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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 )
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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Imagineology Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh he's dead...
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Not in our hearts... ;-)
Imagineology Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Thanks so much!
Kalaniveho Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
i like this picture very much
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Thank you.
Cederlina Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
WilliamSnape Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
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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