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This Artist Brought Harry Potter Textbooks To Life In A Really Awesome Way

From potions to charms and every magical beast in between, Brazilian freelance illustrator Gabriel Picolo is making art pieces that gather admirers by the thousands.

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In the wonderful suburbs of São Paulo, lives self-taught sketch artist extraordinaire Gabriel Picolo.

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Here we see him standing middle frame from behind the scenes at Comic Con Brazil.

One day, Gabriel felt inspired to illustrate famous spells and creatures from J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World as if they were coming out of the very pages Harry and his friends read.

Faux never looked so good. 🔥
Gabriel Picolo

Faux never looked so good. 🔥

A raging Potterhead himself, Gabriel's platforms are filled with fan art from different universes that have earned him the love and loyalty of his passionate supporters.

Those dementors are looking ruthless.
Gabriel Picolo

Those dementors are looking ruthless.

He's been doodling as just a hobby since he was a child. But now Gabriel has taken it on to draw content more often and extensively for the past three years.

Notice the nod to a currently very famous Magizoology book.
Gabriel Picolo

Notice the nod to a currently very famous Magizoology book.

Picolo's textbook series consist of special lessons from Harry's years at Hogwarts, most of them accompanied with a description or quote taken from the franchise.

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I mean LOOK at Hermionie.

Truly the brightest witch of her age. 📖
Gabriel Picolo

Truly the brightest witch of her age. 📖

"He's imagining an entire fanbase's beloved heroes in a way that's completely his own. These glimpses from their lives are not only very refreshing, they're sometimes even downright endearing. It's incredible work." an anonymous critic had to say of his craft.

You can almost hear the prepubescent squeal from Ron.
Gabriel Picolo

You can almost hear the prepubescent squeal from Ron.

At just 22 years old, his talent has granted him over 5.7 million views on DeviantArt, 726k followers in Instagram and about 396k likes on his Facebook page.

"Its LeviOo-" oh you know the rest.
Gabriel Picolo

"Its LeviOo-" oh you know the rest.

If you aren't following Mr. Picolo, you really should. Because Gabriel is just getting started. He plans to keep updating this project with new sketches for all of us to enjoy.

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That "forbidden" wax seal is everything. ✨

Hitting me hard with those 'ALWAYS' vibes.
Gabriel Picolo

Hitting me hard with those 'ALWAYS' vibes.

He encourages people to feel free and leave suggestions on any of his platforms what he should draw next.

Whether it be an acromantula or the Deathly Hallows, the possibilities are endless.
Gabriel Picolo

Whether it be an acromantula or the Deathly Hallows, the possibilities are endless.

Until then, we'll admire the ones we have so far.

Gabriel Picolo
  1. What do you think? Should Gabriel keep adding more pages to his Hogwarts Textbook?

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    FOR SURE! His art is bloody brilliant!
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    FOR SURE! His art is bloody brilliant!
    Via Gabriel Picolo
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    I don't think so. It's not like its anything we haven't already seen.
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    I don't think so. It's not like its anything we haven't already seen.
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What do you think? Should Gabriel keep adding more pages to his Hogwarts Textbook?
  1. FOR SURE! His art is bloody brilliant!
     
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    FOR SURE! His art is bloody brilliant!
  2. I don't think so. It's not like its anything we haven't already seen.
     
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    I don't think so. It's not like its anything we haven't already seen.

Thanks Gabriel, you make us feel good. ❤️

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