Severus Snape. Drawn for the 'Thank you, Severus' challenge for the dA group Spinner's End. This is my interpretation of a canon Snape who didn't have much going on in his life that made him happy. So I thought, what if he had a talent for music that gave him the escape he needed. So this is my gift to him: a Stradivarius a la Sherlock Holmes, to thank him for putting up with all that crap for so long.
Ink pens on bristol board. Inspired by Gustave Dore's spot illustrations. You have no idea how much trouble Snape's left leg in the background gave me! I'm still not 100% happy with it, but am submitting anyway.