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Minerva by bellatriamusica Minerva by bellatriamusica
Pfffffft. Half hour scribble/colour in an attempt to keep Minerva's design while diminishing her Italianness, stiff posing, and hand issues. Clearly, that's a fail. :XD:

No real backgrounds or clean sketches from me this time because I didn't feel like it. :D

Minerva McGonagall copyright JKR; art (c) me.
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LadyMothwing Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the tartan background and her casual pose! :love: Also, that nose is to die for.
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Noses are the best. They add so much character to a face--I wish I was better at them.
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therealsnape Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Love the vaguely tartan background, and Minerva's posture!
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Haha, I really do need to update dA soon...this is so old. XD
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calicogoat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
I've no idea what you mean when you say she looks Italian -- she looks quite near how I've always pictured her (especially the hair, I like that you picked an upswept style that's not the awful old-lady-topknot bun). (Now all I can picture is her trying to eat spaghetti and remain dignified while doing it.)
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lolz, thanks--upsweep = my hair could never stay in buns, even for ballet, and therefore my knowledge of how they're supposed to look is somewhat limited. Hence my inability to draw them. ;)

And Minerva would look very dignified eating spaghetti, if that's possible. That certainly put an interesting image in my head, though. :D
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calicogoat Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I think it's only possible if you cut the spaghetti up...

Now I kind of want to draw Severus and Minerva doing the dinner scene from Lady and the Tramp.
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OH, that would be so awkwardly lovable...do it. :XD: Well, only if you want to.
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calicogoat Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
Oh, I intend to! :D
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, good! *awaits* :D
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janach Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't see anything particularly Italian about her, but I'm part Scottish so what do I know?
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I guess that's good. :D Yeah, no, it's not something hugely obvious, but just something I don't like about her design in general. Glad it's not as noticeable here, though. ;)
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ErikRoger Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I still like it! Vaguely Italian!

Here's the thing... I find people's interpretations MUCH more interesting than when they just draw Alan Rickman and call it Snape, Emma Watson and call it Hermione, Helena Bonham Carter and call it Bellatrix, and so on (though some of those are really well done, too).

When I read or listen to the audio books, I never have the movie characters in my head. But one of the only ones I do have in my head as movie version is McGonagal. I think Maggie Smith portrays her near perfectly and after seeing the first movie, that's what she transfigured to in my head (transfigured, you like that?). If I tried to draw McGonagall, she would probably be influenced by Maggie Smith and look similar because I don't have that much of a different person in my head. Yours, though, is a really cool and original take on the character and I really like this interpretation. It's refreshing to see this character, too, because you don't see much fan art of McGonagall.

But I can understand not liking the Italian thing because it's frustrating when things don't end up like you wanted. Even though I like Italian version, I am also interested to see your Anglo version, because you don't just draw Maggie Smith, you draw yourown version!

So, erm, long version just to say I like your interpretation! :D
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks. ;) See, I think what happened was that I read the first two books several years before the first film was released, so I automatically fall back on how I first saw the characters in my head. Not that I don't love the actors--Alan Rickman is one of my all time favourite actors ever, and I adore Maggie Smith--but, in McGonagall's case, I always saw her as the more middle-aged, black-haired, sassy lady described in the first book. So, Maggie Smith definitely has her character down pat and I love the portrayal; she just never completely LOOKED the part to me, yeah?

Lol. ONE DAY I will turn out an acceptable Anglo version of McGonagall, and my scream of joy will be heard in the neighbouring galaxies. :XD: Glad you like her in all her Italianness nonetheless!
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X-LynnMcTavels Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Why do you think she keeps coming out Italian? *lol*

I think you kept her design well and she does look a little less Italian I think.
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, I don't know. It's something about the face--maybe the proportions of her chin and nose, plus the eyebrows...ah, screw that, I don't know. :D I do know her skin tone is a little more Mediterranean than it should be, but that's usually because I draw her with Snape and want to emphasize the difference between them without having him look unnaturally white. *shrugs* Ah, well, I'll keep working on it.
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X-LynnMcTavels Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Oh come now I am pretty sure Snape glows in the dark. ;) Good luck. :)
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: HAHA! Omg, the picture you just put in my head is EPIC...

Thanks! :)
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X-LynnMcTavels Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Here's the story behind that. When they came out with the POA Lego set the Boggart Snape glowed in the dark. But when I first saw it at the toy store I didn't read that it was a Boggart yet and just started to laugh my a** off becuase it fit all too well that Snape glowed in the dark.
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bellatriamusica Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I had one of those! I just never actually tested if it was glow-in-the-dark...

Too late now, anyway--I've already drawn a glowy Snape. :D
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X-LynnMcTavels Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
Awesome. *Smile nod*
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