back from the grave (spoopy) with a quick drawing of 1st year Hermione! what a lil cutie
jessica sula as hermione granger
Long post is long and poorly written, but I’ll do my best to explain my thinking behind this.
Jessica Sula as Hermione is probably my favourite racebent interpretation, but I don’t think we’ve really delved into the intricacies of mixed race heritage. I’ve done a bit more research and I found out that Jessica is of Afro-Latina and Chinese descent. Considering that mixed race kids are either coded white or “other” if represented at all, I wanted Hermione’s heritage to reflect that of her actress.
Hermione being an English girl of Afro-Latina and Chinese descent (I also think she would have French citizenship too because there’s a popular theory that she’s French on her mother’s side of the family, but we’ll explore that another time) as well as being a Muggle born witch would have had profound implications in terms of her motivations and her treatment in the text. It would have given additional depth and understanding to her character and to be honest, Hermione can be read as POC in the series so there’s no reason why she can’t be mixed race.
Anyways, the inspiration for this came from a pair of sisters I used to teach last year. Their dad was Afro-Latino and their mom was Chinese French-Canadian and they hardly ever got to see representations of themselves anywhere so I wanted to make this for them. Hope I did them proud.
A snap shot from the photo-call for The World of Extreme Happiness.
Rowena Rawenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff
A headcanon tale of an epic lady friendship. Based on a scene from a certain bbc show-that-shall-not-be-named.
I blame Eva for this.
First thing I thought when I saw this…
This pleases me immensely.
ok I normally don’t reblog my own posts, but THIS! THIS THIS!
I know it’s hard to tell due to the fact that the scene this art is based on has a character who looks a lot like Rowena does here, and also because there’s no actual white person with which to compare these skin tones to, but my Rowena Ravenclaw? Not white.
Ergo not Katie McGrath.
I’m sorry to whoever thought it really was and got excited. But no. I definitely meant her to be brown. I’d call it “olive” skin but obviously the true meaning that term is still being debated.
so yeah. sorry for the confusion. but here’s what I really meant.
Indira Varma and Angel Coulby are like, the perfect fit. Fifty Points to glossylalia!
i loved these two almost as much as i loved the snape/tonks oh my gosh i thought harry was gonna get w/ draco honestly but i’m so glad he didn’t b/c thESE TWO ARE SO MUCH CUTEr
but yea this is based off of the stealing harry series