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H/D Big Bang: Erised!

The mirror of Erised shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts.

It's been more than three years since the end of the original Harry/Draco Big Bang Challenge and the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. About time, we thought, to celebrate our continuing obsession with Harry/Draco.

Here on this website, when Harry Potter looks into the Mirror of Erised, a certain blond git is smirking behind his parents. Here, when Draco Malfoy glances into the Mirror, he sees a black-haired Golden Boy amidst his visions of glory. Here, two enemies become friends and lovers.

We are proud to present to you 14 novellas by our talented writers, accompanied by over 90 artworks from some of our finest artists. The genres range from canon to fanon, from dark to fluff, from creature to mpreg, in short: all that H/D fanwork has to offer.

We hope you enjoy H/D Big Bang: Erised.

Yours, in H/D obsession,
Huey, Mel and Vaysh


About


This fannish project took more than a year in the making. It started with a short line in an LJ post by Vaysh where she wrote: *wants to have a fourth H/D Big Bang in 2011 badly*. Several people commented, saying they'd love to have a fourth H/D Big Bang. Looking at this post now, it is funny that four of those commenters eventually became mods of the H/D Big Bang.

A poll was made (of course!) and a community was created for discussion. We brainstormed for a cool name - after all, we had BIG shoes to fill! We came up with all kinds of names from H/D Big Bang: the Voyage Home to H/D Big Bang: My Baby Shot Me Down to H/D Big Bang: Epilogue, but eventually settled on: H/D Big Bang: Erised. Like the Mirror of Erised, this Big Bang reflects the deepest and most cherished desires of H/D fandom today.

Yours in H/D obsession,
melusinahp (Mel)
phoenixacid (Huey)
vaysh11 (Vaysh)



Credits


This H/D Big Bang would not have happened without Huey. She has been the heart of the website, the main organiser behind the scene, and through her many gorgeous works of art, a huge inspiration for her fellow artists and mods. Huey was in constant contact with the Big Bang authors and artists, she organised feedback groups and assignments, created spreadsheets and kept close tabs on the many submissions. Thank you is not enough to express our gratitude to her.

Huey, we worship the ground you walk upon. Trufax!

The website design and set-up were done by Huey. The banner art was created by lizardspots. The code for the main page and the fic page design was developed by grey_hunter and dragon, respectively. The site content was written by Vaysh, with huge help from Huey and Mel.

Thank you so much, Grey, Lizard and Dragon! You are our heroes!



Notes About the Authors


This H/D Big Bang was open to everybody who wanted to participate. The original Big Bang were by invite-only but with fandom having changed so much in the last years, we decided to make this Big Bang open to all. However, just like the predecessors, we wanted a big Big Bang, with a minimum word count of 50,000 words for each story.

More than 50 authors initially signed up, and in the end, 14 authors stuck with their stories and (almost) all finished them in time for the reveal. It is amazing to us that 14 authors actually managed to meet the challenge we posed when we set up the rules. All together, almost one million words were written, betaed and proof-read for H/D Big Bang.

Authors of the H/D Big Bang: Erised, you rock our fannish world!

And thank you, all authors who had to drop out along the way. We sincerely hope that those stories you meant to write for the H/D Big Bang will still be written.



Notes About the Artists


We had an unbelievable turnout of gorgeous art. Almost one hundred pieces of art were created!!! We are still reeling from the magnificent artworks that have been flooding the mods' mailbox in the last weeks. This truly is the Big Bang of H/D Art!

Artists of the H/D Big Bang: Erised, you are and remain simply the best!

Three artists went far beyond the call of fannish love and duty and contributed a huge amount of outstanding pieces of art. cylin and snatch_patch created seven each, and phoenixacid created twelve works of art! Thank you so much!

Long after the sign-ups, a few artists had to drop out and we were looking for last-minute pinch-hitters. Seven artists came forward and set their artistic skill to creating even more artworks for the stories of the Big Bang.

chosenfire28, floradelaney, lonerofthepack, moonlitdark, plotting_pen, ravyn_ashling and onaxe, we love you!



Thank You!


We cannot thank enough the following people who helped us along the way with their generosity, their encouragement, their support, their skills and talents, their willingness to spend hours and hours for fandom, and their dedication to this Big Bang:

estioe for letting us use her domain for free to host the H/D Big Bang: Erised.

okydoky for getting things started, for her support and for helping out during the first months of this challenge.

Our volunteer proofreaders, grey_hunter and altri_uccelli for helping us out immensely with their meticulous eye and awe-inspiring knowledge of SPaG.

All the betas and cheerleaders, the mods and all members of hd_writers and Get Shit Done Week for offering a wonderful place for the H/D Big Bang writers to get encouragement and support in every way for their huge endeavour.



Thank You!


Aja, Reena, and Shaggy for allowing us to continue the H/D Big Bang tradition you started. We hope this fourth H/D Big Bang will do your baby proud.

And, finally, thank you, Harry/Draco fandom. Your support for this Big Bang has been overwhelming and simply wonderful. Now we hope that you enjoy the offerings on these beautiful web-pages as much as we do.

Readers, H/D lovers we ask you from the bottom of our hearts to review the Big Bang stories and the many, many pieces of art. A special community was created, hd_bigbang_live, where you can leave your reviews. Each story and each artist page has been linked to their review pages. Please let the authors and artists know how much you appreciate their work.

If you have questions or comments, don't hesitate to contact us: here. You also can leave us a comment at the H/D Big Bang Community.


Ch mi na sgoran fo che:
Only winds and rivers, life and death

by wemyss


Summary: Teddy Lupin, who has a job of academic research in hand, blags his godfather and his cousin Uncle Harry and Uncle Draco into taking with him, an Autumn voyage from Orkney to Inverness, and through the Caledonian Canal to Fort William and the Road to the Isles, in hopes that theyll get sorted and realise theyre as destined a couple as their sons are. Hed not thought that it should want trows, hogboons, revenant Vikings, the great each-uisge of Loch Ness, assassins, international incidents, and the People of Peace to effect that end.

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Conjugation

by hallowdraconis


Summary: Five years post-war, Harry is having dinner at the Weasleys' when a stranger apparates into the dining room. Harry, a junior auror, deals with the situation, but is left with a mystery; who is that man? Harry visits WIFGER the Wizarding Institute for Genetic Engineering and Research, where Draco Malfoy and Angelina Johnson are working on their PhDs, hoping for some answers. After a rocky start, Draco examines the body and discovers a strange ailment which makes the man's magic grow out of control. With Dracos help, Harry investigates the mystery. However, he has personal issues to deal with as well; troubles at work, his doubts about his upcoming wedding, and his growing attraction to Draco. Trying to deal with so much conflict leads Harry almost to disaster, and he is forced to re-evaluate who he is and what he wants out of his life, before he can solve the mystery and start afresh.

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Linked with a Promise

by blossomdreams


Summary: The end of the war bring changes for both Harry and Draco. Harry is trying to find what he wants now that he has time to think. Draco doesn't know what to do between Narcissa's stress and Lucius' upcoming trial. The invitation to resume their academics in an eighth year opens doors for Harry and Draco. They take it, but does not expect the changes that brings them together.

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Long Hours of Constant
Darkness

by kinky_kneazle


Summary: The effects of climate change are happening faster than anyone thought they would, so Hermione sends Harry to Antarctica to investigate. But when Harry meets the team he'll be crossing the ice with, he thinks he's already found the source of the problem: Draco Malfoy. On the ice, you must rely on your team and Harry and Draco become friends. But with everything that's gone wrong in his life of late, can Harry trust Draco? Or even his own feelings?

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Miles to Go Before
I Sleep

by nimrodel_13


Summary: When Pansy comes to Draco nearly three years after the war to ask for his help with none other than an abused and fragile Harry Potter, what could he do but say yes? After all, he had been in love with Harry since they were eleven.

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Miracle of Life

by tinarebekka


Summary: Ron Weasley always said that Draco Malfoy was a leech, sucking people dry. Who'd have thought that he had a point? How does it affect the people surrounding him, especially Harry?

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Paradox

by kerfuffling


Summary: Thanks to a clever bit of magic and the help of an old acquaintance, Draco is given the chance to relive his years at Hogwarts with the knowledge of what exactly is in store for the future. However, when things tumble out of Draco's grasp, he finds himself losing his memories of the life he's already led as everything takes a startling turn away from what he'd always assumed to be his destiny.

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Repairing Burned Bridges

by dirty_darella


Please note: This story will not be finished in the foreseeable future.

Summary: Draco's mom is cursed into madness, and running low on finances to pay for a treatment he came across, Draco resorts to selling of the Malfoy heirlooms around the Manor. He meets Potter and things get complicated fast.

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'The Plays The Thing!'

by tigersilver


Summary: Harry Potter is not happy with the life hes landed in. Hes trained to be an Auror, was invited to be one, but now hes considered too valuable to be allowed out in the field. He faces a life of paperwork, migraines and the petty miseries of being a desk jockey. Draco Malfoy has just returned to England from Romania, where he worked his tail off at the Dragon Preserve. Now he requires a paying position and Malfoys are still somewhat persona non grata. Fortunately he has good friends, and among them are three lively Witches: the wifty yet strangely prescient Luna Lovegood, the scheming and fun-loving Ginevra Weasley, and the brainy and well-organized Hermione Granger. The three Witches cooked up a real cauldron-boiler of an idea: forming a troupe of Players for the purpose of presenting theatricals to the Wizarding folk. For the plays the thing, as the Bard once said, and the world is in need of some enjoyment.

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(Open Up) And Breathe

by talekayler


Summary: Harry Potter wasn't reintroduced to the wizarding world when he was eleven. When they find him, nine years later then they should have, things are much different.

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The Second Hand Unwinds

by michi_thekiller


Summary: Harry finds himself being held captive as a prisoner of war, seven years after the war is over. Draco Malfoy is his very not-entirely-sane Keeper. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Featuring guest appearances by: Lucius, Narcissa, a cat named Church, and a very perverted house elf. Introducing, in its debut role: Stockholm Syndrome. A Humor/Horror/Romantic Comedy.

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The Death Stone

by jakuako


Summary: Twenty years after the Battle of Hogwarts there are still Death Eaters roaming free. But when Auror Ginny Weasley captures Draco Malfoy in a fight, the wheels of war are set back in motion. Dragged into the fray once again by the call of duty, Harry, Ron and Hermione must track down a lost artefact before the Death Eaters can do the unthinkable bring Voldemort back from the grave.

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Until Dawn's First Light

by valinorean


Summary: Harry and Draco find a mysterious portrait in Hogwarts that tells them about different stories of people in the past. But suddenly, strange things begin to happen as each story unfolds.

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Under the Surface

by winterstorrm


Summary: Draco Malfoy stands in the way of Harry and the person he loves more than anyone else in the world. Harry's not going to let that stop him.

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__hibiscus

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Repairing Burned Bridges

Artist's notes: A great big thanks to the mods for not only bringing the original Big Bang back in business but also for their patience and enthusiasm. :D


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astridfire

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Miles Before I Go to Sleep

The Death Stone

Artist's notes: I used Photoshop and Illustrator. Any and all textures came from Lost & Taken. Many thanks to my authors - nimrodel_13 and jakuako - for writing stories that were truly inspiring. I loved illustrating your fics.


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chibitoaster

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Conjugation

Artist's notes: None.


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citrus_lime

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The Death Stone

Under the Surface

Artist's notes: Thank you jakuako for the brilliant, awesome story, and winterstorrm for the awesome, heartwrenching yet heartwarming story. I am really honored to be chosen as one of the artists for them! I am not confident that my artwork will do the story justice, but I do hope that all of you will find my artwork enjoyable.

Dear mods, thank you so much for your limitless patience with me, and thank you for your hard work! *huggles all of you* Also, thank you for the resource owner I used (textures etc)! This artwork is for all of you, I hope you enjoy it.


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cydciedah

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Paradox

(Open Up) And Breathe

Artist's notes: I hope the illustration for Paradox is clear. Thanks for a great fic. Enjoy!

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cylin

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Ch mi na sgoran fo che

Repairing Burned Bridges

Artist's notes: All entries created with pen tablet and photoshop. I tried different styles here and I hope you enjoy!


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damned_queen

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Linked with a Promise

(Open Up) And Breathe

Artist's notes: First of all, a big thank you to the mods for organizing this Big Bang. Second, thanks to the author for giving me the chance to illustrate this story.


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delrue_fox

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Long Hours of Constant Darkness

Artist's notes: None.


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duchessa

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The Second Hand Unwinds

Artist's notes: None.


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hallowdraconis

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Miracle of Life

Until Dawn's First Light

Artist's notes: I hope the arts do justice to the wonderful stories and I hope you'll enjoy them :D


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harrysde

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(Open Up) And Breathe

Artist's notes: None.


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izzie_frutas

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The Death Stone

Artist's notes: None.


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katerina_black

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'The Plays The Thing!'

Artist's notes: I used about a gazillion image refs before I got this right, but I hope you all like the result. ^_^


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killuasama

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The Second Hand Unwinds

Artist's notes: Sorry everything is so monochromatic. I wanted to do a grey scale realistic painting and a more anime-y cell colored version, then I started coloring and remembered I can't pick out a harmonious color palette to save my life -_-|||


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little_dumpling

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Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Miracle of Life

Under the Surface

Artist's notes: Grass layer in Dragon Spell provided by fairiegoodmother and cloud layer provided by cattycass.


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mayfly_78

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Ch mi na sgoran fo che

Artist's notes: Illustrating wemyss's story was an artist's dream, there were just so many gorgeous and evocative scenes and images to choose from. I'm only sad that I didn't have the time to do it proper justice.


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mijeli

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Repairing Burned Bridges

Artist's notes: Bruising Draco? That's okay, as long as there's a writer to take care of him! Thanks to Darella for her inspiring story, and to everyone running this fest. I'm honored to be a part of it!


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moonlitdark

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Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Miracle of Life

Artist's notes: Thank you, tyreling for your beta help! <3

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to illustrate these lovely stories.


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naturegirlrocks

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Miracle of life

Under the Surface

Artist's notes: Sorry that How We Fell In Love is not a sex-scene but I thought it would be good to show Harry's vulnerability. Also, the scene in Under the Covers really caught my eye <3


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norencja

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Linked With A Promise

The Second Hand Unwinds

Until Dawn's First Light

Artist's notes: For I Thought I Lost You Again, Harry thought his and Draco story also will have a sad ending. Done in SAI.

Letters is from the beginning of the story where Harry got the "usual letters" (praise, wedding offers, and gifts). And where Draco got his usual latters (daily howlers and poison items).

For Don't Fix Me, I'm Not Broken, the image was in my head from the moment I got this story. I tried a bit different style and I hope you like it xD


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plotting_pen

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Until Dawn's First Light

Artist's notes: Reference for the frame here. Thank you mods for letting me participate in the Big Bang so late in the game :) And thanks to valinorean for providing such a lovely scene for me to illustrate <3


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phoenixacid

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Linked with a Promise

Long Hours of Constant Darkness

'The Plays The Thing!'

The Second Hand Unwinds

Artist's notes: Endless thanks to my dear friend tsosh and my lovely fellow mods, vaysh11 and melusinahp for looking these over and for all their help and support. I would also like to thank kinky_kneazle, tigersilver and michi_thekiller for their kind words and for their inspiring works. I had a blast working on this project and I hope everyone will enjoy my contributions.


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ravyn_ashling

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Paradox

Under the Surface

Artist's notes: Done in SAI + Photoshop.


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ships_harry

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Ch mi na sgoran fo che

The Long Hours of Constant Darkness

Artist's notes: Thanks to the team of folk for the feedback and help along the way!


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snatch_patch

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(flocked)

Conjugation

Until Dawn's First Light

Artist's notes: It was super fun to participate, thanks authors! :D


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spoiled_sushi

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Under the Surface

Artist's notes: None.


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sugareey

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Conjugation

Artist's notes: There were really so many great scenes to illustrate, but this was one of the scenes that hallowdraconis requested for illustration. So, seeing that our boys get in one of their physical fights filled with UST, I had to make a claim on it (because when they fight, it's HOT). Thanks to my lovely boyfriend for being a quick beta and pretty much looking over my work. And thanks to hallowdraconis for writing this fic and being a great inspiration! I hope you like this! :)


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trippin_ziggy

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Linked with a Promise

Artist's notes: None.


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tyreling

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Ch mi na sgoran fo che

Long Hours of Constant Darkness

Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Artist's notes: Thanks to moonlitdark, little_dumpling, ships_harry, phoenixacid, kinky_kneazle and delrue_fox for all their help! This is my first time actually colouring full sketches. Medium used here are pencil, tablet, SAI, my trusty mouse and photoshop. Thank you writers for creating such wonderful stories. And, thank you for holding H/D BB this year, mods. I had fun trying to go beyond my usual styles.

For the rest of the notes, please click on the feedback link.


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wincest_drarry

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(Open Up) And Breathe

Artist's notes: I want to thank our patient mods who endured my late submission (because both my notebook and old computer abandoned me while I was drawing my assignment. *face palm*), my sister who lent me her notebook, and Mr. C who is still trying to save my files from my dead computer. Thank you so much!*big bear hugs*


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yumekutteikt

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Paradox

Artist's notes: This is my first on big-bang style fest and I'm excited to see everyone's work! :-)


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onaxe

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'The Play's The Thing!'

Artist's notes: Made using Sai. I hope this picture satisfies! :3


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floradelaney

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Paradox

Artist's notes: In the first art, once again someone is thinking of using Draco but this time the arrangement is mutual. I loved how ambivalent Draco's feeling were throughout the whole fic. Not so clear-cut love story as expected. This was one of my favourite moments. The first one I could picture immediately upon reading it. I tried to show how interested Draco was, at the same time trying not to show them. Hope I've managed to convey it.

In the second art, I like how author showed that when "God closes the door he opens a window". The ending can mean a new beginning, one beginning can bring the end of so many things. Dear Kerfuffling, I hope you'll like it :)


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chosenfire28

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(Open Up) And Breathe

Artist's notes: None.


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lonerofthepack

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'The Play's The Thing!'

Artist's notes: The art "Mirror of Erised" was done in pencil, graphite and black colored, rollerball pen for scanning, on sketch paper.


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