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Sleeping Ugly by Sigune Sleeping Ugly by Sigune
Having been chased by fangirls all weekend at Lumos 2006, Snape, exhausted, is finally enjoying a much-needed beauty sleep :). I will take the liberty of dedicating this picture to , the one and only true Lumos Snape.

I drew this with nibs and ink, media I have been weary of for some time, but which I started to like as I worked on this.

The picture is based on Arthur Rackham's "Sleeping Beauty".
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Djelectriczone Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I would say The Dark Sleeping beauty
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Djelectriczone Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You made him the way he is but i do adore him for so much reasons))))))
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Sigune Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are free to do so ;). I hope I didn't make Snape too cute, though!
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wbkal79 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Very nice!
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droxy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee! "BT" inspired me. Her nose is amazing. The socks...looks like Albus was involved.
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Sigune Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh. I always give Snape striped socks because I think he takes himself too seriously. I just have to poke fun at him - in a gentle, affectionate way ;).
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shabaDOOP Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
:) i like the play on words but SEV IS NOT UGLY. :XD:
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Sigune Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes he is! That's what I like about him (among other things). Mind you, I think he's ugly in a magnificent sort of way - the picture of a cliché Dark Wizard, with his hooknose, crooked teeth and (I imagine) sharp chin... :D
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shabaDOOP Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
:heart: :)
It was weird how they drew him in the book, though. He looked like Karkaroff.... :o
:XD:
By the way, at first they wanted some other guy to play Snape, but he got a role in Planet of the Apes. So they chose Alan Rickman instead (and made a very wise choice)!
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Sigune Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The British books haven't got any drawings in them, and actually I am glad of that. I could develop my Snape purely from the text - though in my very first pictures (which I never posted) I did borrow some of Alan Rickman's film costumes :).

I like Alan Rickman as an actor, but I'm not exceedingly happy with him as Snape. He's also WAY older than book!Snape (who is 39 at the end of book 7) and far too chubby. Apparently JKR had originally requested Tim Roth, whom I would personally have preferred. Ah well.
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shabaDOOP Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Oh, they don't? Never knew that. :)
Cool!

I guess Rickman is pretty old, but his voice is just perfect for the character. (JKR described Snape's voice as cold and silky, which is just how movie!Snape sounded like.)
Roth would have made a good Snape, he's a good actor! :D But I still prefer Rickman. :heart:
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Lovely -- fantastic linework.
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
XDDDDDD
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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Ithelda Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good!! I love his striped socks :D
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am absolutely convinced that Snape wears striped socks. For some reason. :D

Glad you like them!
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Ithelda Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D It seems fitting! :D
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Fabulous. I love the shoes, in particular!
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Sigune Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

I always pay special attention to shoes ;)...
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Ivy-Green Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Aww, I think he's kinda cute when he's asleep like that. XD
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dancingbunny Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Aaaw! I bet he's snoring too.
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Ms-Sarah Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Aww... I'd still snuggle him ^^
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Eolhin Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007   General Artist
Brilliant work! I wish I could do things like that with pens... :)
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Sigune Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh. To be honest, most of the time I can't do things like that with pens either ;). I don't know why it worked here, because next time I tried inking with a pen, all the lines were runny and I nearly ruined the picture...

Glad you like it! :)
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Eolhin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008   General Artist
Different kinds of pens have different effects on different papers. :) Next time, try the pen on a separate sheet of the same paper, or in a little corner, to see if it will work ok with that paper before diving in. It has to do with the type of ink, and the absorbency of the paper, ect.
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DollyPrincess Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
how adorable.
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cliz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
Oooh how much I love this fanart...
The shoes and socks are love :heart:
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Dogss Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
Your work has a certain quirky charm to it that I love. It's rare to see someone work with pen and ink and I love to see that, especially with fanart and such a popular fandom. The vertical lines around the bed really create a storybook mood... if that makes any sense. XD

The socks and shoes are what make this. <33
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Sigune Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I like "quirky charm" :).

I'm a bit old-fashioned, I think; I love traditional media and I don't think I could use computer graphics to my own satisfaction - I would miss the somewhat gritty feel of inks and paper.

Socks and shoes are :heart:, so I do my best to make them nice ;)...
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PrettySephy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
I'm just listening to the interview you did on SnapeCast, and heard about this picture, so I came to look. I'm glad I did; Your artwork is great, and I enjoyed your insights on Snape on the podcast.
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Sigune Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for coming over and taking a look! I'm obviously a terrible Snape fangirl ;) - and I'm really happy you enjoy my stuff :D.
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sagittarius-20 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006   Digital Artist
Hahaha! I like it!
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Sigune Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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hydrargyra Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006
Ain't he adorable. :) :) :) great job!
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Sigune Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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inkvine Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
I guess There is a long line of rabid fangirls waiting to see if their kiss will be the one that wakes the sweet prince? Beautiful work as always adore your lines and subject.:love:
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D

I'm sure Snape has locked and bolted his dungeon door as a precaution ;)...
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Limlight Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist
Arthur Rackham is awesome, and you are awesome for being inspired by his work. Continue rocking! (Snape's profile looks perfect, BTW)
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Squee! Thanks so much...

Rackham is one of my childhood loves. I never took art school, but when I was a teen I drew pictures with Rackham's as my great example. *sigh* I can only keep dreaming of his awesomeness... :)
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tspeecestudios Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
How I do adore Snape and your technique. What a deliciously wicked match-up. :D
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee! Thanks a lot :)...
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tspeecestudios Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Quite welcome! :D
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brewing-trouble Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
oh, btw... love the shading work. You kick my arse at ink.

And... I actually do have socks like that. Fluorescent-green-and-black stripes. And I was wearing them under my boots at Lumos on one of the days. :XD:
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brewing-trouble Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
OMGOMGOMG!!!!

Okay, I grant that going all "squeeing fangirlish" is a very un-Snapely thing to do, but DAMMIT you are awesome!! :XD: Thank you so much!!

Lumos was indeed one of the most exhausting weeks of my life. But I'd never had so much fun...

See everyone at Phoenix Rising. ;) I'm looking forward to getting my ugly on down in New Orleans.
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) (very belatedly; I'm so sorry...). As you can see, you left quite an impression :D!

I won't pysically be at Phoenix Rising, unfortunately... But I'll be there in spirit ;).
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ThanataPhaemo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Beautifull piece.
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darksideup Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006
ZOMG snape wears HEELS! -snigger- and SLEEPPING UGLY! you are BRILLIANT! :heart: i love it with a PASSION
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Sigune Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My Snape always wears heels - he's trying to look taller ;).

Thank you very much!
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darksideup Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
:giggle: i adore ur snape
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