Friday, June 15, 2012

Sneaky Snake Secrets...

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Lately I've been posting a lot of been there done that art.  Previously posted, famous basement files, lost bins, not new to you, repurposed, lost archives, yes this again, upcycled, theme driven and dusted off.

Whew!  But today I have something new.  Or at least new to www.illustrationfriday.com  Not that I haven't been painting like crazy.  Like I mentioned in an earlier post, I've done around 46 pages of new art.  And when the books come out I'll show you!  

Do you see the secret?  It might be obvious to most, irrelevant to others and an aha! moment to a few blog followers.  The snakes have other animals painted inside them. The red snake has beetles.  The camo snake has turtles.  The green snake has butterflies.  And the yellow snake has flies. Oh, and there are subtle snakes floating in the background.  I had a lot of fun with this one. It's called Snakes on a Painting.  Hmmm.  I wonder what movie came out around the same time I did this piece!   



13 comments:

dosankodebbie said...

The interesting patterns on the snakes caught my eye at once and I soon recognized the images. That is a really cool idea, and I'm inspired to give it a try in the context of etegami. :)

DJan said...

Sad to say I missed the cool patterns completely! That snake that is looking at me is not pattern-y, though. Or is he? I like the spooky ones in the background, too. Nice... good thing I like snakes... :-)

Mary said...

I like the snake covered with other critters. Good creative snake.

Cindy D. said...

Wow that's cool! The turtles are hidden in a great camouflage pattern. Love the style of the ladybugs too. Neat job on the subtle snake pattern in the background. Haha, Snakes on a Painting! Love it.

Hey just saw your Pinterest link!
http://pinterest.com/cindyda/

Tweedles -- that's me said...

OHHHH
I love those snakes! They are total cool!
I have been seeing a lot of snakes but they do not look like yours
love
tweedles

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely especially the green and the brown snakes.

Linda Hensley said...

Such a cool idea! Love this :)

Sprite said...

What a great idea!!! I saw the "phantom" sneaky snakes, but missed the patterns... besides noticing that they were unusual! very inspiring!

Au and Target said...

Love snakes - but not too close in case of cobras :-)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Haha! Snakes on a painting...I love that! It's like they have little tattoos :)
This is a marvelous illo!

nancy vo said...

My 7 year old daughter loves these snakes. Pass it on, she says.

Ana M.F. said...

I love the secrets on this painting ♥
It reminds me when I was a child and went with my brother to a serpentarium, we got the chance to touch anacondas and play with little snakes. They are not that scary :)
The animals patterns on the skin are a fantastic idea, wish I could see those in real life!!

Pat Tillett said...

Seriously, those are awesome! I also just about missed the all the cool stuff. This is really good. You are quite creative...