The Telegraph has featured the newest artist to join the Potter universe, Jonny Duddle, in a series of articles this week, looking at Jonny creating the beautiful covers for the new Harry Potter Bloomsbury editions. Apparently the biggest complaint he receives is that Harry looks too young on the Deathly Hallows cover (pictured above).

“He’s only meant to be 17, and he’s always described as being quite slight,” Jonny said. “Ron is meant to be tall and skinny. The problem is in the film Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are grown men by that point, and they’ve been working out.”

His covers were shaped by feedback from J.K. Rowling herself, along with Jo’s agent Neil Blair and Bloomsbury. In the image below Bloomsbury requested a slimmed-down version of Snape’s nose.

Jonny-Duddle-SnapeClick here to view the full gallery of works in progress.

And a look at Jonny in his studio.



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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.