Newt Scamander
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It took me a while to get round to watching Fantastic Beasts, but the moment I did I knew I had to draw Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

I struggled a bit to get his pose right. I wanted to fill as much of the available space as possible, so I gave him nice long arms and legs with a relatively small torso, and a mysteriously flailing scarf. It took forever come up with a background, but I think the cave-painting-inspired bugs and beasts do just the trick, since they reflect both Newt’s affinity for animals and his scatterbrained nature, as well as heightening that feeling of magic and mythology.

Ollie Ray
Fareham, United Kingdom

Hi, I'm Ollie! I'm a freelance illustrator from the UK, specialising in cartoons, character design and children's illustration. A graduate of Winchester School of Art, I've illustr… Show more.

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Member since 21st December, 2016
I have known Ollie Ray for some time now and, indeed, he became the illustrator for three of my books after I shortlisted him from a large number of illustrators who responded to my advertising. It was a decision that I have never regretted. As you will no doubt see from his portfolio, he is an accomplished young artist who is able to adapt his styles to suit most genres. He has proved to be a highly personable young man, dedicated to his work, affable - and a stickler for deadlines too!
— John Clement, Author, "Stories from Giant, Witch & Fairyland" and "Down at the Bookies"