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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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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?
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sbcpetew Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yur a wizard harry :D
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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.
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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! 
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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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TheSerpentineSea Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
YES YES YES YES XD XD
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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.
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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
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linor4 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hello feeladelphia
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Nellie92 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
you've really captured it
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ScareMeInMyDreams Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This gives me too many feelings.
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Turquoise-Lion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. That's just... I can't even say. Wow.
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This is SO beautifulllll!!! I admire you a lot, just perfect
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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.  
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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.
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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
just...wow I think I've fainted. 
*hugs* Hug 
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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
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emememe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
One of my favorite scenes in the books :'/
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diablo-vixen Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What do you use for coloring?
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athenagirl12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it looks like colored pencil or pastels.
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diablo-vixen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I used colored pencils
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athenagirl12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
me too. They just run down so fast
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EffyVas Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Perfect, there is not other word for this
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owleyes8 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
It's. Just. Perfect.*Free Icon/Emote* Toothless (Love it!) 
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Grenouilles42 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Thank you so much for illustrating this scene! The sun's rays are particularly beautiful.
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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.
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TylerTheMOCist Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
BOMBOMBOMBOBMOBMBOMBOMBOMBOBOMBOMOBMBOMBOMB

R.I.P.
Sirius

god dammit rowlings
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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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soniadalal Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
😭😭😭😭😭😭😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
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BunnyFaceW Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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Dragonschild96 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Dumbledore is exactly how I imagined him when I read the books! Thank you! 
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GarlicPoncho Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
wow

you captured the emotion from the story perfectly, and the lighting is brilliance 
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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:
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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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CookieBeliever Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You even included the furniture that harry destroyed :)
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Luvponehs2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Pffffffftttttt
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praetorchan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
how
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Ellofayne Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow I really really love this, you captured the scene perfectly!!!!
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Slytherin-15 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You captured that moment amazingly. I'm a big Harry Potter fan, and I just love your artwork...I love this a lot.
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flipper887 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist
great job i love this
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the5secrets Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
You captured the moment perfectly. I absolutely love it :)
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MusicAnimal Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Dumbles often confuses me. But I still love him, and this picture!
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xRunningWithScissors Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You drew this so well. It describes the drawing perfectly, and it fits what's happening very well. I must say, you did a great good job :)
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cwhejs Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
This is probably one of my all time favorite HP drawings
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Anka01 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
It's awesome. Really nice drawing.
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OctoberSmile Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It still makes me rage that they cut this off from the movie.
I mean, THIS CHAPTER CONTAINS THE ENTIRE FUCKING PLOT OF THE HARRY POTTER SERIES JESUS CHRIST

but yeaph. Awesome drawing ^^
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Loveless-Yokai Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I love this,it captures the moment perfectly.
I- I just hate Dumbledore as a character, he has his good points but it's what he's put Harry through. Saying that its for 'The greater good' doesn't make it ok. *sniffles* It just..it just doesn't Dumbledore.Oh god I'm crying!
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matseddyj Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No words..
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LariRose Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really awesome!
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