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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 www.iaemanations.blogspot.it/

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:  tassonomia.blogspot.it/2014/04…

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

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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:
tassonomia.blogspot.it/2014/03…




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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 mamiffer )
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Vigior Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Veramente suggestivo! Belli i colori che mi sembrano acidi. E bellissimo per il riferimento letterario che ha!
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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... purchè ci sia una storia che mi appassioni :)
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Musashi-son Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
meraviglioso!
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014   General Artist
Grazie! ^^ questo serpente è quello che è piaciuto di più in generale :)
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clearwater04 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I like the extra detail that went into the spit
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconnivalis70:
Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here fav.me/d799git
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bronze4u Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Very cool snake! Congratulations!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Great snake. 
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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:iconnivalis70:
Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   General Artist
Thank you so much!! :hug: :blowkiss:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :rose:
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
:onfire: ... excellent work!
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
tanti complimentoni anche da Carter, che ha rilanciato la notizia:
carterkaplan.blogspot.it/2014/…
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
Grazie! l'ho ringraziato sul tuo blog :)
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Cursive-Spill Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome tattoo idea right there!
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KingAnima Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
awesome
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Photographer
Nice, reminds me of a Magic The Gathering card
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chieflilysierra40 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful creature :)
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ScorpiiLupi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
Superb job! XD! Wink/Razz

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:iconpowder-sugar:
powder-sugar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cool!
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Zumoarikuta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Awesome.

Nake snake cobra cobra. Nake snake cobra cobra. :iconmedusaplz:

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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
This is badass!
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Thebaniprey Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Hermoso, buen trabajo :) (Smile) 
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HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of fafnir the dragon...
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this style and composition! Great work!
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Venof-Unis-Jinanx Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist
this one's a killa  skull emoticons wink 
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adarkworldfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning art work!
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Beautiful art and a well deserved DD ! Congratulations !

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RowantheFierce Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
Scary golden snake! D:

Congrats on the DD, you definitely earned it! 
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much! ^_^
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RowantheFierce Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome! :D
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
DEVIAZIONE DEL GIORNO !!! stragrandissima Evaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
Hai visto che bella sorpresa????!!!!!! :D :boogie::happybounce: :love: Swingin' On a Star _revamp_ :Bummies: :happy-wave: :funnydance: 
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
l'ho appena segnalato sul blog e su Google+

io intanto continuo a mietere successi... con il Goldrake di Barbieri :-)
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
Grazie, ho aggiunto il link alla pagina del blog nel commento :hug:
A proposito, domenica scorsa sono stata aggiunta a certe "cerchie" :D (la cui denominazione ha un cheìno di Dantesco :D)  comunque, non sono su Google+, com'è quella community?
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
sì, anche a me le "cerchie" lasciano un tetro presentimento... tipo quell'immagine che mi hai mandato, quella con il tuo compaesano Alessio Interminelli :D

come community, funzia piòméno come qua: uno ci mette le sue robe e spera che freghino qualcosa a qualcuno. la cosa più interessante sono i gruppi tematici, ce n'è per tutti i gusti, "per esempio" disegno, Medioevo, Rinascimento, Narnia...
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
Ho provato a fare l'upgrade a Google+ ma richiede nome e cognome...  che tu sappia ci si può limitare ad un nickname?
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ilTassista Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
sai che non lo so? d'istinto ho messo i miei dati effettivi anziché il nick.
ha anche una sua utilità, perché G+ funziona un po' come Facebook e si possono ritrovare amici ecc.
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
> funziona un po' come Facebook e si possono ritrovare amici ecc.

:backaway: one
credo che non entrerò in plus! ^^;
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Artist
AMAZING!!!!!
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princessflame957 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
i love them snakes:happybounce: 
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
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vindurza Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
the jet black drool gives a very unnerving quality to this
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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Nivalis70 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! ^__^
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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Infindibulator Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Snakes are beautiful. Especially when they are painted like that ;)
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