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Snake and Bat Harmony

By Fischer-Art
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This is a piece I was commissioned to do by a fellow artist. It was a very fun challenge for myself.
Image size
3122x2448px 3.17 MB
iPhone 5s
Shutter Speed
1/121 second
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 27, 2014, 7:31:14 PM
© 2014 - 2021 Fischer-Art
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Wow! The details! Well done, love the snake :D
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Thanks! This piece has really made me want to incorporate more snakes into my work.
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You're welcome! That would be awesome, i love reptiles, especially snakes. You should to a King Cobra some time, they're so pretty :)
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Awesome picture. This actually reminds me of an interesting article I read on the blog called which talked about some of the more surprising victims of desmodus rotundus - including a snake! They say fact is stranger than fiction, lol.

For anyone who is interested, the article is here…
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Thank you! And thanks for posting the link, it was very intriguing.
Aztecatl13's avatar
Absolutely beautiful. These are my two favorite animals lol. 
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Lol that's awesome. And thank you!
GenkiPuck42's avatar
Nice! The common vampire bat's face is realistic and recognizable as that particular species, even with the (understandable) artistic license you have taken with his teeth - their little, razor-sharp, wedge-shaped incisors don't look nearly as impressive as a good pair of Bela Lugosi chompers! The wings look great, too (except that the thumbs appear to be either missing or joined up to the index fingers, which is a bit weird). I like the hatchwork on the wings. The rattlesnake looks awesome - I like the patterning in his scales!

(I uploaded a vampire bat portrait to my own gallery just yesterday - check it out! :D (Big Grin) )
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Thanks! I really appreciate your input. I did think the bat could look a tad bit meaner lol. As for the thumbs, the picture I referenced didn't have them sticking out as they normally would. At the time of this piece I was still in a mode of drawing almost exactly what I see rather than understanding that small changes like that could make it work even better. I'll definitely check out your portrait.
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