Recently, and much delayed considering when it was published, I was able to get my hands on the illustrated edition of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Now, you can imagine my excitement. (I being someone known to frequently create Harry Potter fan art).
As an artist, there is a lot of value in viewing and reviewing the works of others. I was interested to see what kind of magic Jim Kay was able to create, inspired by the words of J.K. Rowling.
Unsurprisingly, I rather enjoyed glancing through this edition and was even so inspired to make a few drawings of my own.
As well all know, however, this month has also brought misfortune to the Harry Potter universe.
Although the passing of Alan Rickman happened 3 weeks ago yesterday, I believe it is still in the thoughts of many. That being said, I would like to dedicate this post to him and the character of Severus Snape.
Rickman’s portrayal of arguably the most interesting character in the series was not only perfect, but inspired fans of all ages. I know that I credit the Harry Potter franchise to much of my inspiration, even after all of this time. So RIP Alan Rickman, #Always.