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S. Snape - Death Eater period by AnCatDubh S. Snape - Death Eater period by AnCatDubh
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 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist
those robes :love: Well done!
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Empirica Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
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 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
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 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful colors!
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MademoiselleMeg Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
ooooooh, gorgeous!
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kyron777 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Nice Job!
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MireilleRosset Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very good work! Oh, my dear Snape))
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XxLeeshaxX Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect
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ianmsquee Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Amazing Work! :iconilikeitplz:
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SophieBuckley Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the touches of green you've added to his face <3
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
yeah, snape and green go well together ;)
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bai-xue88 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
woah, amazing! the watercolors are so perfect for the mood.
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
thank you!!
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HiddenTreasury Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
thanks!! I can see you like The Scowl, from your avatar ;)
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Why is this not in my faves??? It`s incredible!!!! :faint:
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
hehe, thanks :blushes:
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Empirica Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Damn. The lighting is just so cool.
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
thanks :)
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Marliv Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Impressive. Especially since it's been made with watercolours!
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
well I did cheat a bit with the gouache :giggle:
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Expell-HUN Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! I really like his expression, the tones and colours you have used! :rose:
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
thank you :hug:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
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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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thank you! Haha don't worry about the drawing, I'm sure it'll be just great :)
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Snape here, in my opinion, is uglier than usual, don't worry ;) :) - great pic again, great young Snape, especially for his harsh expression :nod:
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
hehe, thanks for reassuring me :). never easy to transfer mental images onto paper (or computer).
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:iconvizen:
Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I know that!
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evyheartway Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
:love: he's really great. beautiful painting
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
merci :hug:
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evyheartway Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
:-) ( I 'm a utter failure regarding construtive criticizm for paintings ;-) ) but I know when I love something !;-) :-)
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous. You've done amazing work, once again. This is very close to how I see him at this stage, actually.

I am particularly enamored with the expression on his face. There are so many emotions there, simmering just beneath the surface, and yet, you can't quite pin down even a single one. Very appropriate for Severus Snape.
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
The expression is always the most important thing I find, but also one of the trickiest... So I'm very pleased it's working for you, makes me feel like I've succeded in something :w00t:
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is, indeed, wonderful.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
yes, that expression is awesomely Snapish . . .
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HESarah Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Beautiful use of color, and Snape at his Snapiest. I really love this.
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
thank you!
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Servina Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
wow. this is really impressive :D
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
thanks :)!
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Servina Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
ur welcome :)
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Preseli Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
I like this portrait of the Dark Artist as a young man very much; it looks like the same person you painted so beautifully before. In a peculiar way, perhaps he's entitled to look well; before the prophesy when things went pear-shaped, he might have quite enjoyed this period.
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
I like your take on it a lot! I'm sure he did enjoy it, the sadistic bastard :D

and after all we mainly have Harry's views of him to go by, and I don't see how he could have seen anything in him but ugliness, on all levels...
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the-anonymous-c Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
oh, I love this! I think you did a good job on making Snape look like himself, and I'm glad you did (I see so many ';pretty' Snapes D:)

I love, love, love the blending of the watercolors in the background and the dark mark as well!!
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
I know! He's still a bit too pretty for my taste but hopefully practice makes perfect ;). The background was a lot of fun :)
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the-anonymous-c Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
YEAH,I LIKE YOUR THINKING. Snape can never get too ugly/greasy. NEVER!!

:D
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
that's how we like him :devilish:
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the-anonymous-c Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
:P mmm...
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thysilverdoe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Writer
I love the color and emotions in this. Nice job!
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
thanks!
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thysilverdoe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Writer
No problem. :)
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