Quidditch Pitch Interview with Odella

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with Odella
Interviewer:
Interviewee: _odella_
Date(s): June 2007[1]
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: Interview at TQP[2]
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In 2007, Odella was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch as the Artist of the Month for June and July.

Interview banner featuring art by Odella.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

Hands down, Hermione [is my favorite HP character to draw]. No particular reason why I choose her above all other HP characters, but I do enjoy drawing females more than males. There's something about the softness and curves of women that always translates well in art.
Snape/Hermione [is my OTP]. They have somewhat of a Jane Austin [sic] romance feel about them. When I came into the fandom, I started out reading this pairing, and even though I've branched out quite a bit since then, I guess you never forget your first love. :)
[Preferred medium:] Pencil and Ink. I use plain old mechanical pencils and ballpoint pens for my drawings. Even though I have drawers filled with all sorts of fancy art supplies, these are my favorites. I used to color my drawings using colored pencils or chalks, but I've since moved on to doing most of the coloring in Photoshop. It's a wonderful tool.
Oh, there's so many [fan artists I appreciate the work of].... leelastarsky, glockgal, gnatkip, caladan, lillithium, hooh, mudblood 428, vikingcarrot, marquise...and that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's so many amazing artists out there, I could fill up pages of them.
I don't draw any chan or any really hard squicks such as beastiality [sic], etc. If I draw an adult piece that takes place in a classroom or such, I make sure that my characters look of age.

As for characters, there's no one I refuse to draw, but you probably won't ever see me draw Hagrid or Dumbledore. Mainly because I have trouble making the older characters look "elderly" enough.

I think my favorite piece [that I've done] is a simple portrait I did of Snape and Lupin.[3] It was very no-nonsense and I think it came out very nice.

References

  1. Announcement at captains_pitch
  2. WebCite reference link
  3. Probably Snape/Lupin portrait, posted 05 March 2006. (Accessed 08 March 2014.)