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25 December 2012 @ 11:17 pm
Artist: mayfly_78
Recipient: The hd_holidays community!
Title: Family Curse
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco, Lucius/Narcissa, Hermione
Summary: It's a little known fact that many old pureblood families have long forgotten dormant family curses that once in a while surprise everyone by activating.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): lack of colour, lack of clear cut story-line, lack of dialogue
Epilogue compliant? no
Medium: Dip pen and india ink
Author's Notes: I always loved the idea of Draco as a dragon and I have long played around with the idea of writing a fic or drawing a comic with that subject. This is just a simple little tale that begs to be embellished and added to, but I hope you all like it anyway. I would like to thank the brilliant calembours for letting me bounce ideas off her and giving me some much needed honest input and of course the amazing fest mods for being awesome and understanding.

bibliophile41: love booksbibliophile41 on December 26th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
How Gothic! :)
I liked this; especially the scene with Dragon!Draco curled up on his bed.
Nennenenne on December 26th, 2012 04:49 am (UTC)
This is great!
Sappho at Sunset: Ikuta Toma - flysapphoatsunset on December 26th, 2012 05:40 am (UTC)
Beautiful~ Humorous~ Wonderful~!!
vampisandi: vampisandivampisandi on December 26th, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Aww Dragon!Draco is great!
And the peacock! <3
Amorette: dumbledoreamorette on December 26th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
Very cute! Happy Holidays <3
poopsicle: freddie kisszoethewarrior on December 26th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
So cute! Such fine details. Great work! Thanks!
daemonic: yunjaedoubledaemoncas5 on December 26th, 2012 08:02 am (UTC)
so lovely♥! the details are awesome! and the Harry/Dragon kissage! wonderful♥
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snowy_owl: pic#112616875snowy_owl_000 on December 26th, 2012 12:12 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful! I love Draco as a dragon! <3
killerangels13: argkillerangels13 on December 26th, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
Very Cute. I especially like the panel when Harry's hair is smoking. Happy Holidays.
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on December 26th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
That was amazing! How very Gothic. I adore Draco's pyjamas, and that tail on the second to last panel, and Dragon curled up on the bed, so cutest! <3 Hermione! *lol*

Amazing, work. THANK YOU!:D
call me trys: me myself and Itryslora on December 26th, 2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
Aww, traditional fairy tale cursebreaking. Adorable!
goddess47: pic#56246505goddess47 on December 26th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
Awww... lovely and great drawings! Thanks for sharing!
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on December 26th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
re: Family Curse
Aw, what a wonderful story. I LOVE how you arranged the panels and tell an entire tale just through the juxtaposition of panels. Draco's dragon tail in the first and last panel is beyond adorable. And that interspecies kiss - *melts* - so sweet. Thank you so much for this! There needs to be fic to go with it. The happiest of holidays to you. ♥
fantasyfiend09: Rain Postcard Red Rahlfantasyfiend09 on December 26th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)
Lovely work. It's amazing to see all of the thousands of lines that come together to form an image. I can't even imagine the time it must take.

Dragon!Draco is beautiful. I love his tail and eyes.
piratesmile331: leochi h/dpiratesmile331 on December 26th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love this!
traintracks: Marlene Dietrichtraintracks on December 26th, 2012 11:47 pm (UTC)
This is just wonderful! The craft, the story...beautifully done. :-)
tigersilvertigersilver on December 27th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Oh, brilliant! Absolutely!
bk7brokemybrain: Draco beauty 3 HBPbk7brokemybrain on December 27th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
So much love for the pen and ink!!!!!
Such a sweet story (love Hermione's appearance, lol) and the happy ending. There's a joke in there somewhere about Draco finally getting a little tail,but I can't find it, lol.
sorrel_forbes: stockings 2sorrel_forbes on December 27th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
That tail! Is amazing! The whole thing is beautifully drawn, and really well showcased by the interesting layout and perfect pacing.
secretsolitaire: xmas jakesecretsolitaire on December 27th, 2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
Aw, fun idea, nicely drawn!
resident badass, yo.: dm: smilesugareey on December 28th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
Lovely work as always, "mystery artist!" :)
Dracones: pic#110756290dracones on December 28th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
I am fascinated by your drawing style! :D I especially love the family portraits they convey the most of the story even without words :D
Lee Marchais: broodingleemarchais on December 29th, 2012 08:48 am (UTC)
That was sweet that the curse was broken by the kiss. I love the tail behind Draco, and Harry trying to research ways to help him. :) Great fun and wonderful story in the frames.
Frayach ni Cuill: Defaultfrayach on December 29th, 2012 07:10 pm (UTC)
I love it!! Especially the panel of Draco reading the book on pureblood family curses where all we can see of him is his hair. Very clever :)
omi_ohmy: Winter branchesomi_ohmy on December 30th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
I like the formal, structured feel to this. And the drawing of Harry with the Malfoys - I especially like how you have done the robes. And the tail!
lee: Harry/Draco - textsnegurochka_lee on December 30th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful! Very cool. :)
fangirl_07: DW_Snow-lekfangirl_07 on December 30th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
I too like the idea of family curses and how much fun artists and writers can have playing with them. Really nice take ^^
Appleling: Appleling icon2appleling on January 1st, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
*blinks in awe* OMG this is AWESOME!! Dragon!Draco is SQUEEEEEE ♥♥♥ My favourite has got to be the Malfoy family portrait at the top with little Draco and his little tail! So cute! I love everything about this masterpiece!
lamerezouille: antisocial #1lamerezouille on January 1st, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
Yay for dragons! I love the good ol' cliché that a true love's kiss can cure anything! ♥ ♥
adonis_flammea: weeping angeladonis_flammea on January 3rd, 2013 04:24 am (UTC)
Very nice! I especially like dragon!Draco. Lovely <3
szefi: Snarry1szefi on January 5th, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Great story told with beautiful art!
Mab: I don't even knowmab on January 7th, 2013 09:04 am (UTC)
I adore your style! It reminds me of Edward Gorey (one of my favourite illustrators ever)

I love Draco's tail poking out in all the scenes he's in and the peacock at the end is a brilliant little addition. Love the family portrait that includes Harry and how the curse was broken with a kiss... or at least tamed. :D

Fabulous work!
Marianne: defaulteidheann_writes on January 8th, 2013 09:36 am (UTC)
Oh goodness, the tail at the end is just... so perfect.
shonamukhi: pic#119586170shonamukhi on January 8th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
the dragon is beautiful..
beautiful work..
lokifan: converselokifan on January 9th, 2013 02:58 am (UTC)
This is such a beautiful little story, told entirely dialogue-free. I love the art style - check out Hermione under her big book, where all we see of her is hair! It reminds me of old-fashioned illustrations in children’s books, and adds both to the atmosphere and the fairy-tale feel. I love that second panel, the family portrait with ickle!Draco and his tail, ridiculous amounts - and the ending with Harry added to the family, omg! Dragon!Draco is beautifully done, too. So much love for this.
Holly: pirate girlhollys_tree on January 13th, 2013 11:13 pm (UTC)
This is aweseome. I love how Draco's tail always sneaks into the photos! :D
And Draco in dragon form really is a beauty. ♥
justbecause421: treejustbecause421 on January 14th, 2013 03:46 am (UTC)
It's always true love's kiss isn't it! If I picture is worth a thousand words, you've given us a novel! thanks for sharing.
alisanne: Rainbow eye 2alisanne on January 14th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Awww! That is just adorable! :)
Love it! :) And that peacock at the end made me chuckle. *g*
Filomena: umm yeaaubade_saudade on January 15th, 2013 12:56 am (UTC)
Yr style rocks
imuptonogood: Severusimuptonogood on January 15th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
Delightful. I love the way Dragon!Draco is full-body-clinging to Harry in the kiss scene. The last panel gives me giggles at the thought that there might be more than one cursed Malfoy... Peacock!Luscious (i mean Lucius!)
PinkElephant42pinkelephant42 on February 1st, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
What a cute, fairy-tale like story! I love your dragon. I really like the expressiveness of your lines and the details in every panel. :)
Conacha: Do the evolutionconacha on March 21st, 2013 01:46 am (UTC)
I LOL'd at Hermione's hair!!