Walking into a bookstore can feel like entering a magical world. With a variety of titles available on every subject, there is bound to be something that catches your attention. This was certainly the case when I walked into a Barnes & Nobles a few days ago, and saw the cover of an adult coloring book that I instantly wanted to purchase.
The title, Robert Pattinson Holds His Own Against Harry Potter’s Wand, gave me a good idea of what I was going to read. Inspired by the world-famous Harry Potter series, this Coloring Book features gorgeous illustrations of Mr. Pattinson standing toe-to-toe with wizards and witches as he defends his famous lady love, Ms. Robsten.
In the book, you will see Mr. Pattinson facing off against Lord Voldemort in what is sure to be a memorable encounter. The artist, Lisi Harrison, has done an incredible job making the magic of the Harry Potter series come to life through her illustrations.
While you might be familiar with the Harry Potter series due to its movie adaptations or books, it is important to remember that, throughout history, magic and occult themes have been a prominent part of J.K. Rowling’s stories. Even the names of some of the characters are based on real-life practitioners of magic, such as Dumbledore and Gandalf the Grey.
If you are unfamiliar, the Harry Potter series is based on the legend of Harry Potter and the origins of the wizarding world. Mr. Potter is a talented wizard who accidentally stumbles upon a book of spells when he is young. His passion for magic leads him to train rigorously and ultimately to become a great wizard himself. He is later introduced to the wizarding world as a grown adult and is expected to take up the mantle of the great Harry Potter.
Since Mr. Potter is such a dynamic and well-known figure, it was only natural that a coloring book about him would emerge. As I mentioned above, the Harry Potter series has been around for a long time and has been translated into more than 50 languages. While many of the books have been adapted for the big screen, this is the first adult coloring book based on one of Rowling’s bestselling series.
In order to celebrate the fantastic Harry Potter series, as well as the fantastic artists who contributed to this book, let’s take a closer look at the amazing artistry that went into making this coloring book come to life.
The Coloring Books Are Works Of Art
When I saw the original art for Robert Pattinson Holds His Own Against Harry Potter’s Wand, I was blown away. The level of detail, the amount of work that went into each scene, and the fact that it is all in black and white made this piece of art feel that much more powerful. It was as if I was looking at a piece of cinema that had just come out and had not yet been screened for the general public.
At first glance, it is easy to see that a lot of love went into making this book. Aside from the stunning illustrations, the pages are made with thick card stock that offers a sturdy base for the colored pencils that you will use to bring Mr. Pattinson’s adventures to life.
Speaking of bringing people to life, Lisi Harrison did an amazing job. As a freelance illustrator, she has worked on a variety of projects for companies such as Hasbro, Mattel, and Nintendo. Her talent and her passion for fantasy, combined with her understanding of the Harry Potter universe, are what made this book possible. She even colored Mr. Pattinson himself, using color matching software so that the colors would look as natural as possible.
It Wouldn’t Be Harry Potter Without A Little Bit Of Magic
Magic is an essential part of the Harry Potter series and its appeal extends far beyond just the stories that these colorful characters tell. One of the things that makes the series so special is the fact that it has been around for so long and still manages to feel fresh. The fact that magic is treated as a separate entity from science and is integrated into the story in a natural way makes for an incredibly immersive reading experience.
Since the Harry Potter series is filled with magic and magical creatures, it is only natural that a piece of magic would emerge as a coloring book. In the same way that Harry Potter was inspired by real-life magicians such as Dumbledore and Gandalf, the Coloring Book about him is a celebration of the essence of magic.
The Coloring Books Tell A Few Of The Stories From The Series
As mentioned above, the Harry Potter series is filled with magic and mysticism and touches on many different subjects. Since this is a coloring book and not a traditional novel, the artist wasn’t limited to just what is found in the pages of a traditional book. Instead, she was free to explore any subject that came to her mind, resulting in a variety of stories that you will discover as you go through the book.
One of the great things about the Harry Potter series is how it encourages readers to venture into unknown or unexplored territories. Since this is a coloring book, the artist was able to depict several places and events that are only mentioned in passing in the novels. For example, there is a scene in the eighth book where Dumbledore takes Harry Potter to a secluded location and reveals his deepest, darkest secret to him. The location is a large, circular room made of stone that is filled with statues of animals and humans, each one representing a different form of magic. Looking at the various statues, Harry begins to question if he will ever understand magic. Seeing how invested Harry is, Dumbledore explains that he can and will teach him the true nature of magic.
Another place mentioned in passing in the Harry Potter series is the Shrieking Shack, a home for witches and wizards who suffer from a skin disease that causes them to shout uncontrollably at the sound of high-pitched noise. Since this is a coloring book, Ms. Harrison was able to depict the bizarre, yet beautiful structure in great detail and even went above and beyond and gave the building a sense of life with varying degrees of success. While there are many books that you could color, there is something fun about coloring the Shrieking Shack since its shape and size make it easy to identify.
Who Is The Main Character?
While the overall message of the book is positive, as it promotes teamwork and the power of love, there is a dark side to this story that takes a bit of the fun out of it. The whole point of this story is that Mr. Pattinson is defending his lady love against all odds and eventually prevails. Of course, this implies that there are also witches and wizards who oppose him. It turns out that the main antagonist is Voldemort, a dark wizard who plots to kill Ms. Robsten and take over the wizarding world. Using the body of a murdered child as a vessel, Voldemort manipulates the mind of a Muggle girl named Myrtle to get information on Dumbledore’s whereabouts. After gathering this information, he sends his servant, Igor, to murder her. Just as Myrtle is about to be killed, she is saved by Dumbledore, who casts a sleeping spell on Voldemort’s snake Nagini, causing it to relax its grip on Myrtle. In this final battle between good and evil, the powerful Dumbledore finally defeats Voldemort once and for all. The ultimate triumph of good over evil is illustrated in the beautiful final fight scene between Mr. Potter and Voldemort, where their skills as wizards are showcased as they battle for supremacy. In the end, we learn that, with great power comes great responsibility and that, as difficult as it might be to accept at first, you ultimately have to master your own destiny.
It Is A Real Challenge To Color In Black And White
One of the unique things about this book is that it is black and white, contrasting with the colorful illustrations that surround it. While this makes for a stunning combination, ensuring that each patch of color looks as good as new in the completed painting is no easy feat. Using a technique called tonal mapping, the artist was able to take care of almost all of the coloring for the book and provide her clients with the high-quality finished product that they were looking for.
To see how awesome tonal mapping is, all you have to do is compare the uncolored book to the final product. While it is a real challenge to color in black and white, the end result is truly remarkable. Using this technique, no two pictures in the book will look the same, but they will all have that polished, professional appearance that comes from using high-quality products and sticking to the essentials.