So I started this little “Side-Potter-Project” as a part of my regular Potter-Project some time ago, and FINALLY finished it.
If you didn't know, J.K. Rowling wrote an 800-word Potter prequel for charity at auction. The handwritten short story, featuring the fictional wizard's father James and his friend Sirius Black in their younger years, fills both sides of a piece of A5 card and is signed by her. Since J.K. wrote it, to me, that makes it canon, and felt it deserved a place in the Potter-Project. At first I was just going to do a single painting for it but then I noticed how little art was being produced based on the story. I’m not going to say that I haven’t seen any other fan art of it, but it’s been surprisingly space. So I decided to have a little fun with it and adapted it into a mini comic book. The painting became the cover, then I drew the interiors in pencil like I do the vignette drawings. I tried to be as faithful to what J.K. wrote as I could be. I hope I didn’t overstep my boundries, but I added a few words of my own, just to aid the different medium the story was being told in.
I started working on this thing over a year ago, but took a break from it to do other stuff. I couldn’t share what I had, because I wanted to present it all at once. Then just when I began working on it again, “life got in the way” and responsibilites kept me from it. So after a lot of time, I’m really excited to finally be sharing the final product!
The cover painting is the same size and technique I usually do my Potter-paintings - 22 x 18 but then trimmed to standard comic book dimensions. It’s gouache paints with coloured pencil on watercolour paper.
The pages, are pencil on 11 x 17 hot press bristol board.
Though it’s not very long, I gave it it’s own gallery. If you’d like to read the story and see the artwork I did for it, please take a look HERE.