New Harry Potter Character Sketches Due From Mary GrandPre

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Mar 19, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The Herald Tribune is reporting tonight that artist Mary GrandPre, who provided illustrations and cover art for the US editions of the Harry Potter novels from Scholastic, will “draw 25 original sketches of characters from the series to benefit Forty Carrots Family Center’s Capital Campaign.”

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Reservations for the sketches, in black and white or color, will be
taken during this weekend’s Masters Art Festival at Payne Park in
Sarasota. The sketches will be priced at $1,000 for black and white,
$2,000 for color in a 9×12-inch size.

For more information call 365-7716.





87 Responses to New Harry Potter Character Sketches Due From Mary GrandPre

Avatar ImageVeganMudblood says: Awesome! I love her artwork. :)Avatar ImageThe Sorting Hat says: Excellent artwork! So close to first...Avatar Imagechuckaw says: Squeeeeee...this is awesome!!!!Avatar ImageAccioKrum says: I hope they somehow make these illustrations available for anyone - maybe in a calendar or something. Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: I wish I had the money to get one! :( I hope they make them available too. Maybe if enough people complain, they will? LOLAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: It is fantastic that she has created these works for such a good cause. It must have taken a lot of effort on her part to create all of this art. Needless to say, I do hope that we are able to view at least some of what she did. I certainly do enjoy the art she has conceived for the series.Avatar ImageJeffHpFan says: I want to see them! I LOVE her workAvatar ImageErinM says: I hope there will be a way that we can see them! Avatar Imagegryffindor_ladybug says: Oh wow, I think her art is fantastic! I hope they'll make them available to the general public. . . maybe a postcard book? Just like JKR made Beedle public in an accessible way. . . :DAvatar Imagephantomdave79 says: I hope we can see pictures! Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: Very cool... I love Mary GrandPre's artwork! :)Avatar ImagePaintTheSky says: hm the prices really aren't that bad considering who they're coming from. She really has a knack for pastels, they're not very easy to use.Avatar Imageshannonbananen says: Oooh, yay! I'm so looking forward to this!Avatar Image10thweasley says: I wish I could go see them! I'm only like 6 hrs away, but my dad won't let me go :PAvatar Imageleakylally says: At times like this I wish I have money.... Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I would totally get one ... if I had the money.Avatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: that is sooooo coolAvatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: Ahh! That's so cool! :DAvatar Imagecarmenriots says: ooooh, i don't think i'll be able to find $2000 in the couchAvatar ImageGobbledygook says: yay! I love her artwork.Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Great . . :) i'm buyin 1 in my dreamAvatar ImageBradyboy says: Thats a badass cover right there. Avatar Imagecedriclove94 says: awww i wish she did the english/australian versions of the books!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Man I wish I had money like that!!!Avatar ImageMcGiggles92 says: cool, she is such a great artistAvatar ImageAvelina_Went says: So cool! I hope they make them available somehow, so we at least get to see them.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome art work! Avatar Imageele0206 says: Hope someone posts the pics!! Avatar ImageLillylove says: How fabulous! I like AccioKrum's thought about a calendar or something with this new art. The proceeds of those sales could also go to the FCFCCC.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: A calender someday would be a great idea. Avatar ImageBella1951 says: Oh, I wish that I could afford one of those. Avatar ImageSevenMinutesToMidnight says: Excellent.Avatar Imagecryospear says: Her artwork is great!Avatar Imageakcorr says: Damn I wish they released a small book with all the sketch and artwork done for the books....That would be amazing!!Avatar Imageeleanoreleanro says: Oh great! I can't wait to see them :)Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: I hope we still get to see them! They are pricey, but im sure they are worth it!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: It's so cool that she's doing this for a great cause :) Like other people have said, I really love her artwork & hope that sometime in the future these sketches will be available as a book or calendar or something :)Avatar ImageGF_of_Seamus says: I think Leaky needs to start raising money so we can buy some of those sketches!Avatar Image3 Weasly Twin says: I hope they have pictures! Her artwork is absolutly amazing.Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: I love her work. It really helps you visualize the characters. Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: Darn...if only I had $2,000... :) I want to see them tho! her art work is great!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: Darn...if only I had $2,000... :) I want to see them tho! her art work is great!Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: if only i had the money. way awesome artwork.Avatar Imagelilhpchick20 says: This is such a cool thing that she is doing.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: wow! she's really good!Avatar ImageChantyBabez says: If only i had the money!! :D xAvatar Imagefloridianhp says: aswomeAvatar Imageskiving snackboxes says: awesome. I hope we get to see them some how. Avatar Imageizziewitch says: would love to be able to have one. But who would reserve a drawing without knowing what it was going to look like? maybe there will be sketches we can see. A book of her illustrations would be fantastic. I loved her cover for DH.Avatar ImageTonks1 says: WoW! This is awsome. Hope picture come up on line.Avatar ImageLttlmrmd says: Awesome! I hope we get a chance to see all of the pictures. Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Aww. I wish I could buy one. But a 13 year old doesn't really carry $1000 in their purse lol :] No idea where Sarasota is lol.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I agree with everyone else- I really hope we'll be able to see them at some point too! I love her work and I'm dying to know which characters she's going to sketch!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: For a good causeAvatar Imagespicefan1978 says: Cool. I hope they release photos of them to the public!Avatar ImageBookworm_Weasley says: Wow this is awesome news! I hope we get to see them too, I love her work so much. I have a print of her depiction of the Flying Car scene from CoS and it's beautiful.Avatar Imagecaitlin.roth says: cool!Avatar Imageselene21 says: I hope we get to see themAvatar ImageSarabi says: I really hope we'll get to see some pictures!Avatar ImageCatherine says: she's an amazing artist! Avatar Imagesunshine123 says: hopefully we will be able to see these online somewhere. it will be really cool to check them outAvatar ImageLavendergirl says: I love her illustrations for the Harry Potter books! I can't wait to see those pictures.Avatar ImageHeavenly_Horcrux says: Wow! I can't wait to see them!Avatar Imagevicky granger says: That's amazing ! I'd love to see them ! Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: I love her sketches in the Scholastic versions of the HP books. I hope they get posted online eventually. Avatar ImageNayNay3782 says: Ooh thats interesting! i wanna buy them! haha like leakylally said, at times like this i wish i have money..... hahahAvatar ImageNayNay3782 says: but oh my gosh they're expensive! OF COURSE.Avatar ImageLoSushi says: dude thats so baller!! Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I hope all of us impoverished fans will at least be able to see the sketches, even if we can't buy them.Avatar ImageLady of the Lake says: Oh how cool! I wish I could see them!Avatar Imageeviden says: That's awesome! Any news if we can see them too in the future? Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: This is gonna be a great benefit! There are so many art collectors and Potter Fans, who can afford this, I hope they take advantage of it. Does anyone know if they can be purchasd, by mail?Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: Cool but that is really expensive are they one of a kind or something? xAvatar ImageWeasleyRavenclaw says: Some reason (probably really wrong) that with her interview on MC she realized Harry still has more!Avatar ImageNargleCatcher says: Awsome, I cant wait!!!!!! Avatar Imagebella vita says: This is great. I always love her work and like someone else said before pastels are tough to work with. I really hope we at least get to see pics of these or something. I have the same flying car print from COS as Bookworm_Weasley does as well as the polyjuice one and they are both so beautiful to look at.Avatar Imageavrenim says: i hope someone puts them online, i would love to see them!Avatar Imagederi-girl says: I hope we'll get to see the pictures! Her artwork is soo nice!Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Awesome. I hope we can see them someday.Avatar Imagesevpatronus_93 says: i don't know if you know this, but i've been trying to look at your chapter and book art in the galleries, and none of the links are working. but i'm excited about this.Avatar Imagemaera-kyrie says: Yay! More art! :)Avatar Imagelumosshimmy says: Soo exciting!! :)Avatar Imageflbeachbeth says: I saw one of the originals. It was huge. Maybe 12x18. It was of Harry looking into the Mirror with his parents really misty in the background. I think it was the same as the 10th anniversary cover. It was an awesome picture. The silent auction bidding started at $5,000!! Way too pricey for me... but it was a beautiful thing to see. Also came with paperwork.. you can't sell it or reproduce it.. but it did sell...for a good cause...Avatar Imageiamrodefer22 says: I agree with the calender idea, that would be great.Avatar Imagepixi_jo says: Very cool, I hope we have a chance to see some of theseAvatar Imagesnapealicious says: I wish I could go.Avatar ImageLeander21 says: very good job

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