"Ron, everyone loves Ron. I mean, who doesn’t like Ron…"
JKRowling, in her last interview, 4TH March 2008.
The idea for this picture came to me after I had seen a photo of a man holding a little baby, in internet. I had thought "it would be nice to see Ron and Hugo like this". So, as I’m "moved" by "personal pleasure" when I´m doing fanart, I made this scene of an intimate moment between dad and son.
While I was working on it, I told my friend spidergirl30
about the idea of she writes something to post with the image. I had asked her in a happy way: "Uhn, I tried to make something different on the background, an abstract effect, which I really like the result, with the contrast of the blue and orange colors, but it looks like Ron is in the shower with Hugo since both are naked!"! :D
In my opinion, Monica is one of the best writers about simple moments of my favorites characters. She could transform them in beautiful stories and memories, and I think this is extremely difficult. Again, she surprised me with this one! What she gave me in return was totally different of my funny suggestion: a wonderful drabble about that kind of inner thoughts, talk, that I think all parents have with themselves inside their minds! And, well, these could be the thoughts of Ron while he was giving a bath on his son, too! :D
Ok, the same subject again: the things that are making me reflect about to continue to do fanart.
You´ll notice that the drawing is dated November 2007. I decided to post only now, because this lovely work of Monica can´t be missed and also because of our community the_hp_love
March Challenge about Ron. As you can imagine, I was a little bit reluctant in to show it.
Like I said so many times here and you all know (and might be tired to listen), I like to do portraits(yes, right, in a different way they should be), and that is what I think I can do best. Not that I can´t use another way to express myself by drawings, but this I can feel, it is the best way I can do it.
My friends, fanartists and writers should know what I´m talking about. You can be a good portrait drawer but not a good cartoon one, or a good story writer and not a very good poet. Not every musician is a composer. It´s wrong to think we can do everything well in the media we chose to express ourselves. This is just for a few lucky ones.
So I was reluctant because, well, this drawing I´m posting today is the kind of work that, how can I say… scares me!
Scares me because it shows me what I can do and what not everybody understand, since the thing I´m hearing most in the last times in the comments I got in some sites, is "although she made them look like the actors", bla bla bla... People that think this is the main thing about my art, don´t even taking their time to look the drawings in an artistic way, watching the technique, composition, ideas, etc (well, how often do this happen in fanart?).
Yes, I made them like this, it fills the "space" of my imagination (and I think of a lot of HP fans). And if I´m wrong, (what I have the certain I´m not), "throw me the first stone", but like Lavoisier said "in art and nature, nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed!":Every artist uses references!
This one is the transformation of that first picture I had seen in the internet and I think I can say it is, as all my work, the transformation of JKR´s working as also, one of the actors, too! And Monica´s drabble is the one that came of my picture!
So, these are my and Mon´s contribuition to the_hp_love
March Challenge, because we, like JK said, love Ron and because Mon loves to think on him using sideburns, here he is!Hope you like both works!He's just a young boy looking for a way to find love
It isn't easy, nothing you can say will help him, find love
He's got to do it for himself
And it can take so long
He's just a young boy looking for a way to find love.
He doesn't need another helping hand from someone
But don't you think he doesn't understand what he wants, someone
Though independence means a lot
He's still got to be strong
He's just a young boy looking for a way to find love.
Find love, a perfect combination.
Find love, whatever you do.
Find love, a cause for celebration
And it might come looking
Come looking for you.
Find love, a time for meditation
Find love, a source of inspiration
Find love, instead of confrontation
Find love and love will
Come looking for you My Son
“Your laughs sound better than the cheering voices from Chudley Canons fans filling the Quidditch Pitch.
Because your laughs fill our lives with joy, hope, and peace.
Your daily excitement in exploring anything new around you is better than a long and successful Wizard Chess strategy towards an inevitable victory against any of your uncles.
Because your enthusiasm is worth to me and your mum every minute we fought side by side with your Uncle Harry against the evilness in our world before you and your sister were born.
Your eyes are better than any vision of chocolate that your Grandmum Molly or your mum could bake on weekends and at holidays.
Because they are the same shape and colour of your mum’s. They have that kind of sweetness that warms a man’s life and makes any sacrifice worth it. They are better than real chocolate.
Your smile is better than any number of galleons kept in a vault.
Because money doesn’t provide the sense of accomplishment that parenthood gives to a man and a woman. It makes me feel braver, more fulfilled, like my parents taught me, even when we didn’t have a sickle in our pockets.
You and your sister make me feel prouder than ever.
You all, the two of you and your mum, are better that any Felix Felicis that I could drink during my whole life.”*Spidergirl´s Note
: Many thanks to my good friend queenb23more
for her beta work. Any mistake is mine and not hers or Lilly’s. ( Full image of Two boys and a snitchCollapse )