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S. Snape - Death Eater period
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Published: December 26, 2009
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Entered in the Harry Potter Contest by *dark-fantasy [link]

edit : this really needs full view, otherwise it's impossible to see his face

This started off as a sketchbook doodle but I can't seem to leave anything at doodle stage... I'm quite happy with it even though it's a bit over the top and Snape really ought to be uglier, but I have a hard time making people ugly :( I'm only used to drawing etheral looking girls, not greasy gits.

watercolours and white gouache

Severus belongs to JKR..

(also, why can't I write a longer title? slightly annoying but it's the law...)
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Cuileth's avatar
those robes :love: Well done!
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Empirica's avatar
May I just come back here to say that I think about this all the time - this and the other one you drew of his first day teaching are pretty close to how I picture him in canon. This one in particular is great, you've made him look just as young and nasty and stupid as he undoubtedly was. Such a little Johnny Rotten. The colors in his skin are amazing - I feel like if I saw him up close he'd have zits, and he'd probably say something indescribably rude. Oof, Snape, you're making my heart hurt.
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Kitsune1978's avatar
There were times when he was that dark. Poor Severus, I wish he knew better then, but I know he wouldn't be the same person if he did. Anyway I believe he's the most tragic character from HP.
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bagasuit091|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful colors!
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MademoiselleMeg's avatar
ooooooh, gorgeous!
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kyron777's avatar
Nice Job!
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MireilleRosset|Professional Photographer
Very good work! Oh, my dear Snape))
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XxLeeshaxX|Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect
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ianmsquee's avatar
Amazing Work! :iconilikeitplz:
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SophieBuckley|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the touches of green you've added to his face <3
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AnCatDubh's avatar
yeah, snape and green go well together ;)
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bai-xue88|Hobbyist General Artist
woah, amazing! the watercolors are so perfect for the mood.
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AnCatDubh's avatar
thank you!!
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HiddenTreasury|Professional General Artist
wow i love the scowl upon his face it captures his essence perfectly! love it love it love it :D
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AnCatDubh's avatar
thanks!! I can see you like The Scowl, from your avatar ;)
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Veronika-Art's avatar
Why is this not in my faves??? It`s incredible!!!! :faint:
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AnCatDubh's avatar
hehe, thanks :blushes:
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Empirica's avatar
Damn. The lighting is just so cool.
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Marliv|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive. Especially since it's been made with watercolours!
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AnCatDubh's avatar
well I did cheat a bit with the gouache :giggle:
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Expell-HUN|Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! I really like his expression, the tones and colours you have used! :rose:
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AnCatDubh's avatar
thank you :hug:
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joeyv7's avatar
Superb work - nice light effects on skin, great mood. I like how you resolved the robes @ in the lower part of the composition.
{{I'm still casting about for decent ideas for your drawing. Seeing work like this makes me glad I'm taking my time with it . . . ;) ) }}
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