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Sultry Serpent by KatieHofgard Sultry Serpent by KatieHofgard
By-the-hour commission for microphone of FA of their lovely lady serpent, Liara. Gods, this was fun to do! Refining scale painting technique with each serpentine painting!

10 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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Superovermind Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so pretty ^^ I wanna snuggle her
BundeskanzlerRFSD Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
the feeling that she was lonely .
MysticalFiregirl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh wow that is absolutely stunning! *O*
Anthrozebra Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
i like it!
Bongwater-bandit Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow that is some primo work on the scales. I like her pose and expression. Inviting without being ridiculously sexualized. 
Sethren-Knight Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my goodness I bet doing all those individual scales was challenging!  Fantastic work! It looks like you can reach into the computer and pet along her scales and feel them! 
IncompetentEgoist Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Was it difficult doing the sales?
Kitsunefireball Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is a naga, am i correct?
theron15 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Yes, while there are many different versions and interpretations of the Naga, this is indeed one of them.
the-silverware Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How did you render so nicely the serpent's skin?
Sada-Pazaki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I could stare at this for a looooong time...and still like it.
AntiHero512 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
This is great nice

TsunamiDaisy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your amazing, I spent an hour browsing your wonderful gallery
Everspirt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
This is so amazing. I can't stop admiring the colors and the beatiful scales. The expression is great too!
arabianwolf4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ive never seen many snake anthro but this ones gorgeous
ArtByDani Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ow, that skin must've taken you ages... wonderful!
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was lengthy, but well worth it! I still need to do a tutorial for this method... *ponders*
ArtByDani Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that would be nice :)
Angelcore07 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
sooooo pretty \*.*/
Foxolive Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing detail. Snakes are not easy to do that's for sure. And you even showed the muscles and everything! Great work, luv it
Puppiluvr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Wow, how did you make the scales?! i suck at them >.<;
klee12 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012   Artist
holy Christmas!! you made a snake sexy! this is amazing!!!!!
KittyKellyStar Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, she is beautiful.
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She's beautifully, exotic, and very precious!
Wonderful job with the muscles and the spine!
I hope that you have a great and blessed day and may the Lord keep you and your family safe!
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
:jawdrop: :wow:
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
The detail kills me! :wow:
Makerrcat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I love this piece! I'm a big fan of snakes (not in a perverted way) and one of the things I like about them most is the feel of there skin. Most people refer to them as slimy disgusting things, so it's great to see someone emphasize there skin in such an amorous fashion without overdoing it and just making it "sex with scales". Thank you for making such wonderful art and I am quickly becoming a big fan of your work.
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you! It's my hope I'll get to do more scaley pictures soon, I loved rendering these scales.
Makerrcat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Awesome! And I'm glad you enjoy it because I can't wait to see them! (But feel free to take your time)
slimestone7 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Wow, this is fantastic! It really does look like a snake's body! As in, the way it falls and stuff, hehe :P If I make sense....
Sabtastic Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you happen to have a tutorial on your scale painting technique?? I love it!
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't yet, but I really really want to! It's been in the back of my mind since I made this painting, I just haven't had time yet.
Sabtastic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No worries..! You could even do a livestream or something when you catch yourself painting scales next-- I have a hell of a time trying to simulate them like you do. You make it look easy! p:

Either way-- awesome work! ^^
Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
I love a lot the way you did the scale ! So beautiful colouring and such a lovely pose ! The muscles of the tail are also very well done !
shelco Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
When I look at this picture, I can feel the soft scales. We have guarder snakes were we live and I think there the coolest thing! I love it!
zero144 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
She's pretty!
MissViciousxo Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely breathtaking, the detail is immense!
MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I so love the scales! Do you have any tips on making them? I've tried practicing on some dragons but they don't look very good unless I do them one buy one up-close which takes forever (unless you did them one by one too then nvm XD)
aksounamoun Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
je ne dirais qu'une seule chose................................ WOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW
jokerlow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hawleym Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
67% of me wants to take this picture and do a parody , 12% of me thinks thats some sort of violation thats gonna bite me.
hawleym Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
pfft whatever i did it anyways
Jimbodavidson Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Awesome stuff!
KaciFox Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I have to say. I really dont like snakes all that much as far as drawn but this one I actually like. You make alot of types that normally I am squeemish around be likeable.
Kausza Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The musculature. Mesmerizing.
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Pooba1234 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can say with honesty that this is the sexiest serpent i've ever seen. nuff said.
RL-182 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Now this is amazing! The sheer look of detail and effort it took to create this is staggering. Not to mention I owned a Boa Constirctor who might have had this same look in her eyes most of the time I knew her! XD You should be incredibly proud of what you've made here, and I'm sure the commissioner will no doubt love this image. :) I know I do!
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I was very happy with how it turned out, it was a new way of doing scales that fit the form of the snake better than what I usually do. =)
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