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July 21, 2011
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In another life: wake up by lily-fox In another life: wake up by lily-fox
After drawing this, I had this little dream the other night: when Severus Snape dies, his life sort of "resets". He wakes up to this little girl, and while he doesn't understand exactly what's going on, he knows this life is his, she's his daughter, and that someone he's waited all his life for is in the kitchen downstairs. When I told Kit about the dream, she said I had to draw it. I figured us Snape lovers can use all the sweet fanart we can get right about now. Ice the wound.

I realized after drawing the room that his new life is clearly Muggle. Which is just fine, except that it's hard to imagine Snape dressed in anything other than that button-heavy waistcoast, especially anything you'd call pajamas. Can't beat a cotton pullover, though.

The cat is my cat, General Sterling Price, who forms a perfect circle when sleeping. I feel like Snape would've been a happier man if he'd had a cat or a dog. Even a turtle. Anything that would be happy to see him, you know?

For once I didn't use brushes! I might finally have enough little pattern doodles to make my own brush set, if I knew how.

(Available as a print on Etsy)

props: characters © J.K. Rowling
materials: ink, paper + PS8
music: Jónsi, "Go Do"
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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hannikka Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
this is so cute
kitsunefire7 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww this is what should have happened! DAH FEELS D:
juanihdezmauricio Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
She is so beautiful!!
DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I can't get over how much I love this piece. It truly is inspiring and I've a mind to write something like it, but I'm not sure I want to start something else up just yet. Still really love it though.
Sassatelli17 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This could work just fine with my fanfiction. You just gave me a lots of inspiration and motivation to go on. Thanks.
Drakenstyler Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the best afterworld Fantasy i have ever ever ever seen!!! Ist do beautyful!!!
teaneko Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
This kills me every time I see it. WWWwwwwhhhyyy!?
Datalover101 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my gosh...every time I look at this it makes me so happy.
itssweetcola Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Photographer
i know that you're a shipper of 'hermionexsnape' but... the daughter is from Hermione or Lily?
zealousshadow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never read the books or seen the movie, but I've seen enough fanfiction to know this was a very memorable character.  I also love when people have dreams of a character or story that tells something more.  That's happened to me many times and I've enjoyed every one of them!  My only regret is waking up because I usually don't get to see the end of the story.

This is beautifully illustrated.  I really appreciate the detail you've put into this, from the beautiful detail of the woodwork on the floor in the first picture to the slippers and perfect circle cat and the old fashioned alarm clock.  I really like the shadows you've put on Snape's face.  It's nice to see shadows that don't make his face look emancipated or angry, but just to appreciate the deep set of his eyes. The little girl is adorable!  I love her upper pouty top lip.

Do the flower patterns have any special symoblism?
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