OMG, he is cute, though, isn't he. I hold on to the idea that Snape was cute as a kid. I'm amazed by your ability to transmit the whole idea of a person through a few lines around the eyes and mouth - he's not yet a bad person here, but the intensity and the piercing eyes described in the books are all there. I think that's why I keep coming back to this, because it shows a past self - just as real, but gone now - that we don't really get to see in the books. And I love the little border you've suggested around the edges, like it's a school photo that's been kept in a pocket for so many years. And of course school photos are the most obvious time capsule of our former selves. Oof, just, this gets me emotionally.
That's one guy I wouldn't mind bumping into every time I have the chance. Beautiful. Maybe too beautiful to be Snape... perhaps this is what he would look like if he actually took care of his appereance?
What a beautiful representation of youthful Severus. I absolutely love how you did his eyes. You can tell he hasn't had the easiest life, but he hasn't let it completely get to him yet. Also, it's quite refreshing to find a Severus not based off of Alan Rickman.