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The Half Blood Prince by mr-pip The Half Blood Prince by mr-pip
A Harry Potter fanart! Because I'm a sad nerd deep down, and we all love Harry Potter, even if we're too cool to admit it.

So this was drawn in pencil on paper, then scanned in and jazzed up in photoshop. All of it is mine except the patterns on the chairs, which came from a google image search for "vintage wallpaper". It was actually adapted from a coursework I did for university, but I turned it into Snape because let's be honest, fanart gets more attention.

There was originally going to be someone sitting in the other chair, but I couldn't decide who. My first thought was Lucius Malfoy, but he was too difficult to draw (and he doesn't suit sepia). Then I thought Dumbledore, but I'd already arranged the chess set to have Snape winning (he can checkmate in 3 moves, I was OCD about all the pieces being in the right place). And I think if Snape and Dumbledore had a chess match, Dumbledore would probably win. So alas, the chair remains empty, although I may go back and fill it at a later date. If there's any particular person you'd like to see occupying the chair and losing at chess to Snape, let me know ;D
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EliRulesTheWorld Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
If the series were to be animated, this would be the best version of Snape
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shyfoxling Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
We've selected this piece for our latest Special Feature on Spinners--End.
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Cederlina Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
The details are incredible, and the nose is sooo cute 
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of-anoesis Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
The detail in this is stunning. I love the globe behind him and all those books. His expression is brilliant.
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
cheers :D i was proud of the globe
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Did you draw the backgrounds yourself? They're impressive! :D
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks! yeah i drew them in photoshop :D
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eltitere Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, what attention to detail! It must have taken a while! :o
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HerMajestyVB Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, love the attention to detail!! :heart:
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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DelphiPsmith Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Ah, the other chair...how about Draco? Could be one of those rare times when he visits Snape just for company, not for nefarious purposes such as accessory to murder ;) Or maybe Professor Binns; somehow I can picture them getting on fairly well as colleagues.
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DelphiPsmith Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Nice! I love all the detail in the background that draws me in and makes we want to look and look: the books (wish I could read the titles!), the chess set with game in progress, the parchment scroll, the patterns on the chair, the globe. And what might the photograph be that Snape keeps on his wall?? One wonders. Lovely job with the light and shadow as well.
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Interesting you should mention the titles, they're all names of Pulp songs cause that's what I was listening to when I drew this. Which sort of works because Jarvis Cocker was actually in the fourth movie (=
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braye27 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Wow. The detail is amazing! I could look at this for the entire afternoon and still not pick up on everything. The shadows and highlights are perfect!
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow thank you very much! (= glad ya like it
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Alba-Cullen-Granger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Artist
Just gorgeous with all the details.
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks =D
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Alba-Cullen-Granger Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Artist
You're welcome :)
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anniekun93 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
amazing!!! very good! i love the background and his stiff and somewhat uncomfortable position! =] its soooo him! :D
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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logospilgrim Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my gosh, that is so amazing! :heart:
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow, thanks! glad ya like it (=
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RosaZaira Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Lord, this is gorgeous!
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks :D
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WonderlandCaveman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
loved the background!!
Snape was allways my favourite!!
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! Snape is the best
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ensomhet-svartskog Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cheers (=
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janach Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Snape should be able to win at chess with Dumbledore, just not every time.

You could insert Minerva. Or Slughorn. Snape would enjoy slaughtering his old professor at chess, especially if young Severus had not been not one of Sluggy's favorites. Slughorn, of course, would not be taking his defeat seriously. To him, it's just a game.
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, maybe. Slughorn would be funny, he's such a great character :D thanks for the fave by the way (=
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Sterin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks wonderful. I love the sepia color pallet you've used. The furnishings of the room are also lovely to look at. Plenty of detail... very nice!

Personally, I'm not sure if this piece needs another person in it. I think it's very effective with Severus sitting/contemplating alone. However, if anyone was to occupy the other chair, I would say Dumbledore. I think the matches played between the two would be more even. I can see Dumbledore losing every now and then... especially when trying to glean more personal information from Severus by employing his "twinkling eye" powers. I can very easily picture Dumbledore twinkling merrily under the Potions master's scrutiny.
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I think if there's gonna be anyone there, it should be Dumbledore. I love the relationship between the two of them. But like you say, there's something quite good about him just being there on his own. Thanks for the comment anyway, really glad you like it :D
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FabiolaCapo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Wow! Very beautiful!
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you =D
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telruya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Artist
This background looks familiar.

Suspiocous face! _
Finally a chance to use that. :)
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
shhh...fanart is better than coursework :) speaking of which, were the classes on today?
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telruya Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Artist
yes, I wondered where you were. :P

You missed a good animation class, we saw watched Duck Amuck and some of totorro to talk about Character poses and such.

Dyn com was just time to work really.
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jaynedarcy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this drawing. What strikes me most is that even though they are covered by his sleeves, you can see that they are thin, and long. If you choose to add someone in later, I think Dumbledore is fine. Even though Snape is winning, Dumbles could change that. Or, perhaps Hermione?
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! I wanted him to have quite sharp, exaggerated features but without looking too much like a cartoon character. I always liked JK's description of him looking like "a plant kept in the dark" :D
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What marvellous detail! Love it. I'm happy with the chair being empty - poor Snape being such a loner an' all. However, being an SS/HG 'shipper, I'd like to see Hermione there, especially since she's rubbish at chess. Maybe Ron Weasley and Snape would be evenly matched? ;-)
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! haha I didn't even think of Ron, he'd be perfect! imagine how furious Snape would be if he lost at chess to Ron Weasley :D
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Teehee! He could retaliate by stealing Hermione from Ron. ;-)
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Lilly-F-lie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks! (=
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ILuvR-T Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
that is just so rich & gorgeous! i :heart: it!! and i'd :heart: to see tonks in that empty chair.. ;)
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much! glad you like it. haha are you a snape/tonks shipper? now there's one ya don't see that often :D
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ILuvR-T Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
well, i'm a remus/tonks shipper mostly, but i do adore the idea og snape & tonks together. she's a firecracker, & he needs one! :) writing a fanfic w them.. *whistles* :D
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mr-pip Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ah i see ;D well i'll be sure to read it when it's done :D
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ILuvR-T Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
don't hold your breath.. really, i don't want you to die because of me lol! i have a very bad habit of not finishing what i start.. :)
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TeddyRadiator Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Writer
The sheer level of detail is mesmerising. And being the shipper I am, I'd love to see Hermione Granger losing at chess to him! ;)
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