Age-Range Category: Five
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Just Snape. But the one is the all.
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Note: This was drawn with ballpoint pen on A3-size Steinbach paper. The greys were done with a Tombow marker and a Faber-Castell PITT pen. Colours were done in Photoshop, which I'm finally beginning to take a bit more seriously — so this is an experiment, really.
Summary: . . . [F]inally free of his masters, [Snape] wants to know everything. He goes out there, and he learns.
I have been away from fandom for a few years, but Cursed Child (such as it is) and Fantastic Beasts have brought me straight back in. Funny enough, my view on Snape has changed quite a bit... (Don't worry: if anything, I love him even more!) For one thing, I used to imagine that if he survived the war (which he totally did! I still stick to the "no body, no portrait = no death" reasoning!), he'd settle down somewhere and maybe start a business. In the meantime I have changed my mind. Once recovered from his wounds, Snape starts travelling. He travels around the world to study at all the magical schools, observing, perusing their libraries, talking to the teachers — and he learns everything that he possibly can about magic. I mean: it's Snape. The man can fly without a broom, something which according to "Quidditch Through the Ages" is simply not possible. He knows more about Dark Arts than Dumbledore and more about White Magic than Voldemort. He has been inventing his own spells since childhood and he sucks up magic like a sponge. So now, finally free of his masters, he wants to know everything. He goes out there, and he learns.
This particular image is inspired by his stay at Mahoutokoro, where, I imagine, being an Occlumens and a man of opposites, he is particularly drawn to the Zen approach of magic. And of course levitation requires no effort at all.