philosopher's stones

“The Crystal Kingdom” was a very dense arc and there was a lot more I would have liked to include in this one (Carey, NO-3113, Hodge Podge, and Legion just to name a few), but I’m happy with the composition I settled on. Just the essentials. Merle. Magnus. Taako. Mister Upsy, your Lifting Friend. Just the essentials.

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When she wrote these words in that little cafe in Edinburgh, JK Rowling could never have known how true they would become.

Celebrating 20 Years of Harry Potter with Illustrator @taryndraws

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Like millions of others around the world, Taryn Knight (@taryndraws) first discovered the magical world of Harry Potter when she was a young girl, and hasn’t stopped loving it since. “I just kept reading them over and over,” she says of author J.K. Rowling’s book series. “Something just clicked. I was immediately obsessed.”

It wasn’t until Taryn, a Colorado-based freelance illustrator, was older that her love for all things witchcraft and wizardry began to manifest itself in her drawings. “I didn’t do a lot of art when I was first reading the books,” she says. “But once I started drawing regularly, my passion for Harry Potter began to creep in.”

Taryn, a self-proclaimed Hufflepuff, is excited about the celebration surrounding #HarryPotter20, the 20-year anniversary of the UK release of the first book in the series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” “It seems to be reigniting everyone’s love for the Potter world,” she says. “It feels a bit like that old familiar buzz of a new book release.”

  • Ron: Can I borrow your potions book?
  • Hermione: Borrow?😂you have to earn🙅💦I keep grinding💯nonstop🏃‍♀️💨RIP Merlin👴History Of Magic Chapter 13🙏
Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much
—  Words that changed our lives 20 years ago