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Harry Potter and Severus Snape (AU). "Never letting you go."

As you can see, Harry in this painting is no longer based off of the Movie (Daniel Radcliffe) Harry. I no longer feel any desire or inspiration to represent the HP characters based on the movie. I recently reread all 7 books, and they inspire a different image/look to the characters than what has become the standard. So I am sorry, but this will be the very last time that I used Alan Rickman as Severus Snape as well. The actors are amazing, and I love them all extremely much, but the way I see the characters based on JKR's description differs from how the movie represented them.

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SPNfanElisa Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
oh my gosh so wondeful and heartbreaking
prettyflour Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This fantastic fan art has been featured in my journal.   :heart:

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SarahSkid Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so heart warming <3
MyLovelyJacksonForev Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outlandiish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love them so much. This is so cute. R.I.P Lily Potter
crazyskullz1021 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful, amazing artwork. 
DoveAngel8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Rickman will always be Snape to me. even as I read the books.
CharlottaRose Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016
If Snape had grown up and got over hating James enough that he could have actually seen the real Harry ... this could have happened!  If he'd been as willing to love Harry as he was to protect him, he could have been that Uncle figure Harry wanted.  Harry was ready enough to love.

Oh well.  Very nice picture.  Makes me sad.
sevese Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a different picture of most characters in mind as well - but still this is amazing.
I would have preferred that happy end of forgiveness (referring to both of them).
TortillaDelPeligro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Your artistic skill is noteworthy!  I'm very much enjoying this image as it speaks to what I wish would've happened in the story: that Snape would've become family to Harry choosing to regard the young Potter as Lili's son instead of James'... instead of, you know, how the story actually ends... which I felt was anticlimactic much like the death of Sherlock Holmes by the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but I digress.

Thank you for sharing your substantial talents and products of your imagination with us, our dreams and stories will be the richer for your generosity. ;D

ondrop Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016
Oddball-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student Artist
(Sniffles) (Sobs) (Sobs) (Sobs) Harry Potter 2001-2011 This is so sad... Alan Rickman is gone and Daniel Radcliffe is all grown up. It's heartbreaking that you lost someone whom you grew up with... Radcliffe and Rickman grew up with each other in Harry Potter. I could just imagine if Rickman was hugging the young Daniel Radcliffe. Thanks... Thanks a lot... :'(
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's a real shame that someone as wonderful as Alan Rickman died so young. :(((
Earwen-Valandil Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
je kiff trop ce dessin !
RogueofFreedom Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This brings life into my heart, the way its created and placed made me fall in love with Harry and Snape all over again.
ShadowDragon22 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016   Digital Artist
This is so beautifully painted
Bad-Wolf-and-Moony Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Okay...I absolutely loved this piece at first. Harry especially is so perfectly crafted and you're right, the books really do inspire different character images and Radcliffe will just never be Harry for me. 
However, I thought that this artwork depicted a version of HP where Snape has a paternal relationship with Harry and his feelings about Harry reflect Lily, not James. But when I found out what was really going on I couldn't help feeling really disturbed.
So thank you for bringing the real Harry to life, THANK YOU!!! I would be over the moon if you were able to do another of Harry - perhaps alone, or with Sirius (not in the movie nor artistic world have I seen Sirius done justice, and he is such a deserving character), or his Patronus (as an older Harry maybe) - maybe depicting Harry as he grows up, or by the Lake (I associate the lake with merpeople and Dementors / his first Patronus, plus you always think of the Inferi in HBP, not to mention the scenes seen in the Pensieve). Just don't go messing with what Rowling wrote... it will never work.
Anybody else feel this way?!
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This piece was meant to be a whatever the viewer wants it to be, hence it's so ambiguous. If you want it to be a father-son relationship, that's what it reflects. A Teacher-student relationship, that's what it is. You want it to be two lovers embracing, then that's what it is. So, it's up to the viewer to see whatever relationship they want it to be.

And OK. Thanks for the advice. I will be sure to follow it. :)
kllxhnnh Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
After discovering that Alan Rickman died today, I was searching for some comforting fanart and this came up.  This is beautiful and so meaningful.  I love it.
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the compliment. I am overjoyed to hear that you like this piece. :) I will miss Alan Rickman SO very much. :(
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student General Artist
Ah, me too. This really is perfect. 
fairykiller Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
i can understand you, but I'd have to disagree when it comes to Snape. jk rowling told alan rickman everything about his character so that he would be able to portray him accurately, and she thought he did it spot on
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Each to their own of course. I know JKR told Alan Rickman everything, but I wasn't talking about portrayal of personality when I said "character". I meant physical appearance. I always, always loved Alan Rickman and always will, but I am sorry, he is around 30 years older than the actual Snape in the books. He is also more solidly built. So my statement still stands. IF I would draw HP art in the future (my own, not commissioned art), I would probably use my vision of the characters from the books and not the movie portrayed versions. It is a moot point though, for I highly doubt I will draw anything for HP again, unless I am commissioned to do so.
TortillaDelPeligro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I felt the same, Alan Rickman was an excellent choice for the character but later on in life.  I felt Snape should've been more of a Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch body-type, and around the same age as them (early 30's) at the time of the first movie.

What do you think MathiaArkoniel?  I've read the first 3 Harry Potter books thrice but all the others only once...
GiaSesshoumaru Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Absolutely beautiful.
GinnyWesley2468 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
therealamyrose8 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ship them as father and son
JaseekaDarkblade2020 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Me too.:D (Big Grin) 
BraveMoonGirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ship them as father and son
Carriejokerbates Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
me 2
MHVenusMcFlytrap Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I find Snarry kinda creepy, but I love this picture! It's so beautiful and it captures their emotions so well.
eriador117 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
MissLockhart09 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
I love this. Exactly what I wish the ending had held for these two. Would you ever make this a print to sell?
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I am glad to hear my painting is to your liking. Sadly, I cannot sell prints of this, because the characters are based off of a movie. :)
DelphiPsmith Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
What Xendigger-the-real said -- exactly.  FYI, I rec'ed this over on one_bad_man today :)
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the rec! :D
Shikariin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
So cuuuuute! :o
Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I choose to interpret this as the version of Snape that could have been. He could have been a friend and a brother figure to Harry if he hadn't let his anger over take him.
TortillaDelPeligro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Agreed.  I think Rowling missed out on a nice twist.  Ah well, not my story. <]
baileycasad Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
TheSummercrowned Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist
It's beautiful. Clap  I love these characters ! Ene (Smile) [V7]  And i am very grateful because i always imagined a scene like this, for these two. Scene full of emotion recognition, forgiveness, and love. Shy kiss
I put it in my favorites.
LAWI360 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rababco Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not really a fan of slash but I really like scenes like this where they show affection rather than just basically hating each other, kind of like a father and son. I think so much could've been done with their relationship than what was done in the series, especially knowing about Snape's past. I don't think even really hated Harry, even though he looked like James but more pain than anything. He doesn't want to hate Harry or associate him with his father but he can't help it. This almost looks like what Harry wishes he could do after Snape dies and Harry finds out the truth, he wants to hug him so badly and thank him for helping taking care of him and appogize for doubting him and not understanding what he went through, wishing he could've helped him.
AlainHotCoco Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
This is so stunning. The emotional turmoil in this picture is quite evident to me. I don't really ship Snarry, but this is simply beautiful. 
BrnoCZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Really good work, well done!
Unicornlover10 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wolfclaw15 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   General Artist
awww <3 its cute my drawing sucks compared to this
Artizay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God, this is stunning.
Artizay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean, I don't actually ship them together... I prefer to stick to gen relationships, but still.
ask-selenathehuman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Omg your art is awesome
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