Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Upcoming Harry Potter Tribute Show!

Coming up next month at Gallery Nucleus is the Harry Potter tribute show. Potter nerds (ahem, I mean artists) from all around were able to submit their creations to the blog all year long and next month the artwork will be on display.

Wonderful promo poster by Ben Zhu

There is going to be an awesome reception with contests for best dressed and lots of fun events like snitch seeking competions, butter beer, and trivia contests.

Whomping Willow, 6.5 x 9 inches, Gouache & Ink on paper, 2011

So it's no secret that I love planty-leafy-things, and something that I loved about the books was all the unusual plants that J.K. Rowling brought to life. The crying mandrake roots, Devils Snare that almost got the best of Harry, Ron, and Hermione, not to mention Gillyweed that allows you to breath underwater. Here I illustrated an iconic Harry Potter plant the Whomping Willow, which would batter anyone who came closer to it but was ever so useful Lupin.

Hagrid & Fang, 4.75 x 3.75 inches, Gouache & Ink on paper, 2011

This piece was what I imagined Hagrid and Fang doing after an eventful day (Buckbeak the hippogriff and Sirius Black being freed). Nothing like taking a well earned break with some butterbeer and your faithful companion by your side.

Check out the Harry Potter blog with art submissions so far.

More information about the show and events at Gallery Nucleus can been found here!

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