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Tom Riddle and the Restricted Section by gabrielleragusi Tom Riddle and the Restricted Section by gabrielleragusi
On the night of December 31, Tom Riddle wandered alone through the bookshelves of the Restricted Section, looking for a specific and Dark book...

Yesterday would have been his 89th birthday. I tried to guess how he would have spent the last night of the year and, well, I think the library would have been his first choice.
I know, he's the villain, and a sick bastard at that, but let's not forget that he spent Christmas and winter holidays alone, in an almost empty castle. Books are his only consolation... even if dark.

And with this illustration I had the chance to play with the lighting, though it gave me a hard time in the beginning!

Happy New Year everyone!


Done in SAI and PS CC

My name is Tom Riddle by gabrielleragusi Luna Loony Lovegood by gabrielleragusi Hermione and the time-turner by gabrielleragusi 

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Calucifer13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
JKR said that Tom was such a brilliant student that he was allowed by the professors to wander through the restricted section anytime he wanted. In daytime. An excellent work, though.
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!
I have never said he couldn't go there in daytime, he was a prefect and then Head boy after all. I just imagined where he would have been on the night of his birthday (;
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Calucifer13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There are so many things about him - before he actually became the Voldemort we know now - I would like to know.
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LosingTamara Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
OMG! You're killing me with this unique artwork! I hope I can find some more on your profil or are you going to make more artworks with Tom Riddle? :)
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016   Digital Artist
I draw Tom Riddle every day, so I will surely upload other illustrations. You can find doodles of him on my Tumblr for now (:
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Lady-Oolong Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Professional General Artist
....
*is going to write to JK Rowling and beg her to write a novel about Tom Riddle's life*

I'm so glad to see an (amazing) artist who loves this character too and DRAWS him. He's so FREAKY interesting !
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016   Digital Artist
Oh, thanks a lot!
Yes, please, we should write to JKRo in millions to make her write the official story of Tom Riddle - in the meantime, I will drown in fanfictions (:
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BarbaraTP Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1] 
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Dominique-Lefalle Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
Nicely done! 
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TheSisters2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I see a trail of books behind him! That's amazing art! :heart:-Kay
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MidoriRisu Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Wow. Love it ❤️
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luftwave Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Wow, this is really good! Heart 
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hpmarocsvp Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful image! Great atmosphere as well! I really love how you draw Tom every time. He is exactly as one would picture him when reading the books.
It would be so interesting to read a series about his life at Hogwarts... :XD:
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!
That's right, I hope JKR will soon realize a prequel is very much needed!
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hpmarocsvp Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! It would be such a wonderful idea! :D
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nymsaj Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Really love how the wand illuminates the darkness around his hand. Really well done.  And the expression on his face is great too. :)
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks! (:
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Ananya-Talvi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really an awesome approach on him. I agree that books might have been his only consolation, being almost completely alone in the castle. He must have felt lonely almost all of his life. Lovely drawing! 
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ananya-Talvi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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AugustHenry4 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Is that a hand coming out of the bookcase on the right?
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016   Digital Artist
Nope, just two floating books. I see them clearly with my monitor settings, maybe you just have to change the contrast (:
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AugustHenry4 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying.
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MonicaRiddle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it :heart:

And I think that you're right about how he was spendings his birthday's when he was younger.
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gabrielleragusi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you (:
Yeah, though I would have gladly spent his birthday with him (and Christmas. And winter and summer holidays. And the whole year I guess) .-.
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MonicaRiddle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!

(The same for me ^^)
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