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Ravenclaw Tower
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Published: March 29, 2012
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Welcome to my head: the Ravenclaw Common Room, as I pictured it.

Now available, the remaining part of the room here: [link] Have a look! :)

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long while now. This is only just one half of the room, as it’s supposed to be a round room (hence the weird perspective) and I’m still just experimenting with digital techniques, so bear with my amateurism. The line art was done with fine pen, the colouring is completely digital. I am now working on the other half of it, where the statue and the stairways to the upstairs dorms are.

I took it my priority to keep everything canon, adding my own ideas to the design, of course. I wanted it because whereas there are numerous beautiful art pieces of the Raven tower out there, almost all tend to change canon information (like use silver instead of copper, for example). But nothing you see in this picture will contradict what has been written in the Harry Potter books or on Pottermore by J.K. Rowling herself.

I attempted to keep everything blue-and-bronze and something that’s a mixture of a very Enlightened décor with the Renaissance parts and that of the turn-of-the-century cafés for the mood. I kept changing my mind about a lot of things everytime I sketched it anew, but elements like the cushioned bay-window alcoves, the récamier, the spiral copper entrance staircase and the ivory piano were always must-haves, even if they weren’t stated to be there in canon. But I definitely couldn’t imagine it any other way, knowing what values the House of Ravenclaw embraces. I thought if there’s one house that represents the Renaissance mentality, that’s Ravenclaw!

On that note: we’ve seen Gryffindor is a medieval tower, and Slytherin’s more Gothic. Hufflepuff is supposed to be a redecorated, vast wine cellar. I might post my earlier designs for that common room and dorms soon, but since then there has been more information about that, so I know what I drew is not in fact all canon. Oh, well.

This has been a Ravenclaw Pride post. Tell me what you think! :)
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zacharyknox222Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
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zacharyknox222Hobbyist Artist
i like it!
discord79's avatar
wish i could draw like this then i could make my fan made hogwarts houseXD
DreamingDrag0n's avatar
DreamingDrag0nStudent Traditional Artist
To bad we have to answer a riddle every time, I would fail more than half of those XD
And don't get me started on those stairs
EllietheWizard's avatar
EllietheWizardHobbyist General Artist
I am SO GLAD this is my common room.
Ebemsa's avatar
great work ! I'm glad to see a loyal interpretation of the book's description, with a personnal touch of fantasy.
credechica4's avatar
credechica4Student Digital Artist
I shared this on twitter with jk rowling and she seemed to liked it
NeomaAura's avatar
NeomaAuraHobbyist Digital Artist
It's times like these when I'm super proud to be in Ravanclaw
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SennaBluefireHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful art~, one of the things that makes me proud to be a Ravenclaw. Do you think you could draw the Ravenclaw's girls dorm rooms? I don´t think they ever showed them in the movies and the description on the Harry Potter wikia was sadly very short
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credechica4Student Digital Artist
this is this most highly probable ravenclaw commion room I've ever seen great work
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EnglandtheGreatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Lordy! Tres Magnific! (Pardon language spelling)
I'm in the house of Ravenclaw on Pottermore. God I wish I be one in real life ):
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eunicesakuyaki12Student General Artist
all i can say is...tis this a beautiful art, my fellow ravenclaw!! this is what i've also thought of our great common room! beautiful....
FellowSagittarianTom's avatar
This is simply a gorgeous design.  :)
Artb-bhz's avatar
Amazing :3 

  I love Ravenclaw and also love our house's style! Your drawings are very nice, thanks for sharing with us... I can't stop looking at this, and I loved the piano and living room at the centre. There's a lot of magic! :D
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JewelClausStudent Digital Artist
Reading books under a night sky :) Nice. Too bad I am a Hufflepuff. But I like my house, suits me well :D
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owl-aj26Hobbyist General Artist
I love the piano. It fits so well.
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Tr1nks1eProfessional General Artist
Ermegaarddd Its awesome!!! I am so glad I'm in Ravenclaw its amazing! May I share this on our Harry Potter page on Facebook? What are Dog, Stag, Werewolf and Rat? Of course the marauders & my admin page Nimue the Phoenix?
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DoraTheBritHobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! :)
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Tr1nks1eProfessional General Artist
Cool I'll do it immediately :)
SouthernBelle96's avatar
Oh, wait! When I went off on my tangent, I forgot to ask - where does that bronze staircase lead down to?
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This is just spectacular!!! As a die-hard Ravenclaw, myself, I spend a lot of my time looking up fan art and other things on Pinterest about our house, so I've seen my fair share of interpretations of what our Common Room should look like, and I can confidently say that, without a doubt, this is the best one I've ever seen!! It's just absolutely perfect!! I don't know if you've seen the official artwork that was done for Pottermore of our Common Room (though it only shows Rowena's statue, really), but this is totally in line with it and beyond perfect! Your reasoning about the different styles of each Houses' Common Room (should I be capitalizing this?) was brilliant, and definitely something only a Ravenclaw would think about!! :salute: This is just brilliant inspiration for me, as well, because I'm currently in the kind of planning/working process of writing a fan fiction about me transferring from Salem Witches' Institute (IT'S AN ACTUAL WIZARDING SCHOOL IN THE U.S.!!! LOOK IT UP: PAGE 82 IN GOBLET OF FIRE!!! :squee: ) to Hogwarts in Harry's fifth year and it will basically go through Order of the Phoenix page by page, word by word, except from my point of view. Of course there will be a few extra obstacles, like a First Year Slytherin Sister, me (being me) not being able to help myself and meddling in Harry and Ginny's Love Lives' because they are destined to be together, my muggle mother being followed by Death Eaters, to name a few. But this is getting me even more eager to actually get some writing done instead of just making a list of all of the things the story needs to include! Would you mind if I put it on my Pinterest Board for my story? I already have one going that's just for my ideas, but it's a Secret Board, so no one but myself can see it just yet. I'm not going to reveal it until I've actually published the first chapter. Please let me know! Again, you did a FABULOUS job!! You certainly made Ravenclaw Proud!! :happycry:
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