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(Music: Egor Grushin – Loss) 

After all this time? Always... Waaaah! 
This is a repaint of an illustration I made in 2014:

Always by IrenHorrors
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QuinceM Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2019
Kind and beautiful Severus!🖤🖤🖤
Severusiana Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
My favourite character. 
RLMadd Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018
I'm not crying, you're crying!
PorcelainMalice Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is nice. What a great artwork, and a great character. Always found him to be oddly mysterious and interesting. Fascinating how the books unravel who he actually is and what the reasons are for him being how he is. Despite that, being capable of such crazy love, which a lot of human beings are nowhere near capable of. Tragic.

Love the comparison as well ^^ I love both those versions, .. though looking back at my own, mine are horrible xD
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
Wow, the newer one certain does have improvement! Snape's face looks better and doe patronus looks a lot more ghostly!! Cool!…
Fellmoon Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2018
Very nicely drawn.

Still doesn't change the fact that he was an abusive teacher, playing favorites with some students and going out of his way to humiliate others. More unpleasant to be around at least it the books, as well to look out. The major points that brought a shift to how Snape was viewed was how the movies showed him as less prone to abuse and yelling at students, with more attention and perhaps shift of perspective when it came showing his past, with that of a very talented and not so unattractive actor... even if he was ultimately on the side of the good guys, Snape was not a good person. More, he essentially made his own life miserable. 
Ashreila Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Student General Artist
An explanation for a behavior, or behavioral tendencies, doesn't always excuse a persons actions; it just tells the reader why the character was so inclined. Snape may be a prime example of that as a character.
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2018
That's the point of Snape's characterization; that he isn't necessarily evil but that he is definitely not a good guy either. The best Snape is is an antihero that closely resembles a petty antagonist. 
Fellmoon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
I am surprised, yet glad to see that you agree. Many fans of Snape try to excuse, minimize, or justify the wizard's less then positive traits or go so far as to try and argue he should have gotten with Lily.

I read the books and very much enjoyed them as well watched the movies later. Though admittedly, not getting as invested in the movies as some because of the changes made. Of scenes removed or altered, of characters cut or introduced later then they should, to even giving one character's scenes to another. Like how Ron was made more a joke, Hermione being given some of his best scenes and otherwise made more of a Legolas style... yet then taking away other scenes that had been hers. For example, in the very first movie, cutting her scene of Hermione using her brilliant mind and reasoning to figure out Snape's test in getting to the philosopher's stone.

I'm glad the movies were made, yet I sometime feel they do as much harm as good. Chuckles, I guess this making me more a book loyalist.
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2018
Nah, I get you. I don't mind the movies in general and actually loved them until the Goblet of Fire.....but then the changes were too much for me. Dobby's role being minimized, Ginny's character change, Hermione being over represented, her dress becoming pink instead of blue....etc. Though I did like the idea of Neville developing a crush on Luna and that's a movie only thing. 

About Snape, understanding where a person or a character is coming from and forgiving/excusing/justifying his or her actions are very different things in my book, and I don't believe him bullying Harry, Neville, and other students can be in any ways can be justified. Especially not Harry and Neville. 

I understand where Snape's coming from. I was emotionally bullied from time to time in school for similar reasons as Snape was bullied (honestly, James just picked on Snape because he was jealous of him being close with Lily- Snape being a Slytherin and interested in Dark magic are just as excuses - and I was often bullied/shunned for similar reasons) so I do understand where Snape's scars and frustrations. 

But that and bullying the kid because he LOOKS like the person who's bullied you when at the same time you do realize that's the kid of the woman you loved and still love is simply being petty. Like, I do not mind at all Snape bickering and insulting Sirius or Remus (because they deserve it) but Harry and other Gryffindors? (sigh) To put it brutally Snape's a man-child just as Sirius is one in certain departments.
LinaSaks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Когда смотришь на работы через время так заметно, как идет развитие! Всегда такое нравилось) Ты очень крутая)
FrauleinVampyria Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Always :heart:
pirouy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Love your artstyle ! 
Yoxaren Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
After all this time?
DodoDuuDuu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its severus snape!
angel686 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018
this is so cool!
alex-aaart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SkinNBonesMan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Most striking part of the story... Very well visualised. Thanks!
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful work!
Ajzan-Hataru Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
For me it feels even nostalgic. I remember that for some time after 7th book came out Snape's story was big deal in HP fandom.
chivalryss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, well done.  Alan Rickman will be missed.
Kiritoyoru Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
The picture of a moving heart.
NoElSt-art Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
and forever...
beautiful picture!!!
LadySionis Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
i'm starting to really miss alan rickman now.:(
effigytormented Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
I like how the anatomy has filled out more.
BlobOfFlesh Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist
FireBlazeDragon5 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, the difference between the two is striking! 
Bojo72rocco Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Happy cry (Tears of joy) Severus Snape, the bravest mage in all of Hogwarts 
pdwolverine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is quite a difference, especially on the Patronus! Nice job!
grassa48 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Who would have thought, reading "The Philosopher's Stone" that Snape would be the hero of the series?
IrisAurorae Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww :love:
Dancingmyheartout4 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TAONN Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh...My hearts breaks Waaaah! I miss him so much Heart  
Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Epic! :clap:
CaroFrescoDolceFlata Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Really, really beautiful :nod:
bezzalair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Wow! The improvement is wonderful!
Dappleclaw Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!!
Love seeing the old one, you can tell you've put lots of work into your art.
MorphoFan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
Wow, that's beautiful!
FlosSapientiae Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
touching and beautiful :'( <3
AmirShinobi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!
Little-Winged-Angel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018   General Artist
love this picture, and when you compare it to your older version, its like younger snape and older snape. Still the same! ALWAYS!
Toboe-chan92 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
this is so beautiful yet say...I love Snape. well done!!
tonightweare Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely incredible... :heart: 
Arglos2002 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Well I just got spoiled that snape is the owner of the female deer patronus, well, Shrug , still, It's a good piece!!!
FoxyM8 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heroika Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student General Artist
T.T is so sad~
Wiayu33 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Always... ;( Severus looks like elf... But this is awesome!
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