It's rare that I visit deviantArt these days, but I happened to end up there last evening while I was procrastinating over something else, and discovered one of my favorite artists has resumed drawing in HP again after nearly a year's leave of absence. She just posted an absolutely gorgeous portrait of Snape dozing amongst his books, and it's hard to say which is more desirable, Snape or his esoteric collection of magical volumes. As the artist says, it's her fervent OTP. It's elegant and beautifully conceived and shimmering with color; the combination of book-and-Snape lust is quite overpowering.

Insatiable

I urge you to click on the image to enlarge it, because it's even more amazing if you can see the details.

There's also a lovely watercolor portrait of Minerva I just noticed, here:

Minerva's day off.
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From: [personal profile] thady


Oh, these are gorgeous!
Thanks for the rec. :)
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From: [personal profile] doro


Thank you for the rec :)

Heh, The Monster Book of Monsters is peaceably cuddled up with him.

Books in bed is the best thing in life.

*hugs*

From: [identity profile] perverse-idyll.livejournal.com


Snape surrounded by books is a particular kink of mine. Snape in bed surrounded by books … oh my goodness.

From: [identity profile] semyaza.livejournal.com


I like her 'Whilst the cauldron is boiling'. It's nice to see Snape reading Alice in Wonderland.

From: [identity profile] perverse-idyll.livejournal.com


I agree. The perspective is interesting, too.

I love a lot of her work. The detail, whimsy, and grotesquerie all appeal to me. She must be incredibly patient. For example, I can't imagine how long it probably took her to finish this painting for her mother: http://john-n-mary.deviantart.com/art/In-the-meadow-of-sinful-thoughts-322897416

From: [identity profile] enname.livejournal.com


Like all her things it is beautiful (I like a number of her other non HP stuff) and always leaving me feeling more than a little jealous, followed by being disappointed in myself for that.

From: [identity profile] perverse-idyll.livejournal.com


Yes, I love just wandering through her gallery, whether I know the source material or not. Her art is always distinct, and the attention to detail and sense of color are always fantastic. Especially when you consider this is hobby art, not something (as far as I can tell) that she does for a living.

Heh, since I haven't a shred of artistic talent, I don't have to worry about being jealous, but I can generalize to prose. It used to be a source of both inspiration and despair to read works that seemed so effortlessly, innately beyond anything I could possibly do, and yet I treasured them because they were so amazing. Now that I've settled into being perennially disappointed in myself, I only occasionally feel the pangs of envy. :P

From: [identity profile] enname.livejournal.com


Sometimes I even go and find the source material, it is an interesting way of trying new things.

Eh... since I've given up drawing it should be easier, hence why I am annoyed with myself. Oh well, at least my eyes can be delighted.

From: [identity profile] pir8fancier.livejournal.com


Beautiful. Her style reminds me a little of Jan Brett, the children's book artist.

From: [identity profile] perverse-idyll.livejournal.com


Oh, that's an interesting comparison. I'm not sure I see it, except in the elaboration of detail. Brett uses very strong lines and a kind of hyperrealistic (that's not the right word, but I can't think of a good one at the moment) style. I really like Brett's work; it's so descriptive and bursting with folk and fairy tale qualities.

From: [identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com


That Minerva one is one of my favourites. The Snape one is lovely, too! A very solid OTP.

From: [identity profile] perverse-idyll.livejournal.com


The beautiful lines in the Minerva pic - the delicate strength and composure - are wonderful. And of course she's reading a book. I discern a theme here.

The Snape pic really showcases the artist's feel for color. And who can resist the idea of lying in a big bed cradled on all sides by marvelous books? Not I. :)

From: [identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com


Yes, you've pointed out most of the things of that Minerva pic that I love most! (: (And I'm with you on the book theme. My adoration of a picture/character soars with appreciative proximity and interest in books. Hence my secret fondness for Irma Pince. (; )

And who can resist the idea of lying in a big bed cradled on all sides by marvelous books?
Nay, not I either. Nor have I resisted the temptation during the times it was offered to me. (In fact, only this morning I woke up with a book I had unintentionally taken as bedmate, if not bedwarmer.)
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