The Mighty Sketchbook
Natália Funes Molina Zilio • 22 years • Illustrator • São Bernardo do Campo - SP • • •
I’ve been watching Nostalgia Critic again, and I stumbled across some Pearl Harbor shots on his review. Don’t actually care about that movie (I don’t like war movies at all) but I thought some shots would be great studies for my paintings. So I did a grayscale painting of this Ben Affleck scene. I know it’s not perfect, but I liked the result. It was hard, but fun.
Valéria! I really like where this is going.
I made my dog for my Facebook cover. My dad used to call her Lotch Monster because she made a lot of pee in our living room. She doesn’t do that anymore, but the nickname stood still. Her name is actually Tutti.I used this photo as reference.
"Poor old Bertha… Memory like a leaky cauldron and no sense of direction. She’ll wander back into the office sometime in October, thinking it’s still July."

I really like doing not-so-popular characters on the fandom. It’s a great opportunity for doing different poses and making my creativity work. Here we have Ludo Bagman, wearing his old Winbourne Wasps vests.
In order: Hermes (Percy’s owl), Hedwig, Pigwidgeon and Crookshanks.
“Fred and George came back into the room carrying Harry’s school trunk. They glanced around as they entered and spotted Dudley. Their faces cracked into identical evil grins.”

Ohhhh, boys. You are so loved by everyone, aren’t you?
That one’s a mess, but I really like it. I like doing Hermione with a giant fluffy hair, it’s far more fun.

I guess Hermione has a hard time being the One Sane Man in the golden trio. I mean, it IS kinda hard being the only girl in a group of friends, most of the time you end up playing the “mature” part even if you don’t want to. And that must be worst for her, since she’s the most intelligent girl in the entire school. Lots of pressure! Sometimes, you just want to be silly and immature and make a list about “people you like/hate”, or a “top 10 hottest guys in Hogwarts”.

That’s why I also think she might have formed a strong bond with Ginny. They grew up together, and Ginny is the only girl in a giant group of brothers, so having a girl in the group for the first time in years must have been a relief.
Memes on deviantArt, they still exist!

It’s really fun to do these. Can I do this forever?

June Ladyug was a character I had back when I was a young girl who liked animals and Sonic the Hedgehog. She was one of the 4  main characters from a project I had, called “Electric Eye”. I always thought she was really clever because she was very skinny and still was fisically strong (after all, she was a beetle, and beetles are strong). Today, I just think she’s weird.I learned to love my style and stopped trying to mimic other techniques, which was something I did a lot in 2008. It’s great to learn new techniques, but it’s even better to apply them on your usual style. I like my thick and rough lines, I like the way I use red and purple a lot in my drawings, and I think this is the moment to know what more can I do with what I have in hands and keep improving the path my art took.
"Stop!" he whispered to Hermione. "They might hear us!"Hagrid’s back door had opened with a bang. Harry, Hermione, and Buckbeak stood quite still; even the hippogriff seemed to be listening intently.
"Expecto Patronum! Hermione, help me! Expecto Patronum…"
Sirius vs Lupin.

I understand the visual concept of the movie’s werewolf - the idea was to make the werewolf condition more of a disease thing instead of making him just scary and dangerous. I mean, we’re supposed to sympathize with Lupin. He doesn’t like being a werewolf, he wish he was a healthy person, but he isn’t, And that’s why the movie’s werewolf seems so vulnerable and sad.

But in the books, the werewolf is described as a monstruous thing, so big that his two best friends had to transform into big animals so they could control him. And he is dangerous as well. So I made him as a scary big monster.
Cristina! Finally I have a decent chart for her.
Here we see her as a normal girl and her forms.This is a project that’s going to rise, I promise.
"Don’t you dare call Hagrid pathetic, you foul — you evil —”
"Hermione!" said Ron weakly, and he tried to grab her hand as she swung it back.
"Get off, Ron!"
Hermione pulled out her wand. Malfoy stepped backward. Crabbe and Goyle looked at him for instructions, thoroughly bewildered.
"C’mon," Malfoy muttered, and in a moment, all three of them had disappeared into the passageway to the dungeons.
"Hermione!" Ron said again, sounding both stunned and irnpressed.
"Harry, you’d better beat him in the Quidditch final!" Hermione said shrilly. "You just better had, because I can’t stand it if Slytherin wins!"

You know what I most like about this scene? Draco, Crabbe and Coyle decided to run away only when Hermione pulled her wand. They knew she would obliterate them if she wanted to.
(Oh yeah, in the brazilian version, Harry and Ron both have this cute nickname for Hermione - Mione)
"Detention, Weasley," Snape said silkily, his face very close to Ron’s.
"And if I ever hear you criticize the way I teach a class again, you
will be very sorry indeed.”

Oh yeah, Ron’s my favorite character and I love each time he defends Hermione, it’s so goddamn cute. Even when the books weren’t all finished yet I already cheered for them to be together. Think you could say Ron/Hermione is my “OTP”. XD
(I guess I never mentioned on this blog, right? I’m actually a huge Harry Potter fan. I read all of the books every year)

Oh, and don’t go “always” on me, Snape’s still a dick. A dick with feelings, but still a dick.

Trivia: I had to look over the internet to find the quote above. I only read the books in portuguese, so I didn’t have a clue about how it was in the original version.
A friend of mine said she was going to do a Gragas cosplay. Dunno if she was serious or not, but I made this for her. I don’t think she’s fat, but she sees herself as a chubby woman anyway. Either way, it would be a fun cosplay, specially if she really acts like him - all drunk and stuff.