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Snake Queen by AtroxReaper Snake Queen by AtroxReaper
The title The Snake Queen referrers to a folkloric children’s tale here in Switzerland. And not to a Gorgon like many might think.

The Snake Queen:
Once, on a hot summer day, a young farmers’ daughter saw a snake lying on the hot stone of the road. It was almost dying because of the heat. The girl took the snake with her and fed it milk till it was strong enough to leave her hut on its own. On the next dawn another snake appeared in the farmer’s daughter home. But on the snake’s back sat a small elf. The Snake Queen. “You took care of me when I was in need. I am grateful for that and you shall be rewarded.” She spoke, took of her gold crown, handed it to the girl and disappeared again. The farmers’ daughter treasured the Queens present and from that day on wealth and happiness filled her life.

The hand resembles the helping one of the farmers’ daughter. Holding the snake gently, meaning: caring for every creature on earth. The golden ring is the present of the Snake Queen, meaning: With every good deed we make, one will eventually come back.
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miycko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
From all your entries i like this the most, very nice line work and concept overall, also love the story behind it - really inspiring :)
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you very much :heart: glad the design had that effect on you.

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I don’t want to go to haven! It’s boring up there!!
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8-RodimusPrime-3 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I really like you design!! I'd def purchase this!! Keep up good work!! Dont forget to check out my submission and vote for it!!
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Thank you ^^

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gracia312 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
[link] I WANT THIS AND YOU? :D
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Akany89 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
If i wouldn't read the story, i would directly say that the snake was being hold by a deamon. It's a bit creepy and arrogant for a hand of a farmer's daughter. And it really don't look like a young girl's hand. I don't know how no one didn't say that already... But in a voting challenge that doesn't surprise me --''. Maybe you should have used the colour of the snake's belly for the hand and some other for the nails. Crongatz for the snakes detail. I know you tried hard for it. I mostly like the details around it's mouth. They are poping up from the rest of the body. Good job keeping the traditional style all over the composition :)
Please check my faun shirt [link] and my other entries if you liked it [link]
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Yea I was surprised myself that nobody pointed that out till now. :) Honestly I thought of the color possibility of using the one of the snakes belly also for her fingernails. But at the end I thought it looked more eye catching this way. Also you can put a second interpretation to the hand: The Snake Queen herself is holding one of her precious children. That’s why the fingernails are matching the colors of the snake skin. But such things are always in the eye of the beholder.

Thank you very much for taking your time and analyzing my design :heart:
I will check out your entries soon. Cheers!

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I don’t want to go to haven! It’s boring up there!!
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Akany89 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
No problem :) I think honnest opinions are what make artists improve their work :) I understand the nails now. Thanks for giving them a look :) Good luck!
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Thank you. Good luck to you too mate!

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I don't want to go to haven! It's boring up there!!
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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Ich hab's nur gehört im Version mit irgend ein König. o_O

I like the way she's holding the snake up, it gives it weight and makes it look very cute.
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Thank you very much for your nice words :heart:
As I see on your profile, you’re also from Switzerland. Witch Kanton?


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QuazarShark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Zuri. C:

You can write in german/duutsch if you like, by the way. I can understand you I'm just better at english so that's what I use to write.
You're welcome! :heart:
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Ah en Zürcher! I bin i züri ufgwachse und jetzt z'st.galle. Schön en Glichgsinnte uf dere Plattform zträffe. ^^

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niksrocks Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice design ! :)
check mine too !

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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thanks mate :)
Although your design isn’t quite my style I find the realization of the concept well done. Also the choice of colors is very fitting.
Good luck in the contest. Cheers

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niksrocks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I was trying something different and unique...fortunately I made it ! :)

Please vote for the design if you liked it ! :)
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sborauysal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012   Artisan Crafter
ı like it.These are my entries:
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thanks

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Tsubute Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist
The hand i amazing, but it was the snake that made me want it... great details
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thanks for your nice words :heart:

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I don’t want to go to haven! It’s boring up there!!
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ShadowScythe7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool design, great job!!! :D I love the detail on the snake :la:
I noticed you love reapers.... please check out my grim reaper shirt design and vote if you like it: [link] :)
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thanks for your nice words, the fav and checking out my gallery :heart: Reapers Rule!!

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ShadowScythe7 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, your work is really cool :la: And yes, yes they do ^.^
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RacieB Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
I like the story, and the colors used are really nice :)
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you for your nice words and fav :heart:
Your Phoenix design I like best. Badass!

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RacieB Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thank you :D
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