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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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BronzetheSling Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This... is just so perfect.
The calm of this peices forces the veiwer to stop and just take their time looking at it, and breathe in the beauty. 
Everything about this is so precious and beautiful and simple. This is really one of my favorite art peices and it moves me so much. 
fnosen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oni-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
*gross sobbing*
Kaytlynn101 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
this one makes me cry every time i see it.
emzhou28 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 23, 2015
I love this so much! It's very creative, yet suitable. I like how you had dying Snape share the same pose as sleeping Snape. 

This plus the story I read that was inspired by this definitely iced the wound, as you mentioned in your description. You offered me some closure :)
Zwirrlicht Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
I could read this over and over again!
ShockinglyNeonninjA Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this.
I could just imagine that he somehow ended up with Lily in this other life. Though that's probably your storyline for this anyways lol
Ichxbinxfreix94 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could favorite this piece again.. It's inspired me to work on a reincarnation fic with a Next Gen twist to it. Thanks for the inspiration!
camicazi26 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What if when Snape died he was reincarnated as J.K Rowling but instead of forgetting her past life she remembered it and recorded it all in a series of seven books about a kid she remembered named Harry Potter...
Kirinin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Why do you have to hurt me like this?

Yeah, I noticed the 'Muggle-ness' too, but only after repeated viewings.  Like, "oh, an alarm clock".  "Oh, modern decor."

I've had this tagged on pinterest forever, and just wanted to visit you and give you some real appreciation and feedback, because this, truly - I mean, it's marvelous.  Favorite bits are the way Snape's position on the floor mimics (but is NOT identical to) his position in the bed.  He looks relaxed in the bed, ready to wake up.

The little girl, besides being heartbreaking by having Severus's eyes and Lily's hair, has a gorgeously-drawn lip, and her half-crossed childish eyes are amazing.  The look on Severus's face as he reaches for her - dear God, what have you done to me?

Do you write fanfiction?  Because I do, and I would love to write this.  But not, of course, without your say-so.  Reply to me here and let me know.  I will be absolutely fine with either answer.  :)

lily-fox Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Thank you so much for such a nice, in-depth comment. Most people are just like, "This is so sad! Why you make us cry". So I appreciate that. :)

I would love if you wrote fanfic to go with this! Others have, and I always love to see what people do. It makes me super happy. Please drop me a line when I can read it!
Hansdjinn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist Just finished a Snily fanfic and NOW this? Ur so cruel for killing me with feels...+SeungRi (Emoticon) +SeungRi (Emoticon) +SeungRi (Emoticon) 
crazykrew Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
love this so much...
AnneAbadeer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Writer
Ok, i'm crying.
roshichen Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014

"wake up, Mr. Sirius, wake up and smell the ashes.... :icong-manplz: "
lily-fox Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Sirius? Are you confusing this with a different character? Also, bleak, dude. U okay?
roshichen Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
oh oops sorry.... my bad....
I forgot to check Snape's last name (Severus), my bad

and yea.... I am just making a small crossover to a character from a video game.... I hope you are not offended... 

silverchyld Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
ebtr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Loluou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
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  Hobbyist General Artist
This kills me every time I see it. WWWwwwwhhhyyy!?
Datalover101 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
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?
Andy-Rose1233 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so sad! I feel so sorry for Snape! :'c
pinkiepieisawsomesac Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuteness overload!
Asphodel27one Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I never tire of this artwork. You must be so pleased with the great response to it from so many people!
lily-fox Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I am, I'm just sorry that it made so many people feel sad!
SargoSargo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I dont understand. Why sad? It is better then death, I supose :-) It's a nice ending for all who wish to Snape piece of normal life, at least for a while. At least in his dream. (Sorry my english. I hope it is understandable :-))
HatterOfWykkydness Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I love it! So sad, but so adorable.
Jounno Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
dammmn those feels

Pullipdoll12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SargoSargo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
 I love this picture. Still comming back to him.
krios82 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Sweetest ending ever.
GirlOnFiyah Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
After reading this I don't mind if we don't have Harry Potter books anymore in this world, but I prefer one hundred times that this have happened and having Snape and Lily together!
BBMacToma Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I "aawwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!"ed a little. TT____TT Sooooo precious!!!
MisaSami Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I saw this on tumblr a long time ago.... can't believe I found it again Waaaah! 
28dragons Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
*cries and cries*
QueenLucySusan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
OMG, this is so cute!!!
K-A-Mill Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student
i can't stop looking at the beauty that is this picture. i just keep coming back and admiring everything about it. you are amazing! all your art is exceptional! 
Megothic234 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
OMG! Having feel attack!!!!!!! Dying of sadness ); Great picture, btw.
Hermeling Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I... Mah feelz D': This is perfect, thank you very much for making this!
SashaTehSprite Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
WolfWarrior9 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
will there be another page of this?
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