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New Harry Potter Character Sketches Due From Mary GrandPre

Posted by: sue
March 19, 2009, 09:37 PM

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." 

The piece continues:

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 9x12-inch size.

For more information call 365-7716.

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510 Points

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.

Posted by bella vita on March 22, 2009, 04:56 PM report to moderator
5489 Points

i hope someone puts them online, i would love to see them!

Posted by avrenim [WBM!] on March 22, 2009, 05:06 PM report to moderator
145 Points

I hope we’ll get to see the pictures! Her artwork is soo nice!

Posted by deri-girl on March 22, 2009, 06:19 PM report to moderator
6921 Points

Awesome. I hope we can see them someday.

Posted by badger666 on March 22, 2009, 08:28 PM report to moderator
70 Points

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.

Posted by duo_93 on March 22, 2009, 08:56 PM report to moderator
9765 Points

Yay! More art! :)

Posted by maera-kyrie on March 22, 2009, 09:42 PM report to moderator
2270 Points

Soo exciting!! :)

Posted by lumosshimmy {WBM!} on March 23, 2009, 12:00 AM report to moderator
31 Points

I saw one of the originals. It was huge. Maybe 12×18. 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…

Posted by flbeachbeth on March 23, 2009, 11:52 AM report to moderator
119 Points

I agree with the calender idea, that would be great.

Posted by iamrodefer22 on March 23, 2009, 06:12 PM report to moderator
281 Points

Very cool, I hope we have a chance to see some of these

Posted by pixi jo *ROAR* on March 23, 2009, 08:35 PM report to moderator
1375 Points

I wish I could go.

Posted by snapealicious on March 28, 2009, 01:20 PM report to moderator
1863 Points

very good job

Posted by Leander21[WBM] on March 30, 2009, 07:10 PM report to moderator
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