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28. Sorrow- Gred and Little Forge by commoner-pocky 28. Sorrow- Gred and Little Forge by commoner-pocky
Theme 28: Sorrow.

After Theme 26: Tears, I didn't want to draw another angsty scene, which is what "sorrow" prompts. So instead of drawing Fred's death scene, as I was originally planning, to make sure my art teacher didn't think I was super emotional ("pulling a Hamlet," as my English teacher says), I decided to draw George with his new family instead. George goes on to marry Angelina, and they have a boy named Fred. (What do half-black, half-ginger people look like? I have no idea XD) Quite by accident, I drew George, Angelina, and little Freddie off-center... so I felt it was necessary to put Fred in with his twin, at least in spirit.

While this is admittedly a much sweeter scene, J K Rowling says George never gets over Fred's death- he can never cast a Patronus charm because Fred was his source of happiness. So even though he's moving on with this new life, I feel like there will always be a part of him mourning the loss of his brother...

Hope you like :heart:
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Kurai-Fuyu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
chriswelsh73 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Excellent picture, really clever and moving.
boywiththesnares Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Just so you know, the Patronus thing was someone's headcanon, JK Rowling never actually said that. Beautiful drawing though :)
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet picture :) But I didn't know that about George's patronus - that' so very sad :(
boywiththesnares Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
That was actually just someone's headcanon that got passed around as a JK Rowling quote. :)
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, okay. Thanks
pocketsterling Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*tears running down face* why *sobbing in the corner* this is so amazing
anaelisa-100 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
This's so emotional!
The idea of Fred be with them always, make me so happy. Beautiful concept!
aeronli Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, even if it makes me want to cry :tears: I like how you made Fred without color. It shows that he's not actually there. I've always wondered what people would do in situations like this where they want to include a ghost/spirit. Would they leave the figure alone after penciling it in, or color them but very lightly? I guess it could go both ways :/
commoner-pocky Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!

I wasn't sure myself, so I decided to just leave him as a penciled-in sketch. I feel like this makes him seem more insubstantial compared to the others.
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