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I'm sure there are many of you who recognise the title as a quote from the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, where we are introduced to the Thestrals. This brings me to my next Art Feature - The Horses of Harry Potter. I use the term 'horses' loosely, after-all, we are dealing with things of magic ;-) .

My search results were fascinating. There was hardly anything of the winged horses pulling the Beauxbatons Academy carriage and the unicorns in the Forbidden Forest. The most popular submissions are the real-life horses/ponies that are named after the characters -- I did it too, Harry and Ron the rat brothers :D - and digital art horse characters that follow in their namesake's footsteps. However, with a lot of scrolling, I was also able to find a good variety of equine type creatures and magic. You will see The Patronus Charm, where each one is unique to the witch or wizard who conjures it. The Thestral, a skeletal winged horse type creature with reptilian features and leathery wings like a bat. And Hippogriffs, which are half horse and half eagle.

I hope you enjoy this Feature, don't forget to share your enjoyment with the artists by favouring and commenting on their page. Do you have a favourite, or your own work that isn't here? Please add it to the Comments below, we'd love to see :heart: .

Thestral by AudreyBenjaminsen Thestral - Sombral by Lunewen
Harry Potter Forest Scene Manip by CallOfTheRain Why Spiders?- Harry Potter Manip by CallOfTheRain
In these shadowed woods by RobynSmales Thestrals / Sombrals - Harry Potter by Zellgarm
Expecto Patronum by FlannMoriath All the Kings Horses Blk and White Updated by Scooby777
Harry Potter Horse by KWTHATSME Thestral by Bueshang
Horse Potter by Butterkex Color Thestrals 3 by Reptangle
The Arrival of Beauxbatons by brightredrose Animagus: Abraxan by MonicaMarinho
Horse Patronus by Tribalchick101 Skeleton Horse--Thestral by BSC90
Threstrals by LilleahWest Horse Patronus by PabloDoogenfloggen
Breyer Nakota Hippogryph by tyreenya Perselus-Thestral by ElkStarRanchArtwork
Patronus by paniparanoja Thestral by Kurara-Himura
Breyer-Snowy Hippogryph by tyreenya it is what it is by fallengc
Thestral by EchoGreens .::+ Beauty . Hidden +::. by baroquegothik
:bigthumb187180411: Thestral by Stefefef
Thestral by Blackunicorn777 Thestral by MaddRaVen
Luna by NatasaIlincic SCS Tutorial - Patronus Horse by Chunga-Stock
Ginny's Patronus by drkay85 Horse Patronus Stamp by kittykat01
Harry and the Thestral by chicxulub


F2U - Black Swirled Stars - Divider by LeaTenshi
As a moderator of AoE, I thought it would be a great idea to do regular Art Features of different horse themes that interest me.  These journals will celebrate both the horse and Deviantart artists. While I have several subjects in mind for forthcoming Features, I also welcome members to contact me SnowInHades with ideas for future themes you would like to see :heart:
F2U - Black Swirled Stars - Divider - Yes again by LeaTenshi
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love 
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MonicaMarinho Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful selection! :heart:
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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Lunewen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
:glomp:
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paniparanoja Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the feature :)
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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FlannMoriath Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
Thank you so much for featuring my work! Lots of beautiful art here! :D
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's my pleasure. Thank you for your kind words :heart:
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RobynSmales Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh! I made it in XD

Fantastic feature, thanks for sharing it (and doing all that searching!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: You certainly did. You're very welcome and thank you for your kind words :hug:
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NatasaIlincic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Lovely :D thanks for including my work ^-^
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :-)
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Scooby777 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for including my work in such a wonderful feature!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It is absolutely our pleasure :hug:
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Kurara-Himura Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
ohh amazing artworks! :D great journal, and thanks for the feature!
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it :la: :hug:
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