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Golden Snake by Nivalis70 Golden Snake by Nivalis70
Collaboration with :iconriver-hrossa:
One of the animal guardians at Fortunate Islands, from Torquato Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, book XV

[...]It raises - all bleak gold scales -
its crests and head, swells its neck with rage;
its eyes burn, the whole path unseen lies
under that belly; it blows venom and smoke

Published in the US anthology Emanations: Third Eye

Eye to the Third Eye!The anthology Emanations: Third Eye, published by International Authors, is now available! Among many other things - fiction of several genres, poetry, essays, art - it includes Jerusalem Updated, new translations of selected passages from Torquato Tasso's 16th century long poem Gerusalemme Liberata, plus comments, and 8 illustrations by the Magic Trio, i.e. DArtist Nivalis70 (here), Selkis (here) and yours truly.
See a couple of pictures: here
See cover / learn more / buy: here

Emanations: Third Eye at Kent State University, Ohio:…

Concept, model sheet and translation by river-Hrossa
Pencil and digital painting by Nivalis70


More from the same anthology, by me:
Young Clorinda by Nivalis70   Satan by Nivalis70     Metamorphosis by Nivalis70

and by river-Hrossa :
Warrior (+Selkis) by river-Hrossa   Clorinda Dream (+Selkis) by river-Hrossa

edit: Oh my, a DD!! thank you, thank you very much! :blowkiss:

Also featured on Dario's blog on Blogspot:…

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Given 2014-03-01
Suggester said, "I absolutely love the composition and colors in this work, but there is a hissing menace here that the artist captured nicely. I got chills down my spine!" Golden Snake by Nivalis70 ( Suggested by MissDudette and Featured by vowbreaker )
Vigior Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Veramente suggestivo! Belli i colori che mi sembrano acidi. E bellissimo per il riferimento letterario che ha!
Nivalis70 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014   General Artist
Grazie infinite :hug:
Mi piace moltissimo intepretare sulla base di un riferimento narrato, anzi, non saprei farne a meno! un poema, una canzone, un fumetto... purch ci sia una storia che mi appassioni :)
Musashi-son Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   General Artist
Grazie! ^^ questo serpente quello che piaciuto di pi in generale :)
clearwater04 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I like the extra detail that went into the spit
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here
bronze4u Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Very cool snake! Congratulations!
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