We were at a Harry Potter Festival yesterday so I thought it might be appropriate to draw one of the Potterverse’s dastardly magical villains in my wee sketch book for today’s Inktober drawing. Voldemort was the obvious choice, which was why I decided against him. I was deciding between Fenrir Greyback, Lucius Malfoy, and Bellatrix Lestrange and opted to draw the latter. I thought drawing her would give me the opportunity to challenge myself with regard to different approaches to mark-making with my fountain pen. Although I read the books in advance of the movies, I now find it impossible to imagine the characters as anything other than the way they were performed on film. In fact, I cannot recall how I even imagined them when conjuring them up from the page. This, therefore, is very much the Helena Bonham Carter version of Bellatrix even though it is most definitely not an accurate portrait. I did achieve my goal of trying out a wider variety of pen marks in the one sketch so that’s something.