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The Letter from Hogwarts by greeneyes-17 The Letter from Hogwarts by greeneyes-17
The Letter from Hogwarts.

For the second Challenge: Spinner's End.


''In the early hours one Saturday morning, having gone to bed hungry again, Severus was woken up from a restless sleep by a tapping noise at his bedroom window. It was a huge tawny owl, and it was carrying a crested letter. Severus opened the window and the owl flew in, in a flurry of snowflakes. He knew what the letter was as soon as he glanced at it – it was addressed to Mr. Severus Snape, Small-bedroom-under-the-Attic, Spinner’s End, Castleforth, W. Yorkshire. ......

.......He looked up and out of the dark window. In the distance the first grey, cold, light of an approaching dawn silhouetted the long finger of the mill chimney. Slowly, happiness swelled inside him, banishing the memory of the last few days of cold and hunger. It had come! He would soon be free! ''


From Chapter 5 of "Lily and the Half-Blood Prince''.

Characters copyright J K Rowling
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I love this painting! I always imagined Sev as a boy from the North Country--the address confirmed that! The writing and picture are a lovely capture of one of the few happy moments in a very sad life. Oh, I love that tawny owl! :heart:
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Thanks! Glad you liked this! That's where I imagine Sev's from too, and that's what is in my fic.
This is in acrylics and a bit old. I've since bought a tablet and have ditched my acrylics, but the above moment, sev receiving his Hogwarts' letter is still a favorite part of my fic.
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shyfoxling Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
I love his address :)
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Couldn't fit it all in, in the envelope, but the important bit is there!
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
Awesome work, Astra!
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Many, many thanks!!
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jin-fenghuang Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Aww, he is utterly adorable.
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thank you! I'm happy you liked it.
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HappilyDeluded889 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, this is so precious:aww::love:!!!!
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thank you!
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HappilyDeluded889 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
This is wonderful! :heart: It's like a scene from an urban fairy-story! I love the swept-back curtains and the snow-flakes and Sev's ruddy (maybe bruised?) cheeks. And the text that goes with it is perfect. Gorgeous work! :love:
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thank you. So glad you like it. The text is taken from an old chapter of my ongoing fanfic. And yes, Sev had just been through a rather bleak Christmas, so his Hogwarts letter was doubly welcome!
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
In the interests of collecting fanfic/painting pairs (and because the writing here is great!) will you submit this chapter to the group? Or perhaps the first chapter of your fic? It would be wonderful to have some writing by you. :hug:
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Thank you for suggesting it. Its a rather long fic, and the two chapters you mentioned - Ch 5 may needs some editing to stand alone, and I'd have to go over both for spelling, etc.
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ls269 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Yes, I know how it can be. A lot of the chapters in my story are incomprehensible on their own! But this little glimpse of Sev's childhood was so enticing. :heart: Bless him. He's had such a miserable life that it's both heartening and painful to think of him experiencing exhilarating moments like this one!
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MaferPotter Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I thought the drawing was stunning, and then I read the little writing that came with it and I almost started to cry. How beautiful and sad is this little boy hope.

Great response to the Challenge.

I wonder what materials did you use to paint this?
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thank you. I'm so glad you like it. The story is an excerpt from an old chapter of my ongoing SSLE fanfic.

The material I used are Acrylics.

But then I touched up some of the details with Paintshop. Being the first time I used it, I was a bit wary, but I found it relatively easy ( and far less messy)! So I might use it more in the future- I love the magnifying feature - something you can't do with traditional painting.
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MaferPotter Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Oh, fantastic. :) You did a marvellous job, both with the fanfic and the fanart :)
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Very well done!
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Thank you.
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Raiderhater1013 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010
You are welcome!
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Vizen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
oooh, the Little Prince... Such a good pic!!! I'm so impressed! :heart:
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I'm so very, very, glad you like it!![link]
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Dunno why the link happened. Ignore it.
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore this. It's got great atmosphere!
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
Oh, Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it! I always imagined that the arrival of that much-awaitedletter would have brightened Sev's bleak days( or nights) .
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, the picture has an almost Christmassy feel, and for Severus, I imagine that getting his Hogwart's Letter was the closest to Christmas that he had ever felt. :aww:
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greeneyes-17 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I think spinner's End might be slightly less grim with a fresh blanket of snow. And Sev's 11 th B'Day being in January, I thought it would be fitting.
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northangel27 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod: Love it!
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