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The Celestial Signs Contest: Chinese Zodiac Snake by soletine The Celestial Signs Contest: Chinese Zodiac Snake by soletine
This is my entry to The Celestial Signs Contest by :iconblacksockstock:. This is my representation of one of Chinese Zodiac signs: The Snake. I used this stock as reference: [link]

Hope you like it :)

UPDATE (13/01/2013):

Yeyyy! I won the 3rd place! :winner: See all the results: [link]
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This is a great composition. I love the lack of light/minimal light source used in the image. It gives the viewer a creepy and ominous feel because they can't quite see the snake. There also is a great psychological affect of having both the snake's and the girl's eyes staring at the viewer. It makes the piece extremely engaging.

The other part of the image that I love is the amount of detail work you added to the snake; highlighting each scale, giving the snake a great sense of texture and weight to the image. I also love the fact that the background is just barely visible, giving the viewer the ability to image what other creepy crawlers might be nearby.

The one sticking point that I have is the image of the girl. With all the detail work that you put in to the snake, I just don't see the same with the girl. The part that's really sticking with me is her right leg. I saw the reference photo you used and I think if you would have modified the image (i.e. - just used her upper body for the image OR combined multiple images, like her upper body from the reference photo with another photo of her lower body, etc.), that would have helped to make this a stronger piece.

Overall, a very strong piece. Thank you for sharing with all of us and best of luck in the contest/competition.
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danielcunha99x Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Muito bom... A ilustração ficou sencasional, você pareceu ter se esmerado em cada detalhe e também no belo trabalho de luz e sombra. Sua pintura digital está cada vez melhor!
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soletine Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Obrigada. Trabalhar com luz e sombra ainda é algo muito difícil pra mim. Ainda espero o resultado do concurso pra ver se eles consideram meu esforço rsrsrs
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danielcunha99x Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
* sensacional (escrevi errado ali, só faltou pôr o cedilha, haha)

Eu também tenho problemas com luz e sombra. Dominar as cores e a iluminação não é nada fácil, afinal. Mas tomara que você se saia bem no concurso, sim!
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soletine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ganhei 3a lugar :D
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danielcunha99x Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
AÊÊÊ! E não é que conseguiu mesmo? Viu só, aquela critique do carinha ali não foi por acaso, sua arte realmente chamou a atenção e agradou ao pessoal. Parabéns!
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soletine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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sulfrist Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Má rapaz, eu tiro os oios dessa minina e olha o que ela me apronta! Arrasou gata. Amei a luz, as cores e o detalhismo da cobra. Mas concordo com o carinha que mora logo ali em cima, faltou o mesmo tratamento de detalhes que vc usou na cobra, na garota. Fora isso, perfect!!
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soletine Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Que bom que gostou ˆ_ˆ Eu acho que tava com tanto medo de errar a cobra que acabei dando atenção só a ela. O carinha também reclamou que eu devia ter modificado a perna da foto original pra ter dado mais impacto.
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sulfrist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Talvez num era nem modificar...mas ter detalhado mais. tipo, ela ta descalça e não se vê os dedinhos dela, ja que na foto que vc usou ela tava de meia. Amei as mãos xD
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sophiaastock Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I really like this!! thanks for participating in my contest; you are welcome to make more entries too, if you wish :love:
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