Pottermore Behind the Scenes: Creating the Ravenclaw and Gryffindor Crests


Oct 20, 2011

Posted by John Admin

The Pottermore Insider is giving fans a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Hogwarts house crests illustrations used on the site.

In this first blog post, the step-by-step process for the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw crests are detailed showing preliminary sketches and the coloring process.

In coming up with these crests, created by Atomhawk Design, the Pottermore Insider says:

The starting point for each of the house
crests was the Hogwarts crest, which first appeared on the title pages of the
Harry Potter books, and represents all four Hogwarts houses. This original artwork and J.K. Rowling’s
descriptions of the houses were used to inspire four unique house emblems for

The artists started by talking about the best
way to include the natural elements of fire, earth, water and air into each
house; what the best positions and expressions for the animals would be; and
the most effective way to include the house colours in the final designs.

Read about the complete process at this link. The creation of the Slytherin and Hufflepuff crests will be published next week!

16 Responses to Pottermore Behind the Scenes: Creating the Ravenclaw and Gryffindor Crests

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very nice article...Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: I want a Ravenclaw crest on my page.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Very interesting!!Avatar ImageMoonlitFox says: Neat article! I find it neat to read about how they went through the process of making the crests.Avatar Imageharrypotter4258 says: interesting..Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Very cool! I hope to see a Gryffindor crest on my page soon. :)Avatar Imagesnapegal27 says: So cool to see how they designed the house crests... I love the Ravenclaw crest and I am so proud to have been sorted into that house!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Oooh, that's so cool! :DAvatar ImageOwling says: Nice! :)Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: cool! im really happy they chose the ones that they did :) i love hearing about the process too! i love behind the scenes stuff!!!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Very cool!Avatar ImageMagicalMe_ says: I like how so much thought went into making these crests! Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: awesome :D I got early access and was sorted into Ravenclaw! Avatar ImageSammi.Leigh says: That is so cool how they made the crests and picked which ones were the ones. It shows dedecation!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: That is so cool. Excited to see the process of Hufflepuff crest. Avatar ImageAppaketoope says: cool can't wait till pottermore is opened to the public and i hope to be getting a gryffindor crest on my page

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