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Fan Art of the Week: ‘Childhood Shadow’

Titled 'Childhood Shadow,' this piece was painted from a photograph taken at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - and the perspective of the picture is literally from within the castle's shadows. The artist, Kaden, used oil paints on canvas and was inspired to make this picture because he felt that, as a long time fan of the series, he had been living in Hogwarts' shadow all his life. Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘Voldemort and the Elder Wand’

This fantastic piece of art comes from Alex, and he has titled it 'Voldemort and the Elder Wand'! Drawn with pencil on card stock, then scanned into Photoshop CS4 for painting and processing. In the artist's own words: 'I wanted to create sort of a twisted candid of a contemplative and powerful villain with his terrifying new toy.'

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Fan Art of the Week: ‘Harry Potter’

Today’s submission comes from Natasha, and she has titled it ‘Harry Potter‘! Drawn using only regular paper and paint-pens, this picture depicts the trio possessing magical objects from various stages of the series. Noah’s Notes: Notice the curvature on the character’s legs – making good use of her pens, Natasha makes every colorful line important as it shapes around their limbs. The heavy black borders on the figures seem to give the sketch a cartoonish feel, which is both creative and pleasing to the eye. Good job Natasha! We will be taking a short break from the weekly fan art posts over the holidays, but we encourage you to continue to view our archives and send in your artwork here. Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘The Courtyard’

Today’s submission comes from Amanda, who used oil paints on canvas to construct Harry and Hermione in the courtyard outside Hogwarts. She writes that the piece was made for a painting class in which the assignment was to paint two figures in an outdoor setting. A perfect example of how we fans try (and succeed) at incorporating Potter into every aspect of our lives! Noah’s Notes: Amanda’s painting does not use complex detail, but is formed expertly from precise and simple strokes instead. Notice how carefully Hermione’s shirt was constructed; it is wrinkled and flat in believable places and even looks like a real shirt! Harry’s shirt seems slightly less real, but the flowing darks and lights show that the sunlight is at his back, gleaming also on the left side of his face. The walls of Hogwarts behind them look like walls, thick and sturdy with a little pink thrown into the blue to give them visual form. As to the pale colors Amanda chose, they seem to compliment the tone of the piece, showing the viewer that this is a very tense moment. Excellent job Amanda! To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to ... Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘Weasley is our King’

Today’s submission comes from Ariana, who used acrylic paints to construct Ron Weasley on a t-shirt. Seeing Ron in his Hogwarts attire reminds us all that ‘Weasley is our King’, and few fans out there would disagree! Noah’s Notes: This excellent portrait shows Ron in a sitting position as if he were posing for a school yearbook photograph! He’s got his school robes on as well as his Gryffindor tie, which was made simply but perfectly so. I like especially how the white collar of his white shirt pops out and falls on his blue robes. The folds of his robe are very realistic; Ariana mixed blue and black color to show the form of Ron’s body as well as to add shading. The yellow shirt, too, seems to add something to the picture and acts as an appropriate background. Great work Ariana! To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you again next Tuesday! Read More »

MuggleNet’s Fan Art of the Week: ‘The Prince’s Tale’

Our next submission comes from Daphna Rosin. Her epic piece depicts the scene where Harry extracts the silver memory from a dying Severus Snape and is a fine representation from ‘The Prince’s Tale’ chapter in Deathly Hallows. Noah’s Notes: Firstly, the facial expressions of these characters are incredible. The picture has a cartoonish style to it; but nonetheless, the viewer feels the enormity of the scene. The objects and characters are extraordinarily colorful and seem to have visible texture. An enormous amount of work must have been put into the background too: depicting more than just walls, the brown creases in the wood twist and coil almost producing a hypnotic effect. Voldemort is hanging out back there too. Great work Daphna! To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you again next week! Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘Bathilda’s Secret’

Our next picture comes from Andres, 20 years old from a small town in California’s Salinas Valley. He discovered Harry Potter when he was in the fifth grade and has been a fan ever since. He has been drawing since he was ten, often times attempting to recreate objects from Harry’s magical world. At the moment he is studying at California State Northridge, in LA. Noah’s Notes: Andres piece titled ‘Bathilda’s Secret’ was inspired by the seventeenth chapter of the US version of ‘Deathly Hallows’, in which Nagini lures Harry to Bathilda’s house and next emerges from the dead woman’s skin. The picture is a thoughtful and accurate representation of that scene. The figures are drawn in graphite pencil, and the murky background was added digitally: but expertly done and sets the dark mood. I like, especially, the subtle color Andres uses to bring out the eyes…good work! To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you again next Tuesday! Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘The Wizarding World’

This week’s fan art is best viewed in its full size by clicking here. The artist Ciera used permanent marker, ballpoint pen, and text from J.K. Rowling’s novels to create this incredible piece titled, ‘The Wizarding World’. Excerpts include scenes involving Hedwig from Hagrid purchasing Hedwig in Diagon Alley through Hedwig’s death in Deathly Hallows. The crest is formed with the motto for Hogwarts, ‘Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus’ written in VERY small letters. The composition is based off of a Sorcerer’s Stone still. Noah’s Notes: Ciera here expertly molds darker sentences to shade the characters, and give them form. Hedwig, especially, was done really well in this respect. Great work, and truly a tough undertaking for any artist! To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you again next Tuesday! Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘Neither can live while the other survives’

Our next picture comes from Sharlene Kao. She has been painting for about five years. This piece, titled ‘Neither can live while the other survives’, was done in acrylic paints and based on a promotional poster for ‘The Dark Knight’. She has been a fan of the Harry Potter series ever since she was five years old and she is ‘SUPER excited’ for the new movie. Noah’s Notes: For starters, I really like how the faces of Voldemort and Snape are the only visible thing coming out of the dark background. I also like how she has used subtle blues to bring out certain facial structures, such as around Snape’s nose and chin. Likewise, the white color around Voldemort’s cheekbone really brings out his sunken eye and the dark, hollow of his jaw line. The lips are beautifully drawn as well. Great work Sharlene! To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you again next Tuesday! Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘Tin-Trio’

This week’s Fan Art comes from Tin Nguyen, age 17 from Minnesota. He first read Harry Potter when he was in second grade, and likewise first took up art when he was very young – starting with magic markers when he was in kindergarten. Tin doesn’t take any classes, but drawing has been a hobby of his for years. Noah’s Notes: This image inspired by the series is like a snapshot, capturing the trio in front of Hogwarts castle – possibly right at the moment where they apparate into Hogsmeade and find the invisibility cloak of little use. Interestingly, rather than using line-drawing techniques to bring out detail, Tin uses value and color to form the characters and the castle. Also, he uses the light from the wand tips and the full moon to cast white on the scene, but otherwise the background is in darkness. Great contrast, and a great piece of art! To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you again next Tuesday! Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: ‘The Battle of Hogwarts’

This week’s Fan Art picture comes from KT Pearl, and is titled, \”The Battle of Hogwarts\”. This drawing was inspired by the promo image that showed the destroyed magical school. ‘I used acrylic paints and two different types of impasto (a sort of gelly-stuff used to make textures in paintings): ‘Lava Rocks’ on the mountainside and ‘Gel Medium’ on the water.’ Noah’s Notes: The quality that makes this painting extraordinary is the visible texture. The rocky cliff looks wet where it touches the water, and the water looks real due to its waves that depict a constant motion. Notice how the artist colored the ocean: starting on the left, bright tones were used to reflect the glow from the castle-fires, and moving right, used darker blues to bring out the choppy waves. I love how the fire and the smoke are blending with the sky–you really made this tremendously sad scene beautiful. To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you next Tuesday! Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: Expecto Patronum

This week’s picture comes from Gregory, who has titled his picture \”Expecto Patronum!\” as it captures a valiant Harry Potter casting the spell and producing a rather fierce looking stag. The piece was done in Technicolor pencil. Noah’s Notes: This is a very colorful and captivating work. Gregory constructs Harry in more of a fantastical sense, giving him crazy rippling muscles as he battles the foe ahead of him. But it’s obvious he focused very hard on the form and position of Harry’s body, for that aspect is very realistic. The patronus-stag is snowy-white outlined in blue and stands out excellently against the darker background of the castle. To submit your own work and to view our archives: head on over to our Fan Art Section. See you again next Tuesday! Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: Harry in stunning detail

Our artist this week is Ehssan Nosrati, a 27-year-old cartoonist and animator from Iran. Ehssan has been a long time fan of both the Harry potter series and MuggleNet. This amazing drawing of Harry shows how J.K. Rowling’s magic has touched millions of us around the world. Noah’s Notes: This picture makes excellent use of blue tones. Notice how Ehssan curls blue color around Harry’s left coat sleeve, giving it that round shape. Similarly, he brings out the form of the shirt by varying light and dark tones, which seem to dip in points and curve around Harry’s frame. There’s even a little blue in Harry’s hair, which reflects the wispy background. Harry exudes power in this picture, and the green eyes and red scar are very striking, appropriately. Well done, sir! Send in your Fan Art by following the guidelines for submission found right here. See you again next Tuesday! Read More »

Fan Art of the week: Bellatrix delivers ‘The Fatal Blow’

This week’s Fan Art submission, which can be seen in it’s entirety here, comes from a young and talented artist depicting an evil Bellatrix during the final battle at Hogwarts. To see all of our Fan Art submissions: go to our Fan Art Section. Our picture comes from Clare, age 14, who has been a fan of the Harry Potter series ever since she was introduced to the audiobooks when she was six. The title of her submission is \”The Fatal Blow\”, referring to the scene where Bellatrix murders her cousin Tonks who, most unfortunately, is one of Clare’s favorite characters. According to the artist, this piece was done in sharpie, colored pencils, water colors, and was further edited with the program Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X1. Noah’s Notes: Clare intended for the light from the \”Avada Kedavra\” to both bring out detail and also Bellatrix’s psychotic nature, and I think she achieves that here for the witch certainly looks demonic; savage, even. The colors added to the face really support that wild aesthetic. I love the blue towards the bottom, too, which both forms her cloak and adds to the vortex-like quality of the picture as a whole. Truly, this ... Read More »

Fan Art of the Week: Terrifying battle in Godric’s Hollow

In this weeks Fan Art Submission, we take a look at an upcoming scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. A scene that will be sure to frighten most audience members: Hary and Hermione go to visit Godric’s Hollow and come across a very elderly witch Bathilda Bagshot. What happens next? Well, take a look at this wonderful drawing. This week, our picture comes from James Stone, a dedicated fan of the series for eleven years. His submission is titled \”Shattered\” and was done in watercolor pencils. This drawing comes to us at a perfect time as we anxiously await the release of the Part 1 trailer tomorrow evening. Noah’s Notes: This picture is full of action-and full of colors. Notice how the red from the explosive spell creates a glow that lights up everything from the front of the snake to the flying window shards to Harry’s rimmed glasses. At the same time, James brings blue tones forward, illuminating the right side of the page and adding form to Hermione’s back and left arm. The style is cartoony. Very reminiscent, in fact, of Dragonball Z…Awesome work James! As MuggleCast is currently doing Chapter-by-Chapter on Harry Potter and ... Read More »

First of our Weekly Fan Art Submissions

Last week, we announced a new weekly post showcasing one of the submitted Fan Art drawings that was recently sent in to our Fan Art Section. Our staff member, Noah Fried, will be posting all of the submitted work in the Fan Art Section and will be picking out one for a post here on the front page. This week’s drawing comes to us from Santa Catarina, Brazil. Thiago Buzzy, 23, attends a design school and is a freelance animator. Inspired by Harry Potter since 2000, he hopes to attend art school in the USA or Europe upon graduation. Noah’s Notes: Seen clearly in the full-scale drawing, Thiago used a combination of 2B and 8B pencils to create a scene from Prisoner of Azkaban in a style very reminiscent to Mary GrandPre. By implementing darks and lights around Buckbeak, it gives him a curved form in his body and limbs. Also, by using a smudged sky background, we are reminded of the tense rescue mission taking place. Great job Thiago. Submit your drawing for next week based on Goblet of Fire chapters 7-9 in keeping with the current edition of MuggleCast Episode 208. Or, perhaps you would prefer to draw your favorite ... Read More »

All MuggleNet Readers: Release your Inner Chef and Artist

Have you browsed our Fan Art Section or visited Madam Rosmerta Recipes lately? Well, it is not only time for you to see what is there, but to add your talents to the site for everyone else to enjoy! Send us your special Harry Potter-related recipes or try one of the ones listed and tell us how it turned out along with a photo of the results. With the holiday season approaching, we will share one recipe every week with MuggleNet readers. Or perhaps your talent lies in the way of art. Draw your favorite character or scene from the books or movies. Use crayon, pencil, pen, charcoal or do a digital drawing with Photoshop or the iPhone Sketchbook app. Be sure to give a description of your drawing technique and a short summary of the art. (Please follow the instructions for submission found in each section). Check back every Tuesday (Fan Art) and Thursday (Recipes) to see if your work is featured on our homepage. Read More »

New layouts!

Dylan has worked his magic on a few of the HBP posters and put together a few layouts for us. I'm using the Harry one – the glasses are SO cool. Enjoy! – Draco – Dumbledore and Young Tom Riddle – Harry – Snape Read More »

Matchstick Hogwarts

Matchstick Marvels has created yet another astonishing model, constructed solely from matchsticks: the Hogwarts castle. The model, which comprises over a half-million matchsticks and took a whopping three years to build, will be displayed at a Spanish museum in December. You can check out some photos of this masterpiece below: Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 Thanks to Patrick for the tip! Read More »

Fan art of the week: ‘Dumbledore’ by Pete

This week’s featured fan art piece, Dumbledore, comes from Pete. It depicts the Headmaster looking tranquil in his study. Perhaps he is deep in thought or asleep. A larger, more detailed version of the piece can be seen here. The art work gives off a dream-like feel which is displayed through Dumbledore’s closed eyes and also the coloring. The contrast between the dark background and brighter main features works very well. The lighting and expression mixed with the detailed lines on Dumbledore’s face makes me wonder if perhaps Dumbledore is nearing his final confrontation with Snape because he appears almost fragile and angelic. The artist conveyed this character with great skill. The piece is simple yet effective. Great job, Pete. To see more portraits done by Pete and other artists, visit our Fan Art section right here where we have many more wonderful pieces. You can submit your own art by sending an email to Fanart@staff.mugglenet.com. Read More »