Early Concept Art of Diagon Alley, Chamber of Secrets and The Burrow
September 26, 2009, 07:12 PM
With the news of the Ultimate Collector's editions of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets due out on December 8th, readers will note we will be seeing some rare artwork and more for the films included as part of these sets. As such, it is worth another look to check out artwork by acclaimed artist David Edward Bryd, who drew some early concept art for the first three Harry Potter films. Noteworthy are these sketches of Diagon Alley here and here for CoS, a popular scene of the decorated Great Hall of Hogwarts for Christmas, the Whomping Willow, the Burrow, and Dobby. This editor fully admits she is partial to the 'Luscious Libations and Scrumptious Sustenance' of THE LEAKY CAULDRON ;)
Other artwork include this of the Knightbus, the Werewolf in PoA, the Shrieking Shack, Buckbeak, and Harry. Be sure to check out the official website of Mr. Bryd and all his fantastic work on Potter and more here at this link.
They seriously need to release an “Art of” book for the films once they’ve all been released. I’ve found concept art at artists’ websites, so I know they had quite a lot of different artists contribute over the years, but that doesn’t even cover all the additional sculpting, graphic design, prop design, set layouts, and costume design sketches.
My big question to Heyman was always when we would get the real DVDs with the real special features, but now that we have that answer, my number two question is when are we going to get an art of the film book that focuses on concept art (not set photos)?
i might have to buy the ultimate collectors editon now
Those are really awesome!
Awesome! I cannot believe how amazing these DVDs are going to be!
Aw, Harry is so cute. I love the green eyes. :(
I really like the Dobby and the Harry. I love his green eyes and the coloring of everything in that pic.
Wow, see that is what the werewolf in PoA SHOULD have looked like!
Also, I’m curious to know whether the picture of Harry came before or after the casting of Dan, because if it came before, it’s a little spooky. There’s definitely a hint of Dan in there.
nice pictures. i wish i could draw that well
wow. i love the pictures!!!!
That was awesome!!! <3
They look great. I would love to have a collection of them. I would create a Harry Potter room in my house!
To be honest, I’ve seen MUCH better concept art for movies. These look more like book art than film art. Love Lupin’s werewolf though, I always imagined more like that in the book, though the skeletal version works really well in the movie. Does no one else think the Shrieking Shack looks like Mary GrandePre’s sketch of it?
That concept art is so on the money it is awsome. Some of the scenes are just how I pictured them while reading the books. It was great that they made it into the film. I like lupin better in the sketch that in the movie. Great stuff. I would love to have them in my Harry Potter collection.