Artist’s Reimagining Of Hermione As A Black Woman Has Harry Potter Fans Delighted ❤

Artist Sophia Canning tweeted her painting of Hermione Granger as a black woman—and fans loved it. 

Painting digitally in Photoshop and using model and YouTube star Jasmine Brown as a reference, the reimagining of the Wizarding World fan fave is the latest in a long tradition of Harry Potter fan art, and something to behold.

Check it out:

Harry Potter and art fans alike were spellbound:

Sophia was appreciative of the positive feedback:

Some commenters even mistook it as a photograph of a real person:

And some wanted more insight into the process:

Unfortunately, the artist is not currently selling prints of the painting:

But people kept raving about the piece:

Sophia’s Twitter profile describes her as a “professional pasta eater and resident nerd.” She works as a freelance illustrator and is pursuing a career as a costume illustrator for TV and film, according to her website.

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