M is for Magic Cats: the Wizard
Watercolor on Hot Press Arches
I painted this illustration several years ago--at the height of the Harry Potter craze--when my son asked me about magic cats. Even though Mrs. Norris, Filchs's companion, wasn't a particularly sympathetic character, she still was a cat... and thus my son loved her. I wanted to show a calmer magical situation, without any cat-paralyzing basilisks, that younger children might enjoy.
I wasn't really happy with the way it turned out, but recently I went in and fixed some parts of the painting that were bothering me.
The complete illustration of M is for Magic Cats is on my Fairy-Paintings website. You can see it at my Fairy Paintings website.
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