Harry Potter will always hold a special place in my heart . So I've taken it upon myself to illustrate the entire series. I'm doing it in order (for the most part) currently working on Prisoner of Azkaban and once I'm finished, I'll move on to Goblet of Fire and so on. When I started, the plan was to do painting for each chapter of each of the books, as well as a cover illustration. But that wasn't enough. Now, I also do a collection of vignette drawings and some extra paintings as well. Click on a book from the "book shelf" below and you'll be taken to the gallery of illustrations for that book. If you'd like to learn more about the series as a whole and what I do with the illustrations once I've completed a book, scroll further down.
I could write everything out, but I thought it'd be easier and simpler for everyone if I just made a little video to explain. Please note, I am not accustomed to making videos like this, so I hope you'll forgive the less than professional quality.
In the video, I'll explain the project a little more depth, but mostly show off the hand bound copies of the books I created using my illustrations. I hope you enjoy!
For those who don't know, the website was working on creating a book of Harry Potter fan art. I was asked to be part of the project; a few of my illustrations were going inside the book, but I was particularly honored by the request of doing an original illustration for the cover!
I agreed with only one stipulation. Since I'm working on my own Potter project, and I am working through the books in order, I would only include characters I'd already done, and wouldn't show Harry or the others older than where I currently was with them. And at the time I was working on Chamber of Secrets.
They were cool with that, so I did this piece for them.
I am very happy with the way it turned out. The concept was the idea of the drawing coming to life... like magic. I came up with the idea of it looking like it was literally a drawing being worked on... those are my own hands I used for reference, and if you look at the golden snitch, you'll see my reflection in it.
At the time, it was requested that I not share the painting until the book was in production; they didn't want to ruin the surprise. But now it seems the project is in hiatus. It's a bummer, even if I wasn't involved with it, I'd have been interested in a book like that. It's a shame, but oh well, I still have a great illustration to add to my portfolio!
© Harry Potter, characters, names, and all related indicia are created by and belong to J.K.Rowling