|spfestmod (spfestmod) wrote in snape_potter,|
@ 2013-04-17 12:58:00
|Entry tags:||art, rating: pg, snarry-a-thon13|
Snarry-a-Thon13: ART: Waiting for the Train
Title: Waiting for the Train
Media: Photoshop CS6, Prismacolor colored pencils
Prompt: Wild Card #1
Summary: A soft blanket of comfort can be found in the early morning commuter rush at King's Cross. It's always been a solitude of Harry's own – a private world in the fog surrounding the tracks – but perhaps the absolution he needs is in the company he shares.
A/N: I decided my offering for this year's Snarry-a-thon was going to be all about my happy places. My deep love in fandom art is illustrating stories. There is something about bringing a scene to the page (virtual or paper) and the challenge that it involves that really gets my creative juices flowing – in particular when a writer pens something so provocative, heart warming, or visually memorable that it gets imprinted upon my brain. Hands down, my favorite genre is hurt/comfort, so I went to my list of current favorite comfort fics and the one that immediately jumped out was oliversnape's A Grim Old Cat. I knew immediately which scene I wanted to draw. This story of Snape and Harry and how they help each other heal post-war is one of my favorites from this author and I reread it often. This particular scene is the one that tugs my heart the hardest (darn you, Oliver!) and deciding to create it was a no-brainer. I also did something I hadn’t done in ages; I dusted off my beloved coloring pencils and made this a multimedia piece, a fun return to the first HP art I ever created back in 2008. I didn’t know how much I missed going beyond just the digital. Thanks so much to oliversnape for granting me permission to illustrate this. It made me deliriously happy, and I hope I did it justice. Kisses to roozetter for her encouragement in pushing me to submit my idea.