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Title: Christmas Crossover
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Severus Snape
Rating: G
Links: On Tumblr | On AO3 | On Deviantart Part I | On Deviantart Part II
Summary: For Christmas this year, Sherlock found himself engrossed in the tale of a morally ambiguous half-blood wizard while Severus was intrigued by the deductive abilities of the world's only consulting detective.
Notes: Art for this year's holiday cards. [livejournal.com profile] holyfant wisely pointed out that it's more likely that Severus would be interested in a book about crime solving than Sherlock would be in a book about wizards. However, I like to think both would find merits in the stories of the other and that perhaps John had gifted Sherlock with a set of popular fiction books with all the murders tabbed on account of a serial killer with a tendency to copy crime scenes from well-known books. As for Severus, I'll leave you to decide who H is.

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How Sherlock and Severus spent Christmas... )
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I've been wanting to do something like this for a long, long while. Finally had a chance to get to the lineart and need to get cracking on the coloring so I can get these cards out in time.

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And finally, the round up my holiday card illustrations, here's the one from book 7 - a rather somber one with a war memorial hidden behind a lightly decorated Christmas tree. Nevertheless, I loved this juxtaposition of Christmas next to a symbol of suffering and war - so apt during Harry's prolonged fight against Voldemort.


A war memorial partially hidden by a Christmas tree
Strung all around with colored lights, there was what looked like a war memorial in the middle, partly obscured by a windblown Christmas tree.



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Holiday Card Fanart - Illustrations of Christmas Moments Across the Books
Year One - A Pile of Packages Year Five - A Truly Dreadful Painting
Year Two - Presents for them Both Year Six - A Slightly Damp, Moldy-smelling Package
Year Three - Crackers! Year Seven - Christmas Even in Godric's Hollow
Year Four - Mrs. Weasley's Usual Package  
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Here's the card from book 5 with a rather bewildered Harry and bit of House-elf generated fanart of the boy who lived! I completely feel for Dobby. Sometimes a piece of artistic inspiration can far exceed an artist's ability. It's the thought that counts, though. I do have to wonder what ever happened to this portrait.


Harry looks askance at Dobby's Christmas gift - a truly dreadful painting of Harry
Ron had given him an enormous box of Every-Flavor Beans; Mr. and Mrs. Weasley, the usual hand-knitted sweater and some mince pies; and Dobby, a truly dreadful painting that Harry had suspected had been done by the elf himself.


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Holiday Card Fanart - Illustrations of Christmas Moments Across the Books
Year One - A Pile of Packages Year Five - A Truly Dreadful Painting
Year Two - Presents for them Both Year Six - A Slightly Damp, Moldy-smelling Package
Year Three - Crackers! Year Seven - Christmas Even in Godric's Hollow
Year Four - Mrs. Weasley's Usual Package  
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It wouldn't be Christmas without a warm Weasley sweater. This one was inspired by the knitty and crochety members of my flist like [livejournal.com profile] dragonsinger954 and [livejournal.com profile] hp5freak, who, like Mrs. Weasley, are often found making fabulous stuff out of yarn.


A green Weasley sweater with a Hungarial Horntail on the front
There was also, of course, Mrs. Weasley's usual package, including a new sweater (green, with a picture of a dragon on it - Harry supposed Charlie had told her all about the Horntail), and a large quantity of homemade mince pies.


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Holiday Card Fanart - Illustrations of Christmas Moments Across the Books
Year One - A Pile of Packages Year Five - A Truly Dreadful Painting
Year Two - Presents for them Both Year Six - A Slightly Damp, Moldy-smelling Package
Year Three - Crackers! Year Seven - Christmas Even in Godric's Hollow
Year Four - Mrs. Weasley's Usual Package  
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This is the fanart from Book 3 and is the one I sent to the Grinches the naughty folks on my flist. Yes, it's Snape and that vulture-hat Christmas cracker. I ended up drawing two little sketches - a before and after. These were cut out separately and framed on the card. The vulture hat was somewhat inspired by the one [livejournal.com profile] droxy wore at Infinitus this summer. Hers, however, was much more majestic. This one looked a little too much like one of Gonzo's chickens.


Snape stares grumpily at a silver Christmas cracker which reveals a dopey vulture hat
"Crackers!" said Dumbledore enthusiastically, offering the end of a large silver noisemaker to Snape, who took it reluctantly and tugged. With a bang like a gunshot, the cracker flew apart to reveal a large, pointed witch's hat topped with a stuffed vulture.


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Holiday Card Fanart - Illustrations of Christmas Moments Across the Books
Year One - A Pile of Packages Year Five - A Truly Dreadful Painting
Year Two - Presents for them Both Year Six - A Slightly Damp, Moldy-smelling Package
Year Three - Crackers! Year Seven - Christmas Even in Godric's Hollow
Year Four - Mrs. Weasley's Usual Package  
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Here's the image from book 2. For some reason, when I try to draw a young Hermione, I always give her crooked eyes.


Bucktoothed Hermione in a red sweater carries gifts
Christmas dawned, cold and white. Harry and Ron, the only ones left in their dormitory, were woken very early by Hermione, who burst in, fully dressed and carrying presents for them both.


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Holiday Card Fanart - Illustrations of Christmas Moments Across the Books
Year One - A Pile of Packages Year Five - A Truly Dreadful Painting
Year Two - Presents for them Both Year Six - A Slightly Damp, Moldy-smelling Package
Year Three - Crackers! Year Seven - Christmas Even in Godric's Hollow
Year Four - Mrs. Weasley's Usual Package  
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This year I did something slightly different with the holiday cards I sent out. I did a quick sketch of a Christmas moment from each of the 7 Harry Potter books. Each of these small pictures was framed with a black cutout and glued over a print out of the page from the particular HP book being illustrated. There were a total of 7 different cards. An example of the first one is behind the cut. Below is the picture for Book One.


A small stack of wrapped gifts, including one that reads To Harry from Hagrid
A Pile of Packages


When he woke early in the morning, however, the first thing he saw was a small pile of packages at the foot of his bed... )

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