Quidditch Pitch Interview with Lizardspots

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with Lizardspots
Interviewer:
Interviewee: Lizardspots
Date(s): March 2007
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview at TQP; reference link
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In 2007, Lizardspots was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch as the Artist of the Month for February and March.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

I don't know a thing about fine artists, but I love the fanart in the HP fandom. Every single artist I come across inspires and influences me a little. I find I can learn something new from each new piece of art I see.
Snape/Harry are my OTP, though I do enjoy other pairings too. Snape and Harry are the two most fascinating characters in the books, in my opinion, and their relationship has so many levels of loathing and history and bitterness. I love reading about how these two characters (under the right circumstances) might come together; it makes for fantastic epic fiction!
[Doing research for commissions:] I would read the scene that the commission is meant to illustrate, and I would discuss further details with the commissioner. It's funny what details are important to know as an artist, and what details the writer focusses on in their fiction. The two often do not correlate.
I find it difficult to draw characters that I don't read about often or whose characterisation I am still uncertain of in my head. Draco, Percy, Fleur and McGonagall, for example, are particularly challenging for me. The canonically bizarre looking characters would be a challenge, too, though I haven't drawn many of them.
[Craziest commission?]: Oh now really, I couldn't possibly tell you that. That would be rude! But aside from the ubiquitous Mary Sue requests involving the commissioner with their paramour of choice, I have recieved [sic] some fun RPS pairings - like Stephen Colbert/Jon Stewart, Viggo Mortenson/Orlando Bloom, and some popslash pairing that I'd never heard of. I also got a commission to do a yaoi comic, which turned out to be far more work than I could handle.
I don't outright refuse anything, but I do have my own comforts that I find easier to draw than other more extreme situations. I'd give anything a try, but I'd have to be in a particularly adventurous mood.