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In Memories of Severus Snape by WilliamSnape In Memories of Severus Snape by WilliamSnape
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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Given 2011-07-17
In Memories of Severus Snape by *WilliamSnape

CATEGORY: Traditional Art/Oil: SPOILER ALERT!! For anyone who hasn't read the books or seen any of the movies, the following is a critical plot point!

Alas, as this touching painting shows, Severus Snape is no longer. Finally Harry could see the truth, but unfortunately, not before Snape was dead. Beautifully done in a dark tone to reveal the darkness that surrounds the subject and the dank place in which he met his demise. The Shrieking Shack, long ago abandoned and in hideous shape not just from years of neglect, but in which the way it was treated by its occupants during the full-moon cycle by Remus and his friends, became an unfitting place to die for an incredibly brave man. Looking closely at the deviation, note the wooden planks as the floor, the broken doors, the slant of the ceiling, the damaged wall.... giving the aura of emptiness, decay and incredible sadness. RIP Severus. ( Featured by WDWParksGal )
:iconjoemerl:
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. :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. :thumbsup:=D
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:iconvesperwinchester:
VesperWinchester Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student General Artist
:hystericalcry: ...always...
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:iconoreosandhoneybees:
oreosandhoneybees Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Beatiful
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconprojectanimation:
ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm crying. This is so beautiful and miserably sad. 
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconprojectanimation:
ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Of course! 
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:iconimagineology:
Imagineology Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh he's dead...
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Not in our hearts... ;-)
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:iconimagineology:
Imagineology Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nod 
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:iconwbkal79:
wbkal79 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
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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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Thanks so much!
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:iconkalaniveho:
Kalaniveho Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
i like this picture very much
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thank you.
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:iconcederlina:
Cederlina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Incredible!
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconpojska:
pojska Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Coloring on the room is so pleasant and it makes me sad to see Snape like this.
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Thanks so much.
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:iconlady-lisette:
Lady-Lisette Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too sad...just too sad. But this is beyond beautiful. Snape will always be my favorite HP character. I love this...a LOT.
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind comment and the fav! :hug:
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:iconlady-lisette:
Lady-Lisette Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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:iconcoldliquidnitrogen:
ColdLiquidNitrogen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
This is so sad... but so good
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconsquallina:
squallina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is so sad yet so gorgeous!
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconrisaxrisa:
risaXrisa Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've made me cry again TT ^ TT
I cried when he died in the book as well as the movie. Great depection. You have a good eye for detail.
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Thank you! :bow:
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:iconrisaxrisa:
risaXrisa Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :huggle:
You deserve it. You're a great artist :happybounce:
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
:bow::hug:
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:iconjoe1202:
joe1202 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't read any of Harry Potter or watched movies but I think I like this
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Awww...Thank you very much! :-)
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:iconfailin:
Failin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Ich mag die Farben, Stimmung und die Umsetzung sehr gerne (so traurig, kam leider im Film nicht so gut rüber)
Gruß Failin

P.S. gute besserung!
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Das freut mich wirklich sehr, daß Dir mein Bild gefällt, Failin! :bow:

Herzlichen Dank für die Besserungs-Wünsche!

Gruß Willi :hug:
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GoldenQuill Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It's all so sad he died. Well, the books never return to his body. Hmmm - I can wish that maybe he survived somehow. This painting is marvellous in the way we imagine the scene in the book. Wonderful work!
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:icontoothlessohnezahn:
ToothlessOhnezahn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Sehr schönes bild...Severus ist so toll!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Vielen Dank! :-)
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:iconlieselott:
Lieselott Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I hope they have given him a prober burial, since most of the "good people" didn't knew that Severus was a good person deep down, though slightly an anti-hero. I hope Harry was able to intervene and did gave him that proper burial :)
We love you Snape ^^
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:iconbeautifulprince:
beautifulprince Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:( so sad... after all that work he's done, Snape dies alone... :glomp: SNAPE DON'T DIE STAY ALIVE AND EAT CHOCOLATE OR SOMETHING!!! D'<
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:iconnerdygal22:
NerdyGal22 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
snape died.
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:iconnerdygal22:
NerdyGal22 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
:C
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:iconlaurawestphal:
LauraWestphal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
WOW, just wow <3
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconangelosjay:
Angelosjay Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student
great
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thanks! :-)
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:iconsaviroosje:
Saviroosje Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg I couldnt hit the fave button more D'; I l o v e i t! So nice and so sad and very touching. I really love snape. He was just always a great brave man. And nobody understood him. And finaly when he died. Everybody knew how great he was!

Great drawing!
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Thank you very much for your kind comment!!! :bow::hug:
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:iconkittykatthetacodemon:
KittyKatTheTacoDemon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is completely perfect. I love Snape!
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Thanks so much! :-)
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:iconpopinns:
Popinns Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love the atmosphere you created with the colors and his expression. Very beautiful.
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:iconwilliamsnape:
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thank you very much! :bow:
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Ooh, ich hab erst jetzt gesehen, dass Du ein DD gekriegt hast, ganz, ganz herzlichen Glückwunsch!!!! :heart:

Deine und :iconvulkanette: Gemälde von Snape sind so toll!!! :hug:

Ich habe mich noch nicht getraut, den letzten HP Film zu sehen.... ich werde mir wohl die Augen ausheulen, ich fand die Szene im Buch schon so schlimm und hätte mir viel lieber ein glückliches Ende für den lieben Severus gewünscht :(
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