Now that we’ve completed our special Harry Potter At Home readings, we’ve added even more fan art that we loved! Scroll down to see the latest.
Over the last month, we’ve been re-reading the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, alongside famous fans and friends of the Wizarding World.
With each video you see, you’ll spot fantastic interpretations of the events, characters and locations of each chapter dotted throughout the readings. These have been submitted from fans all over the world, using their artistic skills to bring Harry Potter’s story to life. Here are a few more brilliant pieces that you didn’t see in our videos, but we simply had to show you.
First, we begin with this moment of celebration across the wizarding world (that was definitely noticed by the Muggles...) depicted by Arthur, 8 from the UK. Arthur has perfectly captured that famous night, where Voldemort was seemingly defeated by a baby Harry Potter, leading to much jubilation, owls and fireworks cascading across the night sky.
Next up, this contribution from Nathan, 9, from the United States. Nathan’s cheery depiction of everyone’s favourite magical train shows us the Hogwarts Express in all its scarlet-red glory. All aboard!
Immersed in glowing sparks, here we see a young Harry Potter finally finding his perfect wand, and suddenly feeling distinctly more magical. Thank you very much to Tzipora, 9, from the United States, who captured this important moment in Harry’s life beautifully.
The mood of Professor Snape can certainly sap the colour out of anyone’s day, so we appreciate this artistic choice from Maria in Spain. Maria picked a smoky, black and white interpretation when she drew Harry’s first Potions class. Enjoy the details of an enthusiastic Hermione, a scowling Draco and, alas, a not-very-happy Harry!
For all his foibles, Severus Snape is a lot of fun to draw, so here’s another! This time, Beth has drawn the surly Potions professor, perfectly capturing his inky eyes, lank black hair and moody aura.
Aivin from Canada has drawn one of the earlier moments from the first book, where poor Harry is stuck in the cupboard under the stairs. We love the splash of red that surrounds Harry in this picture, which perfectly paints that feeling of being locked in. Also note the loose sock – we wonder if this is a homage to a certain house-elf who turns up in the second book? And seeing as Harry’s dark cupboard was known to be full of spiders, we’re glad to see he’s caught one here.
A cat graces the ‘perfectly normal’ street of Privet Drive, and you can bet it’s no ordinary cat. Great work from Eliza, 8, who has drawn Professor McGonagall in her feline form, and even added a witch’s hat for an extra bit of flair!
You know what we need? More cats! A huge thanks to Hal, 6, for obliging! Hal has also drawn Professor Mcgonall’s cat lurking around Privet Drive, and she too, is wearing a witch’s hat. A fantastic artist choice by both of our illustrators.
Here’s a striking contribution from Maddie, 14, who has drawn the memorable moment where baby Harry Potter is delivered to the Dursley family by Professor McGonagall, Professor Dumbledore and Hagrid. We love the use of colour Maddie has used on each character’s outfits, which brighten up the dark night where Harry’s life changed forever.
Jason, from the United States, drew this fantastic black and white drawing of a sleepy, newborn dragon, who would soon go by the name of Norbert. We love that Norbert is already trying to create flames, so fresh out of the egg!
This famous moment from Harry’s Sorting Hat experience saw him arguing with the hat on which Hogwarts house he should be in. After hearing a few bad things about Slytherin, Harry begged the hat to reconsider until he was placed in Gryffindor. Rahman, 10, from Canada (who is also a Gryffindor!) perfectly depicts this tense moment with big splashes of colour.
This adorable watercolour of Hermione Granger comes from the very talented Eliza, 9. Of course, Hermione is holding one of her favourite things very close to her heart – a book!
Great work from Belinda, 6, who has painted the chess board that Harry, Ron and Hermione had to play their way through. Belinda has used blues, blacks and reds to show the drama of this moment. And you can see the trio at the bottom getting ready to take on this larger-than-life board game!
From the same scene, Ryan has drawn this beautiful picture of Ron riding the Knight to chess victory. We love the shading, and the destruction of other chess pieces in the backdrop.
This very detailed and dramatic picture of the chess pieces, getting ready for their match, has been sent in by Gloria from the USA. Gloria’s attention to detail on the pieces is incredible, and really captures this dramatic scene perfectly.
Everyone’s favourite three-headed dog (well, do you know any others?) has been depicted here brilliantly by Olivia, 9 from the UK. We love the detail in all three of Fluffy’s heads, as Harry, Ron and Hermione discover that someone has already got through the trapdoor with the help of a harp...
Fluffy was clearly a popular choice to draw, and who can blame you? Here’s another brilliant version of Fluffy from Diana, 10, from the USA. We love the use of speech bubbles to perfectly portray this scene.
To match the number of heads Fluffy has, here is a third portrait of the capricious canine! This one has been put together by Lisass, 20, from Shanghai, China! Some fantastic uses of colour on this one – we particularly like the deep pinks on Fluffy’s tongue(s).
Another one of the obstacles to get to the Philosopher’s Stone involved a room full of flying keys – the work of Charms teacher, Professor Flitwick. We love how colourful Melanie from the UK has made the keys, using different details on all of their wings.
Chloe, 16 from the USA, has also chosen to draw the dramatic flying key scene, but this time, we can see Harry putting his Quidditch skills to the ultimate test, as he tries to locate the right one. Handy that he happened to be a Seeker!
Thank you to Brynn, 7, from the USA for this felt-tip and crayon drawing of the Potions Riddle from Chapter Sixteen. Once again, this was another challenge put in the way of the Philosopher’s Stone, with Hermione having to use all her logic to decide which potion would allow them to pass through the flame entrance.
Kavshi, 12, has also picked the Potions Riddle to draw, but has included Snape’s poem that helped Harry and Hermione decide which potion to drink to escape the room. Love that detail on the table, Kavshi!
We finish with this very charming image of Harry, Ron and Hermione as they get ready to take on the adventures of Chapter Sixteen. Brilliant work from Amy, 28, from Essex!
A huge thank you to all of our artists for all your magical work. We hope you loved drawing them as much as we loved receiving them. To see more artwork in every chapter of our Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone readings visit our chapters hub.