Saturday, December 21, 2013

Artists writers, writers artists

My last post started an idea about well-known writers who were made famous for their prose but not for their visual arts. In the previous post, I discussed J.R.R. Tolkien.

Now, I will mention J.K. Rowling. Wait, you didn't know that Harry Potter's creator is also an artist?

In an episode of "Charlie Rose", Rowling was inundated with questions by the prominant journalist/CBS correspondent. Rose showed a clip: it was one of the earliest illustrations of the boy-wizard...done by Rowling herself! She explained that she often sketched and jotted notes about the story that would capture the world's imagination!
Before HP illustrator Mary Grandpre''s iconic American 'look', Rowling had penned also the aesthetics... Footage of Rowlings 'doodles', one can see how very close Grandpre' came to the author's vision. Uncanny!

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