Estimated time: Collectively... about 9 or 10 solid days, maybe longer. (Although I did it over a period of, like, 2 or 3 months.)
So I got into a little Potter-nerd frenzy right before the last book came out. (And, hey. I've been reading and re-reading those books for over half my life! Sorry...) Sitting there, after reading "the Half Blood Prince" in preparation for the release of book seven, I suddenly found myself sketching Hermione Granger. Before I knew it, I'd drawn Harry and Ron. Suddenly, I had a strange thought. "I wonder if I could draw... EVERYONE..."
I started this picture before Deathly Hallows came out, which should give you an idea about how long I've been working on it. (I colored it in at my dad's house.)
Soooo... from bottom to top, left to right:
Row 1: Zacharias Smith, Pansy Parkinson, Kreacher, Winky, Seamus Finnegan, Dean Thomas, Luna Lovegood, Hermione Granger, Crookshanks, Ronald Weasley, Harry Potter, Ginny Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Lavender Brown, Angelina Johnson, George Weasley, Fred Weasley, Lee Jordan, Cho Chang, Marietta Edgecomb, Neville Longbottom, Trevor, Dobby, Padma Patil, Parvati Patil.
Row 2: Vincent Crabbe, Gregory Goyle, Fleur Delacour, Gabrielle Delacour, Viktor Krum, Blaise Zabini, Millicent Bulstrode, Percy Weasley, Penelope Clearwater, Michael Corner, Colin Creevy, Dennis Creevy, Oliver Wood, Katie Bell, Alicia Spinnet, Cedric Diggory, Susan Bones, Hannah Abbot, Justin Finch-Fletchley, Ernie Macmillan.
Row 3: Vicky Frobisher, Demelza Robins, Romilda Vane, Terry Boot, Roger Davies, Owen Cauldwell, Mandy Brocklehurst, Ritchi Coote, Natalie McDonald, Jimmy Peakes, Terence Higgs, Geoffrey Hooper, Marcus Flint, Anthony Goldstein, Miles Bletchley, Montague, Theodore Nott, Graham Pritchard, Adrian Pucey, Orla Quirke.
Row 4: Wayne Hopkins, Moray Macdougal, Megan Jones, Daphne Greenglass, Kevin Entwistle, Leanne, Vaisey, Eileen Prince, Urquhart, Harper, Stweart Ackerley, Malcolm Baddock, Eleanor Branstone, Cormac McLaggen, Euan Abercrombie, Eloise Midgen, Laura Madley, Andrew Kirke, Lisa Turpin, Warrington.
Row 5: Bertha Jorkins, Rufus Scrimgeour, Edgar Bones, Amelia Bones, Grubbly-Plank, Su Li, Cadwallader, Tracy Davis, Sally-Anne Perks, Stephen Cornfoot, Jack Sloper, Marcus Belby, Severus Snape, Lily Evans, James Potter, Bob Ogden, Binns, Xenophilius Lovegood, Madame Rosmerta.
Row 6: Quirrel, Moaning Myrtle, Dolores Umbridge, Gilderoy Lockhart, Igor Karkaroff, Percival Dumbledore, Kendra Dumbledore, Albus Dumbledore, Fawkes, Ariana Dumbledore, Aberforth Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, Fat Friar, Grey Lady, Nearly Headless Nick, Bloody Baron.
Row 7: Sybil Trelawney, Professor Flitwick, Pomona Sprout, Madame Hooch, Madame Pince, Arabella Figg, Marge Dursley, Petunia Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Dudley Dursley, Mr. Ollivander, Helga Hufflepuff, Godric Gryffindor, Rowena Ravenclaw, Salazar Slytherin, Fenrir Greyback, Madame Malkin, Poppy Pomfrey, Argus Filch, Mrs. Norris.
Row 8: Alastor Moody, Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley, Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley, Yaxley, Rodolphus Lestrange, Bellatrix Lestrange, Narcissa Malfoy, Lucius Malfoy, Horace Slughorn, Stan Shunpike, Ernie Prang, Mundungus Fletcher, Hassan Mostafa, Teddy Lupin, Victoire Weasley, James Potter (jr.), Albus Severus Potter.
Row 9: Kingsley Shacklebolt, Cornelius Fudge, Amos Diggory, Rita Skeeter, Barty Crouch, Alecto Carrow, Amycus Carrow, Antonin Dolohov, Andromeda Tonks, Ted Tonks, Rose Weasley, Scorpius Malfoy, Lily Potter, Hugo Weasley, Piers Polkiss, Marvolo Gaunt, Tom Riddle, Voldemort, Merope Gaunt, Morfin Gaunt.
Row 10: Nicholas Flamel, Tom, Newt Scamander, Madame Puddifoot, Hestia Jones, Hedwig, Perenell Flamel, Barty Crouch (jr.), Benjy Fenwick, Ludo Bagman, Mr. Borgin, Peeves, Griphook, Madame Maxime, Rubeus Hagrid, Frank Longbottom, Alice Longbottom, Grandma Longbottom, Walden Mcnair, Regulus Black.
Row 11: Apolline Delacour, Monsieur Delacour, Gellert Grindelwald, Elphius Dodge, Mafalda Hopkirk, Hepzibah Smith, Charity Burbage, Thorfinn Rowle, Gordon, Malcolm, Mary Dorkins, Jim McGuffin, Bimitrov, Levski, Ivanova, Aidan Lynch, Moran, Mullet, Barry Ryan.
Row 12: Araminta Meliflua, Rabastan Lestrange, Mary Cattermole, Reginald Cattermole, Albert Runcorn, Pius Thicknesse, Bathilda Bagshot, Hetty Bayliss, Angus Fleet, Gregorovitch, Mark Evans, Stubby Boardman, Celestina Warbeck, Dedalus Diggle, Broderick Bode, Muriel Weasley, Dawlish, Dorcas Meadowes, Frank Bryce.
J.K.Rowling owns each and every one of them. (I didn't make up those student names- they were posted on her site.)
EDIT 08-14-09: Added rows 11 and 12.
Q: Lily Potter has red hair! It says so in the epilogue!
A: That's nice.
Q: Why is there more than one Voldemort? There are like, three!
A: There's actually only one Voldie- the fellow next to him, "Tom Riddle," is the handsome Muggle his mother Merope fell in love with, 'member? The "third" Tom, sitting in row 10, is the hunchbacked guy who works at the Leaky Cauldron.
Q: Where is ____?
A: Best tip for finding someone in this huge compilation?
Try hitting "Ctrl F," and referring to the nifty 200+ character guide above. Chances are, they're there. I don't really plan on adding Grawp. (The image is already 1,252 by 1,402- and that's shrunken down about 90 percent!) I didn't 'forget' creatures like Fluffy, Norbert, and the centaurs- there just wasn't anywhere to put them!
Q: Is that Hinata Hyuuga? In Harry Potter fan art!?
A: Aha. That's a Ravenclaw student, "Su Li." With Hinata Hyuuga's distinctive 'do.
Q: Are you INSANE?
A: Does it bother you?
You. Are. Amazing! (The only thing that could make this better would be movie poster size! O_O But you would STILL be recovering from that little adventure, or still working on it... lol!)
No, seriously, this is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Your quite talented. Eager to see your other work.
...just amazing. --his
This is ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY AMAZEBALLS!!!
Best thing ever, ever, ever. I bow down to you because this had to take forever and you did brilliantly. Amazing, simply amazing! AWESOME JOB!
You get a fave....
That is so kool!!
I BOW DOWN TO YOUR AWESOME AWESOMENESS
...call me melodramatic all you may. This, however, is pure awesomeness.
No, you're not insane. Crazy, possibly, maybe a little stupid. But not insane. XD
This is awesome!!