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The Winner...-Deathly Hallows by ellaine The Winner...-Deathly Hallows by ellaine
...takes it all

The gods may throw a dice
Their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here
Loses someone dear
The winner takes it all
The loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain.

The judges will decide
The likes of me abide
Spectators of the show
Always staying low
The game is on again
A lover or a friend
A big thing or a small
The winner takes it all

I don't wanna talk
If it makes you feel sad
And I understand
You've come to shake my hand
I apologize
If it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense
No self-confidence
But you see
The winner takes it all

ABBA - The Winner Takes It All

Somehow I couldn't just get this song out of my mind when I was drawing it... And well, did I say lately that I won't be doing any HP related art? Did I? Really?:D
Looks like it's just stronger than me. But I was waiting so long for this to happen in the books that I simply couldn't miss the opportunity to draw Lily and Severus at last according to canon:D

Whenever I draw Snape, people say, he's handsome *scratches head*. And I try so hard...

And trying out a new technique of which I'm quite fond. Hope you will like it too.

Painter IX
Tree brushes from *vinegar
Inspired by *hilarity 's beautiful picture: [link]
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Serendipity1889 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I've seen this ages ago when I wasn't on DA but I loved it so, so, so much. Someone write a story for this omg.
ellaine Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Awww, thank you, glad you remembered it and came back with a comment<3
And I need to re-paint it someday:]
Serendipity1889 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad you're still around!!! Repaint if you think it's best I guess, but I just love EVERYTHING about this...all my love for L/S probably started with this! Thank you!
ellaine Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
I just feel like I rushed the BG a bit and it deserves to be redone and more painterly looking like the characters. 
Oh my, that's a really BIG compliment, I'm really flattered, thank you!<3
Hesiona Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Beautiful and sad song - which one could be better for Severus and Lily ? :)
Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I don't wanna talk...
HarrySeverusSnape Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Beautiful and sad. You have a taland1 :)
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Lovely character portrayals and thanks for keeping them canon!
Subversa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
He is handsome, but I don't mind it. You've definitely made his nose big enough. Love that tragic, questioning look on his face. Lovely.
scarfy-dear Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I always think of them whenever I hear that song:)
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful! I love Snape's expression.
AnimeAngel0 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is Beautiful!!! :D
Khira-Kalt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student
Oh in Merlin's name, this is my favourite art EVER... :hug: your gallery is awesome, but this one is the best *_*
MissTuliharja Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. ^^ But poor Snape...=(
asdfasdf0126 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
this is beautiful!
Thevala Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
What would have happened, if - if Lily Evans had really loved Severus Snape and turned off James Potter? And - would this have happened, if Severus hadn´t turned to Black Magic and the Dark Lord?
Well, J. K. Rowling answered these questions in her books - but sometimes I´m sorry for her decisions concerning the main characters. But okay, SHE´s the creator of Harry Potter.
Your picture is beautiful and lets rise lots of fantasies...
thank you for sharing it!
chefsiby Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Już miałam pisać po angielsku, ale zobaczyłam, że masz folder z Sapkowskim! Naprawdę masz talent
i niestety... twój Snape jest przystojny:D
chefsiby Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Już miałam pisać po angielsku, ale zobaczyłam, że masz folder z Sapkowskim! Naprawdę masz talent
i hm no niestety... twój Snape jest przystojny:D
Kitsune1978 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Ah, I wish so much they could end up together.
SophysIsabella Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
He suffered so much for love :(
chester118 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
How the hell do you do stuff like this? Its amazing can you tell me which program you use and tips?
Oceanbreeze103 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I love these two.. :)
LittleLote Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Splendid :)
greycanbehappy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Great job on this.
Renelur Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Almost alive!
Lupetta307 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Semplicemente Stupenda <3
AnimeMulle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww I like this one very much ^_^ it's amazing!! :hug:
raveneyes21 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
i love this so much!
LaceEdges Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Photographer
Absolutely GORGEOUS!
Eveliien Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... this is really, really good! their faces are pretty perfect... great job! :heart:
KeiSuperstar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this pair. Even if I know that Lily loved James.
I adore this part of Snape's character - to be able to hold the love in his heart till the death...
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the background and the poses and expressions and hair. Brilliant!
Courtiepona Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
This is stunning, I love Snape's expression.
Dorminchu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
You just did a great book justice.
Have a cookie.
greeneyedalice91 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist
kliopadraberenice Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
omg this soo lovely!
BretagneMuse Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Beautiful :-)

Is there any way to remove the Deviantart watermark, so that I might have it on my computer desktop as a background?
RitaChan94 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
aww so beautiful :w00t:
LadyReemz86 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Hi there!
THis is really awesome!
WOuld you mind if I used this in a musical cover and video I'm doing?
Credit will surely be given, and will link you to the vid once done!
Thought to ask first ofcourse ^__^
pataki93 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
MariaForHisGlory Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Photographer
I really love it! That's how I imagine them too!
HerMajestyVB Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :heart:
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Aw this is SO beautiful, and I like the tones in lily's hair.
MommaTails Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
this is a very wonderful piece!!
331060 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the color scheme and color choices you have put into. The shading is wonderful as well. I love the concept to.
KankurouNoKugutsu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I just... this... ;u; Favorites don't do it justice.
Eyrisx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh wow, they look so great! :iconiloveitplz: Especially Snape ;) Brilliant! This definitely satisfies my current couple obsession :lol:
Eiblin Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Beautiful! Your young Severus is lovely ;)
Rain-Fairie Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i absolutely love it, i wish i had the software to do this sort of thing! If I wanted to draw a picture live that I'd have to draw all of the leaves in individually, it would take forever! x
Pendwick Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student
I love the raw emotion in this.
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