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Wandless Magic (Inktober) by Sigune Wandless Magic (Inktober) by Sigune

Inktober day 23: post-DH bearded Snape is delving more deeply into magic than ever, and he is an enthousiastic student of wandless spells.

The bracelet with the bead is a gift from his youngest daughter; he doesn’t dare to not wear it :p.
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lirrili Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
I'm sooo in love with your "new" Snape! Clap And headcanon about Snape's children is so adorable) But it's very interesting for me to know who is their mother...)
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Sigune Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm really glad you like him :).

...I tend to avoid mentioning who is Snape's wife in my headcanon because it won't please a lot of people and I want them to enjoy my images without thinking of that. She's an original character I invented almost ten years ago, so I almost forget that she isn't in the books :P.
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lirrili Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
I like original characters although my favourite pairing is SS/HG) Anyway, thank you for giving Snape harmony and happiness in his life.
He deserved it.
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Toblass Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
I love this bearded Snape! And the wandless magic...I think he is quite proficient at it. And the bracelet is a really nice touch...I love that it's a gift from his daughter. 
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Sigune Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!

Yes, I imagine Snape is quite proficient at wandless magic. He'll apply himself to anything magical until he excells at it. Plus, it's super useful! He'd appreciate that.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
I really like your new post-DH Snape. I've always love the long hair on Snape, and the beard looks good on him. He also looks taller or thinner, somehow. Well, IMO he is very appealing)
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cabepfir says I'm making him too handsome. I think she has a point :P - but I'm not doing it on purpose!

Fact is, there are three to eight years between my old Snape art and what I'm posting now. Recently my style has become much more loose and fluid and I'm less afraid of exaggerating some things, whereas in the past all my characters tended to be a bit stocky and stiff. I think (or hope :D) that is what you see.

My view on Snape has changed somewhat after my break from fandom, and when I think about him post-DH now, I want him to look different because I believe he would have changed - not much, but, you know, a burden has been lifted from him and he has lost some painful memories. To my mind he's slowly growing into a kind of Slytherin, Dark Arts-loving version of Dumbledore, so I thought it was fun to give him reading glasses and long hair and a beard (though a short one - it's still Snape, it has to remain sufficiently practical), and he is less buttoned-up than he used to be :).

I have to say that I love drawing him like this :). I'm really glad that you like it!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
I read your opinion on the Cursed Child on Lj and could only agree. I also had the impression that the writer, maybe, read the books, but without paying much attention to details, and Snape notably did not speak like Snape would...
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No, I don't think he's too handsome here - I was commenting another of your recent sketches, if I'm not mistaken. I think his look is well balanced here.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
I do, really. 
The last drawings are more dynamic than the old ones, and while Snape looked thoughtful and focused in the old series, now he seems powerful and full of energy and freedom. It is a new story about him, which explains the new looks.

I don't mind the handsomeness... In an AU, where Snape would be free and at peace, he could change the way he looks, take care of himself and have an aura of power and beauty...What would stay? The dark eyes and hair, the hooked nose, the thin body and face complexion. The body posture, the expressions, the outfit, the facial hair may have changed. Anyway, cabepfir 's Snape is handsome to my eyes, so I could argue with her ;)

I think you were one of the only ones to draw him more stocky and smaller - which I think was good and utterly canon, however I feel like the fluid style is bless to my eyes. And as I said, I've always loved the long hair on him )
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahah, thank you ;)

I was referring to this set of Sigune's new Snapes sigune.livejournal.com/195505.… when I wrote "maybe too handsome?" (in a positive way, in any case!) I believe he's quite well-balanced here between natural un-handsomeness / relaxatedness / grown comfortable into his own skin / etc.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016
I understand and agree)
Sigune's remains recognizably hers, with the squared shape of the face (and the socks and pointy shoes). And the expression and the intense eyes remain Snape's. By the way, you haven't drawn him for a while... :(
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
No :( Sorry. At present, I'm finding really hard to save time for personal drawings, and in the rare occasions I do, I prefer to draw original stuff - the ideas I have right in that moment. The vast majority of my time is eaten up by the comics I'm working on. However, I will as usual participate to the SS/HG gift fest and HoggywartyXmas (both on lj) with new fanarts.
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janach Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Youngest" daughter implies he has at least three; if there were only two, they would be "elder" and "younger." I love the idea of Sev in a home full of little girls. He will be going crazy when they reach adolescence and start getting boyfriends. "Daddy, please don't Legilimize Barry like you did John!"
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eek, that is my non-native-speaker mistake... In its current constellation in my head, the Snapes have four children - two girls, two boys - and the youngest (as the eldest) child is a girl. I actually started off with the idea of two children (this goes WAY back), but as I came to revisit my Snape headcanon in recent months, I thought he might want more (in a weird combination of, "Do you still love me? Let's have another baby" and "Actually I'm not too bad at raising kids. Let's have another go and perfect the recipe"). His wife has called a stop after four though.

I do imagine Snape gets along much better (or, well, more easily) with his daughters than with his sons, because his sons remind him more of himself and he is extra worried that they might make mistakes similar to his own. He is super proud of the girls, but yes, he will absolutely go crazy once they get to their boyfriend phase. There isn't a boy born who is good enough for Snape's daughters. And he will certainly not refrain from submitting them to Legilimency XD. Sooner or later he will have to realise that this is a Bad Idea and if he doesn't start behaving himself, the girls will just keep their boyfriends a secret.

Gosh I need to draw the Snape children.
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janach Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Using "youngest" when there are only two is technically an error, but it is extremely common usage among native English speakers, so you have no cause to be embarrassed. I mentioned it out of snarkiness, because I am a complete Ravenclaw when it comes to language, and also because I love the idea of Severus with multiple daughters.

Maybe one of Sev's daughters will be a lesbian, and it will take him forever to realize he needs to be Legilimizing her girlfriends instead of her boyfriends. ;)
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LifeofaPottedPlant Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I do like the idea of him having a daughter :3
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More than one XD! My headcanon gets out of hand...
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Great movement in this one.  I also wore bracelets that my daughters made and didn't dare take them off!
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Sigune Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I do try to make my drawings more dynamic, I feel that I tend too much towards the, you know, stationary.

I received a bracelet from my friend's daughter - it was one of those loom thingies, she's really good at them - and I stupidly left it on the windowsill one night, only to find it had pulverised by morning. I was rather upset, but fortunately the little girl had forgotten all about the bracelet next time I saw her :p.
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