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A Harry Potter Book and early film inspiation

April 1, 2019

For all fellow Potter fans out there, I came across a book last week by Titan Books called ‘The Art of Harry Potter’ (apprently originally released November 2017!).  It should have been selling for around £50, but instead was on offer in Asda for just £20. Unfortunately (for me), It wasn’t as interesting as it could have been. I had imagined a book showing pictures from the sets and imagery from the films themselves, but this was other people’s imagination and artwork inspired by the Harry Potter films. Some great illustrations non the less and a beautifully glossy publication too. Definitely one for the hardened fans.

Magical beasts and baddies.

Dragons and dramatic places.

Other types of Dobby, the house Elf.

Beautiful scenes and settings.

Dark drama too.

Evocative work.

I came across this page by page walk through here on youtube, for those of you who want to see more. Happy viewing.

Whilst in Edinburgh the other week, I discovered this lovely find for £3 in a charity shop. Illustrated by Don Bolognese and dated 1967, it’s full of wonderful creatures that J.K. Rowling could have drawn upon for her Harry Potter Books.

I think these quick sketches show such expressive characters.

All kinds of weird and wonderful monsters.

From many different parts of the world.

The wonderful Hippogriff (above) and Griffin (below) are at least two characters from the HP books.

Each of these monsters have a name, a place they derive from and an explanation detailing what scary deeds they do.

The donkey and rabbit illustrations are amongst my favourites.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. candice permalink
    May 29, 2019 5:12 am

    i just did a quick search on ebay to see if i could get myself that “dragons, unicorns and other magical beasts” by robin palmer and theres one going for us$275! well done on your 3pound purchase – what a gorgeous book!

    • May 29, 2019 7:25 am

      Candice, have a look on abebooks.com there are cheaper copies on there. 😀

      • candice permalink
        May 29, 2019 1:08 pm

        excellent, thank you!!

      • Candice permalink
        May 29, 2019 1:25 pm

        i got one, yay! thanks for sharing this amazing book craig 🙂

  2. May 29, 2019 6:01 pm

    Great news Candice, glad to be of help, enjoy your book. It’s a great read too

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