“little wizard boy.”

faerie tale feet painting inspired by a certain boy wizard.

have a look at the process below & then search the background for icons relaying people and events from his magical journeys.  i'll give some hints below all the process pictures!

 sooo much fun sketching all the wizard-y story elements to include in this one!!  some didn't make the cut, but make an appearance in some other wizard-y friends' paintings!  :) 

sooo much fun sketching all the wizard-y story elements to include in this one!!  some didn't make the cut, but make an appearance in some other wizard-y friends' paintings!  :) 

 we [royal, just me, really] reduced harry’s tale down to these images and icons- and decided on the painting layout.

we [royal, just me, really] reduced harry’s tale down to these images and icons- and decided on the painting layout.

 here was the final background pattern drawing.

here was the final background pattern drawing.

 and for a wee bit of texture on this one, we painted it on watercolour paper instead of my usual illustration board.

and for a wee bit of texture on this one, we painted it on watercolour paper instead of my usual illustration board.

 i still painted it in gouache, but layers and layers of washes instead of the usual opaque application of one colour at a time.

i still painted it in gouache, but layers and layers of washes instead of the usual opaque application of one colour at a time.

 and here is the final painting!

and here is the final painting!

 and here’s the print that you can buy on my etsy shoppe!

and here’s the print that you can buy on my etsy shoppe!

this could have gone on forever, but i edited our story icons down to:

  • chocolate frogs
  • the winged key (book one on the way to face quirrell)
  • his stag patronus
  • the grim
  • golden snitches
  • the gryffindor crest
  • dobby
  • his hogwarts acceptance letter
  • the sorting hat
  • his infamous broken glasses & lightning bolt scar
  • dumbledore’s half*moon glasses
  • the prophecy from the department of mysteries
  • hedwig
  • the hungarian horntail faced in goblet of fire
  • buckbeak the hippogriff….

i thinks that’s it, but maybe you’ll find more.  ;)

other story elements painted in:

hogwarts is pictured in the bottom right*hand corner– with a hint of knitting in gryffindor burgundy & yellow– for it was HOME to harry. and i always think of mrs. weasley knitting him that Christmas sweater- his first real Christmas present. homey, no? (also in the tower is a famous symbol and the title of book seven.)

also, the one sock you can see on the harry figure is his homemade gift from dobby– his mismatched red sock with broomsticks on it. the other unseen sock of course was the green one with snitches. so since you can’t see both socks in the composition, i combined them into a red sock with snitches. sneaky.

the original painting has SOLD, but you can purchase the limited edition signed print here on my etsy shoppe.

& in mini*pin form here:  wizard pins!

*this is not an officially licensed warner bros. product, merely the artist's brush & imagination at work with imagery and impressions left by pages of story at a certain wizarding school.