New Concept Art including Dumbledore’s Funeral for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Oct 01, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Artist Adam Brockbank has updated his website again with some truly stunning concept art he did for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Most notable and perhaps most moving, is this lovely and sad piece depicting the funeral for the late great Professor Albus Dumbledore. Fans will recall of course, this scene was not in the film alas. Other work of note include this sketch of Argus Filch, secrecy sensor in hand as well as the Gnome atop the Christmas Tree at the Burrow and the stuffed armchair o’ Slughorn. Most striking (caution to parents of younger children!) are these of the Inferi one and two, and the cave scene, with the rest available here.

Thanks much to Christian from Harry Potter Xperts de for the heads up!





113 Responses to New Concept Art including Dumbledore’s Funeral for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Avatar ImageMydrgnfly says: The one of the funeral is sad. Sad, but beautiful. Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: wow thats awesome i wish Dumbledores funeral was in the movie i wonder if harry will even be sad in the next movie or just forget about him like he did sirius in HBPAvatar ImageeiVega says: Wow. These are amazing. I wish the inferi looked more like that in the actual movie. These pictures capture things a lot better. Ah, concept art is so gorgeous...Avatar ImageeiVega says: and haunting. Forgot that part. Very dramatic. Awesome.Avatar Imagepfowlerp says: The picture of Dumbldore's funeral is fantastic. I wish Dumbledore's funneral had been in the movie. I'm hoping WB makes an extended/uncut version of HBP that includes Dumbledore's funeral.Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: Wow! Those inferi are scary and creepy. Dumbledore's funeral art is really well done. The Filch one is magnificent! Thanks for sharing some concept art from those glaring gaps from the movie... Avatar Imagetime stand still says: These are amazing. He captures Hagrid so well.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: OMG.. That picture showing Dumbledore's funeral is so so sad :'-( I also wish the Inferi had looked more like they do in these pics than what they actually did in the movie. It's kinda annoying that they had all these gorgeous concept art pics but eventually ended up doing things much differently in the movie. And, in the case of Dumbledore's funeral, leaving things out completely.Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: Whoa, what happened there? I didn't repeat that first line on purpose... Anyway, just wanted to add that I agree with *@Noble Birth Descending* -- thanks for filling some of those gaping holes in the movie with these pics. Now, if only they could fill the gaping *plot* holes too..Avatar Imagevandy says: Wow... The inferi looks reaaaaaaally scary but Dumbledore's funeral is not upto the mark,,,It seems to be very low-key.....Avatar ImageLadySidi says: They are all done so wonderfully... You can FEEL the emotion behind each shot, especially Dumbledore's funeral....Avatar Imagealegria35 says: awesome pics...... Avatar ImageTheWizard says: Scary inferi xDAvatar ImageTheWizard says: Scary inferi xDAvatar Imagelevi-OH-sa not levio-SA says: omg, those two inferi next to each other were great! i love the cave scene pics! love it all! sooooo cool! i wish i had his job haha!Avatar ImageLisbry says: Wow, incredible pictures. I love the inferi ones, they were perfect. Almost exactly like the ones I imagined myself. Avatar Imageharrypotter_123 says: Wow!!! amazing pictures!!! especially the funeral and the inferi is sooo freaky!!!Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: V good :) but its not letting me see the Inferi ones :SAvatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Those pictures are so beautiful! It would be awesome if they released a calendar of his work, ala Lord of the Rings artists.Avatar Imagepipkin3 says: Now why don't the Inferi look like that in the film? They look like the poor man's Gollum in that cave sequence.Avatar Imagesuperman82 says: The dumbledore funeral looks amazing, I wish they had put it in the film.Avatar Imagemoglet says: A calendar of his work would be wonderful.Avatar Imageazna70 says: The funeral picture was fab.Excellent !Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Wow,they are truly amazing! the Inferi are so scary. And Dumbledore's funeral... :,(, why did they cut that out from the film???Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: lol, the trolls with the ballet outfits are hilarious. The funeral pic is very "beautiful" but its style is very LOTR.Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: What beautiful, understated art, I am so glad we got to see them in art, even if we didn't see it in the movies ( although seeing these pictures really makes me want to see what those scenes on screen now)Avatar Imagestenojoz says: Wow...what an amazing artist. Fabulous....sad though for the funeral. Damn movie people. But the inferi were creeeepy.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: the funarol was sad in the movieAvatar Imagehermione97 says: These pictures were amazing!!! I doesn't understand how people can draw like that!Avatar Imagehermionenluna says: wow that is real talentAvatar Imagemini bagel says: Wow, the one with Dumbledore's funeral is beautiful. I wonder which one is Tonks? :)Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: this art is just way too fun.Avatar Imageno1hpfan says: dumbledore's funeral is nice and the inferi WOW! Its terrifying but magnificent. I want them to film the funeral scene and put it as the beginning of DH Avatar ImageAveryfan says: Yeah, starting movie 7 with that would be a nice way to introduce Scrimgeour and reintroduce Umbridge (as well as a way of putting the wand back in the tomb). That inferi crawling reminds me of the "spider" scene in the Exorcist. It would've creeeeeeped me out if they walked like that!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Excellent work...Avatar Imagesairah says: omg! the inferi look amazing! I agree they should have been designed like that in the films. The ones in the film look like Gollum (LOTR) : DAvatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I must say that I have never encountered art depicting the Potterverse as poignantly gentle and profoundly and sublimely beautiful as the ones this guy has created. The art he has created is unprecedented in conveying the emotional gravity and import of this series of books. As others have observed, these works contain a subtle emotional force that has few rivals.Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: It's all stunning! I wish they had put Dumbledore's funeral in, though!Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: how coolAvatar ImageFifi says: Dumbledore's funeral and the first pic of the Inferi were done brilliantly. XDAvatar ImageParkinsonpansy says: sad we didnt see it in hbp but i bet the tomb will be in dh or harry has a flash backAvatar Imagesunlitdays says: woah!Avatar Imagespiritbound says: Wow they are incredible. Avatar ImageMatea says: OMG! so beautiful! funeral is scary O.OAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Scary, beautiful and sad :)Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: amazing!!!! The inferi are terrifying!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageScribbled says: The expressions on the faces of those at Dumbledore's funeral make me want to cry... This is some beautiful stuff, I really wish it had been in the movie.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: Now THAT is concept art. Much better than the PS stuff. Dumbledore's funeral is just beautiful. I love it so sombre. Though I don't know why people hope it's in the extended cut- people it wasn't filmed and they're certainly gonna go back and reshoot it. The inferi are truly terrifying, makes you wish WB could have pushed the boat been brave like in GOF and make them scary as hell. Critics and fans would have loved the film more for it. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the tapestry of Barnanbas the Barmy. It's FANTASTIC! Gonna be what I see everytime I read of it nowAvatar Imagekiwimci says: I meant certainly NOT gonna go back and reshoot itAvatar Imageflowerchild says: I was really sad because this part is cut out of the movie . :( Wonderful piece of art .Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Wow. The Inferi actually freak me out! I wish they were like that in the movie, then I'd be scared out of my wits! The Inferi in the movie looked like stick people. They were just weird =/Avatar Imagewiltabone says: Sad ... Funeral of Dumby ... Sad they removed it aswell ... Since Dumbledore is one of my Favs, it just annoys me that they made extra scenes and skipped important ones.Avatar Imagetwilightdew says: It makes me all the more sadder that Dumbledore's funeral scene wasn't filmed. I think that the characters as well as the movie viewers needed the closure.Avatar Imagejrivas1284 says: I agree "The one of the funeral is sad. Sad, but beautiful."Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: WOW! The Dumbledore's funeral one is so beautiful but so sad. :( The inferi look awesome too... much better than the movie version. Amazing work!Avatar Imagenipintheair says: That's pretty cool.Avatar Imagedaharja says: Wow that stuff is amazing. I threw a tantrum after the lack of funeral. The greatest wizard of all time doesn't get a funeral? I had my tissues ready!Avatar ImageHBPFan says: Goodness, the funeral picture is...just..just..can't put words together to describe it..Avatar ImageNinnyTreetops says: OMG, it's the tapestry of... was it Odric the Odd? - trying to teach Trolls Ballet before being clubbed to death! I'd pay good money for that one. For now, I'll content myself with using it as a wallpaper.Avatar ImageNinnyTreetops says: Checked. It was Barnabas the Barmy. kept fighting the good fight right until his gory end. That's the spirit, Barnabas, old chap!Avatar ImageHPWonder says: The Dumbledore funeral was absolubtly beautiful! It made me remember the song 'Beautiful Day' in this musical I'm in called Scrooge. It's sung by Tiny Tim, and it really is beautiful.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: these are amazingg!!!Avatar ImageRubyHagrid says: I don't know why they didn't put the funeral in the movie...I thinks it's a really dramatic and important part of the story =(Avatar ImageKhephran says: i really like filch, he looks like gollumAvatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: those are soo coool!!! i still wish the funeral was in the movie.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: oh my god that funeral scene looks amazing....so sad! Tonks and Lupin look great tho :DAvatar ImageCatherine says: these are so amazing! xxxAvatar Imageselene21 says: awsome, very talentedAvatar ImageThorgalson says: Man! He designed the painting of the dancing trolls! That is so GREAT! It would've been fun to see it in the actual film...Avatar Imagemagicmaniac says: sad.he's deadAvatar ImageHermioneWwannabe says: oh gosh i wish so badly that the funeral would be in a movie :(. Avatar Imagewing says: get secordAvatar Imagepotterforpresident says: Those are fantastic! Although I wish they could've included the funeral in the film. But whatever, it was great anyway. And the Inferi are scary... it's brilliant.Avatar Imageacciohorcrux.hbp says: WOOOOO!!!!!Scary and Awesome!!! Really the effort to make Deathly the best is unbelievable...Something different it will seem the Dumbledore's funeral than I thought....may be more melancholic??!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK:) Avatar ImageNicoleC76 says: I love the fact that tonks hair is blue in this. I don't recognize too many people in these tho. They look a little too dark, but I'm sure that it's just the artist opposed to the art.Avatar Imageele0206 says: Stunning art... he's reaaaaaally good!!!Avatar Imagebeewell says: Fantastic artwork! Love them all. Each image brings to what I see when reading the books. Too bad some of them weren't used in the movie..would have made things so much better visually.Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: Unbelievably good! Oh, I wish they would publish a book of his work! Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: dumbledore funeral so sadAvatar Imagedaisy bell says: Dumbledore's funeral was one of the saddest event in the Half-Blood Prince..Avatar ImageGrimthresgo says: Impressive artwork indeed. However, the funeral was not needed in the film so I'm glad they decided against it. Great choices all around for HP 6. I have no fears for HP 7.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: I hope at the end of everything they somehow package all thi sstuff in the penultimate collectors edition!!Avatar ImageKatieP09 says: omg, beautiful! makes me want to cry...i wish his funeral had been in the movie :(Avatar ImageSohajFawkes says: Nice, very nice.Avatar ImageDean O. says: The funeral art is beautiful, but fans would have hated it if the funeral looked like that in the movie, since it's not the massive affair from the book.Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Wow!!! they are awsome!!! The inferi are scary!!!Avatar Imagecghambright says: This work is so AMAZING!! Everything he's done for the Potter films is absolutely brilliant!! They should put some of this on the dvd! I love it!! Especially the Dumbledore's funeral one with Tonk's blue hair and the inferi almost made me wet my pants. Those things are scary!! I also love the one with the dancing trolls!! :DAvatar Imagesiriuslysirius11 says: I love all of these.... They are amazing.Avatar ImageLloyd says: Some sad, some sweet, some scary, all COOL!Avatar Imagemoondragon15 says: great artwork! two thumbs up!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Wow - amazing artwork! I love them all! WOOT.Avatar ImageCrazy4Neville says: oh, my heart. that funeral one made me sad - it's so beautiful. if this sorta scene was in the film - oh how i'd wish it were - i'd have no tears left.Avatar Imagegemini_black says: inferi dang creepy...Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: the funeral pic is nothing like I imagined it, but still very beautifull. It looks very pagen and natural in those surroundings (the death bed is kinda like stone henge)Avatar ImagemOOn-stArs-sUn says: Those pictures are amazing. :D I love Dumbledore's funeral and the two inferi next to each other! Wonderful works of art.Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: WOW I love the inferi he did hagrid REALLY well :] Avatar Imageclabwag says: Something the many pieces of concept art can tell us is just how many scenes were originally conceived or at least considered early on in the process of creating each film. Going back into the other films we can see The Ballerina Troll Tapestry, St. Mungo's, The Giant Squid, The Checking of Wands at the Ministry, Gnomes, the Death Day Party. Oh my, it's like fantastic fan art. <3Avatar Image42sk8ter says: inferi very haunting...Avatar Imagekayzz says: I love the Dumbledore's funeral pic!! It's so sweet and sad and amazing!Avatar Imageginevrapotter07 says: Very beautiful pictures. The one with the funeral was... sobs... sad. :'(Avatar Imagekcat22 says: The inferi should have been more scary in the movie.Avatar ImageMrs.Brisby says: These are amazing. The inferi are waayyy scary and the funeral... so so sad. I love his concept art. Why did they change the inferi?? Why no funeral?? And what's with the trolls in tutu's??Avatar Imagestevenk12468 says: This looks amazing...Avatar Imagesimos says: beautiful picturesAvatar ImagexAnaheyy says: these paintings are amazing ! The one at the funeral is breathtakingly beautiful & emotional :')Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: All these pictures really convay the feeling of the scenes! There're either hilarious, chilling, or depresing. Really wonderful artwork.Avatar ImageTheOldHeadmaster says: Sue, that's some great art! I keep thinking the HBP film could have been so much better if it had stayed a little closer to the book, and included some of the great scenes that were cut out. Loved it - But would have loved it more with some of the missing scenes.Avatar ImageLeeann says: Those are amazing!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: Wow! Those inferi are the stuff of nightmares! What a talented artist! Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Beautiful pictures,really....loved them all ! :-DAvatar ImageFigment says: I hope that the funeral scene is in DH, but they art is wonderful.Avatar Imagelucian granger says: The artwork of the funeral reminds me of the artwork from lord of the rings. There is a painting which shows the funeral of aragorn. It's very much the same and it also let you feel the sadness of the loss of a great man. Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I love that! They should have scenes like that in the movie! This is like the book scenes! =]

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