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4 Privet Drive by Daaakota 4 Privet Drive by Daaakota
My 9 year old brother started reading Harry Potter, and he asked me, so earnestly, "Were the Dursley's mean to Harry when he was little?" I hadn't thought much about it before, and he seemed so upset that I totally lied to that little kid. "NO! Of course they weren't."
But then I couldn't get young Harry out of my head. There must have been a time before he was resigned to their neglect that he wanted their affection.

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(Wow, a DD! Thank you so much you guys!)
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Given 2013-10-04
4 Privet Drive by ~Daaakota ( Suggested by Rosella-of-Daventry and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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gudruna Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I love this
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LunarKittyThings Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So saw this on tumblr and clicked the source to go and fave this piece. Found out I had already faved it. All I have to say is why! Why did you do this to me! The feels are to much!
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TgirlValentine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OH so heart wrenching...and perfect!
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:icondaaakota:
Daaakota Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thank you!
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TgirlValentine Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome
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Dragonnerd445 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Wow, this image says it all. I love the lighting scheme...so sad.
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jessypet92 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Great artwork! :D
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HimeGabi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How totally sad. Wonderful job how you made us feel that. Also I like the Queen's plate
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. You really hit pay dirt with this one 
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:iconsosweetgirl:
sosweetgirl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
poor Harry... :(
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DetectiveRJ Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What really depresses me about this is how dark Harry's side of the picture is. Nice job with that light/dark setting. c:
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KessieLou Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Poor Harry.
At least he later fond happiness when he's with is friends at Hogwarts.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
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:icondaaakota:
Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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reichan79 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013

This drawing shows how Harry must feel in Dursley family. His face expression tells us everything. Great drawing!

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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks!
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CWood5678 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This is AMAZING!!!!! 
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you!
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AniaRudyPies Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
It's so great I can't even
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks :D
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IIIXandaP Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats for the DD!! Again, very nice piece :) love the subtle tones and the shadows
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Thank you so much! 
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IIIXandaP Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank YOU for the inspiring works!
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cnn23 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Writer
love this one !Pikachu Loves It Plz 
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:icondaaakota:
Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks!
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MrCarik Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love this,..
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you!
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Chance-Random Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
lol... You might want to correct that little white lie, because until book 7 they are just monstrous to him :|
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Mauricej3 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome.
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
:D
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andrewbaay Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Loveit.
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:icondaaakota:
Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you!
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Mojomeerkat Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor little guy.
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UNoWhoOwnsArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is great!
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks!
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12Freddofrogs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013

This seems incredibly accurate.

 

Not to mention it includes the slight suggestion J.K. Rowling implied in the books - that Harry's treatment from the Dursley's led to him having little respect for authority until they earned it, which of course is why he's a bit of a rule-breaker.

 

Great picture!

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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thank you!
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SariasSongOfStorms Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Wow so amazing!
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
:D
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Harveyfan01 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I absolutely love this
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Daaakota Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Thanks!
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Harveyfan01 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
welcome ^^
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AnthonyPap07 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I agree that Harry could have at some point desired affection.Sure it started as a willingness to gain approval by doing most of the chores but the Dursley's resentment toward him never allowed that.Harry grew up in their shadow because they feared they'd end up under his.Thus, dear boy, we must dedoose that Harry gave up on his desire to gain their affection when he tasted true family values and actual human interaction.Thus we must conclude that the Dursley's have and always will be horrible ,horrible people and should never be allowed near another child until they die.Next case...
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sonic-jinx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always put a space after the punctuation at the end of a sentence.
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AnthonyPap07 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
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sonic-jinx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just saying. Imagine someone running the beginnings and ends of their sentences together when they talk. That is what reading your original post reads like. Funny at first, then annoying, then I want to slaughter turkeys while howling at that giant nacho supreme over there.
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concretegiraffes Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
You can read it just fine. It's not a novel. And they're commenting on a picture that they like. It doesn't need to be brought down by the grammar police.
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sonic-jinx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeah, go try to be a hero somewhere else. I wasn't talking to you and I don't care about your opinion. Take a page out of your own book and piss off.
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