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Ravenclaw Tower by DoraTheBrit Ravenclaw Tower by DoraTheBrit
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! :)

Iíve been wanting to do this for a long while now. This is only just one half of the room, as itís supposed to be a round room (hence the weird perspective) and Iím 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 thatís a mixture of a very Enlightened dťcor with the Renaissance parts and that of the turn-of-the-century cafťs 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 rťcamier, the spiral copper entrance staircase and the ivory piano were always must-haves, even if they werenít stated to be there in canon. But I definitely couldnít imagine it any other way, knowing what values the House of Ravenclaw embraces. I thought if thereís one house that represents the Renaissance mentality, thatís Ravenclaw!

On that note: weíve seen Gryffindor is a medieval tower, and Slytherinís 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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eunicesakuyaki12 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student 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 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
This is simply a gorgeous design.  :)
Artb-bhz Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
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
JewelClaus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reading books under a night sky :) Nice. Too bad I am a Hufflepuff. But I like my house, suits me well :D
owl-aj26 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the piano. It fits so well.
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional 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?
DoraTheBrit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! :)
Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool I'll do it immediately :)
SouthernBelle96 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Oh, wait! When I went off on my tangent, I forgot to ask - where does that bronze staircase lead down to?
SouthernBelle96 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
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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