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Severus by HapticMimesis Severus by HapticMimesis
Well, it has been awhile. So, time for Snape! :D

(Property of JK Rowling, product of time well-wasted. Now I'm going back to homework.)
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thevampirepandora Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That nose gives me nightmares. I am kidding...
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28dragons Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Amazing - that's exactly what he looks like ;-;
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So realistic! But he doesn't look like a man in his thirties. He seems to me too much older than that. And his face is so wornout! Btw, the use of colours and shadows looks superb.
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RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect!
This guy would fit amazingly well in the book "on ugliness by umberto eco......imo.......
Very well done Haptic :love:
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MistahJoker Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why hasn't this gotten a Daily Deviation yet?
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moonlight12345678 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Photographer
It very nice ! I love the nose !! Brilliant!
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artismagica Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work, but how old is your Snape, 59? ;)
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Anna-McNarin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Brilliant bit of work, seriously.
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PerlYPlant Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would say this portrait is probably the truest one I've seen depicting the character JK Rowling created. Everyone seems to picture Snape as fairly attractive in some way, and I admit I do, too. However, he really isn't meant to be attractive in any way, besides his loyalty and courage. There's quite a lot of what she describes in your version and the realism of those features here is fantastic. Bravo!
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AveryDjali Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I disagree. Snape is only described as ugly by those that hate him the most, and who are mostly unreliable in their interpretation of the world, namely Harry and the Marauders.

Also, if you look at old photos of Rowling's chemistry teacher, whom Snape is based off of, and you'll see a not bad looking man with dark curtain hair and a large nose.

I think the only factual thing that can be said about Snape's appearance is that he looked unkempt, had light skin and long dark hair with a pronounced nose.

All opinion of course. Regardless, your artwork is beautiful, Haptic.
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pinupwitch Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Yay! Canon-Snape! Thank-you!
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Linstock Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
brilliant ... pure and simple.
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you!! :blush:
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Faticia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you capture his personality really well in this. :) ...that and this is one of the only pieces I have seen where his hair is sufficiently greasy.
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I do love me some grease-ball Snape. The dirtier he gets, the more I love him.
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dirty ahahahaha
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Lariope Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Ah, I should have known this was yours!!! I was scrolling through SpinnersEnd--I've fallen way behind--and I was immediately arrested by the realness of this Snape. But it totally makes sense, because I've always loved your Snape. This is amazing, as usual.
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, me too, so far behind. College really caught up to me this year. I haven't been around but to glance in my messages folder now and again. Thank you so much for the compliments! I really appreciate it. :hug: It's always so lovely to come back to the HP fandom, because you guys are just so nice to me.
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hadesdecharon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
That's an epic hooked nose. And such greasy hair. So much love! Non-Rickman Snapes FTW! (...I think we've had this convo before, though)
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol, probably we have. I just love me some book-canon Snape. And some greasy hair. And some EPIC SCHNOZ. :D
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice pic. :D
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Walter-the-Wizard Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Typical Snape, sneering even at a book.
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's probably written by some nitwit who THINKS he knows all about potions or dark magic. Tch.
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Typically Snape...
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cinnamon-lady24 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Beautiful! The palette is really perfect for Snape and I love the delicacy of his expression. It's somewhere between bitterness and sadness. Really excellent work.

I do have one critique, but feel free to ignore me on this. I think that because your style is so very realistic that you have to avoid things like making noses cartoonishly over-large and things like that. It just creates a really uncanny image. Almost like he's wearing face-wax or something.

But this is still really gorgeous. It's such a beautiful depiction of this character. It's really great.
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad it turned out well. It's almost too quiet for me, now that I'm looking back on it. I think in the future, I'm going to try to explore him in a more violent state of mind, get some really interesting expressions on his face.

I was trying to go glorious and ginormous, but maybe I overdid it a bit. I've known some people with horribly large noses, though -- just maybe I should take care not to overdo it. :P

:heart:
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lynxmom Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
I agree... I've seen some real life big schnozzles, but not quite like that one... It's a little distracting. Otherwise, I love how you did YOUR SS and not Alan Rickman.
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karabaja Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
My. God.
Speechless :heart:
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: :clap: Absolutely gorgeous! Especially the hair. This is fantastic. You're brilliant!
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome! :love:
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ArBoL-6 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow, just as I imagined him :D great work and use of texture!
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:D Thank you so much!
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ScoutF Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... .... ... I've been looking at this for a while. Still speechless.
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:iconadoration-plz: Thank you!
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Preseli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
:iconheartdarkgreenplz:At Spinners--End we adore this outstanding Snape; he is our Special Feature of the Week. [link]
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the honor. I love Spinners-End; it's been a great source of community and inspiration for me. :)
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AllOutOfBubblegum Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
I love that you drew him how he's supposed to look. Lots of people make him 'prettier' than he's supposed to be.
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:hug: Well, as I think I said to someone earlier, it's really REALLY hard to break out of that mindset where beauty=goodness. We're raised with that philosophy. We're also inundated with the pressure to be perfect, and to be sexually attractive, at all times. Every add campaign pushes us to fulfill that goal. Every movie, every billboard. So it's really difficult, sometimes, to draw an ugly character that you like, because there's the temptation to make him/her appear as beautiful to everyone else as you perceive them -- but then the whole point is lost. It took me a really long time and wayyy too many permutations of Snape to start drawing him in a way that I was satisfied with, that didn't betray his literary physicality. So, I suppose all that to say thank you, and to say I understand where the other artists are coming from. :)
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Elenor-GreanLeEf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh *blinks* this is amazing! Probably the best rendition of Snape I've ever seen!
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Elenor-GreanLeEf Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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MadameAsasello Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God, it's like Pieter Brueghel o_O
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you! You really think so? Gee! :blush:
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MadameAsasello Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, Severus looks like those ugly but fascinating faces that Brueghel portrayed. And the lightning resembles some Dutch Golden Age artworks. This is really lovely
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InaRosdal Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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HapticMimesis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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