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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets -FanArt 19

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Cunning and Clever ~ Slytherin 
Chapter 17: The Heir of Slytherin
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seanbutler397's avatar

Here's how I see the basilisk:

Say your walking in the jungle and a big snake pops up. What do you do? You freeze. You're frightened. You’re a prey animal. You’re like a rabbit, and you’ve seen something that's going to eat you. You freeze, and you’re paralyzed. You’re turned to stone, which is what you do when you see a basilisk or a gorgon.

The reason you do that is because you’re using the predator detector system to protect yourself. Your heart rate goes way up, and you get ready to move. Things that upset us rely on that system.

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Thepenguinrapist's avatar

The intelligence in the eyes of that monster practically radiate outward. It's extremely effective at making the viewer feel a sense of menace that only comes from an animal that is intelligent enough to be cruel, vicious, and sadistic. And the casual posture of Riddle in this one conveys his position of authority over the gigantic bred-for-glory killing machine behind him. It's very obvious who is the bigger threat here out of the two of them just by Riddle's expression and body language alone.

VladislavPantic's avatar

Thank you so much for your lovely comments!:)

Thepenguinrapist's avatar

Hey, if I'm going to have a bored afternoon in after physical therapy, I might as well do something that brightens someone else's day as well as my own.

AshleighLArtworks's avatar
This is incredible!!
Obiwanlives4ever's avatar

God, I love this, it's a perfect reminder of why CoS is so spine-tinglingly SCARY. This massive killer snake, lurking in the school, commanded by a mere memory.

Thepenguinrapist's avatar

It's pretty scary. Riddle's body language commands respect and attention, but also shows his complete lack of fear in that position. If The Philosopher's Stone is the origin story, then Chamber of Secrets is a horror story.

Nobody-C's avatar

That is the angriest green boa I've ever seen.

MoonyMina's avatar

this is so PERFECT! I love everything!! your take on the Basilisk, the poses, the composition, it's wonderfully scary!!

Jeremy-The-Guy's avatar

If they ever remake the movies, or maybe make the story into some form of TV show, this is definitely what they should make the basilisk look like :D

TheRealSimagination's avatar

Great picture but I swear at first glance I thought it was something else.

Kanikanisea's avatar

This beautifuly haunting

PoisonSoldat's avatar

Awesome work, thank you for sharing it with us!

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TheWolfragen's avatar

Your work is stunning me each and every time it pops into my watchlist. You're bringing these books to life. Bravo

VladislavPantic's avatar

Thank you so much!:)

BriMerry's avatar

Beautiful job!

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