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I've been trying to paint different things/projects with my new tablet for weeks and I confess I'm not getting along well with the pen + PS brushes at the moment. They are too hard and IMO, the effect on the screen is not as natural as with the other old tablet and my former and lost set of brushes. To that, let's add two other difficulties : I want to change of style (dramatically failing at it) and I can't decide on what to draw (...who to draw is less of a problem). If I don't know what to draw, I can't decide on the expression and composition, see. I'm a miserable fanartist, shortly said.

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Severus Snape. Property of JKRowling
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Son54niy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
After I met your work, I know exactly how Snape looks like. Thank you so much! Thanks for the imperfection of his flesh and frightening reality of personality - he just alive. You are awesome.
Yes, I am still very impressed. Love your style and all >_<
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Vizen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
I am glad that you like this portrait. Thank you for your kind comment.
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Son54niy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Sorry, I'm bad in English >_< I like almost all of them! Your little Severus breaks my heart to piecesCrying 
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louisemercury Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I have only discovered your work a month ago, and I had to create an account here expressly to thank you for sharing these images with us. Your work is so beautiful. It has haunted me, especially this piece.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Thank you for this comment.

And I am particularly glad that you like this particular piece, because it's one of my own favorite pieces. 
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Honeyeater Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks so lost ;_;
Very good work =)
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Vizen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Thank you :)
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patronusdoe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
very very beautiful. I guess it shows the young snape after Lily's Death? I like his despaired, pale face. It says so much... :-(
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Kitsune1978 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I can't get enough of your Snape :heart:
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
...thank you.
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imhilien Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Everyone goes on about how much they love Snape's greasy hair, hooked nose, pale skin and snarly mouth. However my favorite thing about your Snape--the eyebrows! :D
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
:w00t: Thanks.
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I knew who did this one! : D Your art gets better and better. C:
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Vizen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaanks ! :w00t: ! ;)
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hyenacub Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Nicely done! Hooked nose, long greasy hair and pale skin... exactly as the books describe :D Very nice :D
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Vizen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thank you.
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ran-d-cat Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
of all the "non-alan rickman" versions i've seen of snape, this one is right up there. i really like his face. nicely done. thanks for sharing.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Thank you. I'm very glad you like this particular one.
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Treacle-Miner Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Nice! You've really captured that sort of unhealthy look he's supposed to have. (Funny that that's a compliment . . .)
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Vizen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
It is a compliment indeed XD Thanks.
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
Bea, you do an amazing job at capturing the greasiness of his hair. <3 :XD:
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Vizen Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I do my best :D
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coco-louise Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Oh my god, I LOVE this! Your Snape is great! :D
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Vizen Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Thank you!!!
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Glass-no-E Featured By Owner May 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Tu arrives toujours à donner ce petit truc en plus qui rend tes scènes et les personnages si réels o_o ...ça me bluffe à chaque fois!
Bravo!
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Vizen Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
C'est vraiment gentil de me dire ça. Merci merci merci.
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Glass-no-E Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
je t'en prie, c'est sincère!
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Irena-Unn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so live. I such represented it to myself to stay by the professor and death eater! Great artwork!
Applause from Russia)))
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe the brush strokes are smoother here than in other of your works, and personally I approve ;) as well as the green light on his hair.
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chiburaska Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I'm in love! this is fantastic...change style? I think your style and fanartistry are fine, really fine.
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wobbler1957 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I love it. That's the realism I'm trying to get, and I love working with the 3/4 view. I find the full face frontal view hardest -- I always lose my proportions and get horse-faced people. I'm just weird that way.

Anyway, excellent looking Severus, all young and defensive.
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wobbler1957 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Oh, and I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet and Painter 11 -- a lot of times I'm going back and forth between Painter and GIMP, depending on what I'm doing. The Fotolia One Cat-One Fruit-One Clock Challenge has been giving both of them a workout...
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SamanthaLenore Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love him! Really, I think this is one of your best, as far as straight portraits go.
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JulesDrenages Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I really like this one. I mean, your gallery is amazing, but there's something in this piece that just feel *right*.
I love his hair (it's greasy the way male adolescents' hair is: I went to school with a boy with that kind of hair...) and every detail of his face: from the innatural pallor to his right eyebrow, from the nose (the nose!) to his lips; I like how he seems to hide behind those black locks that shade the left half of his face. I adore the fact that the purple circles under his eyes feel like bruises. I find suitable those light eyes, fixed in concentration (maybe Occlumancy?). A credible young Severus far from bullies and from his misery, for once. Thank you.

On your comment about you being a miserable fanartist:
I've bought my first tablet 3 days ago and I'm experiencing a total loss of confidence: suddenly, I seem totally incapable of doing anything at all. I know that it will take some time to get use to pen, brushes, layers etc, but at the same time I feel empty and frustrated and miserable, because I'm not able to express myself anymore, because the 'answers' are right in fornt of me and I can't reach them, because I'm not able to put down the images I have in mind freely, not anymore. It happened almost the same when I had to change my set of nibs and brushes: they felt wrong in my hands, they were totally unuseful to my goals, they were a restraint, not a mean, not 'tools'.
This just to say that it happens (and it's normal) to feel a little bad, sometimes (especially when technology is involved, IMHO. -.-) At last, I find it quite challenging...

Hoping to have been clear (I'm not used to write in English, so I found quite difficult to express some 'nuances', and I'm sorry), thumbs up for your work here, and good luck with your new tablet (bet you'll win over it!)!

Jules
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great; especially the hair is just perfect for a book canon Snape. I love it!
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I'm a miserable fanartist, shortly said. NOT TRUE.

I really like this! It is softer than your older style, more three-dimensional. Maybe you feels it's not what you want it to be yet, but I think it's great! Working with a new technique is always frustrating, our ideas rush ahead of our abilities.
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sadyblue Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
very realistic
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MagicAlly25 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Wonderful picture, love the lighting and his expression, lost in thought.

Will be rec'd Sunday evening on the HGSS Digest [link]

Know what you mean about tablets and brushes, I seem to have gone backwards using mine.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Thank you!!!

And yes, I miss the old tools...But yes, maybe the change is finally for the best, forcing me to change myself! :)
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AlbaLark Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
He is beautiful. Here via bethbetheth's Snape News on LJ. I have been a fangirl of yours for awhile and I should have come out of lurkdom a long time ago to say than you for sharing your gift. :-)
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Patilda Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Whatever you're doing, you're doing right. I - LOVE - THIS!!!!! :heart: OMG!!!! :drool: :faint:
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sev looks awesome here!!

I'm sorry that you have so much trouble with your new material, but you are are NOT a miserable fanartist: you are really great!!
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frd24906 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Always just Love your work.
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Weird-To-Strange Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
He's perfect. Perfectly sexy! :XD:
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Sanity4Heart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I ADORE book interpretations of Snape. Alan Rickman is great and he plays the part perfectly but it's not the same. This is beautiful work.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Thank you!!!

If you're interested in book interpretations of Snape, you can visit #Spinners--End. We collect only book interpretations of the character :)
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Sanity4Heart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the ref!
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anagrama2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Super!!!
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