caladan_dd

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Fan
Name: Caladan
Alias(es): caladan_dd, hueco-mundo
Type: fan artist
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Bleach, Iron Man, The Lord of the Rings, etc.
Communities:
Other:
URL: caladan_dd at LiveJournal
hueco-mundo at DeviantArt
Art at the Quidditch Pitch
Art at the HP Companion
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Caladan (a.k.a. caladan_dd) is a fan artist primarily active in Harry Potter fandom.

Caladan's art is featured at the Harry Potter Companion. In July 2006, she was selected as the Artist of the Month at the The Quidditch Pitch archive; see Quidditch Pitch Interview with Caladan DD.

She is currently best known for her fancomic series, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore, started in February 2011 and most recently updated in February 2014. The comic remains a work in progress, totaling 114 pages so far.[1]

Fanart Use Policy

Caladan's LiveJournal profile states:

"If you want to use the pictures for icons and lj layouts, that's perfectly fine, you don't have to ask me if you don't want to. However, please, don't use the commissioned artwork. I don't own the pics so I cannot give permission for their usage. Also, please, don't use the pictures for bashing, trashing, mocking different ships or characters. Other than that, feel free to use them. :)"[2]

Reviews of Caladan's Art

John Kearns, the owner of the Harry Potter Companion, writes of Caladans art:

I was showing some artwork to my wife a while back, and after she’d come across several of Caladan’s pieces she mentioned something about them that really hit home for me. She said the thing she loved about these drawings is that, when you look at Caladan’s depictions of the wizarding world, it begins to make sense that the characters who live in that world would have no idea how to dress as Muggles. I love that thought because it captures for me how incredibly real and magical the wizarding world is in Caladan’s art. I tend to forget how distinct the styles and art of wizards are in the books, largely because of the much heavier Muggle influences in the movies (and the influence of the movies on most fan art). But the way that Caladan draws wizards makes Harry’s world real, and magical, and brings it to life for me in a way that no other artist can.

Sample Art

References

  1. "The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore Comic". Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  2. "caladan_dd - Profile". Retrieved 20 May 2014.