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Harry Potter: Book 1, Cover by TheGeekCanPaint Harry Potter: Book 1, Cover by TheGeekCanPaint
Gouache paints with coloured pencil on a coloured matt board.
* Also there's the "spine text" I added via Photoshop.

Part of my "Potter-Project", this is the cover of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's in the U.S.) Stone.
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captainwonderpanties Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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Roobear98 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Your style is to die for! I have looked at many of your other HP covers and scenes and I say congratz! These are awesome! Did you look through the books for scenes and then drew them out on how the book described them?:happybounce: 
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
First and foremost I must say a thank you for all the kind words and compliments on my art. I'm so glad you are enjoying it. As to your question - essentially, yes, I try and pick my scenes directly from the pages of the books. Some times I'll take slight artistic license, but for the most part I like to think of my illustrations as a snap shot of the moment it's happening.
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Popinns Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOW. Definitely some eye-candy here! Love all the details and especially the back cover with the trees and the hogwarts express!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! While it doesn't show a scene like most of my other Potter-Paintgs do, the cover is alot of fun to do - I can't wait to get to the rest ;)
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BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(Yes, the geek CAN paint :lol: )
Beautiful fresque !:heart: the characters look great :)
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :)
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RicheliPotter Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
love!
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:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like :)
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Persphonefallen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool beans you never cease to empress me. :heart:
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:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very kind - thank you so much :)
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Marce07 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing!!! :clap: all the details, characters and colors, everything :+fav:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! It was a fun piece to do, I'm glad you like it :D
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
SO much more awesome than the original.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's very kind of you to say. I'm glad ya like it! :D
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Puchiko-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy shit that is bad ass
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:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dumbledore is so cool on this one !
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:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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loveheals3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
This is really nice!! I could really see this as the book cover.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!! It's my dream that it (along with my other Potter illustrations) will some day get published.
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loveheals3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
I have no doubt that it will!
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hplw422 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is so great, you're an amazing artist! i love everything about this piece :)
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:iconthegeekcanpaint:
TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad ya like it :)
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stormylol Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want this as the actual book cover, so coool and awesome! You are a very talented person (:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's my crazy little dream that some day the Potter publishers will want to use my illustrations to make illustrated editions of the books. If you wanna see what a finished version might look like take a look here: [link]

Thanks for your compliments! :)
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yodamjh Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
AWESOME!
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Book-worm24 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Writer
This is beautifully drawn.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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privee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
this is really awesome~ no words can describe this :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You gave me plenty of words just now :) Really, thank you for the compliment!
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Writer
So wait, you did this? It's not the official cover in some other country or something?

Wow. Color me impressed. :clap:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
*blush* That is very nice of you to say - I so wish it were an "official" cover anywhere, but alas, it is not. It's my dream that it will be some day though ;)

Either way, thank you very much! I'm flattered by your compliments.
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JoeMerl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student Writer
You're most welcome. :-)
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student General Artist
really great, I love that you apparently even did the flaps that would be hidden on the inside of the book
you did an awesome job of putting so much but not making it look overdone.
interesting that you have Quirrell on the spine ^^
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I treated the whole project like it were for an actual book. Once I finished it I actually printed everything out and hand bound it into a book. See here: [link] for more info.

And the plan is each book will have the Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher on the spine... since it's different each book.

Anyway, thank you for the compliments! :)
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student General Artist
ah awesome, they look wonderful! Hope JK loves it too ^^

that is a great idea! :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I've already gotten the books back (I haven't updated that part of my site yet) they never got further than JKR's "people" who sent it back with a very nice note about how nice the book looked but JKR get's too much stuff, so they sent it back to me.

I'll try again after completing Chamber of Secrets! ;)
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student General Artist
aww, I suppose she would probably require a museum building
just for the crazy cool fan made things she gets.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I wasn't surprised by the reaction I got, except, I had this hope that mine was "special" enough to make it to her. Oh well, maybe next time :)
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FangsAndNeedles Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student General Artist
yeah, good luck!
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, wow..... incredible work!! I am in awe... :worship:
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much, you're too kind :)
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're more than welcome! :heart:
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Student General Artist
I love it, except for the title font. Brilliant though :D
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliments and the honesty ;)

May I ask-
you don't like the font, like you think it should be different, or shouldn't be there at all?
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RadishStick Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I think it should be different, less chunky or something. For some reason it reminds me of the flintstones lol! It is a fabulous drawing though.
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TheGeekCanPaint Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Fair enough. Again, I appreciate the honesty, and the compliments that came with it :)
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