For Goblet of Fire, I knew I wasn’t going to draw the Yule Ball. It’s spectacular, but a room full of people dancing just doesn’t fit with the little glimpses of common rooms and shops I’ve been doing. So I re-read the chapters that happen around Christmas, and what caught my attention was the pair of ugly socks Dobby gave to Harry. With that in mind, this is what I came up with.
For Prisoner of Azkaban, I decided to go with the Hogsmeade trip around Christmastime and draw one of the shops decorated for Christmas.
The Christmas section of Chamber of Secrets has Harry and Ron taking polyjuice potion and entering the Slytherin common room disguised as Crabbe and Goyle; naturally, I wanted to do something Slytherin-related for my drawing. Even though I see myself as more of a Ravenclaw, the windows in the Slytherin common room that look out into the depths of the lake are one of my absolute favorite details of Hogwarts, so I decided to start from there and decorate them for Christmas.
As we enter the holiday season, I’m going to be doing a series of “Christmas at Hogwarts” drawings, one for each year/book. This first one is a corner of the Gryffindor common room from Sorcerer’s Stone.