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Boon and Bane by RandomMumble Boon and Bane by RandomMumble
Base-Concept inspired by Teiresias. (isn't Greek mythology just great? =D )

I actually always hope for people to interpret their own ideas and feelings in my pictures, but in case you're curious here's what I thought while drawing:
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Blindness/Eyeball --> see Teiresias. I think Snape got blinded in some way, but with realizing his faults he gained the *gift* of vision - not in the prophet-sense, but - ugh, I guess, you get the image ;P And yes, the eyeball is green, because it started with Lily.
Eyeball --> (there's another reason for it, so the double-mentioning is intentional) it's on his left side, because in the left side of the brain is mainly concerned with the more rational things (if I'm not totally messing up information now)
Moth --> Moths remind some people of death (with the darkness and stuff =D ) And I've once heard that in history people believed if a moth lands on a sick person it takes this person's soul away and therefore the person will die. I has a double-meaning here; 1. pretty obvious: he died; 2. the moth is sitting on the right side of his head -> right side of the brain is in charge when it comes to emotions.
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So these where my main concerns for this picture. (As well as what the title says)
Hope you like it! :wave:

No copyright-infringements intended!
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gill2013 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thank you!
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SenselessJabberwocky Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*_*
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: Thank you - and thanks for the fave! :heart:
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SenselessJabberwocky Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :meow:
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Thaliendil Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Very awesome! Greek mythology is rather spiffy. The eyeball looks very cool, and I love the soft darkness of the whole piece, it's lovely.
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:iconrandommumble:
RandomMumble Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks! :heart:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
What a beautiful conceptual piece! I love his hand and wrist! You are awesome! :worship:
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thank you so much! :iconblacklovelyheartsplz:
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droxy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great work on that eyeball! iteresting conceptual Snape art!
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks! :iconblacklovelyheartsplz:
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TheToxicPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Again, you amaze me. :)
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thank you very much! <3
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TheToxicPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
You are very welcome :D :heart:
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the-anonymous-c Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
This is so cool!! I love your explanations, esp. for the moth. So symbolically stunning :wow:.

p.s. I love his mouth for some reason.
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: You flatter me. Many thanks! :glomp:
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SylveraDrake Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love how you put so much meaning into all of your work - both intentionally and unintentionally. And people can draw both what you put in it on purpose, and other things they see in it themselves. So cool :)
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:eager: Thank you, dear! :hug:
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SylveraDrake Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You are very welcome :hug:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
:iconiloveyouplz: If anyone on dA is inspiring me to explore the conceptual and mystic side of this character, it's you. The simplicity and power is so evident here. Beautiful image, awesome composition. You may like this image from Elke, it's not the same really, but it gives me a similar feeling of anxiety and fascination :nod: [link]
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Many, many thanks for your wonderful words! :love: (And, thank you for sharing the link; it looks fascinating! :drool: )
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Kin-Maru Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I love your ideas behind this. I feel the fog/smoke could also mean something, but it's too early to think of what... ^^;
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
great job working with some deep concepts. Love the smoke and the way his nose looks here. Nice work on the hand esp by the way :) It's cool how much subtlety and thought you always put into your creations. wonderful.

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Pleez don't kill me for this, but one little suggestion on a typo, in the description you mention a moth, but then in the description for "Moth" It says month a bunch of times and the word "history" has an extra "p" :)
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Thank you so much, my friend! :iconglompage:

Oh, :rofl: Yeah, yeah, the months in histpory...totally on purpose. :XD: Thank you for pointing it out to me - I'm such a jerk. +grins+
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Preseli Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I love it ... also like the green-eyed 'vision' illuminating his 'blind' side (in the sense that he took the dark mark on his left arm).
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, you're a genius! That hasn't even occured to me yet! :clap:
Thank you very much! :iconblacklovelyheartsplz:
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JulesDrenages Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Very, very, very interesting concept!
And awesome execution, it owns an atmosphere difficult to describe in words...

I totally agree: Greek mythology is great and Teiresias is a moot figure! :)
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RandomMumble Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:eager: Thank you so much! :iconblackheartplz:
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