With the filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them well underway and the promise of delving back into the Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling, my love of all things Harry Potter is officially kicking back into high gear. For some, the promise of a magical new movie is enough to inspire truly fantastic fan art.
The freelance Brazil-based illustrator Gabriel Picolo recently posted a gallery of gorgeous illustrations that truly capture the magic of reading Harry Potter and will make you want to hop on the Hogwarts Express immediately. Check out his wonderful work below:
‘You’re saying it wrong,’ Harry heard Hermione snap. ‘It’s Wing-GAR-dium Levi-O-sa, make the “gar” nice and long.’
‘You do it, then, if you’re so clever,’ Ron snarled.
Hermione rolled up the sleeves of her gown, flicked her wand and said, ‘ Wingardium Leviosa! ’
Their feather rose off the desk and hovered about four feet above their heads.
"Harry now carried a large cage that held a beautiful snowy owl, fast asleep with her head under her wing."
“Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and Goyle, Harry,” said Hermione, before catching sight of Ron’s raised eyebrows, blushing slightly, and saying, “Oh, you know what I mean — Goyle’s potion looked like bogies.”
"To Harry James Potter, I leave the Snitch he caught in his first Quidditch match at Hogwarts, as a reminder of the rewards of perseverance and skill."
"Mandrake, or Mandragora, is a powerful restorative... It is used to return people who have been transfigured or cursed to their original state.. The cry of the Mandrake is fatal to anyone who hears it."
"There was a terrible snarling noise. Lupin's head was lengthening. So was his body. His shoulders were hunching. Hair was sprouting visibly on his face and hands, which were curling into clawed paws."
"And out of the end of his wand burst, not a shapeless cloud of mist, but a blinding, dazzling, silver animal. He screwed up his eyes, trying to see what it was. It looked like a horse. It was galloping silently away from him, across the black surface of the lake. He saw it lower its head and charge at the swarming dementors.... "
"To illuminate the end of a wand, the caster must call out the incantation "Lumos." If correctly incanted, the end of the wand will then illuminate and cast light in the immediate vicinity of the caster. It can also be used to illuminate unseen entrances."
"Trust me, I know what I'm doing. . . or at least, Felix does."
"Not pleasant. And there's no counter curse. There's no blocking it. Only one known person has ever survived it, and he's sitting right in front of me."
I think we can all agree that artistic talents like this are a form of magic in themselves. To see more of Gabriel Picolo's wonderful art, be sure to visit his DeviantArt profile and Instagram account.
'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' will fly into theaters on November 18, 2016.