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Lily Garden by Angel-soma Lily Garden by Angel-soma
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For SeverusSnapeFans 's Summer Contest. The theme was what Snape does during the summer holidays away from Hogwarts. It took me a while to come up with an idea that I liked; Summer to me means outside, bright sunlight, and lots of plants, but I figure Snape to spend most of his time indoors and not in well lit areas ;w; So it was hard to come up with an idea that fit his character while still being "summer". I knew it'd have to be outside somehow. My original idea was for him to have a greenhouse in his backyard, where he grows potion ingredients, but the more I thought about it the more I thought that wouldn't work. For starters, his backyard is pretty small, and then too I wondered what he'd do with the plants when he went back to the school for all those months. So then I came up with a perfect idea; lilies!

Lilies are summer plants, and you don't have to really care for them at all during the other seasons and they'll be fine on their own. So it's perfect for Snape then; he can be at Hogwarts for the whole school year, and then when he returns home is when the flowers would start blooming. Also, the whole "lily" thing works out pretty well too haha I imagine he originally only had a few planted, maybe Lily herself gave them to him at some point, and then over the years they started spreading. He doesn't really tend to them much, just let's them be, but I imagine he does like looking at them every so often.

Okay so about the drawing! I know the area he lives in is really... ehhh. All the houses are the same, the small backyards are surrounded by brick walls, the air is dirty from the mill, ect. I wanted his backyard to look unkept and run down, because I doubt he cares much about it, which is why there's next to no grass other than in patches/clumps here and there. I wanted the lilies to be basically the only pretty thing there is back there. Originally I was going to have them just be along the side walls (aka not along the left side of the image), but keeping my "has so many because they spread" and "he doesn't really do anything about them" idea in mind, I figured it'd make more sense this way. Made the image itself look better too.

This took me like a month to draw. The flowers took me foreverrr but look how nice they look ;w; Worth it!


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Your theme is pretty amazing. Reminds me of BBC novel-based TV show, but it's very original. Who would ever thought to put such a gentleman in a valley of lilies these days in art? It gave me a peaceful yet dramatic impact. I am happy that the lilies look natural and the perspective looks pretty good. Because this is a critique, I will say that you could make this work look computer animated to give the fictional world more life; also, I would also add something else to the background instead of a wall (maybe a gate to the right)?
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Dopeydora Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
Love it.
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BLuwish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable!!
I rarely see a happy Sev and lookit that smile! 8 >w<)8
He's even comfortable enough to have open robes! Is this a post-war pic? :3
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Snape 
Not intended to be post-war, but I suppose it could be! I just imagined it to be during summer vacation when he's not at school teaching, no set year or anything though. 
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
his hobby...
bit of a tell?
great picture!
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah a bit lol Thank you!
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
you're welcome!
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wiedzminka Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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pitupituchan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
AWW.... That's just so sweet :'3
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love the idea behind it and all the thought you put into it. It's really sweet! And visually I really like the drawing too. :)
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!! ; w ;
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theawesome101 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, how sweet.
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ainrana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, I see you even made him look a little like Alan. :aww:
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try too! I tend to draw Snape differently every time I draw him; sometimes he looks like Alan and sometimes not so much, haha ;w;
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Ainrana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I know you drew this years ago, but it's actually a great tribute piece to him. I love it. I think it's beautiful, like after he passed he woke up surrounded by lilies. :aww:

Sorry to be a little morbid, but it makes me smile.
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually drew this back in August, so it's only about 5 months old. aaa Thank you very much! That's a nice thought for it ;w;
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Ainrana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, I thought it said '2013' for a second. :XD:
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HoshiNoDestiny Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful! I love how you did the flowers, but the whole background is amazing!
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! The background took the longest amount of time - especially the flowers - so I'm happy to hear that!
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Nice one! Interesting thing about (true) lilies, they come in many colors - white, red, pink, yellow - everything but blue. And yes, they don't last very long, sadly. Years ago I had a huge oriental lily bed - ever 150 plants - the scent was amazing! And then came rodents and disease and bad weather and the plagues of Egypt and not one flower survived. :(

But back to Snape - it's funny he's always depiced with white lilies. Because of the purity aspect, I guess. 
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! aaa Sorry to hear what happened to your garden! My mom actually used to have 300+ different kinds of lilies in our garden before we moved, now we have about 50.

Yeah I think that's why too. I had considered making them different colors for this, but I thought the white would stand out and look the best for this piece. Since his yard is basically dirt, white would look "clean" compared to it. That's what was in my head anyway as I drew it haha.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Lovely lilies!  You are right--they require little care and are very beautiful, but also fragile and unfortunately not around for very long.  I treasure the ones that make their brief appearances in my mother's garden!
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! My mom has a lot in the garden as well, they're very pretty flowers!
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RaeLx888 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful and just so perfect an idea. lovely job! :D:D:D
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! ;w;
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RaeLx888 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're very welcome! :meow:
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psycocat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That fits almost perfectly...but I don't want to think about why because this is a sweet tribute to Snape.
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! ;v;
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thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is amazing, this looks so beautiful ♥
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaa thank you! ;v;
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thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure ♥
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imhilien Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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starwitch12372 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love, love, love this! Lillies are some of my favorite flowers!
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Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! I like lilies as well! My mom has a lot in the garden c:
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VKbelka Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
A walk in the garden. Handsomely! reminded movie " А Little Chaos")
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:iconangel-soma:
Angel-soma Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I've heard of that movie, but I haven't seen it yet.
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