I couldn’t even decide which of the Harry Potter books to put for today, so I’m just referring to the series as a collective. There are so many great things to draw from in the series it was a challenge to even decide what to illustrate. Ultimately, I decided on Neville Longbottom. Neville’s transformation over the course of the books was one of the most compelling arcs I’ve seen in children’s literature. I know I usually have an interesting fact about the topic of the day, but I’m hard pressed to find something because the series has already been so thoroughly analyzed by fans. I am hoping that Neville will make an appearance in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we’ll just have to wait and see!
Harry Potter, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board