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And now ride me up, Testudina Maxima by john-n-mary And now ride me up, Testudina Maxima by john-n-mary
In the world of utilitarian use of magic Severus' flying skills fascinate and bewitch me, seem to be a true magic, even a miracle. I imagine how sometimes at night he rises high on a tower, makes a start - and slides in unsteady shine of northern skies.
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therealsnape Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Wow! I got over here on a rec from Perverse_Idyll at LJ - the Snape Slumbers With Books piece, and I just had a lovely time looking at your work. This is totally stunning, with all the different textures and lines. And the dragon in the background bearing him up - wonderful.

Therealsnape
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2015
Thank you a lot for kind words and for your attention!
That was quite interesting to turn back to that old piece, now it looks so strange, like made by someone other)
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SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW this is beautiful! I love the colours you used! :)
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Um, actually this is an old work, nowadays I'm sort of ashamed of it, but thank you, anyway)
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SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Really? I still think it's lovely. :aww:
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Oh, I wasn't asking for more compliments, truly) Thank you once more)
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SmudgeThistle Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Heh heh, I know you weren't! I just wanted to give you one. :D
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
^_^
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Phoenix-12 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Featured in "A Tribute to Russian Artists" journal here: [link] :)
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Huge thanks))
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Phoenix-12 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I think this is my favourite pic off yours. I love Snape's profile so much, and the concept, the style, the atmosphere - well, everything really, including the very original title! :heart:
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Title's from an old Russian (well, Soviet) cartoon about adventures of Little Lion Cub and Great Turtle, Lion asks Turtle to ride him) A very kind, lovely, childish cartoon for the smallest of kids, you know)
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Phoenix-12 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I didn't get this reference (of course), but it's a great title, anyway. The comic sounds lovely! :)
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of-anoesis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
I love the dreamlike quality of this piece. It's just magical.
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Beautiful words, thank you for them.
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to second ~swordhawthorn's words: This is magical! Of mesmerizing beauty. :iconblacklovelyheartsplz:
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Thank you very much!
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyourewelcomesignplz: :nod:
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Leochi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
This makes me think of Chagall! :D :heart:
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
One of beloved artists of mine, as you see. Maybe you've already known of Wang Yi Guang's works, I'm never tired of admiring: [link]
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Leochi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Thank you so much for the link, those are fantastic pictures. :heart:
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Greate you like them!
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Leochi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
:D
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swordhawthorn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I wish my dreams looked like this, it's so magical!
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
So glad to read your words, wanted to give Severus some mysterious and peaceful time - even if just in dreams.
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kasmunaut Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Ой, очень похоже на илл к моему Хамелеону, хотя нарисовано раньше, я знаю.
но призрачный дракон, который Снейпа несёт...
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Мы с Вами точно субличности некоего третьего)
Википедия говорит, это Каледонский лес: [link]
Представляете, он там парит на восходящих воздушных потоках...
А мантию на пузике ему в таком случае ветром надуло, именно!
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kasmunaut Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
а про Каледонский лес у меня в Волк волку было!
Только я не поняла, в адресе фото другой какой-то лес...
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Может, подгнило что-то в википедском королевстве? Фото из статьи "Каледонский лес": [link]
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Mafer-Potter Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What did you used to paint this? Great, great job! It brings tears to my eyes.
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Oh please smile, my porcelain heart won't endure)

Firstly water colors, then some acrylic, finally lots of pencil.

And thanks a lot!
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Mafer-Potter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful. :) *gives you a teary smile*
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Thank you again:)
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, I really like the details! :heart:
Is he riding a dragon?
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Cheers!
It's sort of flight spell visualization.
But according to the symbol of the new year your version also fits well!
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist
It does! :D
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Colors, textures, background and imaginative theme are all wonderful! :heart:
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Glad to read your words!
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AriesNamarie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! I love the different textures of black here
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
It's water colors plus some acrylic plus lots of pencil.
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Alienor77310 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Fantastic.
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Thank you!
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YvonneVetjens Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous - I love all the details! Simply makes me happy to look at :)
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Happy you're happy)
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Myrrha-Silvenia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful...
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:iconjohn-n-mary:
john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Simply thanks!
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janach Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE Flying Sev!

And I don't believe Voldemort taught him. He taught Voldie (in my own fanfic universe, of course.) If flying is a "trick" someone can just "pick up," Minnie, why don't I see YOU flitting about the grounds?

I really like your style of symbolism combined with a fundamentally realistic drawing style. Non-literal but not sloppy. Good stuff.
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Severus flying is my kinkest kink; this is not my last picture on the subject)
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Vizen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Потрясающe.
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john-n-mary Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Спасибо большое!
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