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FIRST YEARS' ARRIVAL by Jerome-K-Moore FIRST YEARS' ARRIVAL by Jerome-K-Moore
Unused WB Product Art, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE. I contributed pencil renderings of the main characters in the boat, Harry, Hermione, Neville, and Ron. The environment, ink and color were provided by another artist. Yet another example of how we collaborated on illustration for Marketing art at Warner Bros, just as they do in animation, and comic books.

Of course, this piece went into Unused Limbo once the art direction on the Potter Project shifted again. But I thought I'd share it with you all here. It has a children's book flavor to it that isn't polished slick. It retains a simplistic charm.
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:iconcaritho:
caritho Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
holy sh*t bro, Ive got it!!! I got a sticker book and I GOT IT! you did all the other stickers, didnt you?

p.s. sorry for my english
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I don't know if I provided all the art for that, since I haven't seen it. :)
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:iconlilyjamesship:
lilyjamesship Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! Amazing!! :la:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
That is lovely! :heart:
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:iconjackiestarsister:
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This is awesome! Amazing artwork.
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:iconloveslostwords:
LovesLostWords Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Truly magical, perfectly captures the beauty of Hogwarts and the first years amazement
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PuffyShirt Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...
rons haircut...
derp.
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:iconrebeccagreenleaf:
RebeccaGreenleaf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOWOWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! how do you do that? it's amazing ;)
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:iconmoonlitseverus:
moonlitseverus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Beautiful! :D
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at your work makes me remember my childhood. You are so very talented.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconinvisibledeath:
InvisibleDeath Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very very welcome.
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krazykikiVII Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
I love it! The characters look amazing :)
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Eternal-Enigma6453 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
That is an absoutely BRILLIANT Hogwarts picture!
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Ulla-Andy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
So reading that description, are you saying WB had considerd making the harry potter films animated?! that would have been cool..
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Nope. I don't believe that was ever implied.
I don't know what WB had planned originally, nor what may yet be in the future. An animated interpretation might be interesting.
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ThaNea93 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
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:iconspooky-kumquat:
spooky-kumquat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember seeing this!
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nagisa2345 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist
this truly is amazing
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cnick55 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I love how you drew the castle- all mysterious (the way I like it (the original design, and not the new look the castle got after the directors changed)

the birds (or bats or something else?) flying in front of the mom really added the the creepy, yet cool, affect :>
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I like it, too. But I only drew the characters in the boat, as explained in the caption. Everything else was part of a collaboration. :)
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cnick55 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Oh right, sorry ^^;
my iPod was acting all crazy and didn't let me see the artist comments/
well everything in the picture fits so nicely and looks so good- I didn't even realize it was a collab- which is a compliment btw-
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cookiedough5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
O.K, that picture is one of your best yet. I love it! and i bet that hermione is saying all kinds of stuff that was in the book, Hogwarts: A History. i loooooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee H.P
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Meme-Lorraine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. I have this really old pop up hogwarts castle book with harry potter paper doll that uses this style. It one of my favorites.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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Meme-Lorraine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student General Artist
np :aww:
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AmyVarens Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
wow it's amazing!
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Moonshine3991 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Unforgetable classic scene!
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XXlink-n-zeldaXX Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
veryyy cute!! amazing work!
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Kathofel Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the style.. Hogwarts looks really great.. I like this style a lot more than the one used on all the merchandise before the movies came out (like [link]).
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Haha! How ironic, since the art you refer to was done by the person who eventually became my boss!
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Kathofel Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.. ^^; Well, you should have been made the boss then.. :XD:
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OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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GuddiPoland Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
perfection!
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romanceofcrime Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is such a beautiful illustration of this scene. Really brings it to life. Well done.
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you.
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:iconmythyn:
Mythyn Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
This is incredible... I love it so much!
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mingolando Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Woah! Amazing! I love it! You totally caught the mystery and wonder of hogwarts, and of course the sheer awesomeness of it.

+FAV
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MissingHorcrux Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Wow, what a beautiful scene! It's really great seeing the old HP character designs - so reminiscent of the good old days...

I'm so glad you put this up on dA. I've been a hardcore Harry Potter fan since the early days, and I remember this style floating around in those first few years of the franchise. Such an honor to bump into you, a contributing WB artist, on deviantART!

I am curious, though: were you involved with making the posters that came out before the movies (like this), or the infamous design of Fluffy?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Professional Filmographer
No, I had nothing to do with the creation of that art, and my opinion of it is not the least favorable.

My art director at the time was highly resistant to allowing the Harry Potter franchise into our art department. Over a short span of years, due to successive mergers and acquisitions at Warner Bros, Looney Tunes became less of a main focus for the staff artists. In came Hanna-Barbera properties, and those of the Turner film library. This meant new challenges and new responsibilities, demanding a marked versatility that few among the art staff possessed. Since my initial training was from comic books, my skills were most easily adapted to handle both cartoon, and realistic illustration, with actor likenesses. So much of the specialized assignments fell to me, including The Wizard of Oz, and eventually Happy Feet, and Harry Potter. However, my art director managed to hold off the Potter property for quite some time. The result of this inadvertently cost WB a LOT of money, compelling them to hire out to other art agencies. First it went to WB Studio Stores, where that style you referred to was developed by one particular artist. The style became definitive for a while, although it was largely regarded as inferior in quality. Nevertheless, all subsequent agencies and artists were obligated to conform to this established style, until at last, the film franchise obviated all of it.
I was a very vocal proponent for abandoning this version of Potter because, with the success of the films, and the existence of the charming book illustrations by Mary Grandpré, there really was no logic in having a third Potter style merely for the sake of WB Marketing, and product. It was an expensive blunder at an executive level. One of a great many.

Ironically, my art director was later replaced by the very same artist who created that much-reviled Potter style in the first place. Eschewing the office politics, I got along with him personally, and I rendered him in a good-humored caricature found elsewhere in my gallery.
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MissingHorcrux Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
(Sorry for the late response.)

May I ask - why was the Harry Potter franchise shunned so much from your department? I mean, even back in 2001 Harry Potter looked like quite a promising bandwagon to hop on. Was this just because Mary Grandpré's artwork already existed at that time?
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Filmographer
My cranky art director just hated the property with extreme prejudice.
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:iconmissinghorcrux:
MissingHorcrux Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Aw, that's really too bad. :(
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silveraaki Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Oooooh!! Very pretty! The coloring is very cool! Good job:)
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knight7sk Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
That was one of my favorite parts in the book. Somehow, having to go to school in something like a row boat at night across a huge lake seems kinda cool.

Great pic.
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rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Many thanks for pulling these out of the vault- it would be a shame these remained in limbo, never to be seen. It does have a great illustration book flavor- I'm almost expecting a text page beside it. Great collaboration work!
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:iconjerome-k-moore:
Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, Ruff. Great to hear from you again.
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:iconrenonevada:
renonevada Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still very Harry Potterish and do look like the characters in the movie, if cartoonier.
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:iconaquira:
Aquira Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Very nice ^^
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