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In Memories of Severus Snape

By WilliamSnape
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oil on Canvas (40x50 cm)

In the Harry Potter books Severus Snape dies in "The Shrieking Shack". This scene inspired me for this sad painting.

This painting i dedicate to all Professor Severus Snape Fans. He is still alive in our hearts!

Harry Potter and all characters © JK Rowling, Warner Bros.

Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart to :iconwdwparksgal: for the DD!!! :heart::kiss:

Dear Muggles, Witches and Wizards...Thank you very much for the many Favorites and kind comments!!! :bow::heart::hug:
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JoeMerl's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

This picture definitely caught my attention for some reason---perhaps because it is not only very well-done, but perhaps also because it's somehow different than a lot of what I find in my Inbox. I had just been wondering how it was that he had so many fangirls, inundating me with art one really had to be a fangirl to appreciate (no offense to anyone---it's just the sheer volume!). I'm not quite sure what makes me react to this one differently---perhaps just it's simplicity, being a scene from the books devoid of one's fanon perspective. But it's also, of course, a very powerful image, given all the events that surround this one scene; it's clearly pro-Snape, but unlike a lot of piece it's both dark and tragic, which, of course, fits Snape's own personality perfectly.

I only have a few little points about the art itself---the area around his hand looks a bit odd somehow; the way the light on the floorboards looks gives an odd impression like he's dipping his fingers in water or something. I also can't help but wonder about his exact position---shouldn't he be on his back or something? (I admit I don't have the books with me to check, if you were even going for a perfect transition. I just nitpick. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/x/x…" width="15" height="15" alt=":XD:" title="XD" />) I'm inclined to say that the specific viewpoint forces him into the periphery, but somehow it works---his cloak seems dark enough against the background that my eyes at least do go to him fairly quickly, even if one's first instinct is to examine the scenery in the center.

Overall this was an excellent piece, and bravo on both the appearance and the message. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/t/t…" width="15" height="15" alt=":thumbsup:" title="Thumbs Up" /><img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt="=D" title="=D (Big Grin)" />
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Thank you so much for your Critique!

Snape lying on her stomach and put on the right leg. The hand is not into water...its his shadow ;-)
LukeAxolotl's avatar
This is absolutely beautiful
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Thanx so much! 🙋‍♂️❤
LadySionis's avatar
that's right...go ahead and make me cry!Waaaah! 
ScarletQuill's avatar
Wow....
The tragic beauty yet the enduring legacy of the man who loved, and lived with so much.
Danka, Gracias and Merci (that's three times the thanks)!
Excellent :D
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Thank you so much!!! :hug:
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ProjectAnimation's avatar
I'm crying. This is so beautiful and miserably sad. 
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Not in our hearts... ;-)
wbkal79's avatar
You have caught the "mood" of his death in the Shrieking Shack… It is how I envisioned it… except I can't draw!<3
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i like this picture very much
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Coloring on the room is so pleasant and it makes me sad to see Snape like this.
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