This week the Insider is honoring the famed Potion’s master, Severus Snape, with quizzes and fan art, including a recently posted poll on favorite Snape quotes.
This week is all about Severus Snape, Harry’s curiously antagonistic Potions teacher.
From the moment Harry meets Snape in his first year of Hogwarts, he forms a strong dislike for the punishing and severe professor. However, whilst Harry detests the Hogwarts Potions master, we know that many of you are firm fans.
Today, we’re asking you to place your votes for the most memorable quote from Snape. Books One and Two, and the first section of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are available to explore on Pottermore.com, so we’ve taken quotations from those first three books. What are your favourite lines; which quote do you think sums up his character the most?
The results will be revealed this Friday, so get voting now for your winning quote.
We’ll also be testing your knowledge of Snape throughout the week with quizzes and sharing your fanart, so return to the Insider for more. If you’ve got a Facebook or Twitter account, take part in our Snape week there too.
Who can resist a fantastic drawing of Harry’s sidecar ride, especially one done by a ten year old? The Tewkesbury Admag published the article.
A BLOCKLEY Primary School pupil has come top of the class with his drawing of a famous motorbike and sidecar.
Ten-year-old Theo Aspey won first prize for his drawing of the vehicle seen in the Harry Potter films in a competition organised by Blockley Horticultural Society and Blockley Heritage Society.
…“I’m good at drawing and a huge Harry Potter fan,” he said.
He also enjoyed sitting in Harry Potter’s sidecar at the Blockley Heritage Society’s exhibition that was held on the same day.
The sidecar’s maker Watsonian Squire, based at the nearby Northwick Business Centre, supplied the sidecar for Harry Potter fans to see along with a video showing how the filmmakers achieved many of the special effects. It may be early days for Theo to be thinking about his future career, but he said he would interested in applying his artistic talent in film set design – or he may even try his hand at being an inventor.
Look at this incredibly cool motion image from trusthim.tumblr.com, which shoes the Expelliarmus! spell leaving Harry Potter’s wand and — well — disarming someone effectively. You know that’s Harry’s favorite spell, so if he’s aiming at you, don’t expect to have a wand.
Artist Angela Rizza has created some pretty unique Harry Potter fan art. We’ve seen fan art in many different styles, but nothing quite like this. I think io9 describe it quite fittingly:
Angela Rizza’s intricate illustrations take a different tack, rendering our hero as a stern-faced figure of myth, a high wizard in a hooded sweatshirt.
Looking at the two images of Harry below you can see just how distant he seems to be. He’s looking straight ahead and doesn’t appear to be focusing on anything. The Harry we know is far more warm than the one depicted in the illustrations.
This first illustration is titled The Prisoner of Azkaban. We can see why as a number of elements from the story are represented here such as the full moon and Animagi, along with a stone-faced Harry.
This one is called The Half-blood Prince. What do you think of Harry’s glasses here? To me they have a futuristic look to them. And notice how he’s holding his wand in the same position as in the previous illustration.
This final one is titled The Goblet of Fire. This one is Harry-free but we do have the hedge maze with the strategically placed Triwizard cup in the center as an ominous (and intricate!) dark mark looms above it.
To commemorate the anniversary of Albus Dumbledore’s death here’s some beautiful fan art by Caladan.
This picture of Dumbledore with his faithful phoenix is made just a bit better by the deathly hallows symbol in the background, don’t you think? The snow, the trees, the colors all create such a powerful image!