I was overwhelmed at the Toronto ComiCon with wonderful comments and orders for the Harry Potter print commissioned by Dark Hall Mansion.
To everyone who wanted a poster, please stay tuned as we set up a system to order.
I’ve been asked if I would able to post any of the preparatory work for the Potter poster. ‘Why, sure!’ says I.
Here is a little collage of layouts that I cobbled together choosing from 157 different images that I collected online and then Photoshopped into these 17 different rejected ideas:
Having settled on a final version, I printed out a mirror-image layout, full size, in 8.5″x 11″ sections, taped together.
I then drew the basic outlines from the printout onto tracing paper.
Here is the rough pencil, flipped over and ready to be transferred onto illustration board.
XThen I tight-pencil everything on the illustration board.
And then start inking…
…all with Pigma Micron Archival Ink pens:X
The finished piece is almost 2 feet by 3 feet and doesn’t quite fit on my drawing board.
I try not to think about how many lines I’ve drawn in my career… that way lies madness.
But I’m sure if you laid them all end to end, they would stretch to the moon and back.
Here is a short excerpt from their “About” Dark Hall Mansion page.
“Dark Hall Mansion is a labor of love. We are passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present and past, known and not so known, here and abroad, we are committed to bringing their skills to the forefront on projects that are both compelling and exciting.”
It has been a “secret” project for quite a while, and I’m pleased to announce that it is now print ready and available for purchase. To see the finished products, click the link below.
I’ve been told that it might show up on the Harry Potter Facebook page.