Illustrated scenes from Harry Potter: The Marauders' Generation

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It's been years since Harry Potter's story came to a close and J.K. Rowling's first non-Potterverse novel comes out next week. But perhaps if she decides to someday return to the world of Hogwarts, she could be persuaded to expand the story of Harry's parents, James and Lily, and James' fellow shapeshifting Marauders.

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Viktoria Ridzel, a.k.a. viria13, draws some extremely lovely Harry Potter fanart (as well as Avatar: The Last Airbender and Doctor Who art), but she has a particular interest in creating scenes with the Marauders: James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew. She does a nice job developing the tone and personalities Rowling set up in the book, including an overeager Wormtail. She's also charted out concept designs for James and Lily's other classmates (plus Molly and Arthur, who were at Hogwarts at a different time). She even invents a love interest for Sirius: Roxanne Malfoy, older sister to Lucius. Apparently, she thought Sirius wasn't getting enough makeouts.

So what say you, Ms. Rowling? Might this inspire a few tales of the Marauders?

Harry Potter [viria13 via reddit]

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SmedaRmeda
SmedaRmeda

Sometimes I really question how low the bar is for an artist to make it on these io9 features—don't get me wrong, sometimes they're excellent, and on occasion I've even been blown away. But other times, like this time, the "art" look very similar to the sketches my eleventh grade nephew makes after studying one of those "How to Draw Anime" books. Perhaps Ms. Ridzel is a friend of Ms. Davis...otherwise I just don't get it.

Update: went to the linked website and discovered that the artist is just a little girl, and now I feel bad. But to construe this differently: she's actually younger than my nephew by several years. At that age, a couple years can mean a huge leap in technical skill. And Viktoria is just as good as him, if not a bit better in fact. She'll probably be really excellent in a couple of years—but exposing her on a website like i09 with a wide readership, and a cynical group of commenters, is maybe not so great an idea just yet.