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Noajde and Snake by FeraCoyote Noajde and Snake by FeraCoyote
Finally finished! I used 20 layers of airbrush plus 5 different textures for this piece. The original idea was to have the snake and the wolf communicating via a flashing light. It kinda sorta came out that way. The effect is supposed to be solemn and slightly fearful. I don't know if I achieved it or not.

Anyway, about the subject matter. Noajde is the Saami word for a shaman. The Saami are a people indigenous to Lappland (a territory spanning northern Finland, Russia, Sweden, and part of Norway). They have an ethnographic relationship to Siberian tribes, but many of them are blonde-haired and blue-eyed. Anyway, part of Saami mythology is the white snake, a prophetic creature who spews magical stones out of its mouth by spinning in a circle. The stones are laden with "vaki," magical power. Here, the white snake is pictured as the shaman's helpmate, helping him to see the future. The wolf itself is nothing special. I just don't like drawing people. ^^;
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Given 2007-05-20
Mysterious and earthy, beautifully painted and textured, Noajde and Snake is a rich deviation, one worth staring at just to soak in all the little details. Accompanied by the informative description this is a very gorgeous and interesting piece. Don't forget to stop by ~FeraCoyote's page and check out the rest of her gallery, in all its variety! ( Suggested by Nestalgica and Featured by y2jenn )
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Convellete Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely
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MisWhirlaway Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work. This peice is of course worth the favorite! :+fav: :)
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HollowMidnight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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fireloup-garou Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Very interesting concept, the wolf looks very human too
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StoryFactory Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Oh I love this wolf half human ;-)
What textures do you use?
Nice idea ;-)
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raziel2xx2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. This is now my desktop and mobile wallaper.
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MorikoTwiggeh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
Oh my gosh. I adore this! Both of my all time favortie animals together. You did a wonder job on this!
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pyratess09 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
my two favorite animals. beautiful masterpiece
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ILikePie4545 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
OMG Im In love with this !

:D Its amazing
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kika1983 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
very good work:) nice colours and shading:) excellent head and fur of the wolf:) fav:)
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LilHorn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
All of your work is simply beautiful. So much spirit and so much energy. Look...I be tearing up already...><
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Bla-Roth Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007   Digital Artist
wow this is just absolutly beautiful.....
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Rebel-Love Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
Wonderful work, it's really gorgeous. ^^
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SabreWolfQueen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
Awesome works here!! :D
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Ravenari Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
The interesting thing about Saami law, is the the Indigenous Australians also believe that a serpent spewed forth many of our rocks and granite outcrops as it wound around Australia bringing us rivers and water. :) Gotta love significant, similar parallels.
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FeraCoyote Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is fascinating! Thanks for sharing. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure. :) I knew all my studies and shamanism would come in handy one day. ;)
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Alone666 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
so beautiful...the colors give it such an atmosphere, i almost can smell the forest.
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SilentMog Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
For a digital paintin' this has a rather traditional feel to it~ Nice job~ :3
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RzNox Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
I like wolves. :D :+fav:
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ZBops Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too cool!
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IAmTheGrimReaper Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Wonderful...Certainly a:+fav:...
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dragonspeaker Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the subtle coloration in this. It's a wonderful piece overall and I enjoy the sort of Native American feel to it. :)
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MirthfulJoltOfHatred Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing.
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Koreatzu Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
thats amazing
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hyenacub Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous wolf...and the snake's a cute little guy. Nicely done, love the mood and the warm lighting. Congrats on DD.
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laretourdemoi Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
it has a definate native american feel to it, like something out of a plaines indians myth.
VERY impressive. :giggle:
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laretourdemoi Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
*plains
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XXKittyUloXX Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Beautiful darling <3
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CaulfieldRocks Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
wow thats really great
:+fav:
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Engel-Deamoness-CD Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The picture is STUNNING! the tones and textures all seem to work together to bring out the emotions and....well i dont know what else, it just makes it look FANTASTIC!
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Taioralover4ever Featured By Owner May 20, 2007   Writer
I loved it awesome job
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NtyrMssin Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
This pic had potential. However, the furry ruined it.

gg no re
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dragonspeaker Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a pretty useless comment. It doesn't help the artist in any way whatsoever.
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FeraCoyote Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not a furry. It's a wolf with human characteristics. I wouldn't say I "ruined" it just because anthropomorphic animals aren't to your liking. If you have a rational explanation for why it's "ruined," please tell me, by all means. I'd love to hear it.
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Liathe Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Solemn and fearful? I think you succeeded. This is really beautiful; I love the colours and tones. The subject matter is really interesting as well, I like how you based it around an existing culture and included so much information in your description. It makes this piece interesting both visually and descriptively! Well deserving of a DD, congratulations! :+fav:
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Demonic748 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Beautiful o-o
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NocturnalKitten Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Wow, this was definately worthy of the DD.
Congrats. :clap:
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arkane0078 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice. Can you make wolf avatars?
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FeraCoyote Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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arkane0078 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Of course
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FeraCoyote Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed I can. :)
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arkane0078 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Uhh I have a request. Could you please make one for me?
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FeraCoyote Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I don't really have time to take requests right now because I am working on my portfolio for studio art, but I can turn any picture already in my gallery into an avatar for you. Just put a link in your signature to my page, please. :)
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arkane0078 Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Oh okay I will choose one and of course I will put a link to your page on my signiture. Thank you so much ^_^
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Fenick-Fang Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW COOL!!!
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DragNavaa Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
It's only fantastic... Nothing more to say
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MendiaLlian Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
...wow. That is beautiful! Definetly faving this one ^_^
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lenatheloser Featured By Owner May 20, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awesome :+fav:
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KyuubiMyLove Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
It's... just awesome!! *-*
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