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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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valerietejada78 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
For a second, I thought he was James...
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Cherrystarr Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it funny how Harry breaks everything.
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AnimeAngel143 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This scene always makes me emotional for reasons unknown. Maybe because Dumbledore showed how he cared so much for Harry or because Harry began breaking so many things out of rage yet Dumbledore let him. I'm not too sure, but Dumbledore obviously loves Harry like a son
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MetallicGirl Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Writer
I freaking hated Dumbledore when I read this scene. In my opinion he could NOT have handled Harry's grief in a more inconsiderate way.
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Takako Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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MislamicPearl Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dang, this picture looks gorgeous, just look how much weight there is to it! I just love everything about it - Harry's expression and the way he's sitting, the dawn light streaming through the window, the shattered instruments on the floor... and this is all traditional like how do you even do this?? <3
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triangulumaustrale Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I love how detailed this picture is:)
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Tathrin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist
Ooh, nice touch with the destroyed  gizmos on the floor!
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maknabu Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Student General Artist
I love how you still draw with paper and pencil. So many artists have switched to digital. I mean its still really good, but there is just something about traditional work that is so magical. I love how you draw people. I can only wish I could draw this well. :)
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owl-aj26 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for saying that.
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creatorsapprentice Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016
Wow...Every detail so lovingly done.
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BrainLatch Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Is it done all with color pencils? Very nice.
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BrainLatch Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Nice shot and nice lightning!Good job! :)
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WaterNinjaKai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015  Student General Artist
I miss him
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Riverpelt999 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Me too. 
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AlexVoicer001 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what a breathe taking art work this is my friend... outstanding job!! :)
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TruthOrComfort Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Absolute Perfection!
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spitesyre Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
This is amazingly beautiful. It captures such a sorrowful, stunning moment.
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Fantastic art :la:
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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.
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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. :)
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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?
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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.
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HPdream Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so cute! The colour is amazing, and the caraters excellent showed!
Congratulation!:squee: 
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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!
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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!
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OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your take on Harry Potter!
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ArtsyBlueWolf Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I agree with you Dumbsy!
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dorkondeviant Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist
It's great except that dumbledore looks like a doll (sorry)
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UnicornsRUs Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
I live for your Harry Potter artwork pieces!
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Cheshllyss Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
This is so moving. And accurate. I am loving your drawing. 
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wolfheart45001 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Professional 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  Hobbyist Artist
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 Digital 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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