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. ---- "You value the truth and I value my life, so I'm not going to say anything." -???
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:
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.