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If things had gone differently by toerning If things had gone differently by toerning
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Lily and Severus, sharing a moment before a night out.

I've been working on this for a while, in little increments. Pencil sketch, inspired by a picture of some celebrity couple, color in photoshop. Stock photo used as ref for bg but now i can't find it since i started this, like, 2 months ago...
I apologize if i accidentally stole this title- i had a title idea since i made the sketch and then saw so many snape/lily's that i forgot MY title!!! but i'm pretty sure this was it.
i'm incredibly fond of this. i used no layer effects, didn't mess with the colors or anything, and i think it still looks pretty ballin. i think this is the most intense piece i've ever made, in terms of lineart-coloring.
go me!

I have recieved an overwhelming number of comments regarding

so I will address it once and for:
The length of his hair is FULLY INTENTIONAL. Snape's greasy long hair is a symbol of his angst, and a way for him to hide from his miserable lonely life. Were he to grow a pair and actually make something of his life by becoming a decent person, he would have, we assume, gained some common sense along the way, and ditched the 'do. In such a difficult relationship, they would both have to make immense sacrifices, and his hair is a representation of that.
also, Lily is a sensible girl, and would not have tolerated that nastiness. </edit>
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velapokemon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
It's so lovely
i really like Snape's new haircut :)
NightOfTheWolf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
This is so beautiful... TT_TT The lightning, those smiles, the love.. Oww, my heart hurts..
Now if you will excuse me, I have to immerse myself in FanFictions about these two.. 
WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I've got no issue with the hair - Sev's entitled to change his style, I think. I really like the atmosphere of the city (Manchester?) around them. The architecture and the lighting is beautiful.
I do wonder if Lily is wearing high heels? I always imagined Snape being a good bit taller than her.
Gwasanee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here.…
If you want it removed, please let me know. :heart:
qpt32 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
tbh, i dont like harry's dad XD from the perspective of the movies
so this, to me :P is a very satisfying picture
wind-up5 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My dream!
Drawing magic!!
yruhauntingme Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
All your paintings capture that exact moment climax that emotion reaches before bubbling over.
flickarazzi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
intense love and compassion with awesome detail & colouring - so cool!!
weridochickforever Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
I saw this piece once upon a time and was like OMGSOMANYFEELSSSSSS. Then I promptly forgot where I found it. Never again!
alridpath Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crap I love this soooo much! ;A; like his hair :)
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