I don't think it's ugly - the concept is actually really well done, and the general tone of the image of what (I assume) you are conveying, works. There's emotion there, so something did get through.
I think maybe spending a little more time, offering more precision on the outlines of both Snape and Hermione could boost up the beauty of this. I know cropping is hard with people (hair and fingers are an absolute pain) but CTRL+ALT+Z is my favourite tool because it's a matter of do-over, do-over, do-over until you get a crop that you are satisfied with. It just allows a more believable blend into the background.
Also, it's always nice to share your views on your work - what is going on in this story that you created with this image, why this scene, these poses, this shade. (Well you don't have to...I'm just always interested in the why!)
I hope I haven't offended you in any way, that was really not my intention at all. I really like the concept, and I think yeah, a few things could be worked on. Also, when you state "it's so ugly" concerning your own work, people tend to become more aware of imperfections than just appreciate the piece for what is is.
I was practicing. I was looking for another picture of emma, because that picture with a dress doesn't look good with the graphic. Hermione shure looks better, but I loved the position and the pose so...
I tried but the pic doesn't match with the concept. And yes, it's very hard and that looks like that, because that pic of Emma, have letters on her and was very difficult to hide that...
Yes I know...isn't the first time that I do this (I sucks on that but I have one that makes me feel proud of it...and is this one: [link]) quite simple...
Sorry for the ugly things...I will do it better. Promise.
You shouldn't apologize. Like I said, the tone, the ~feeling~ got through. There's just a question of a little precision which comes with practicing! And there's nothing wrong with that - it's the only way we can get better.
It takes guts to post creations on the web - it really does. So kudos to you! Just never apologize for your work. Be proud of the growth you made on that creation. It's one thing to acknowledge imperfections (nothing in this world is perfect) but don't apologize for it. It's a creation and doesn't deserve that negativity!