A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potter's gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation

Alexis Liddell, the concept artist for Harry Potter's amazing animated sequence The Tale of the Three Brothers, has released a ton of concept art from the Deathly Hallows short. Get a closer look at death in this extensive gallery.

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises in the first half of Harry Potter's Deathly Hallows was the Tale of Three Brothers animated sequence, which explained how the Deathly Hallows came to be, after three brothers made a deal with Death. The animation was both gorgeous and gruesome, and now you can follow Liddell's though process with this massive collection of concept art.

From the artist's official site:

A series of concepts I made for the sequence "THE TALE OF THE 3 BROTHERS" . .
Réalisateur : Ben Hibon - superviseur : Dale Newton à Framestore cfc. Director: Ben Hibon - Supervisor: Dale Newton at Framestore CFC.
Tout les travaux sont © Framestore / Warner Bros. All work is © Framestore / Warner Bros.. et © Alexis Liddell. © Liddell and Alexis.
Some of the work I did for the sequence "THE TALE OF THE 3 BROTHERS" at Framestore cfc. Some Of The Work I Did For the sequence "THE TALE OF THE 3 BROTHERS" at Framestore CFC.
Director : Ben Hibon - Supervisor : Dale Newton - Concept artist : Alexis Liddell. Director: Ben Hibon - Supervisor: Dale Newton - Concept artist: Alexis Liddell.

Advertisement

[Alex Liddell via Snitch Seaker]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Illustration for article titled A mother lode of concept art takes you inside Harry Potters gorgeous Deathly Hallows animation
Advertisement

[Alex Liddell]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

I really love this scene and I think it made the Deathly Hollows a lot cooler (and less contrived) than they felt in the book.

But, that does not excuse the fact that in the middle of a story about the search for random magical objects we are introduced at the last possible moment to even more random magical objects. I just think it's confusing to most readers/viewers.