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Saluki by lily-fox Saluki by lily-fox
I feel like if Snape had had a dog (or cat, or any friendly animal), he would've been a happier person, which can be said for almost anyone. And if he had had a dog, I feel like a Saluki would have suited him. I'm no dog expert, so the anatomy is way off, but this is just a fun little thing.

I took my time coloring this, which I don't usually do, and I feel like it paid off. The whole time I was doing this, I was listening to podcasts of The Splendid Table (a radio show about food, hosted by Lynne Rosetto Kasper, whose voice is like all your sweetest, most comforting memories). If you've never heard it... my heart breaks for you. The podcasts are free to download on iTunes, so go treat yourself. Listening to her talk about food gives me the major pleasure-chills, like slipping into a hot bath, and of course it makes me hungry.

My point is that the mood of the drawing totally changed as I listened to The Splendid Table. I imagine Snape sitting back, listening to Lynne talk about homemade blackberry sorbet or something, petting his dog, forgetting all his troubles. As you do.

I think I may give Snape art a rest for a little while. Not a long while. But I miss dressing people in colors.

props: Snape © J.K. Rowling
materials: ink, paper + PS8 (pattern brush from
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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Calucifer13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
DAVCM64 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
ten points to slytherinCURSE YOU! 
PBSAcres Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww I like this :3 he's enrolled in my stable XD [he and lucius run it XD its great :D] such a lovely pic :D
mfmp Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Artist
That dog really suits him, indeed. Even though I think he's a cat person ^^
lily-fox Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Definitely a cat person!
mfmp Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Artist
But he looks so content with that Saluki... ^^ I think all kinds of love is good to him ♥
El-Riyah Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Very nice, I love it. Snape and a saluki, perfect. :)
Narusa13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist
This's so pretty. :)
TwistedSwans Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm such a fan of your various Snape arts. And Splendid Table is awesome, thanks for the link to the podcasts! I can't travel in my car without NPR. Are you a fan of Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor? The silliness makes me happy.
Ilionej Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   General Artist
I totally agree with you. He would have badly needed a dog. :(

P.S.: I find it interesting that you list him under "props" :giggle:
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