We've already done an article by the lovely Jess O'Kane featuring some of these works, but we're going to unveil some more of the art in Warner Brothers and Harper Collin's new book The Creature Vault: The Creatures and Plants of the Harry Potter Films.
The book, written by Jody Revenson, features the concept art for some of the Wizarding World's most fearsome, misunderstood, and monstrous creatures and foliage. And just in time for us to start getting prepped for Harry Potter's spinoff series, [Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them](movie:1112558). Seriously, 2016 might seem a ways away, but I'm thinking this next year will just fly by.
So come with me into the Forbidden Forest to check out some of this fantastic artwork!
"Oh hey, guys. Does it look like I'm floating? Hah nah, I'm just chillin' up here on this Thestral."
The image on the right is a cauldron full of "nope" to me. I want nothing to do with your kisses or your weird floating spine. Sorry.
Here's Aragog circa 1993 in all of his patriarchal, blind glory.
The Merperson on the right actually looks a ton like what we saw in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie! Now we can really see where the inspiration came from.
After seeing them up close, I remember why Fleur couldn't get past the Grindylows. Damn those little water demons!
This is terrifying. And no, I'm not just talking about his unreasonably coarse chest hair. Just imagining a young Remus Lupin being infected by Fenrir gives me goosebumps.
How funny would it be if Peter Pettigrew got stuck in that in-between Scabbers phase? Serves you right, traitor.
Kreacher the House-Elf
This is so great. Not only does this illustration tell so much about Kreacher as a character, but 12 Grimmauld Place also has some really cool wallpaper.
Fly like the wind, Buckbeak! You beautiful beasty, you.
Cheers from me to the artists and creators of this book. If I could "Accio" myself a copy right now, I would. Sadly, I am just left with my Amazon Prime shipping, which isn't too different I guess.