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Speaking with the Snakes by MissLittlewood Speaking with the Snakes by MissLittlewood
OooKaayy.. :XD:

I have made this for the Speaking with Snakes contest by *intergalacticstock She is in a Harry Potter themed band called "The Parselmouths" - it apparently means someone who can talk to snakes. As one that knows absolutely nothing about Monseigneur Potter, i take her work for it! :lol: So, Yeah. This is for that!

Specs:
I have been working on this on and off for a day or so, and the end result was about 70 odd layers.. I trawled through a LOT of snake stock to find some nice pictures. I dont mind snakes, but was a bit freaked out after going through them all!

STOCK:

Morguefile:
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sxc.hu:
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dA:
Model
Pretty in Pink 9 by *intergalacticstock

Brushes:
Flowery
by ~ca-pris

I think that's all of it!

Click DOWNLOAD to get the full hi-res version!

Sig by *Shiranui
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:iconharrypotterrules16:
HARRYPOTTERRULES16 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that really sucks! Brittany was my favorite! I'm very sad now.
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:iconthesuicidalflower:
thesuicidalflower Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
In 2008 she left The Parselmouths. She got married and changed her name to Elle Vianne Sonnet; her husband, I believe, is a private film director..?

I really miss Brittany, it's not the same without her.

T.T She's not returning either.

I don't really like Kristina as much, and I don't know if they're even still friends...:cry:

I feel like crying!! TT.TT
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:iconharrypotterrules16:
HARRYPOTTERRULES16 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What happened to Brittany?
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:iconthesuicidalflower:
thesuicidalflower Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I love Kristina! Great job! (Brittnay I miss you)
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SashaGeorge Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
So captivating. Thought snake and woman are not so happy with men; due to adam an eve. But I think your piece brings different beauty of speaking with the serpent. :heart:
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:iconmdandree:
mdandree Featured By Owner May 5, 2007
You're very welcome! :)
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   Writer
Thankyou!
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:iconmdandree:
mdandree Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Abslutely beautiful! :)
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saperlipop Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Your umbrella-holding young woman seems to be having an intense conversation with the snake in the grass in front of her – love the way you’ve positioned them, and the overall composition and lighting. The two snakes to her left look as if they’re looking up to see if it’ll rain… beautiful work! :clap:
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:iconcrnokosa:
crnokosa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
uau
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007   Writer
:hug: Thankyou sweetie
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:iconwebgoddess:
webgoddess Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Very nice. You're improving fast!
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:iconfloatingstar:
Floatingstar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
Oh thanks very much :D You know I have used median as well for smoothing. It is a beautiful picture.
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007   Writer
Hi!Sorry for the late reply. deviantART has been doing my head in lately and i needed time away from this place. Thankyou for faving and commenting on this piece. This is a quick walkthrough of how i do skin.
First off, i always say pick a good body stock image that is as big as you can get and good in quality. Once your image is rendered off its background, DUPLICATE IT and correct the blemishes in the skin by using the healing tool on the duplicate layer.

Then do Filters > Noise > Dust and Scratches and move the slider to about 5
Notice the image is very blurred now? Go to Layer > Layer Mask > HIDE ALL

Then, the painstaking bit.. You need a soft round brush with white as the foreground colour and then brush over the skin - Leave out the details like the eyes, nose mouth, eyebrows, eyes, fingers etc. That should give the airbrushed-skin look. I got this from a tutorial at sxc.hu which is here > [link] - You may have to be a member to access it? I don't know? Although its free to join and they have great stock!

There are some great tutorials to get you on your way here on dA too. Check these out

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Hope these are helpful. They have certainly helped me a lot!
Let me know how you get on and if you need any more advice, just gimme a shout!
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Floatingstar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
I am learning how to photomanipulate and was wondering if you would share how you manage to make her look like a painting without losong the quality of the photo. I use Photoshop CS2 and would love some advice (gives puppy eyes)
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007   Writer
Did you?! :dance: I hope it was helpful!
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:iconshiranui:
Shiranui Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
I've seen some. And actually used yours too :hug:!
Thank you for the links!
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Writer
:wow: Oh thankyou so much! I am stunned that you like it enough to feature it! :faint: I always go through a period of indecisiveness before submitting because i think people will think my work is rubbish. Thankyou for giving me confidence. It means a lot. :hug:
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MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Writer
Droz, :wow: I dunno what to say. Thankyou. I am so chuffed that you like it. Plus, you added it to your :+fav:'s which in itself is a great privelige. Thankyou! :hug:
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MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007   Writer
Thankyou hon xx Im gad you like it.. There are some tutorials that have been a great help to me whilst i have been learning :- You might find them useful..

[link] - Helps with Lighting and shade, and matching all the colours to blend it all in

[link] :- Smudging Lighting Shading Colour Matching

[link] :- useful tips..

Hope they come in handy somewhat :salute:
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surfing-ant Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Super fab, this is so perfect. Wonderful work. You'e improved so much since you first started manip-ing
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droz928 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
+Fav for sure on this one.

Fantastic job! This has to be one of the most stunning images i have seen yet.

Win or loose the contest you have done a wounderful job in creating this image.

Keep up the fantastic work!
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:iconshiranui:
Shiranui Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Trying it myself now I see that it's really some hard work to do something great like that. Again I need to say you that I admire your work so much. It's wonderful :heart:! It's beautyful next to creepy. :wow:
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DigitalPhenom Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This one and B r a n w e n Will be featured in my journal coming out today....thank you so much for your on going support! :hug:
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:icontermagen:
termagen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
no problems ^_^
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007   Writer
Thankyou! I am glad that you like it. :hug:
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doszika Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007
Wow, this is a great manip! Love the blending and the colors, and also what you did with her skin... it's perfect :D :+favlove:
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:iconwalter-zy:
walter-zy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
:hug:
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
:salute: Cheers! :ahoy:
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
Me too! I would have a breakdown having to feed them to a snake :cries:
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
I note you! :poke:
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Interface Designer
Thanks so much also for you :)
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:iconmissnightmare:
MissNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
But now I'm totaly intregued!!!

Evil buring people!
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:iconmissnightmare:
MissNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I just want a dinky corn snake :)
They are so cute heh.

I couldn't watch it eat a rabbit, i love bunnies!
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JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
You're so very welcome.
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:iconwalter-zy:
walter-zy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Fantastic job my friend.. like it soooo much!!!!!
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LoriVintage55 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
My pleasure hun :hug:
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
Thanks! also for adding it to your :+fav: 's
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
Me too. I don't mind them as much as i'm scared of spiders! Now they really scare me! Thankyou so much for the Fave :hug:
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
:aww: Thats so sweet. Thanks!
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
:hug: Thankyou!
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
:fear: if i say why, i will have endless trolls threatening to burn down my internets. :lol:
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
I tried to make them look cute! :lol: My aunt had a boa constrictor once. Terrified the shit outta me! She used to feed rabbits to it! :0_o:
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
Thankyou.. And for the wonderful brushes you make. They really add the WOW factor to any manip. :hug: Thankyou for adding this to your Faves too. I appreciate it x
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JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Wow! Awesome piece. :clap: Those snakes are very cool! :D
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:iconmisslittlewood:
MissLittlewood Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Writer
I know what you mean! I was a little creeped out by it, but i thought i would try something different! Thanks for the comment and the fave! :hug: I really appreciate it!
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LoriVintage55 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
Emma, this is probably one of your best manips, it's very well blended and a neat concept! I just with she was communing with rabbits more than snakes :giggle: great job hun! :clap:
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:iconca-pris:
ca-pris Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Interface Designer
Wow, this one is so beautiful. :)
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:iconmissnightmare:
MissNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Anything that includes snakes is generally good in my books but this is really pretty.

Wonder if I can convince my mum that all snakes would be as pretty then she wouldn't mind me having one in the house....
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:iconmissnightmare:
MissNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh I'm intregued for your reason xD
I used to absolutely hate the idea of reading the Harry Potters....

Now ignoring the fact I have all the books, films and the next one on Order... not much has changed Lols!
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