Making a Harry Potter Wand

Packaging for a Wizard's Wand.  Name and Address Blanked out to Prevent any Muggling.
Packaging for a Wizard’s Wand. Name and Address Blanked out to Prevent any Muggling.

My ears perked up when I found out that our good friends oldest boy is such a Harry Potter fan that they are going to both HP theme parks in Orlando for his birthday.  I thought I’d have just enough time to construct a wand for him before they left.

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TotW: Wizard!

Not much to say for this week’s Thing of the Week.  It is a painting of a wizard with a glowing orb in hand.  Crystal ball?  Magic missle just waiting to leap into a foe’s eye?  I can tell you painting it and the highlights it created was by far my favorite part of the painting.

I have been working like mad to do a decent person painting for the last two weeks and it just hasn’t worked out.  I’m struggling not only to learn the drawing tablet and brush settings in Photoshop but with my basic sketching ability.  I have many attempts now.  All have been spatula city bad.  Just ask Steve what that means.  I have faith that I’m doing the right kind of practicing and that I will get better at this.

Attached is the best of the worst.  It is acceptable on many levels but still falls flat on others.  Clothing is hard unless you go very realistic.  That is part of the reason for this attempt.  I hope everyone has a wizard of a weekend.  It is supposed to be cold here.