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Hommage a Severus by Ellygator Hommage a Severus by Ellygator
(2005) 9"x12" Pencil on Paper

Well, just to prove I can actually draw someone "besides" Lucius Malfoy, here's a portrait of our favorite potions master Severus Snape.

I thought he got a pretty raw deal in "Half Blood Prince" and I'm still convinced he's a good guy, though he marches to the beat of his own drum. He is definitely my favorite character when it comes to the books and I hope we'll see his vindication in the last volume of the series.
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:iconemmatoynbee:
Emmatoynbee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Also is it possible for you to produce a colour copy of the Harry Potter tarot deck?
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I mailed you back with answers on both of your questions. Thanks for getting in touch!
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Emmatoynbee Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
For some reason the download link isn't working?
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about that. Must be a DA thing. I sent you an email with the pdf attached.
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Emmatoynbee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Hi Elly, I'd really like to get a copy of your tarot manual for the Harry potter deck? Is it based on the rider waite? I don't want the cards just an electronic copy of the manual at the moment. If you can email me about it that would be great: emmatoynbee@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Emma
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I mailed you back with answers on both of your questions. Thanks for getting in touch!
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Catcassy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016
Simply beautiful! Thanks for this portrait!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! He has such an interesting face to draw! I was gutted when I heard Alan had passed away earlier this year.
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Another really beautiful portrait! :love:
No matter how many of your images I see, I still can't get over the detail you've achieved with just pencils
and paper. :O
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I must confess even though this was one of my first attempts at portraiture after quite a few years, I still love this Snape portrait a lot.
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
That makes you skills are drawing are even more impressive; you can't tell
at all that you've had a hiatus from art. After a hiatus, artists usually have
the beginning period where everything turns out a bit rough and choppy because
of the break- there are no signs of that here! :clap:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so kind to say that. I still want to improve more, but still it's nice to turn out stuff that makes you somewhat proud - even if we artists are always our own worst critics...
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's awful to be our worst critic, isn't it? Other people sing the praises
of things we have made, but we shoot down the compliments with 'but it's not
right/not what I wanted/didn't work' Our work never satisfies us; it keeps
pushing us :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! You're so right. But it does make us better!
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed it does!!
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LizzySnape Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
WOW! THE BEST! I realy like it!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! He has a wonderful face to draw!
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TeddyRadiator Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Writer
I love Snape and you've captured him well here. I still can't believe that Jo Rowling chose to kill off the most complex, interesting, romantic character in the entire series. AND that she did it in such a senseless, callous fashion. I think it was the biggest misstep she ever made as a story writer. And in the end, no one really went back for him or showed any remorse. Shame.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, if Jason Isaacs hadn't happened to play Lucius, Snape would have been my favorite overall character, and in fact, for the books he still is - he's tormented and has had a truly sad past, yet he never indulges in self-pity, and while he doesn't cut his students any slack, he is even harder on himself. He did deserve more respect.

I had somewhat expected for him to die in the end - in storyland you don't get to kill a central character like Dumbledore and get away with it, but I had hoped that his end would have been more heroic and instrumental in Voldemort's demise and that Snape could have told his "master" in the end what he really thought of him. (Anybody can get bit by a ruddy snake... grrr!)
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katilady Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
this is incredible, wow!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Twilliebee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Wow,great Images.............fantastic
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured here : [link] :D
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic collection! Just left a comment there.
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unleashedtimelady Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Blimey, your artwork is just incredible! I love this one especially :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much - glad you like it.
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happytrouble Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
really nice :) great job
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow the folds in his robe look (for lack of a better phrase:XD:)really real luff his expression too ^ ^ ur harry potter fanart is amazing!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! It's still my fave portrait of Snape to date, even though it was my first drawing of him. I am glad you like it.
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Xadrea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ur welcome! keep up the good work!
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Onnatoe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
I have to say "this one is the best one of Snape that I have seen" Thanks for sharing
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! It was my first attempt to draw him, and I still like this the best.
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this one the most. amazing work :heart:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was my first attempt at drawing his face.
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Lealta Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Yay Snape! :love:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Gotta love Snape!
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racheljk Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
wow
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I still like this portrait a lot.
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TanithWaters Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
:wow: :faint:
Be still thy beating heart!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! Thank you! It was my first drawing of him, and I still love it a lot.
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TanithWaters Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
You're welcome! :hug: :D
It's your first drawing? :omg: Holy cow, it's awesome!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
First one of Rickman/Snape, yup!
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TanithWaters Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
:wow: :wow: :wow:
That is so awesome!
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Elly... why didn´t I see him before ???? :+favlove:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! He was my very first, so he's a bit further down tucked away in my gallery.
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
That explains it... I have to take a tour in your gallery ... soon!!
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tweattweat Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Another amazing one! Snape is also a favorite of mine as well. Great work.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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