HARRY POTTER Portraits: Dumbledore and Severus Snape

Two portrait studies of Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series of movies.

Just completed a portrait study of Professor Albus Dumbledore. In the image I based this painting on, he appears to be meditating. The photo was very small so I had to really get into the face with paint and work out the structure by guessing at some of the details. The actor Micheal Gambon has such an interesting face and this pose in make-up was hard to resist. He looks very medieval here. The portrait was created using Photoshop.
I am hunting for unusual photos of the Harry Potter characters that feature strange lighting or interesting expressions. This painting emerged from a low resolution image with Snape in very low light. The hints of cool tones on his face were translated into a blue, green, lavender, and black palette of paint strokes. It took a while to bring him into focus, but I like the final result. The expression on his face and the colors seem to reflect the conflicted nature of his character. The portrait was created using Photoshop.
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