It brings a tear to my eye, too. Once book 5 rolled around, the feel of the books had entirely changed. I admit, J.K. most likely knew what direction the series would take when she started writing, but the quaint, imaginative and magical tone of books 1-4 had gone. Those 4 books are the ones that I cherish, the ones I REALLY consider "Harry Potter."
This is making me want to go read them again... I love it! The darker colors of the other owls give almost give it a sad mood knowing what happens in the 7th book. But also a feeling of hope. Of all the owls in the shop: this one was it.
I just love this! The Diagon Alley chapter is one of the most special chapters in the books for me. I thought the way you stylized and colored this drawing really brought out the whimsical nature that made me fall in love with Harry Potter to begin with!