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Harry Potter and Severus Snape (AU). "Never letting you go."

As you can see, Harry in this painting is no longer based off of the Movie (Daniel Radcliffe) Harry. I no longer feel any desire or inspiration to represent the HP characters based on the movie. I recently reread all 7 books, and they inspire a different image/look to the characters than what has become the standard. So I am sorry, but this will be the very last time that I used Alan Rickman as Severus Snape as well. The actors are amazing, and I love them all extremely much, but the way I see the characters based on JKR's description differs from how the movie represented them.

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:iconbravemoongirl:
BraveMoonGirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I ship them as father and son
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:iconcarriejokerbates:
Carriejokerbates Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
me 2
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MHVenusMcFlytrap Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I find Snarry kinda creepy, but I love this picture! It's so beautiful and it captures their emotions so well.
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:iconeriador117:
eriador117 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Beautiful!
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:iconmisslockhart09:
MissLockhart09 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  New member
I love this. Exactly what I wish the ending had held for these two. Would you ever make this a print to sell?
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I am glad to hear my painting is to your liking. Sadly, I cannot sell prints of this, because the characters are based off of a movie. :)
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DelphiPsmith Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
What Xendigger-the-real said -- exactly.  FYI, I rec'ed this over on one_bad_man today :)
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:iconmathiaarkoniel:
MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ever so much for the rec! :D
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:iconshikariin:
Shikariin Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
So cuuuuute! :o
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:iconxendigger-the-real:
Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I choose to interpret this as the version of Snape that could have been. He could have been a friend and a brother figure to Harry if he hadn't let his anger over take him.
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:iconbaileycasad:
baileycasad Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Aw 
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:iconthesummercrowned:
TheSummercrowned Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist
It's beautiful. Clap  I love these characters ! Ene (Smile) [V7]  And i am very grateful because i always imagined a scene like this, for these two. Scene full of emotion recognition, forgiveness, and love. Shy kiss
I put it in my favorites.
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LAWI360 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwwwwwww
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:iconrababco:
rababco Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not really a fan of slash but I really like scenes like this where they show affection rather than just basically hating each other, kind of like a father and son. I think so much could've been done with their relationship than what was done in the series, especially knowing about Snape's past. I don't think even really hated Harry, even though he looked like James but more pain than anything. He doesn't want to hate Harry or associate him with his father but he can't help it. This almost looks like what Harry wishes he could do after Snape dies and Harry finds out the truth, he wants to hug him so badly and thank him for helping taking care of him and appogize for doubting him and not understanding what he went through, wishing he could've helped him.
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:iconalainhotcoco:
AlainHotCoco Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
This is so stunning. The emotional turmoil in this picture is quite evident to me. I don't really ship Snarry, but this is simply beautiful. 
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:iconbrnocz:
BrnoCZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Really good work, well done!
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:iconunicornlover10:
Unicornlover10 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:iconnowkissplz:
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:iconwolfclaw15:
Wolfclaw15 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014   General Artist
awww <3 its cute my drawing sucks compared to this
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:iconartizay:
Artizay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my God, this is stunning.
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:iconartizay:
Artizay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mean, I don't actually ship them together... I prefer to stick to gen relationships, but still.
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ask-selenathehuman Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Omg your art is awesome
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:icondove1211:
Dove1211 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
It's always going to be Alan Rickman for me and Daniel Radcliffe, but I'm not opposed to new interpretations when I read Snarry. I even have a hard time visualizing Radcliffe when I read, despite my efforts. I absolutely love your work. This is a fantastic piece. I hope you make more. There's not enough Snarry fan art in this world. Or even nc-17 ones lol.
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:iconjohanni93:
Johanni93 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Aww, this is brilliant! It's sad that this scene never happend in the HP books or movies...
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:iconredbunnyfrommars:
RedBunnyFromMars Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG this is perfect. Like perfect. How do you do this? I want to learn! I will like set up a shrine in my house and worship you. 
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:iconlittleyoukai06:
LittleYoukai06 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I'd love to see Daniel Radcliffe's reaction to this. 
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:iconnightgirl7:
nightgirl7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
........ :|

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:iconponeezi:
Poneezi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing piece of art but..... just no.
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:iconteddybears98:
teddybears98 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I completley agree with you.
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Toxic-Bubbly Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't ship this pair.  Like, at all.  But this is cute.  Really cute. :icondawwplz:
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!!!
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:iconcarrie-lou:
carrie-lou Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awwww this is soooo sweet! wish this happened in the books (not so much in the movies) in a way Severus and Harry did reconciliate in the end, and harry learnt to let his dislike go as he learnt of Severus' true loyalties....i always found these two had a very dynamic, complex relationship, i never believed Severus truly hated Harry, since he was half of Lily, the woman he loved since they were children.
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annanlove19 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Awwwawwwawwwawwwawwwawwwawwaww<3<3<3

~Nicole
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:iconozony:
Ozony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
So beautiful! I am speechless.
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:iconadirondackwolf0111:
Adirondackwolf0111 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Wow, that is an amazing picture. One could think they were father and son or even more.
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:iconbasaliskfang:
basaliskfang Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Snape and Harry! Father and Son! Harry and James? hero and girl steeler!!! >:( but honestly this is a great piece of work
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benerlich124365808 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
More book!Harry!
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EqualToYou Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! Wonderful! Makes me happy :heart:
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NightsDeepBreath Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
But of course you know that Alan Rickman was the bases used to describe Severous Snape... JK Herself Said that..
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MathiaArkoniel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, I actually haven't heard that. With the exception of the nose though, I did not imagine Alan Rickman as Snape. XD Thanks for the info though. I'll still be going with what I imagined when i read the books in my next personal painting...whenever that'll be. :)
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lynnesteph14 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
it is true that he was her inspiration but i agree with you fully. even though i think he did a good job as snape, when a read the books before the movies came out i always imagined snape a bit younger, and attractive, sexy in a dark mysterious way.
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BlackFoxHeart753 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
This is beautifully done :')
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:icongoldenfoxeh:
GoldenFoxeh Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Just beautiful :'D AWW
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:iconspecklestorm:
Specklestorm Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
So brilliant! I can DEFINETLY see Father-and-Son here. Just... just beautiful...
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:iconvick1946:
vick1946 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
u missed something they aren t father/ son ;)
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:iconcuileth:
Cuileth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Yeah, but, in my opinion, they could be, in the way they look in the picture...
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:iconisolella:
isolella Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OH.MY.GOD ! your art is gorgeous but this piece is so sweet !!!!!
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:iconlunaa29:
Lunaa29 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!
Congratulations!
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:iconlyrastroy:
LyraStroy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This is really wonderful.
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:icondealey:
Dealey Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Guh. o.o I will be forever haunted and joyful for finding this exquisite image.
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YvetteDel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
holy cr@p this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhhhh!!! Just stunning!!!!!!!
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