the second one and that Fawkes stealing DD's socks is funny. :)

As always, thank you so much for your comments. :)