ICYMI: Pottermore Releases Original J.K. Rowling Potter Sketches


It’s no secret to Potter fans that author J.K. Rowling is much more than just a scribe: she’s an artist as well. In the past, we’ve been privy to some of her drawings as she sketched out the wizarding world as she knew it. In 2008, Rowling also published The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which she beautifully illustrated in its entirety.

Over the past few weeks, Pottermore has been including some of Rowling’s previously seen and unseen drawings across its site, and we’ve got them right here. Unsurprisingly, her illustrative talents perfectly capture the essence of the books and characters, all of which appear to be from Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone. The first three images are brand new, while the remaining drawings have been seen included in previous marketing content.

There’s Snape, bearing the remnants of facial hair that we also see in Mary GrandPré’s Potter pieces; a Quidditch diagram labelling all the positions, balls, and the purposes they serve; Peeves getting berated by Professor McGonagall; Harry pressed up against the Mirror of Erised; Harry in front of the Dursley’s photo-populated fireplace; the school-age Weasley boys; and a touching look at Hagrid, Dumbledore, and McGonagall holding a baby Harry.

Take a look below and let us know if you have any favorites!

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