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Sleeping Ugly
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Published: August 1, 2006
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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's avatar
I would say The Dark Sleeping beauty
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Djelectriczone's avatar
You made him the way he is but i do adore him for so much reasons))))))
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Sigune's avatar
Sigune|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are free to do so ;). I hope I didn't make Snape too cute, though!
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wbkal79's avatar
Very nice!
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droxy's avatar
droxy|Hobbyist General Artist
Hee! "BT" inspired me. Her nose is amazing. The socks...looks like Albus was involved.
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Sigune|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's avatar
:) i like the play on words but SEV IS NOT UGLY. :XD:
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Sigune|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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: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|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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str4yk1tt3n's avatar
Lovely -- fantastic linework.
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Sigune|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Sigune|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;)
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Ithelda|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good!! I love his striped socks :D
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Sigune|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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D It seems fitting! :D
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HapticMimesis|Student Digital Artist
Fabulous. I love the shoes, in particular!
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Sigune's avatar
Sigune|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

I always pay special attention to shoes ;)...
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Ivy-Green's avatar
Aww, I think he's kinda cute when he's asleep like that. XD
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dancingbunny's avatar
Aaaw! I bet he's snoring too.
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Ms-Sarah's avatar
Aww... I'd still snuggle him ^^
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Eolhin| General Artist
Brilliant work! I wish I could do things like that with pens... :)
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Sigune|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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