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Death Eaters Descend on Diagon Alley by RovinaCai Death Eaters Descend on Diagon Alley by RovinaCai
The Death Eater attack on Diagon Alley was only mentioned in passing in the Harry Potter books, and had a brief scene in the movies, but I wanted to illustrate it because it seemed like a turning point in the story. Diagon Alley represented the 'heart' of the wizarding community, it is where we are first introduced to all the wonders of the magical world. To see it being destroyed is heart-breaking, and like some of the more obvious turning points in the last book (ie. Harry leaving Privet Drive & Headwig's death), it establishes that childhood is over, and that the inevitable battle is drawing near.

This was for an assignment to paint a complex street scene. It's definitely one of the most complicated images I've attempted. It has its issues, but I learnt a lot from it :)
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This is beautiful. It's perfect :)
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putresce Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still waiting for the DD this deserves!
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XyliarRaina Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love all the chaos!
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kelleybean86 Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very well done. This looks like a heck of a lot of work, but you really pulled it off.
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kuro-shini Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woa.... This is gorgeous, seriously, is epic! love all the details :shocked: The second Death Eater starting from the center of the drawing gives me the creeps,lol... Looks like an weird beast :faint:
The canvas must have been huge right? :giggle:
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x-Ink-Black-Heart-x Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I thought the end of childhood was book 4 because every one thereafter was riddled with angst and death and were never the same happy whimsical atmosphere as the ones previously.
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DarrilAsylum Feb 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This deserves a DD!
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Tracy1 Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is simply brilliant, i presume that the alley from which the Death Eaters are arriving is The Knockturn-Alley!? If so, i beautiful contrast between the two streets!
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bagasuit091 Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's neat to see this scene illustrated, since it's only mentioned in passing in the books, and very briefly shown in the films.
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