“Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

My favorite part of visiting the Harry Potter Studios was the Art Department, where they dreamed up all of the concept art for the various creatures, sets, props, costumes, and everything else. Here are a few images from the second half of the tour. You can see and read about the first half of my visit here.

Title quote: J.K. Rowling to Family Circle in April 2006

Hogsmeade model
Hogsmeade model
Aunt Marge concept art by Dermot Power
Aunt Marge concept art by Dermot Power
Voldemort concept art by Andrew Williamson
Voldemort concept art by Andrew Williamson
Fawkes concept art by Adam Brockbank
Fawkes concept art by Adam Brockbank
Architectural drawings for many of the sets, creatures and other props.
Architectural drawings for many of the sets, creatures and other props.
Architectural drawings for many of the sets, creatures and other props.
Architectural drawings for many of the sets, creatures and other props.
4 Privet Drive
4 Privet Drive
Buckbeak
Buck beak
Diagon Alley
Diagon Alley
Dragon escaping Gringotts concept art by Paul Catling
Dragon escaping Gringotts concept art by Paul Catling
Dobby concept art by Rob Bliss
Dobby concept art by Rob Bliss
Dumbledore's funeral concept art by Andrew Williamson
Dumbledore’s funeral concept art by Andrew Williamson
Mockup of the Whomping Willow
Mockup of the Whomping Willow
The Lovegood's home in the 8th movie.
The Lovegood’s home in the 8th movie.
Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts Castle - this massive model took 7 months and 40 people to build. It was used for all of the exterior shots of the castle in all 8 movies.
Hogwarts Castle – this massive model took 7 months and 40 people to build. It was used for all of the exterior shots of the castle in all 8 movies.
The Chessmen from the first movie - I didn't realize how huge they are.
The Chessmen from the first movie – I didn’t realize how huge they are.
In front of Hogwarts Castle
In front of Hogwarts Castle
Detail from Weasley's Wizard Wheezes
Detail from Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes
A shelf full of heads. Creature shop.
A shelf full of heads. Creature shop.
Shelob... I mean, Aragog.
Shelob… I mean, Aragog.
Thestral and Dragon
Thestral and Dragon

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