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For current Challenge @ #Spinners--End [link]
I wanted to attempt to illustrate the form of magic that isn't mentioned in the books, and quite possibly, not anticipated by their author. Snape is depicted here casting what, to me, is his most impressive spell: Transcending a dismally lonely life and violent death, he is becoming a Muse. And for all that is written, drawn, discussed and debated about this character, it cannot be denied that he inspires people and their imaginations. To me, that is both real - and magical.
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Asphodel27 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Incredible! This is a memorable image that will stay with the viewer for a long time.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Wow, thank you so much - I couldn't have asked for a better comment :aww::heart:
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Mafer-Potter Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no words... I simply don't.

:')
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:hug: BAWWwWWW thank you so much! :happycry:
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Mafer-Potter Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconfurryhuggleplz:
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izitmee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Beautiful, composition-wise, style-wise and color-wise. And I like your view of muse and magic: looks like both a delicate wave of blood than a rose :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
:happycry: Thank you so much, I'm honored that you like it :aww:
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JongKhan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
You are quite an artist. I like what you said about this, I agree with you, and you have captured it in this image. Nicely done!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thank you so much! I appreciate that. It was one of the few times just about everything turned out allright, including the comment . . . usually I'm incoherent when it comes to trying to say something about my work:laughing:
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inkvine Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very powerful colors and intimate emotions in this. His gaze is penetrating and it pulls me in. To me (and this may seem silly) It is like he is searching for something and found it in "me" the viewer. Now that he has my attention I must be made to understand to bare witness. Very inspiring muse.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
:aww: Thanks for saying it better than I could, myself . . . :hug:
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really fantastic, the red is so rich and deep. I love the parts where it blends into his body.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
:iconblacklovelyheartsplz: Thanks, Simon! :aww:
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Very strong image, Cathy! Beautiful!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thank you, Mikko, glad you like!
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured... [link] hope you like it :flowerpot:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
:iconblacklovelyheartsplz:Thanks again, Christiane, you are too good to me :hug:
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Expell-HUN Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Bloody hell, this painting is so gorgeous! I am struggling to find my way back to creating Snape inspired artworks and this work of yours hit me like a bomb, it is wonderful, so vivid, really magical and very much Snape! :faint: :ambulance:

You rule, my friend! :love:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
*BAWWW* You made my day :hug: Thank you so much - I'm so glad you like, and I hope he inspires you :nod::painter:
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Wow. This is one of the most complex Snape expressions I've seen around. Very unsual (in a very good way :D), so much depth there. So very complex. You can see the pain somewhere underneath all the layers if you look for it, yet you also see... The fact that he is keeping you out of his head. That he knows more about you than you about him. Am I going insane????

I like the hint of dark mark too, you only see it after you've been staring at the picture for a while. Wow. It's even growing on me as I'm writing :D really, great job!! love it!!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
:happycry: Thank you so much - it means a lot that you like him :hug: This was (I think) the only image of him looking at the viewer I've done, so that was odd in itself; it definitely gave a different mood to the piece. And you're certainly not going insane :D I get the same impressions myself, a certain knowing detachment, along with a bittersweet feeling of contentment and peace.
Hope you have a moment to participate in this one, it runs to 10/ 9 I think ;)
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AnCatDubh Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
lol I was awake yesterday night at 3am in my bed thinking of Snape drawings... Unfortunately (?) I had lots of ideas unrelated to the challenge :rofl: but maybe one of them could fit in. I would definitely like to take part in it. Either way there will be some new Snape in my gallery soon.

Oh and I hadn't seen the latin title. Yay for that! What is it, new beginning? New start?
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
XD Yes - hopefully, Latin for 'new beginning' or such - like :)
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good work my friend!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
:wave: Thanks, Garel! Glad you like :aww:
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Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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rawenna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
It's wonderful! Love the warm feeling it gives me :D
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
:hug: Thank you Lisa! YOu know, if you want to participate, it runs until 10/6 ;) :eager:
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scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured here:

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hope you like it :heart:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
:hug: Thanks Christiane, I'm honored! :happycry:
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RosesAndThorns Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist
Wow. Looks like shed blood made beautiful. Great work.
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
:hug: Thanks Jodie . . . and if I can :iconpimpplz: again, the challenge runs to 10/6 if you'd like to participate :D
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droxy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
love the hands and the nose =)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
:heart: Thanks so much! Glad you likes :aww:
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aerendial Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
beautiful, really... so much feel about it..
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Thanks, I'm so glad you like it :aww:
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retransmission Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
I really like this character, interesting who is this lucky man;)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
:heart: Thanks Dmitry, glad you like him.:nod:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome Joey. A great impressing image :hug:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Thanks Barbara, I appreciate that :aww:
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esperanza111 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Well, a stunning image and a magnificent concept... :faint: I especially love it because it was precisely the topic of my latest letter to :iconvizen: - the spiritual aspect of the character, so important and valuable for me, though I don't do any creative work, alas... It was in Russian, unfortunately, or I'd share it with you as well. :)
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
^ __ ^ Thank you my friend - the spirituality of this character has always interested me; no matter how much people may disagree, I do believe he has a basic purity of spirit that is inspiring, and was a great burden to him as well . . . .:hmm:
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
Oh dear, so inspirational!!! Magnificent eyes... so deep, full of his own sadness and loneliness... the composition just draws you to the eyes! Amazing!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
:hug: Thanks, me friend. Any chance you can participate in the Challenge? :eager:
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I think so... but after September 17th (I am in a painting contest due then). I think I can participate!! I`d love to!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
oh, gee, that would be awesome!! :iconohyeahplz: We have until 10/9, so I hope you can ;):painter: Maybe he can inspire you! That would be sweet . . . . .
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Veronika-Art Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I hope so too, I will try !
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
To me the blood seems to be flowing from his wound to his muse form. I like this!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I'm so glad - any chance you can participate in the Challenge? It runs to 10/9 I think ;)
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
I've taken down the details, & I'll see what I can do :)
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