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Serpentes by aureath Serpentes by aureath
My final submission for the Serpentes Portfolio which will be making its debut at FC. Go hunt a copy down for yourself.

The loose theme of the portfolio was snake legends and representations of snakes from around the world. There's no one particular legend associated with this guy, but I chose the Jamaican/Carribean area and one of Jamaica's few native species, the Black Racer.
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:iconwhuffie:
whuffie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
So gorgeous.  Your colors and way you work digital art is wonderful.
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Raptor85 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually had a dream once long ago that really reminds me of this piece! ;O
Amazing!
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SpottedNymph Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow, gorgeous piece! I absolutely love the colors. The textures are lovely as well!
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CanidSerpent Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Writer
Pretty little thing, I love how serene it looks curled around the tree with blossoms and shells against the background of a roaring sea. True beauty.
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:iconmomoiichi:
Momoiichi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sweet heart !!
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dracothrope Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Oh wow, this is quite lovely! :D Nice work!
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:iconzelir:
Zelir Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
I really like the way you do scales quite a lot.
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:iconhurricane-wolf:
Hurricane-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
beautiful! love the concept! we get these in the cayman islands to. :)
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:iconteazs:
TeaZS Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful. I generally don't like anthro snakes because people seem to mess them up a lot. But this is just stunning. <3
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:iconakainu0:
akainu0 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Nice to see another snake lover.
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:iconalizara:
alizara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! Love the shells...they just make the pic and give it SO much character- a little glimpse into his world.
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AnimeDragon10 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woa i love this cant stop looking at it!!!:D
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SeppunZetsumi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Snakey likey pretty things.
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ChicComments4U Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Hey do you have a tutorial on how to color like this? It's awesome!
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Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009
Like how it raps around the tree and turns to look back.
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jonasjutsu Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
pretty x)
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:iconcassidyadams:
CassidyAdams Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, no flaws at all.
Just awesome
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:iconstyx-leagon:
styx-leagon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece, I love snakes.
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rainvine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009   Filmographer
So this is what happens when snake man has no man head. :(
HE'S SO CUTE :hug:
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Vyntresser Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
WOW. I love the colours you used here - awesome job! :D
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whisperpntr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Student General Artist
absolutely gorgeous! this is the PERFECT blend of realism and cartoony and like all your artwork I don't miss either realm when I see your stuff!!!
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aureath Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that really means a lot Moon, thanks! :D I'm glad I don't lean too far one way or the other, being in the middle is sort of where I aim!
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Manjaro-Wolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Student General Artist
very aweome :D
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yizdeminor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
I love this sooo much!
the serpents color,the beach summer mood!
the tropical things!
wow!
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kecen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Enchanting! I tend to draw my vulture creatures with crooked necks. Hm, nice to see a snake face instead of the usual naga. Snakes fall into the hard to anthromorphize category.
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:iconniyado:
NiYaDo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008   Digital Artist
MY FAVORITE!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!!
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:iconmarstorm:
Marstorm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Gorgeous. It's just a bonus that I love snakes XD
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ccaatt90 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
that is just SO beautiful! I could look at it forever!
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LadySerpent Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Definately a nifty choice in snakes..

I'm actually quite surprised I havn't seen any of your work before. Caught your page while jumping around some links, and I'm quite impressed with your style.

Lovely work, mate.. I'll definately be back soon to check out more of your gallery. Cheers, and a happy birthday! ^_^

-Lady S.
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Ganren Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I like the theme of this one. The choice of an ocean background, with the tree and flowers (I honestly have no idea what species they are) and even more so on the idea of the snake collecting shells and ornamenting the tree with them (the beaded/jeweled strings was an especially nice touch) all turned out wonderfully. The colors have such a tropical appeal in the richness of the tones and the coloring was very well done overall.

Beautiful work Skade.
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Ganren Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007
I like the theme of this one. The choice of an ocean background, with the tree and flowers (I honestly have no idea what species they are) and even more so on the idea of the snake collecting shells and ornamenting the tree with them (the beaded/jeweled strings was an especially nice touch) all turned out wonderfully. The colors have such a tropical appeal in the richness of the tones and the coloring was very well done overall.

Beautiful work Skade.
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centaurfreak Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
WOW! How awesome would it be to be this guy!? Another job well done, no, stupendously done!!! Keep it up and I may need to start making my own emoticons that are so great, they can only be used on good art like this.
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CrazyAssCC Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm love'n the snake anthro tis so awsome
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the-burning-claw Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Love how it came out! It looks a lot more balanced with the colors and I thought the BG was a photo from the thumbnail X3 Day-um you draw snakes good O.O
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tamiveldura Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice. I like all the shells.
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SaintKareshi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Hmmm its missing something...........not enough penis, thats it, it needs more penis.
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Fauspoot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Such pretty coloring. @_@ Lineart, too. <3
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xPlutoniiumxStephx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Whooa... o.o
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ZellaL Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
M, Lookin good! I really like the detail you put into the beads and scales and stuff!
So, you'll be at furcon? Is there a chance you'll be selling prints there, and which ones? I'd be extatic to boy an antelope anthro.
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aureath Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I won't be at Furcon, as I'm on the other side of the country :[ AC is my yearly excursion. That's just when the portfolio will be making its first appearance.
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Silenced-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tres cute!
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night-wolfe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
aww that reminds me so much of hawaii (not that ive ever been there) but now it makes me want to go and collect beady native things...and shells :]
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KittyRose Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic Work :D
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renataisacrazychick Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
awsome:D
i like his rainbow bracelet!
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StormyZoonoc Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Nice job on the scales! And I love all of the shell decorations. Very nice :)
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CRazY-HoBbIt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
Wee, I totally saw this in its half finished state. :P

And yeah, it looks great, and I'm as jealous as always. :D
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BobTodd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
I like all the little things hanging in the tree. I have a hawthorn at home that my mum and I hang shiny things from (beads, pretty pebbles, streamers, etc.) - great fun! I especially like the sand dollar, as I'm studying echinoderms right now. :D

The stylised swirliness of the tree bark is pretty. That, and the Caribbean setting makes it quite Monkey Island-ish. Dunno if that was what you were going for, though.

It took me a second to work out what was going on with snake-dude's neck - at first I thought it was a hood like a cobra's. I think maybe his neck could stand to be a little more rounded in outline. I do like the way you draw snakes realistically angular rather than in perfect curves, but I think this one's neck is just a little too rectangular-looking.
Also, he doesn't really look as though he's holding the conch shell. Or rather, he seems to be holding it too lightly for a thing its size. Shells that big are pretty hefty, so he'd need to have a more secure grip than that.

It's still a very pretty piece, and nice to look at. :) And I do love how you've done the scales. Wish I'd thought of that first.
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aureath Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique, but I'm not going to go back and change any of it now :)
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282LostMemories Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006
That just looks really, really, cool!
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Tavaris Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool design, I like very much how this came out :D ~<33.


~Tav
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