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Macho Death Eaters by Ellygator Macho Death Eaters by Ellygator
(2007) pencil on paper, 15"x15"

Despite the rather flippant title this was actually a pretty ambitious project. First off the size which really had me intimidated for a bit, then some technical experiments, such as trying to make the patronuses glowing with innner light and at the same time seem translucent with the figures of the two wizards and the decor of the room showing through them.

The topic of the picture was brought on by some conversations here on DA regarding Snape's patronus as revealed in DH, and then folks talked about how Lucius' patronus could be a reflection of his extravagant pets, his white peacocks. Well, the idea resonanted with me. After all peacocks stand for pride, but also are sacred to Juno, the goddess of hearth and family. And by now we know the Malfoys put family above all...

So here I give your our two favorite Death Eaters with their not very macho or intimidating patronuses. I bet not only Snape kept his under wraps when it came to his associates. Lucius may have felt discreet about his, too.
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Given 2007-09-18
Macho Death Eaters by *Ellygator

This piece is both technically proficient and, to anyone familiar with the Potter series (which I imagine is a lot of you), very amusing. This thought never really crossed my mind, but there's a good chance that two of the most forbidding Death Eaters have two of the least ominous Patronuses possible - a strutting peacock and bloody Bambi! ( Suggested by NatalieKelsey and Featured by animator )
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imhilien Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely. :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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gummy-gundam Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The thing is....you have them so precise and clear. Snape or Professor Snape looks great. You have his glower down well.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had a blast drawing this one.
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Browser65 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Wonderful!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This one has been really fun to draw.
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Narutosith Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Love it
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I had a blast drawing these two!
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Narutosith Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
You're welcome and they are my favorite characters
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Narutosith Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
They are both my favorites love it and going to cosplay lucius
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And have fun playing Lucius! He just has the most awesome costume!
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Narutosith Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
You're welcome and yes I will he is my favorite one
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LenkaofWinterfire Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't want to geek out too much but THIS IS AWESOME. I found one of your works on Pinterest and had to come check you out. SO glad I did.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm very happy you're enjoying my gallery here.
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Every man wants to be a macho macho man 
to have the kind of body, always in demand 
Jogging in the mornings, go man go 
works out in the health spa, muscles glow 
You can best believe that, he's a macho man 
ready to get down with, anyone he can 

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey! 
Macho, macho man (macho man) 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be a macho! Ow.... 

Macho, macho man 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah) 
I've got to be a macho! 

You can tell a macho, he has a funky walk 
his western shirts and leather, always look so boss 
Funky with his body, he's a king 
call him Mister Eagle, dig his chains 
You can best believe that, he's a macho man 
likes to be the leader, he never dresses grand 

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey! 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be a macho! (all right) 

Macho, macho man (yeah, yeah) 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be a macho! All Right! 

Every man ought to be a macho macho man, 
To live a life of freedom, machos make a stand, 
Have their own life style and ideals, 
Possess the strength and confidence, life's a steal, 
You can best believe that he's a macho man 
He's a special person in anybody's land. 

Hey! Hey! Hey, hey, hey! 
Macho, macho man (macho man) 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be a macho! (dig the hair on my chest) 

Macho, macho man (see my big thick mustache) 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be a macho! (Dig broad shoulders) 

Macho, macho man (dig my muscles!) 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be a macho! 

Macho, macho man 
I've got to be, a macho man 
Macho, macho man 
I've got to be a macho! HEY!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that gave me a good chuckle. Now I'm imagining Snape and Malfoy strutting their stuff to the melody. Hilarious! Thanks!
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izclark Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
i love this. apparently its canon that snape was the only death eater who could produce a patronus. i always thought that was ridiculous. these people were fully grown, sometimes very powerful wizards and in their own way they would have had happy thoughts and memories. i think that most of the death eaters would have been able to produce a patronus and i agree with you 100% on the peacock for lucius. i never knew the thing about juno.. thats awesome!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and I agree, while the Dementors eventually came over to Voldemort's side, I am sure they have been along for a long time, and even an evil wizard might have thought a patronus would be a good thing to have as a means of defense as well as a means of communication (such as Kingsley's lynx that warns the wedding guests). So I think they would have wanted to learn how to acquire this power using positive memories just like the rest of the wizarding world...
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izclark Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
i agree but i meant that ive heard that snape was the only death eater CAPABLE of producing a patronus... as in, the others couldnt even if they tried. im fairly sure that this is canon (as in rowling said so herself) and this disappoints me, as it seems such a narrow and simplistic view. death eaters might be twisted and evil but it doesnt mean that they are incapable of happiness to fuel a patronus.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's also true. Being evil does not make you incapable of happiness. Good point!
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Cassim-Fan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
As much as I love this, and agree a peacock would fit Luc, might I suggest a different animal?
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, what do you have in mind? I actually did another one where I gave him a snake... Would love to know your idea.
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Cassim-Fan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Well, when I give him a Patronus it's usually a fox, for intelligence and cunning.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good one, too! In fact, there even exists a black fox... [link]
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Cassim-Fan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
I usually give Luc a fox, when I make him an Animagus, he's a white fox, and Severus is either a panther or black wolf
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: I can imagine Lucius doing that, if his Patronus was a peacock. A rather embarrassing thing
to have known amongst the other Death Eaters; anyone who does know what form the Patronus
would be sworn to secrecy, on pain of death (and not a fast death, either)
Beautifully drawn. You did an amazing job to give the Patroni shape, but still give them their specter
appearance. I can't imagine drawing such ghostly beings on paper with pencils would be an easy
feat. Glowing things are difficult enough to pull off, believably, digitally! :O
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had such a riot drawing this. A little tongue in cheek of course and as you say, a tad embarrassing for the patronus owners, the bambi as much as the peacock...
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: I can see people being Oblivated afterwards, if Severus or Lucius are
ever forced to summon their Patronus in front of Death Eater witnesses.
Or any witnesses for that matter.
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TinorialPeredhil Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
I absolutely adore your detail and utter perfection. I really do love this piece!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had a blast with this one.
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EvanSevered Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done…the patronuses work really well
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I am glad you agree with my choice for Lucius...
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EvanSevered Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's perfect
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MaeveSnape Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Their patronuses really show their souls...:)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I enjoyed this one - Snape is so serious, Lucius is just vain...
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serpentine61398 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I still can't get over the feminine patronuses and yes death eaters can produce patronuses they are people too and all (almost all) people have souls heck even voldie has a soul it's just torn but I seriously cracked up laughing when I figured out lucius's patronus I <3 snape nice pic :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I think I would agree with your judgment and also believe that just because you are a DeathEater you can still produce a patronus. They may not want to do so, because the dementors don't threaten them, due to their allegiance to LV, but I am sure they could.

I bet Lucius has plenty of old good memories along with the more recent bad ones (dating Narcissa, Draco as a little boy, etc.)
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serpentine61398 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
True they probably don't want to I know mine is a dragon voldie's is a snake narcissa I think would have to also be a peacock like luciu's and they only time one of the eatheaters was intimidated by the dementors was when lucius was in azkaban I wouldn't balme him that place is a creepy has heck
snape has to have good memories too like being with lily
Volide's might be the day he found others like him or when he found out he was the heir of slytheren
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serpentine61398 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I still can't get over the feminine patronuses and yes death eaters can produce patronuses they are people too and all (almost all) people have souls heck even voldie has a soul it's just torn but I seriously cracked up laughing when I figured out lucius's patronus I <3 snape nice pic though
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OmbroParanojo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you've probably been told this, but death eaters don't have patronuses (snape is an exception). however, if malfoy could somehow produce the patronus charm, a peacock would suit him very nicely =)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Definitely just a joking way to comment on Malfoy vanity.

Though I always wondered whether the DE were simply unable or rather unwilling to produce patronunses. If unable that means that if you've done bad things you somehow lose the ability (but then that would be odd, because Snape is certainly capable, even after killing Dumbledore, which was justified given the circumstances, but still pretty bad), if unwilling, then you could do it, but wouldn't bother, because the dementors were allies and so you had no need of one. However, seeing how a patronus can be a good messenger at need (Shacklebolt's lynx) it would be a useful piece of magic that a crafty Slytherin would not simply want to give up on. Definitely a puzzle for me.
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OmbroParanojo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] ok so i looked it up and found that..

"The other use was devised by none other than Albus Dumbledore, who invented a way of using the Patronus to deliver messages. This source of communication is believed to be exclusive to the members of the Order of the Phoenix. Using the Patronus for communication offers great advantages in security, as Patronuses identify the caster and are Dark-proof"

"In the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a white peacock appears in the gardens of Malfoy Manor. Some fans believed this bird to be Lucius Malfoy's Patronus. However, J.K. Rowling stated that no Death Eater except Severus Snape could conjure a Patronus."

"In Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4, Voldemort, Lucius Malfoy, Walden Macnair, Barty Crouch Jr., and an unnamed Death Eater can all cast the spell, despite the fact that Rowling stated that no Death Eater besides Severus Snape could produce a Patronus."
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, thanks for the research and for getting back to me with this. I did not remember that the patronus-as-messenger was an invention by Dumbledore. I guess the topic has quite some dimension and discussion around it. I had also forgotten Umbridge's cat patronus. That definitely means you can be evil and conjure one. So it must be something else that prevents the DE from doing it - maybe some influence LV has over them...
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OmbroParanojo Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome =) i'm always happy to discuss harry potter. and maybe, i hadn't really thought about that
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Lily-Box Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What a brilliant idea! Quite funny, and Lucius' patronus, a peacock? So clever. Very well drawn!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had a lot of fun with this one!
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Lily-Box Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
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MyLadyMalfoy Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
I love this... and I love Lucius' patronus!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you - so much fun to draw!
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Dreamy-Dragon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
This is beautiful and elegant, and I love Lucius's Patronus
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