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Enough Responsibility by burdge Enough Responsibility by burdge
“I feel I owe you another explanation, Harry,” said Dumbledore hesitantly. “You may, perhaps, have wondered why I never chose you as a prefect? I must confess… that I rather thought… you had enough responsibility to be going on with.”

Harry looked up at him and saw a tear trickling down Dumbledore’s face into his long silver beard.

-page 844, Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

this countdown... is so emotionally draining. i re-read chapter thirty-seven, The Lost Prophecy, from the fifth book to make sure i would get this scene right and mannnn, WHAT an amazing chapter... so. so. so. so heart wrenching.

Harry (c) Jo Rowling
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TruthOrComfort Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  New Deviant
Absolute Perfection!
SpiteSireII Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
This is amazingly beautiful. It captures such a sorrowful, stunning moment.
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Fantastic art :la:
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
A very fine detailed drawing and lighting. The highly emotional scene is very good depicted in the posture and mines of Dumbledore and Harry. Wonderful drawing.
nicole135 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
I just read this scene, and I remembered this drawing, so I'm back looking over your work again. All of it is gorgous. :)
Arcedemius Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you do some absolutely beautiful drawings!! this is so heartwrenching T_T i'm going through this scene all over again ohgod....
fantastic work on colours - is this all in colour pencils? or pastels?
TheSapphires Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Dumbledore's wearing the Ravenclaw and Slytherin colors! I just noticed because I've been thinking lately how Dumbledore would make a far, far better "good Slytherin" than Slughorn (I was going to try to corrupt Slughorn's name into something insulting, Slumhorn or whatever, but really, "SLUGHORN" is insult enough on its own). His main temptation was Slytherin - grabbing power and manipulating people 'for the greater good'. It's awesome how he held himself in in that area, making himself believe the best of people when even people WITHOUT Slytherin temperaments would suspect things. He's such a hero.
HPdream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It's so cute! The colour is amazing, and the caraters excellent showed!
chaoticalkitti Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I seriously want a comic with your art...I mean...Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 

seriously. Holy cow...Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 

wow...Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2]  It fits...practically perfectly!
Starlightbeat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This, is my favourite of all your drawings! XD I really love your harry potter stuff!
OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love your take on Harry Potter!
ArtsyBlueWolf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I agree with you Dumbsy!
dorkondeviant Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist
It's great except that dumbledore looks like a doll (sorry)
UnicornsRUs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
I live for your Harry Potter artwork pieces!
Cheshllyss Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so moving. And accurate. I am loving your drawing. 
wolfheart45001 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh yes I remember when Harry Freaked out and smashed most of Dumbledors things. that reminds me. could you do a drawing of James, Remus and Sirius?
sbcpetew Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yur a wizard harry :D
ZaynahRey Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student General Artist
You are so amazing! This scene is perfect when I saw the mess Harry made in Dumbledore's office in the back, I knew what chapter this is.
ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Oh man that scene!!! Love the way you drew it, its perfect! They both look EXACTLY the way I imagine them! Fantastic job! 
BanditHiro Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2015
"and also because I ship Romione and they needed the alone time in the same way Lily and James need alone time as Head Boy and Girl despite James holding the record for most total points lost in Hogwarts' history"
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BanditHiro Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
yeah i always thought it was weird that James became a Head Boy despite being described as a major prankster and troublemaker. Dumbledore was probably obsessed with love/hate relationships and the what is created from them (Harry as an example) i guess.
TheSerpentineSea Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
XD XD YESSS... So true. Because we all know that sometimes teachers can't help but ship their students together. XD
linor4 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hello feeladelphia
Nellie92 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
you've really captured it
ScareMeInMyDreams Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This gives me too many feelings.
Turquoise-Lion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. That's just... I can't even say. Wow.
This is SO beautifulllll!!! I admire you a lot, just perfect
BlueEyedFerret Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
I love how much emotion is conveyed here.  Even the lighting and the coloring has that sad kind of hushed feeling.  It's the expressions and the eyes that caught my breath, though.  
ColtDancer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
Nothing like a trip to the Wizarding World of HP to set off a flash-bomb in my mind with this whole series again...I'm enjoying your work immensely as I relive (for I don't know what nth time this is) the magic of this series I adore.
mayjay13 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh, this is so beautiful
Thank you for submitting this amazing work of art I think I've fainted. 
*hugs* Hug 
broughna-Bevin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
I just wanted to say I love they way you draw All of the Harry Potter Characters! They are the closest Rendition I have ever seen to what I see in my head when I read the Books, ( and are Beautifully done!) Not only do they look like them but you really get their personalities to come out in your drawings! Wonderful
emememe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
One of my favorite scenes in the books :'/
diablo-vixen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What do you use for coloring?
athenagirl12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it looks like colored pencil or pastels.
diablo-vixen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I used colored pencils
athenagirl12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
me too. They just run down so fast
EffyVas Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Perfect, there is not other word for this
owleyes8 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
It's. Just. Perfect.*Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) 
Grenouilles42 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Thank you so much for illustrating this scene! The sun's rays are particularly beautiful.
Miscomunication Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I seriously almost cried when reading that bit. Like... it was so powerful, I FELT what Harry was feeling.
I thought he would smash more things, maybe just slump to the floor, just... break down more. I was close to doing that myself when reading it, I had to take a break ahha.
TylerTheMOCist Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist


god dammit rowlings
Miscomunication Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I seriously JUST re-read this as well.
The pain omfg
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BunnyFaceWolf Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
Dragonschild96 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Dumbledore is exactly how I imagined him when I read the books! Thank you! 
GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist

you captured the emotion from the story perfectly, and the lighting is brilliance 
spearmint-toothpaste Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
important scenes the film makers didn't bother to include in the film, number 12345987654283

gorgeous gorgeous :heart:
jimsim2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect! I'm actually reading this part right now.
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