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The Marauders Map by theyoungtook The Marauders Map by theyoungtook
The Marauders Map as made by Me!

I drew this map whilst waiting for the Deathly Hallows to come out. not sure how long it took but i'll say it took a while.

characters, names and places belong to JK Rowling.
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Theta-McBride Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Incredible work. It's THE best map I've seen yet.


I'll eventually be making my own, and if it comes out HALF as good as this one, it'll be brilliant. :D

theyoungtook Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey that's so sweet! I cant wait to see yours!
MeAndMySelf2000 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
This has to be THE BEST replica of the map I've seen til now!

I wanna congratulate you for the incredible work and talent you put into it, which can be clearly seen in the marvelous result.
I understand why you wouldn't do a tutorial for it, but can I ask you a question: Where did you took the layout for the contents of the maps from (I mean the actual Hogwarts layout and the way the particular elements are set) ? Or was it all your own imagination? If not, would you be willing to share the source with me (and others HP fans) who would also want to try to do an own original replica?

Thanks for understanding and again Congratulation for the wonderful wonderful work!
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome of you to say.

So the layout of the grounds comes from the JK Rowling sketch seen here:
As you can see i changed it up a little bit. As for the floor by floor, i just read the books and took notes on where things are mentioned. Luckily you can find all that information online now. Try the HP Lexicon or the HP Wiki. I took liberties on a few things and invented some others. For example the books NEVER mention what's on the 6th floor so i used that floor for some places that dont have a confirmed location.

If you make your own map let me know. I'd love to see it!
MeAndMySelf2000 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thanks for replying! Since asking you that question I have actually discovered a neat page ([link]) with all kind of awesome Harry Potter movie/books props and have actually fell in love with the HP universe all over again :P I've already used some of the props to make a couple of "fake books" (Advanced Potion Making, Dark Arts Defence Beedle the Bart ) where I intend to store my HP DVD from now on (It will go very well with the new bookshelf I made especially for my HP books and DVD :) ). I'm also planing a small "Potion corner" (I have found some bottles I could use, but I am too poor to buy anything resembling a be honest I always use only stuff that I have around the house for these things).

Anyways, I might or might not make a Marauders Map...but for now I just don't have the right materials to do it. I've checked the sites you mentioned (which I actually have checked already, just forgotten about it...). BTW, thanks for the tip on the sixth floor ;) If I will make the map it will surely turn up unique and one-of-a-kind (just like yours :D )!

Btw, could you give me some advice on the paper you used (measurements, types, etc)?
Otashaman Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
!ESTA GENIAL ESTE MAPAĦ, como me gustaria tenerlo, si me podrias hacer el favor de mandarmelo al correo, y no te preocupes, no dire que fue mi idea, es solo que tengo meses buscando y no he podido encontrar uno tan bueno. mi correo es Gracias

PD: Juro solennemente que mis intenciones no son buenas. Es broma, es broma :P. Travesura realizada
Prongstar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
To say this is impressive would be a massive understatement. Words cannot describe how awesome this is :')
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely of you to say!
Felina-Faerlaingal Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Say you don't happen to have a scanned version of each page in HD? 'Cause if you do I give all my Da point for it (I know it's worth nothing but I don't have anything else... Or I draw you something? Or... or... Oh Please!!!! Please!!!!!!)
ailishanniie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
well done x
MadLiz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Quick question, what did you write as the walls? :)
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a bit of a mixture. mainly what the actual wall was. eg sixthfloorsixthfloorsixthfloor and so on.
MadLiz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Oh, okay cool thanks :) I'm working on mine now, I still have to finish my sketches though so I'm trying to figure out what words to use :)
MindlessArt456 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU. are. amazing. you got almost everything right, except for the kitchens (they are under the great hall) but thats ok, because your still epic, and i'm WAY to much of a potterhead to have noticed that :)
DemonsPain Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
would you be able to send me a copy or put up a printable/downloadable version of this?
Voltorb Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Amazing!!! But i thought kitchen is right under the Great hall, isnt it?
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are absolutely right. I ran out of folds to put the kitchens under the hall but it's a different part of the map so when you look at it it's separate floor. Good eye for detail though. x
Potterfan1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Student Artist
huh... confusing but true... hum how do you remember all that?
DeppTillDeath Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Filmographer
i have to say... other fucking wow,, you should draaw a few footprints saying harry potter, draco malfoy snape lupin, filch and peter pettigrew hahah xx
and dobby just to prove hes not dead and the best one of all bellatrix, volders and neville... oh and dumbledore xx
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look closer. There are foot prints all over the castle.
Nannynka Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I want it too!!! [link] that's a gread job [link] can you send it to me? Probably not, right? :D
breakergirl Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
is this what the marauder's map really looks like? if it does... I WANT ONE!!!! GOOD JOB!!!
TheFrenchMistake Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
I want such a map. :/
Any18 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
wow this is AMAZING!
exactly like i'd imagine it in the books, all the locations.
I love it!
Amika-Crystacia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm designing my own Marauders' Map at the moment! I haven't even attempted to use only one sheet, though, I could never manage that. I'm using Harry Potter Lexicon's compiled information on Hogwarts to create a map which obeys the books as much as possible, but I've ended up missing and altering out a lot because I physically can't make it work...
My tiny prototype worked but I don't even know if I'll be able to make the full-sized one x_x
Your map is awesome, I hope mine turns out half as good!
Sorry to disturb you with all that information you probably don't care about >_>
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! I'd love to see it, even if it's the small one. Are you having fun making it? I had a brilliant time making this one. As for changing locations i think that's absolutely fine. The castle after all is always changing. I'll let you in on a secret, I'm making an updated version of this map and on the new one where i've changed the location of something i've added text saying things like "you may also be on the third floor right now".
Amika-Crystacia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the smal one is about 4.5 x 5 cm, made of tissue paper and covered in notes to myself pointing out things I've done wrong and will have to change, so I don't plan to post it >_<. I'll post the real one, though, and I'll try to remember to send you a link.
Yeah, it's fun so far.
Ahaha, that's clever, making it part of it. I'll keep my eyes peeled for the new one.
muhaaauder Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
WOW! Any chance of you posting close-ups, so that we can read the tiny writing? I am in awe, you must've cheated with actual magic to fold a piece of A1 paper like that!
Loserkidd3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
You're amazing.
naomimm Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the mischief will never truly be managed
XxYumiYamaXx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Okay. I must say, this is great.

My friends and I are going to an anime convention dressed as the Marauders (and Lily, but whatever) just so we can use our Harry Potter merchandise. Now I'm making one of these for us.

Might you mind telling me how you did the folding?
MadLiz Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
OMIGOSH, that is sooooo amazing! I think my holiday project will be to start one of those :P I was going to order the noble one, but after what you said, I think I might just make my own. I saw a video review, and I noticed it was all the same thing :/
But this is just...WOW! Awesome job!
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do it! The Noble one is okaaay but really not a map. When you do your own one send me a link i'd love to see it!
IgneousSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude this is amazing!!!
qwertyx2012 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
oh my freaking god could you make another one? seriously you should sell that to JK
Asenath-Nightroad Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOLY FUCK! AWESOME!!!! I swear you are just a master in this stuff trully espectacular!!!! *bows*
Aimi-chan80 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that is utterly amazing!!!!!
Sleeping7Beast Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Wow this is awesome! I'd every much liked to have a copy!
nixia21 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
did you do all that without looking at any originals?!
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, at the time i drew this the only resource i had was what was shown in the prizoner of azkaban film.
lawerence13 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
o my this must have taken forever.... its awsome
Lulu222 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
it's fantastic
oOSnowFoxOo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
r0pe02 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
take a look at me german version of the marauders Map
theyoungtook Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really good. Could you perhaps put a link back to here please so people can see the original? (",)
renzie17 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist
my mind is blown. this is EPIC.
Tori-to-Pelloneus Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...And you shall forever go down in history as a next-generation Marauder!

Excellent, excellent work! This must have taken a lot of time and patience to make.

Very nice! :D
Cinnamonster Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You sir, are a legend. This is marvellous. The details are so intricate.
Ciggy1992 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Cool
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Submitted on
August 11, 2007
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Camera Data

Canon PowerShot A640
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
7 mm
Date Taken
Aug 11, 2007, 8:26:07 PM