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Goodbye Severus by flominowa Goodbye Severus by flominowa
Snape/Lily (c) J.K.Rowling

EDIT: Increased contrast a bit for clarity c:
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:icon28dragons:
28dragons Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
*SOB SOB SOB*

Besides how sad it is, I love how this is one of the few drawings I've seen of Sev with short hair X,D and I love how he's reaching out for her but she won't take his hand. OH GOD
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SunshineOwl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Ouch.
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izclark Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
this is beautiful, although i have trouble seeing it as sev/lily.
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solsunsonne Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist
My heart skipped a beat.
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LovelyLadyAriadne Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS
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medusa683 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I loved the floating intertwined patterns of their shirts - like a piece of both of them, that the other will always have, has left them. Ugh. Brill.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Your spare style here is perfect for this picture. Lily looks resolute, yet defeated at the same time. :heart:
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gripchange Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
This is beautiful!
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Your art has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the feature! I apologize for the late response but I am very honored. I found the one on Amelie posted there, too. Thank you kindly!
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dandelion-four Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
oh man this is just perfect. i adore lily and snape.
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FireAibell Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student General Artist
i like!
is simple but sooo emotional!
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hpmadness8 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist
OVERALL? SIRIUSELY? (PUN INTENDED)
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Just an amazing piece.
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YBYF11 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! This is so beautiful! *-*
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noapotter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww :'(
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning design.
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9timechos Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Oh Severus :( this is my favorite "could never be" couple.
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PeopleLover314 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
This is amazingly lovley!!!!And i love your Gallery...a lot <3
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! A lot! :D
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Deterginator Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
OMG LOVE IT!!!!!!!
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Deterginator Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Oops only meant to post that once
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Deterginator Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
OMG LOVE IT!!!!
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wikigiuli Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
aw... :heart:

awesome colours!
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algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I LOVE your style so so much!!!
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marykate3000 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, it's so emotional, its making my heart feel like lead.
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nathpollen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I can't find words to express how amazing this is.
Just, wow. I'm stunned.
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natalievee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
BOOOHOOOHOOO OMG I'M CRYING.
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Ananomouse Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
OOOOOHHHHHHH, D@mn the symbolism I'm seeing here.

Both facing different directions-their futures taking them somewhere the other is not. The images on their clothes fading/vanishing, as though some type of depth between them is gone, just one more part of their history together is geting left behind.

Lily's closed off bodylanguage is amazing. WHile seemingly open-arms and hands at sides, isn't covering self-she's actually closed off; and most notably has her wand at hand. She can and will use it to protect herself if she has to, after all she's a witch. Her face looking downwards, eyes seemingly closed give the notion of her saying 'I don't want to see this,' as if she's in denial, doesn't want to believe. Interestingly enough how while one hand is cluching at her want the other is open and facing her gives me the sence that she's forced to admit to herself something, is disapointed, sad, resign. It's hanging there, unsure.

Snape in contrast is more hesitant, I almost dare say. His body is 'facing' two directions. Forwards and backwards. Most of him is ready to go one way but is unable to completely commit; something is not ready to let go. Snape is glancing back, at the corner of his eye; as though he doesn't want her gone but wont completely turn back around, not unless he gets a cue from her. His left hand is curled in a fist restraining himself; from what we don't know. It is to ground himself and to move forward (away from Lily), to keep himself from calling out to her, to remind himself that this is what he chose? But his right hand betrays him by being so drasticly open with an open palm/hand and slightly behind him, 'leaning' towards her. A part of him longs to go back to Lily, something in him saying 'If I could just hold her hand then...maybe...', but she's unaware of this and the moment will be gone. And when it is he'll no longer look back.

There is sence of depth (maybe the shadows?) that has me thinking that the are already a few feet from one another so while it looks like his hand is just about to touch hers, I get the feeling that there is no contact between them. It's interesting that their hands are in similar poses-one closed, one open-gives them great similarity while also contrasts them with how and where they are in regards to themselves and eachother.

Lovely colors, nicely done.

That's what I get from this.

That or I'm reading way to much into this. (Sorry for the critic, just needed to 'say' it.)

The one problem I have is Lily's skirt. I keep thinking it's too short for her. That it should be a little longer, maybe half way from the end of where it is now to her knees...or just a little over her knees. I don't know why. :confused:
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"You value the truth and I value my life, so I'm not going to say anything." -???
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flominowa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for the meticulous critique, rather, artistic dissection. I certainly wasn't looking that deep into the picture when I was drawing it. If I didn't know any better, I'd have thought you were the illustrator. Thank you for this! c:
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Ananomouse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
:slamhead: Yeah, sometimes I look into things WAAAAAAYYYYYY too deeptly or not at a d only see the 'surface'. Then it's like 'get the subtle message?' and I go *whip lash* "Whaaa?"

:blush: sorry :blush:

I do love it though.
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twizted-fate Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
this is beautiful
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bloombri Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love seeing Severus in suspenders :D
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Luu-uuh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful!Amazingly beautiful! :D Loved it.
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Pabip Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
I really like snape/lily, but of course Harry wouldn't exist, then.
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starthere13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
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Clever, beautiful, great colors. I really adore the style and the color scheme, very light for a parting moment. The patterns coming off into the background was brilliant!!! Great work!
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flominowa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, thanks for your observant compliments! :D
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jayray13 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
pretty muted colors!
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G-E-Oriens Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Florence: putting the "art" in "fanart"
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awww that's so nice of you to say! c:
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G-E-Oriens Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it is truth!
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elviella Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
So lovely and sad... I love their poses and the whole composition, and the colours are beautiful. Also, I like the kind of clothes you gave them (I see what you did with the patterns...very nice!). But seriously, this is one of my favourite from your works, so emotionally deep and sad. :)
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:iconflominowa:
flominowa Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I actually started off just doodling runway models... and then it kinda turned into Lily and Sev. haha
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Shiron-Sue Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
...WOW
This is marveleously beautiful :heart:
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Adrianpink Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
awww
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heidi-wiggin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
This is really awesome. I love the mix of patterns!
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penguin-freak Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
The patterns, oh my gosh. So beautiful.
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AmericanAnaconda Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool idea. :D I like how Sev wears suspenders. Heehee.
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Scottie-Bailey Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
...Beautiful...
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PoetBanana Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Really a sad moment. I want to cry:(
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