Artist Dylan Pierpont Recreates Harry Potter Book Covers With a Chilling Twist (GALLERY)
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series has always been recognized for its darker themes and ideas. From child abuse, to death, betrayal as well as the positive messages of courage, friendship, and perseverance,. In fact, the book covers didn’t necessarily represent the grueling hurdles the characters has to overcome including beasts and nightmares which were present in the wizarding world. One artist by the name of Dylan Pierpont recreated the Harry Potter book covers with his own personal twist, taking it to a step further in regards to tasteful interpretations with a scarier theme.
A while back I was thinking about a few of the stories and characters that had a big influence on me growing up. And while Harry Potter was by far and away the most age appropriate of the group, I couldn’t help but remember how dark some of the themes became over the course of the series. So, this project is [a] test to push those ideas to the forefront and see what we come up with… #ScaryPotter style!”
While supposedly scarier, the artist’s style and skill is simultaneously horrific and beautiful. Characters and attributes associated with each book are presented beautifully in this artist’s reimagination. Not only does he accurately represent the central concepts and elements in that particular volume, the backgrounds and overall designs are beautiful. It’s certainly safe to say that Pierpont is a definite fan of the franchise. Check out the “Scary Potter” images below with a couple side-by-side comparisons of the original covers:
Dylan Pierpont has worked in the video game and entertainment industry since 2011, collaborating with entities like Ubisoft, Microsoft, deNA, Frostburn, Incarnate Games, and many others to bring worlds and fantasies to life. His latest undertakings include titles like Ascended Kings, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Heroes of Newerth, Hellfire: The Summoning. Aside from his clientele, Pierpont is currently working on a personal endeavor. After years of brainstorming and conceptualization, the work has has dubbed The Precipice has gradually taken shape.
Make sure to check him out on ArtStation, DeviantArt, and Facebook to show some love and support. So, gamers, what do you think of Dylan Pierpont’s work? Do you believe his interpretations more accurately represent the wizarding world of Harry Potter? Feel free to let us know in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers official Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming news as they happen, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:
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