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Baby's First Halloween by solemnlyswear22 Baby's First Halloween by solemnlyswear22
for the halloween contest over at #James-x-Lily



i wonder what it would be like for a wizard to have his first halloween. for lily and james it would mean they can't go to party's, and the baby is too young to trick or treat yet. so maybe they just curl up in bed and play with three month old baby harry on a cold october night.

i think the matching outfits were james' idea XD haha


and i James isn't fat! he's wearing a baggy shirt!
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:icondreamerintheclouds:
GASP! I've never written a critique before! Lol You get to be my very first!

I really love the vision of this... I love artists who can take something and mold it into something else on a 2D playing field. It's like M theory in physics which states that all 5 variations of the string theory are really just 5 different ways of looking at the universe. Pardon my crazy physics rambles, but that's just how I like to think of it. This is why I gave your vision the highest rating, because it shows an interesting way of thinking that I feel is a very valuable characteristic to have. Also, I feel your vision was very well portrayed.

Unfortunently I had to mark your originality down just because I did see the HHr version of this picture and also because many artists use reference pics such as the one mentioned in the comments. Plus, there are quite a few pictures out there of Lily and James with baby Harry! However, you still marked 2 1/2 stars because of the Halloweenyness of this piece. It's almost like this is what would've happened that Halloween night had Harry not been the only one to survive a certain He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

Technique got you brownie points because I love the colour contrasting and the appeal of the skin. On a colour wheel blue and orange are across from each other and there for go well together. Plus, the combination makes the piece whimsical and fun. It's a cute mood for a young family! I also like the appearance of the subjects' figures and the placement of the subjects. Harry was especially well done. However, I wish you would've paid more attention to the lighting on James and Lily's faces. Though your attempt is clearly visible, it almost feels out of place on the piece for some reason.

Lastly, the impact lost two stars because I felt like you could've make their faces more emotional, thus showing more tenderness between the three. I think you could've made James' eyes might lighter with a bigger flicker of light reflecting off of them, as it would help to show his inner child... IDK. It just felt like PAZAZ without the ZAZ, you know?

I do hope you keep creating more lovely art!

Much love,
:icondreamerintheclouds: Ginny :heart:
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nilescclover Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
very sweet.
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:icondidxsomeonexsayxmad:
DidxSomeonexSayxMad Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
James and Lily died on Halloween so......
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RowlingFan12 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, poor Harry!
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:iconbaligaphorblackwater:
It's lovely and adorable, the matching outfits are so cute!! forgive me but the position of his wand.....I apologize, I'm a sick human being.
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XxAmandaXxRaeXx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
ha you noticed the wand also
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Akakyoak Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah... his shirt LOOKS baggy! And everything is so cutee and inosent! LOVE IT!
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steinhakasei Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
awww
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chalkeater2 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I love it!
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Photographer
thanks!
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sheilabacs Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I'm actually quite drawn to the inter-twining legs of James and Lily! hehe
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Photographer
haha that was definitely something i added that i thought was kinda cute :)
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demik13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo cute!! I especially like the matching outfits, great idea! :D
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Photographer
thanks!

thanks very much!
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:icongalaxy1277:
galaxy1277 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Eek, the night they died :/ They died on halloween, or the following halloween :D
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Photographer
following halloween, yeah.
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galaxy1277 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
So sad :( Brilliant job though, I love your gallery too :)
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Photographer
thanks very much!
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:iconlilqus:
lilqus Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally and absolutely love it! <3
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Photographer
thanks so much!
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lilqus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ;) :hug:
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Mrs-Lily-Malfoy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
james DOES NOT LOOK FAT
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Photographer
haha THANKYOU!
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Lalikaa Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Oh, this is precious! And ahaha, I bet the matching outifts were James' idea. xD

I love thier poses, and the coloring is so smooth. Lovely job! :)
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solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student Photographer
thanks so much! :hug:
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Lalikaa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
No problem. <3
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Student Photographer
:D
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DancingOnRibbons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
what did you make this with? its really cute<333
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Student Photographer
pencils and photoshop haha thanks!
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eponymy91 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
oh WOW. This is stunningly beautiful. I'm having a hard time describing how spot on it is :o
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student Photographer
aww thanks so much!
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:iconmokona1986:
mokona1986 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It' s so cute!
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Photographer
thanks!
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Grouillote-oh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like it, it's sweet and cozy :love:
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Student Photographer
thats what iw as going forthanks!
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iClaimSimon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
The color and style is lovely, even if James seems to have eaten to much candy (sorry).
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Photographer
lmao he's just wearing a baggy shirt, as guys often do XD thats the second person to point it out, i don't know what so wrong with it? lmao
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mepien Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
*late comment haha* very cute, I like those matching outfits :D
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Photographer
haha lol i am happy for any comment at all, ;)


and thanks!
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BeccaFran Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Absolutely adorable! I love the way they are posed, with James and Lily framing baby Harry.
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Photographer
haha thanks :D
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GoldenDreamcatcher Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Thats so Sweet! I love the way James is looking at Lily!
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Photographer
thank you! i definitely worked really hard on their expressions ;D
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AjnosFTW Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Too - damn- adorable - GAAAH
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Photographer
:D haha thanks
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
This is so cute!
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Photographer
thankyou!
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
You are welcome!
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:iconsolemnlyswear22:
solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Photographer
lol thanks
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
You are welcome!
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solemnlyswear22 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Photographer
:hug:
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