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31 December 2012 @ 10:32 am
Artist: raitala
Title: Hints are for Schoolboys
Pairing(s): Harry/Draco
Summary: Cold and rainy London: a warm embrace.
Rating: G
Disclaimer: All Harry Potter characters herein are the property of J.K. Rowling and Bloomsbury/Scholastic. No copyright infringement is intended.
Warning(s): None
Epilogue compliant? No. Post-war EWE
Artist's Notes: Hi darling, ain't I just the sneakiest! I hope you like it ;)
Huge, huge thanks to taradiane and dysonrules for accommodating this wheeze of mine and for all the care they have lavished on this fest!

sess18: pic#101017649sess18 on December 31st, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
Geneva2010: B&W Teasegeneva2010 on December 31st, 2012 06:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, so very interesting. The dark, stormy weather and umbrellas screams London, and the mood could be so somber, but is uplifted by the sweet kiss, and then the tightrope walker! I love to interpret this as the childlike euphoria of one of the kissers, and the red pompoms on the feet, and Harry's red scarf, just pop out of all of the muted colors. Really well done, so different, I just love it.
cassie_black: created by <lj user=the_muppet>cassie_black12 on December 31st, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
Such a sweet and tender moment in amongst the bustle of rainy London. Also, I've totally decided the couple to the right are Ron and Pansy waiting impatiently for their friends to 'put each other down'!!

Bring forth the tale of dicks: curlewbirdsofshore on December 31st, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, OH! *swooning*
Can you forgive a freeform excitable comment, because forming sentences would just take too much concentration now?
I was scrolling down and I was getting excited by the time I got to the tightrope walker's knee. I scrolled up and down a few times just to recapture that excellent first moment of seeing it.
Harry and Draco are just so, so pretty. But manly and stylish and, oh, just delicious. The delicate flush on their faces! God, I love Draco's possessive hands, and his sucky looking mouth. Even the shape of his head is divine, and his hair, and the colour. And his brow and his pointy nose and elbow. Harry is lovely, too, but ohhhh Draco. ♥

The overall greyness and the pre-occupied, stressed faces of everyone except the boys, is such a gorgeous contrast. The pompoms. &hearts And every umbrella is a different shade of grey. I love the characterful faces, and the couple with the map (I thought Pansy, too!) deserve a good bit of attention in themselves, but our eye just gets drawn back to those boys again and again, and I really want to totally bow down and pay homage to Draco's terribly elegant elbow.
Leela: Solemnly swearleela_cat on December 31st, 2012 08:32 pm (UTC)
I adore this art so much. The colour scheme is just perfect, drawing my attention here and there. The expressions, the feelings in the figures. And Harry and Draco, just slightly off-centre, but still so much the focus.
PinkElephant42pinkelephant42 on December 31st, 2012 08:33 pm (UTC)
I love this, with the soft colors and sweet kiss. There's a lovely contrast in the cold blues and the warmth of Harry and Draco's embrace. :D
cindala: coffe frogcindala on December 31st, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC)
Gorgeously done! I love the layers to this piece!
nonajf: Ebenholtznonajf on December 31st, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Ah! They're enjoying busy lost amongst the bustle of Muggle London!

Beautiful, as always.
i can see your house from herewho_la_hoop on December 31st, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Lovely! ♥
쉘리 Unmistakably Oatmeal: aiwfc - fireboltsdkshelly on December 31st, 2012 10:54 pm (UTC)
Oh this is just lovely!
blamebrampton: pic#63955131blamebrampton on January 1st, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU FOOLED ME TWICE! (At least this time I was on the other side of the planet rather than commenting on your early panels ;-))

I LOVE IT! I love the way that it's a real place with the fake door and the heaviness of the architecture, and how all the people in the crowd have a story going on – CLEARLY the woman at the front has also given up coffee and is having one of those moments of Deep Regret. And the pompoms! I cannot believe how many pompoms were sacrificed to headbands this Christmas! And then Harry and Draco with their suits and their chilled cheeks warming up for very good reason! And the way you can feel the weight of each of them against the other. IT IS PERFECTION!

And you are a terrible trickster! Er, which is to say that I have no idea who could possibly have done this. (In the same way that I am a Swedish supermodel.) Mods, you are the BEST in your accommodations! As is this brilliant artist in her machinations!
shameful_desire: Bows H/Dshameful_desire on January 1st, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Lovely! :)
piratesmile331: leochi h/dpiratesmile331 on January 1st, 2013 06:15 am (UTC)
This is lovely!
sorrel_forbes: stockings 2sorrel_forbes on January 1st, 2013 06:36 am (UTC)
Wow! This is beautiful!
helendarrow: pic#114451743phoebe14326 on January 1st, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
it's so lovely <3