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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.
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Phoenix-12 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Featured here [link] :)
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akitku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great. You capture the mood very well. Its so...gloomy.
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much. He would play melancholic music though, wouldn't he?
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akitku Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitley not joyful! Maby something like the Devil's Trill? A bit cliche, I know, but I do think that piece would fit here perfectly - due to how it sounds not its title ;).
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am actually ignorant of that piece, so will have to look it up and listen when I am home from work, but the title seems apt. :-)
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KauKatKay Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH COOOL!!!!! :D
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you muchly!
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist
I always figured he had a gentleman's hobby like this :D
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not sure canon!Snape would, myself, because how could he learn being from the background he was from, unless he learned later in life, but was there any time what with the teaching and the spying and the kowtowing to two masters, but... my fanon Snape certainly does! :-)
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Maybe not, though he doesn't have to be a PRODIGY. After all, it's a hobby :)
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True. I'm not suggesting that it is out of the realm of possibility, merely unlikely. After all, he does have an artistic soul.
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Have you ever read A Series of Unfortunate Events? There was a teacher in one of the books who LOVED to play the violin but was terrible at it XD
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No I haven't, but that's really funny!
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist
At least Snape knows about the subject he's assigned to teach LOL
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True, even if his students loathe him. ;-)
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OpalJadde Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
I love all the sharp angles on Snape.
This is really nice. I don't know how to put it into words, but this just feels like it's him. <3
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! That's the best compliment. Thank you. :heart:
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Subversa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Exquisite. Love his hands and the thin LENGTH of him! Love his hair and his eyebrow AND HIS NOSE. *nodnodnod
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, darlin'. <--- See, I can speak Texan. ;-)
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KeySketch Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
XD dad plays the vilion (sp) :D thats amaazing piece of art work
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why thank you so much! I don't play myself, so I had to use picture references to draw this. :-)
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Lm-Samiko Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Ni~ice… Puts me in mind of a ficlet I've been meaning to write for a while…
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, do! I enjoy your drabbles.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Again, elegant, lovely work - especially the hands and downcast eye :clap:
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, my dear. :blackrose: For once the hands didn't give me trouble. Although I keep drawing them too small for his frame. I think maybe it's because I have disproportionately small hands compared to my face, so I keep drawing everyone else's the same way. Sorry for the tmi!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
:laughing:
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blackeyedlily Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I just LOVE your style. Happy Holidays!
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TY! And to you.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Lovely! He is a perfect subject for your style! I agree--he does deserve a nice gift. :heart:
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you once again! He really does, poor chap. And lots of huggles, even though he'd hex me for saying that. :-)
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MlleRevenant Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
D'aww. He reminds me of Paganini here. The hair, the nose, and of course the violin, among other things. :aww: Nicely done!
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looked up picturea of Paganini, and yes, there is a definite resemblance! And of course, people thought Paganini had sold his soul to the devil to be able to play so well. ;-) Thank you.
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MlleRevenant Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
You're welcome! It's a very fitting comparison! :w00t:
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KellyJoy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Severus definitely possesses a soul befitting a tortured artist. Love the long line of his body and his intense concentration.
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Doesn't he? ~sigh~ I do adore him! And thanks again. :hug:
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