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'Slytherin!' cried the Sorting Hat.

And Severus Snape moved off to the other side of the Hall, away from Lily, to where the Slytherins were cheering him, to where Lucius Malfoy, a prefect badge gleaming upon his chest, patted Snape on the back as he sat down beside him...

© JKR



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Well, I should have re-read the English version first. Because in French it was rather translated like : ' And Lucius put a hand onto Snape's shoulder'. :(

I really wanted to do something with this scene, anyway. It struck me when I read it the first time. :)
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VenetianCloud Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Severus looks a bit forlorn... I love the color you've used for the table, it's soft and warm, like honey. And did you use the red on Sev's sleeve for purpose?
And is he holding the slytherin tie in his hand?
Btw, do you like the movie better in french, english or (if you watched it) in german?
I absolutely love French Snape - I shut my mouth and stare at him in extasy when I hear him talking, and it doesn't matter that I don't know a word in French - I still know what he's saying, because I have it memorised. German Hermione is the best, end generally it's a very good dubbing. And English is just perfect.
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Luxuru Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love Lucius and Severus and headcanon them to be quite close, especially considering the lengths Severus went for their family. I believe it all started with this, his easy acceptance into Slytherin with Lucius guiding him... Even if it eventually led to the wrong path, it makes me feel like Severus' school years couldn't have been entirely awful, he must've had friendship or a concept of family inside Slytherin which he needed so badly.

A tumblr user had an interesting concept. She said that Slytherin seems to put a lot of value on loyalty and "true frienship" and also other sources noted how tight knit and accepting Slytherin is. Anyway, this tumblr user has the idea that the sorting hat sometimes puts you into houses where you can blossom or grow or will find the best happiness, not just based on personality - for example Neville would grow to be braver in Gryfinndor than he would Hufflepuff like he wanted to be in. She suggested that perhaps the attention and frienship craved Severus needed Slytherin - a place to belong and have an accepting family.

i just thought it was interesting. :) this picture makes me think of it and it's probably my favorite just because it has two of my absolute favorite Hp characters in it <3 
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Veeja Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2016
Interesting thoughts. Severus and Lucius are complex characters who are not completly "evil" but not classical "good" as well and I do not like it if people try to portray them too onesided.
Snape is absolutly Slytherin. He may be a gentle, calm and very inteligent person but he is also easy angry, interested in the dark arts and has no problems to be mean if not sardistic to people he don't like. We never read how he was in his twenties but it's very possible with his success in knowlegde and the power it gives him that he liked to use it against all the people and the society who never really accepted him.
Lucius maybe infulenced him but it's totally possible that Severus would have joined the Deatheaters without him. The whole Lucius tricked him into it is too banal. Yes Lucius is always looking for opportunities but Severus was a first year halfblood  with no money. The scene in the book refers more that he cares as the slytherin perfect and how Severus found a "home" in his house like you two so wonderful described.

The problem is more the very onesided way Rowling portraied the houses. I understand that if you want huge success you have to look what is in generaly and morally the main ideal of the society but to initalise one house as the ultimate ideal good, one as evil and one as loosers is one of the reasons why I could never have been a true hardcore fan (though I like the general idea and lots of characters).
I don't start a discussion about the vilians and dark magic here but I have automatically to roll my eyes if I read/hear chosen one, children forming an army and constantly  winning against well trained adults,...etc. Without the stories around Snape, the Malfoys and the Marauders the books weren't nearly that good in my opinion.
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Vizen Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
The Sorting Hat puts you into Houses where you can blossom and/or according to your personality, I believe. In the case of Severus, he could have been in Ravenclaw but not entirely because he doesn't use his capacities only for science but also as a way to become powerful; he could have been a Gryffindor for his courage and loyalty but the way he is brave and decided to reach his goals is more Slytherin than Gryffindor. For me he is a pure Slytherin and would not have been well accepted in the other Houses, when he could obtain at least some respect and understanding from the other Slytherins.

Lucius visibly helped him and had a great influence in his destiny, maybe not always for the best... but Severus made the wrong choices on his own anyway...
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imhilien Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done...
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I love their expressions.  Lucius' gesture may appear to be brotherly, but his face shows that he's cooly taking in everything about this odd First Year.  Great work!
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TheFireCircleYagna Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Magnifique!
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SakakiFlower Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, I think Madam Pomfrey was the nurse during Snape school days, too. I can imagine her adoring this little, awkward, angry boy and trying to give him hugs at certain times of his life while he's being all "No, no, madam. Please, stop... Mmm..."

This Snape you draw fits perfectly in my mind's Snape-Being-Hug. Perhaps because Lucius is grabbing his shoulder?

I like this a lot. You're pretty good at backgrounds, too!!
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SlytherinGirl101 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Nice work :D
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chistie-belle Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
very cool
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noleme Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Browsing through your gallery to find some kneeling and sneering images of SS for inspiration... and I come across this. How come I haven't faved it yet? :o
Nice shifty eyes on SS, the uncomfortable squirming he's doing, also Lucius's forced (?) smile... Speaking of Lucius, is it just me, or does he look... like an Elf of all things? :giggle: Must be the shape of the ears.
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grachel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
this is really well drawn!!!!!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Thanks
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giranduloni Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Que tient il dans la main?
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Comme il vient d'être nommé dans Serpentard, il tient les insignes de la maison qu'on vient de lui remettre (un foulard ou une cravate, on ne sait pas dans le livre ce qu'ils ont)
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natalynovak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Snape is really good! And I adore Lucius and Snape together!
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Ducie Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work!
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Très sympa comme image !
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Dreamy-Dragon Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
This is lovely. It captures the scene from the Prince's Tale perfectly!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Thank you!
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MistressBlackwater Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Your young Snape is so well done...and I just love his elfin ears. Lucius too, in his always passive way, looks to be already considering his uses.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
haha, yes: I don't know why, but a few times I wanted to add elfin ears to him. He would be a good elf, for me. :love: . As a vampire, too, of course - would look good :D
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MistressBlackwater Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
I agree! He has many features which would translate well to the elfin realm. I rather like it too. Of course, he's a classical vampire...which I don't mind at all. :) I would actually like to write a fic about a vampire Snape...though of course Canon disproves it, I still think it'd be fun to do something in that...if you'll pardon the pun, vein.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Personally, I really enjoy vampire!Snape. :)
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MistressBlackwater Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Indeed! VwV
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AmericanAnaconda Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Student General Artist
Very nicely done. I always liked this scene. :D
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Mexylove Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I think the French translation, 'And Lucius put a hand onto Snape's shoulder', is actually better, it kinda shows Snape is being claimed by Slytherin and dragged away from Lily... or maybe that's just me xD

I love this drawing! You can really empathise with poor little!Snape :(
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Vizen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Yes, I read first the English version, at its release, and only later the French translation and after all this time, what has remained in my head was this French variant and not the English one - precisely because of its symbolism, the claim it implies. I was even surprised when I looked for the original version for the artist's comment and noticed that what I thought was not entirely the original version :)
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FetchMaiCloak Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awwww.
That whole chapter gave me alot of sympathy for Snape. >______<
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codeyumi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like Snape's expression in this one. It really shows his emotions. And Lucous looks like he's thinking about how useful Snape could be in the future...
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
haha, yaih. :love:
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Azulastalker Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Okay, stupid question, but was that quote from the book? I haven't read 4-7 so idk what's in the book and what someone made up.
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Vizen Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
oh, ok :) It's from book 7 ( chapter 33 'the Prince's Tale' ) . In this chapter, Harry discovers Severus Snape's old memories. Severus Snape at 11 is sorted into Slytherin. His childhood friend, Lily Evans, has been sorted into Gryffindor. Severus goes to Slytherin table, where the Prefect Lucius Malfoy welcomes him. Little Severus in my pic looks at his new Slytherin tie, he's sad because Lily is not with him in Slytherin.
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Azulastalker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
thnx
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Zeba-chan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Buttseks!


Now that I have that outta my system... this is an Amazing piece I think you did really well...
Have you ever thought of getting a job as an illustrator?
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Vizen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
thanks a lot!!!

I don't really know how people become illustrators. I mean, I guess you should have some degree/diploma of art school and have the proper network of relationships... The not private Art schools in Paris (where I live) are only for -25 years old students!!!! And I'm already older :( I'm not aware of this milieu and I have always in mind that it's impossible for outsiders to get a place in such a world.

Thank you very much for your cheerful comment!
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Zeba-chan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Try assembling a portfolio and going to a publisher or Similar place...
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WilczaDusza Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
You born to draw Severus :)


When it was?
Shame on me I don't remember that part with Lucius...
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Vizen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
From DH33 - the Prince's Tale :)

Thank you very much - this is very kind to me :)
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Purplesunset3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I really like this one! You should write to J.K and claim the job for illustrating HP novels=) Come on, you are so fantastic
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
wow, thank you very much ...And I think you are just too nice to me :)
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Purplesunset3 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I only speak the truth ;)
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SlytherOne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Vizen, I like the French translation better; in fact, I think I read it as you did, but in English!?

Another one of my favorites- I'm sorry if you answered this already, but what is the green substance in Sev's hand? (you really are excellent at placing unknown objects in your pics!)

~Donna
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Vizen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
lol, am I ?

Yes, it's just a slytherin tie. See, Lucius has the same. They can't have already their ties and badges in the train, right ? I thought they receive it immediately after the Sorting.
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SlytherOne Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
That's it!
thanks again!


~Donna
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droxy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect young canon Severus! Wonderful book illustration!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
Thank you very much.
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Peter-the-Fisherman Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Student Artist
I love the heavy colors :)
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Vizen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
:) Thank you.
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Peter-the-Fisherman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Student Artist
de rien! ^^
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