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July 2, 2009
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The Choices We Make by irisclaymore The Choices We Make by irisclaymore
*uploaded what i hope could pass as a more decent photo of this piece, though still not completely satisfied... actual colours are... for lack of a better description, softer-looking in person. lol.

SEVERUS & LILY!!! I could never get over them!

First off, the film "Crime and Punishment in Suburbia" started this (I mean come on... pale, sullen, dark-haired teenage boy -- ring any bells?)

It had almost never gotten finished -- lost steam in the middle of it as Lily gave me such grief. I had to redraw her all over again and actually expected my eraser to rub right through the sheet. Luckily, cartridge paper is unbelievably forgiving with erasures, if not with water (surface immediately starts to wrinkle and fray with more heavy-handed brush strokes (I was just too impatient to wait for proper watercolour paper). :D

What made me finish is the sudden burst of inspiration from :iconnorthangel27: 's "Quiet Desperation" -- a fic I came across thanks to :iconbullettimescully: She, too, was inspired to create art from this story.

Quiet Desperation :library:
If you haven't read it, what are you waiting for? Clickety-click! [link] (R rating -- just wanted to toss that in for all the kiddies out there. lol)
What can I say? In my world, :iconnorthangel27: = canon. :iconcheerplz:
Thanks so much to both of you. :hug:

I just wanted to note that this is the first time I felt brave enough to attempt blue green tints with skin tones. Always wanted to try it ages ago but I was too much of a wuss. Quite happy with how it came out, though. Glad I took the chance. :aww:

Again, no scanner. Sorry. Played a bit with the contrast here: [link]

Severus Snape & Lily Evans (c) JK Rowling
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josephinestone Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love your head cannon of these two. This is so great.
This is lovely <3
mfmp Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Kudryavka Noumi (Crying) [V3] so beautiful. Your Snape is so lovely!
granmotherpotter Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
listening to ♥ audiobook :iconcheerplz: very inspiring you captured her grace!
This is gorgeous. I love their facial expressions. Oh, and Crime and Punishment in Suburbia is one of my favorite movies! I definitely see a bit of Vincent Kartheiser in your Snape!
Pretty colors. The expressions are so natural and gorgeous. Lily entrances me.
absolutely exquisite! I don't even have words for how amazing this is~
okay, this is just flawless. your whole 'severus snape' folder is flawless. oh gawd.
Together but separated in the same time...
This is great. Would you mind if I used it in a slideshow/video? Was this done with watercolors alone, or did you use pencils(or colored pencils) as well? Looks amazing. :)
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