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cf- Naga

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By chaosia   |   Watch
Published: May 21, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 chaosia
Creature feature for forum website this month was the Naga, from India/Hindism. A race of half snake, half human that are in a way demi divine.

Due to the Indian myth I based her design on Indian clothing, in particular bridal wear, it is so pretty!

The snake patterning is based off of the Indian rock python. Inked and coloured with pencils. Edited a little in photoshop elements. Yes I know about the 'back' hands sort of being the wrong way round, I however think that would be funky.

art (c) to me
Image size
1048x786px 833.38 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
FUJIFILM
Model
FinePix S1000fd
Shutter Speed
1/385 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
May 20, 2010, 3:51:08 PM
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Ulura's avatar
This is so amazing! Would you mind if I use it in a school project for my section of Indian Nagas? I will fully creit you of course.
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
So long as just for school then yes.
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The cloth she's wearing looks rich in color and texture, the pose is graceful, and the jewelry and clothes are beautiful. Well done!
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I went and looked at pictures of Indian wedding clothes to get ideas for her jewellry and clothing.
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TechtaHobbyist General Artist
I love the vivid colors! THey are all so different and vivid but don't clash at all.
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you
tarpalsfan's avatar
I already faved this one! But Wow! That is a great Naga!
:wave: from tarpalsfan
:dance:
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmmhmm so good she got used in a magazine!!!!*still can't believe that*
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I am not surprised! She is wonderful-and you are a masterpice creator! Congrats!
:hug: from tarp
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Bliz77Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey! Why was I not told about this one? >.> I'm barely on DA anymore, so I never saw it before today. *sics kitty on you*

Anyways...tis very purdyful. I like her face, the features are well defined and shaded. The hands are well done too, though look like they were a pain to pull off. And her clothes are very nicely done, especially with the use of textures and patterns. That muse that likes to make me draw lots of little beads and jewelry and accessories must be visiting you lately, she's very decked out XD I like it.
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
um I did link it in a chat with fae, shad and you hmm must have missed it though.

Yes loooots of jewelery but then again I had to decided to give her an Indian bride look and they get very decked out for their weddings. Yes the hands were indeed a pain to pull off, but she is all purdy and I even if she was hard to pull off I like her so yay.
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This has most everything I look for in a deviation, how can I not favorite it?
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe thank you ^-^
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Yes!
Beautiful Naga
Chaosia!

I love the colors and posture!
Her hands work perfectly
with your Lady Naga!

:wave: from tarp
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies tarp I spent the afternoon editing her and making the jewels shine.
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She is beautiful! :clap:
Original as well:)
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Whoa, that's awesome lol
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks ^-^
Melwe's avatar
I like the fact the hands are backwards... gives her more versatility of movement.
Very well done. It's one of your best human features and wonderful in details.
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies fae, yes I did think well she's a snake and they very flexible, makes sense with the hands.
I did have a slight reference for the angle of face and the splayed hand, but that was all >.>
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Nothing wrong with references. Keep up the good work and you'll have no problem with humans soon.
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chaosiaHobbyist Traditional Artist
yes i know
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