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Draft1 Bring Back The Bastard by Vizen Draft1 Bring Back The Bastard by Vizen
! WIP ! (edited, still a WIP)

I'm looking for a fitting banner for the future Bring Back the Bastard Challenge [link]
With such a concept, I'd be honoured to be part of it.

This one will not be the one, though:
I think it would be better if the banner was in a landscape format and I'm not sure that Snape would be identified enough (i.e. who knows my style will recognize him but I'm not sure about how many people know my style for Snape, that is). Third, I made something wrong at some point when I applied a textured layer (canvas-like) and I've been trying to fix it without a good result for a while and it's getting on my nerves. Plus, the full-face is a nightmare to draw in general.

If someone has a good idea for the banner, I'll take it. At the moment I'm considering a classroom scene with Snape on his desk, something like that. To show the bastard in him, of course. The basics XD.

If you have suggestions for me, I'll take them. :)
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
YOU ARE IN IT :heart:
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Vizen Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
:)
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Preseli Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Spinners--End says, 'Bring Back The Bastard'! [link]
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Especially his expression - just like the bastard ready to go for the win! :thumbsup:
I think it's going to be difficult if you want to make him recognizable for everybody - some people only see Snape when they see Alan Rickman... :shrug: yet if they read the books:
When I look at him here trying to forget (for the moment) that I ever saw your other work I'd probably still see Snape - the greasy hair, the nose, the skin, the ghastly gaze (ghastly is good in my world ;P and I suppose in every Snape-maniacs world. =D), the thin lips curling into a nasty smirk, and of course the black eyes.
btw, I love the eyebrows!!
I think your Snape is loved by so many people, because you manage to draw a real canon Snape - so I'd say the identification shouldn't be a problem at all.
(When I read the title I thought 'Oh, yes, please!' =D )
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TomScribble Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
oh, I like this! He looks very real - maybe it's the crooked nose?
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Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
I think this is great, actually, very moody and intense!
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chiburaska Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Perfect! Just perfect! :boogi:
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Itti Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the eyes! Really fits the slogan!
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Isadorabelle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic, I love it! Do you mind if I put this on my rpg wiki? The text doesn't it as much, but it's just such a great look for (hopefully) future plans for the character, I had to ask. Here's his profile, and you'll get full credit.

[link]
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Okay :)

It needs some reworking: it's not finished (the neck and hair are especially sketchy), so keep a look at the updates, and I'll post it without text in the future.
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Isadorabelle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will, definitely! I'm going to put you on my watch list now so that when you update, I can get that. The whole mood of the piece is just perfect.
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pythiadelphi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, he is the perfect bastard, isn't he! Love this!
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:iconvizen:
Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Sure he is - thanks!
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MagicAlly25 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
OMG I love his expression. His stare is so intense. Great picture.

Will be rec'd Sunday evening on the HGSS Digest [link]
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thanks (but it's a WIP!) :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love his hair and nose and face and expression. Awesome!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Thanks!
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perverse-idyll Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Vizen, this is extraordinary. Powerful and intense and not stinting on Snape's implicit cruelty and cold fury. I realize you're not satisfied with it, but I am: I adore this. The only things I might suggest changing would be the less bloody side of his throat, where the brushstrokes look more like rumpled cloth than skin; and the texture on his forehead where the squares are a little too visible and therefore slightly distracting.

But the deadliness, the unflinchingness, of his glare is amazing; his eye combines the emptiness of Occlumency with a ferocity that promises horrible consequences. I love the dark circle under it, the obvious exhaustion and bitterness. And you've caught pretty much the essence of his sneer. His lips are exquisite: hard, thin, and contemptuous. He looks like he's about to speak, and when he does his voice will be low and insinuating and meant to draw blood. And his nose. God. I could rhapsodize at great length about the hard, uncompromising curve of his nose, the way the gleaming light emphasizes it like a threat. This is a Snape who is not happy to be alive. He has a bone to pick; he begrudges the world his survival and he's already lost everything, so he has nothing left to lose.

Gah. I'm just blown away by this. It's gorgeous and goosepimply, and I keep coming back to the cold promise in his burning stare. This is not the portrait of a man who's found peace. This is bastard!Snape at his finest and I would love to see what this angry, unforgiving soul will do now that he's set loose on the world, with no higher purpose to keep him in line.

I would 'favorite' this multiple times if I could. Really, I think I'm in love.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
Hello You! Your comment is a delight. This is unfinished, really, I can see only what is to be done further. My fear is that very often with what I draw, I can find the expression I want to see and then lose it when I start polishing, finishing the work (and usually I don't finish). So I don't know if I can improve it, honestly. But yes, Snape is pretty much angry and not happy to be brought back and... already enjoying what harm he can do...Snape and peace, it doesn't work long for me. War and grudge to hold, that would make him feel alive. I imagine that Snape finds relief and quenching in fighting and attacking the others but that his ultimate goal is to find a more positive way to find peace and his purpose in the war, as he did it in DH; but as you say, without higher purpose...I can feel his inner dark side taking him all again.
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lunafish1wish Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Oh, yes, gotta love bastard!Snape. Post DH, I sometimes really miss seeing that side of him.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I thought so, too...The fest is an excellent idea.
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Patilda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
What a good surprise to wake up and find this new snape! Love it! :)
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
;)
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
OK Bea, I love it, still there is something about him that just makes him look older than he should... or is it me? Oh he is amazing anyways!!! Love it!!!!!!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
He should be 38. I don't know, I still think it's wrong anyway - it needs more work on it, especially the hair and the neck.
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
You age people in the chin, mouth and eyes. His chin could be firmer. There is a hard wrinkle in the right side of this mouth, which makes him look older that he is. I love the dark around his eyes... and well, the neck also shows age... but he is thin, so he has to show tendons and things... I love Adam`s apple!

I love it Bea... he is great!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I have always some good difficulties with the chin. I tend to narrow the lower part of the face too much and Snape in my portraits ends with a pointed/weak chin. That's why I tried to make it larger for once but something visually doesn't work. I don't know what is wrong but I can feel that something is not in place. Maybe the eyes are again too high and/or too small. I would try to draw a different kind of forehead/nose, you know, where you could say that the forehead and nose go ahead, the forehead would be smaller then but somehow I always come back to the same kind of faces, where I can feel that the nose is making it wrong around it and where the chin is a weak point and the lips are always the most difficult to place. I looked at photos of men to see where is everything but again, you would not find the kind of faces that would be Snape's and it didn't help much : the chins are never the ones I want.

I can make the chin firmer and the neck is definitely unfinished. I'll see...Thanks for the advice!
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I agree with ~perverse-idyll You caught his essence...

The proportions are perfect... I`d work on the neck a bit and maybe on the right side of his cheek...

Be happy Bea, enjoy it and just relax!!! This is amazing!
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shyfoxling Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
lol could this possibly have gotten into #Spinners--End any faster?
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
:) I was impressed myself - and I saw the message only one hour later.
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shyfoxling Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
This is a wonderful expressioN!
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Oh man he looks awesome here!
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MARiKaArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I really like Snape's expression here. It seems like he is going to kill someone... of revenge. I love it!
Can I have one without that text on the left? :roll:
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
So, I think you can download it from here [link] -but as I told you, it's unfinished. :(
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MARiKaArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Don't be sad, I like it anyway )) Thank you! :hug:
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Yes, okay, I'll post it when I come back in my scraps (I'll give the link)...However, the left side is in the shadow and the portrait is unfinished. I even prefer it with the text, it looks more on focus!

But I'm glad and honoured that you like it !
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esperanza111 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Oh, I love your poster and love the idea of the fest! How did your learn about it?..
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I love the idea too.
~caecelia contacted me, this is how I learned about it.
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esperanza111 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Wow, that's great the admins of the fest have such a good taste in art! )))
I'm looking forward to the fest, a great idea!
Do you follow the Cliche Fest on LJ as well? There's a stunning new work of You-Know-Who)) with a heartwrenching Severus again: [link] (the entry is locked, open only for the members, and I don't know, if you are...). It's an illustration to a rather sad fic by anonymous Russian writer, translated by Emily Waters.
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
This is Snape looking at Dunderheads! You can see it in his eyes, in the way his lips curve downwards disdainfully! Wow.
Slightly different form your usual but always instantly recognisable!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Well, I think he is still too similar to my avatar one...Not that I dislike my avatar, just that I was displeased to come back to the same shape again when I wanted to create something new. I'm glad you can see his disdain in his eyes and lips.
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Patilda Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I love your avatar! :heart: :)
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ensomhet-svartskog Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing like always, Vizen! a big hug,have a nice day!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Thaaaanks
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ScoutF Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this isn't very helpful, but looking him in the eye(s) here gives me a sudden understanding of why Neville Longbottom was so afraid of him.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
This one is one of my favourite Snapes [link] - I could not forget it...I always imagine the poor students :D
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ScoutF Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My.
But yours scares me more, tbh. :)
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ScoutF Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, that's definitely Snape and no one else.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
:w00t: I'm happy then
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the-anonymous-c Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
omfg :love: :faint:

The best thing that could have greeted me in my inbox. I LOVE DEM EYES, DAT MOUTH...everything. He is SO Snape, and SO bastard-ly :iconimpervyplz: :iconiluplz:

One of my best Snapes of yours, for serious.
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