Please, please, please contact me before taking any of these pictures!

This is a picture of the interior of a compartment on the Hogwarts Express.  This is also called Having Too Much Fun With Nice Coloured Pencils.

This spring I had the crazy idea to draw Harry as he was before the first book, and it wouldn't leave me alone until I did.  So here's my second attempt at it (the first was really quite hideous) and I'm rather pleased. 

And then, of course, there's a certain prefect who likes to glare at people.  Percy Weasley.   I am one of those people who believes Percy's going to go bad, by the way . . .all the pieces fit.

When you have a last name that's also a real word, the opportunity arises to make weird visual puns.  This peculiar picture illustrates the phrase "pitch black." See, Sirius is being pitched ... This was one of those late-night ideas that sound really funny at two in the morning, but the next day you look back and say "What was I thinking?"  In case you were wondering, this was drawn before the movie by the same title came out.

This is the first drawing I did of Hagrid.  It's on the same page in my sketchbook as Harry pleading for his letter back, if for some odd reason you wanted to know.  I know now that he should be wearing a coat, not a cloak as is drawn here, but I just can't bear to go back and change a picture in a retired sketchbook.

On to the third page of Drawings From No Particular Book!

Or .. run back to the main art page as fast as you can!

All images 1999 Tealin Raintree