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Pygmy snake by Heliocyan Pygmy snake by Heliocyan
'Thamnophis gracile' (South American pygmy snake), for a field guide. Painting the iridescent scales was quite a challenge. I'm not quite sure if I like it yet, if time allows I might work a bit more on the reflections. Rarely have I cursed a work so much. (I don't curse very often. Honest.)

I will get back to other animals, once I have this book finished... I promise! I just don't have the time for *anything* else right now.

ęClaudia Hahn for McConnell/Edition Chimaira publishing house.
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RebeccaTripp Feb 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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harpyja Feb 2, 2014  Student
My first impression of this drawing was "what a nice effect with the reflections!" so I think it works ;)
Very inspiring to me, too, because I like to draw snakes in the next time, but have no idea how to do the scales and pattern...
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Dagger-13 Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful! The colours re just gorgos :nod: I can only imagine how hard it was to get all of that detail, but it's spot on :)
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sinccolor Nov 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's gorgeous, Claudia. And, the reflections are my favorite part!! The purple compliments it perfectly.
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Lovely work Claudia :)
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Heliocyan Nov 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
You are too kind, thank you so much, Bryan!! Such a wonderful compliment coming from you means a lot to me.
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:iconbryanhible:
Just the truth :D 
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Cypselurus Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning! :D
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Heliocyan Nov 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Cypselurus Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob~ :)
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