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The White Snake by KristenPlescow The White Snake by KristenPlescow
D: This one took me longer than my previous submission.



For those of you who are scratching your head (and thinking I've gone all abstract on you <strike>which I have</strike>;), The White Snake is one of my favorite German fairy tales.
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Here's a story [link] for those of you who are curious.




In short, it's about a guy who eats a piece of a white snake and gains the ability to talk to animals.

... and the animals save his butt from getting killed by the princess he stereotypically falls in love with. She really didn't want to marry him.
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MY KIND OF STORY.

I ALSO KINDA MADE THE SNAKE LOOK MORE IMPORTANT/EVIL THAN IT REALLY WAS IN THE STORY. D:




I'm gonna use this as another portfolio piece, haha. I'm thinking about doing The Juniper Tree or The Goose Girl, as well. If I can get to it, lol. D8





Tools Used: 8.5"x5.5" sketchbook page, ballpoint pen + Photoshop (shading/cheap color)
Time Taken: 5 hours-ish
References: None (the fish are a bit FUNKY for that reason, but hey). :heart:

Sister illustrations:
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:icondemondreamerblood:
demondreamerblood Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My favorite fairy tale! Love it!
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L-Angelo15 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite fairy tale :3 and this is... amazing. :D
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Rintarou-kun Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow... It's just pure awesomeness! XD
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:icongirl-ninja:
Girl-ninja Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
this is freakishly good!
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:iconaine1989:
aine1989 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
great work
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! : D
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RikaInoi Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
i love the story the white snake.absolutely my fave.very good artwork.awesome.*two thumbs up*
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youu~ :'D
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:iconlilbic08:
lilbic08 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
beautiful job :aww: :D i love this story too! P:
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 8D
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:iconlilbic08:
lilbic08 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
:aww: you're welcome :D :hug:
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lilbic08 Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
do you mind if i use this pic for a school project? i haven't found really any pictures for this story X.x >.<
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work on the pencil details ... love the composition too ;)

Ahm ... But where is the princess ? XD
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~

Yah, I didn't like the princess, so I didn't add her in. 8D *terrible* She was just too mean for her own good.
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Hunter-Wolf Featured By Owner May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, too bad for her XD
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, love the surreal background! Floating, swirly fish going around, rawr!!
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ XD

Floaty fish = always good. 8D haha
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:iconpurplefire40:
Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as they don't float by my head, I'm good with floaty fish. lol
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol~ True that. These fish look friendly enough.

Or rather, they just don't have any sharp teeth. XD
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tealgeezus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
So cool. SUCKS TO BE THE HORSE :iconnojoyplz:
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ALWAYS. :iconnojoyplz: I'd rather be a donkey.

THEY GET ALL THE LUCK, for some reason.
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AZNcelly Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Ooh, sounds interesting, I'll read it later. Too tired. ToT'

But an interesting inllustration though! Especially the white snake. <3
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ xD

Yeah, it's a great little tale. <3 I love reading these things, haha.
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AZNcelly Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Awww, right now I just read it, and it was sweet! Cept the part where he killed the horse. D:

But a good story! :heart:
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
D: Yah, that part was a little depressing/weird. I was always shocked at the beginning, when he got the duck killed, too. Wouldn't the screaming be kind of terrible, LOL?;;
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AZNcelly Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Yeah, I know. :C Why'd he have to kill the duck when he can just choke it out? D: And yeah, the screaming would be terrible. :D

Now that he can talk and hear animals, I wonder how he could sleep through the night? D:
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
D: Yaaah... he must have a really difficult time after that, I think.

The princess didn't seem as nice as the animals, though. lol
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AZNcelly Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I know. Dx Whenever I think of her, I think of snobs. :C
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Tenshinchigi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
German fairy tales are the shit.
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
They totally are, haha. 8Db
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
waaaah! This illustration is insanely awesome! :wow: The background kicks ass, period. Abstract or no.

I stand in awe. :worship:
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ D8 The little diamond shapes were fun to draw, ignoring the hand cramp. *shot*

;w; ILU. <3
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
You're welcome. :giggle: Yeah, I imagine that would be a tad painful.

:glomp:
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DinchtGirlie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
CD. YOU'RE FREAKING AMAZING.

I love you.

Drawmoretraditionalstuffplz.


:iconblushingplz: :heart:
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:iconkristenplescow:
KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU, DG. D8


Iwill. Cuz it feeeeeels good.
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:iconshinerai:
Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, i read the story! :D i thought it was a good one, except him killing his horse D: couldn't he talk to it tooooo? "hey can i just cut off a leg or something, those guys are hungry?" "SHUUREE"

anyway i really enjoy your illustration, thanks for telling us about the story <3
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha... I know, right? I guess the horse didn't scream or protest loud enough for him to notice. That, or the baby crows demanded blood. D:

"Hur hur... garsh, whatcha gonna dew with that sword?"




Aww... thank you very much! D8 <3
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Shinerai Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD those crows must have had food for monthhsss. to eat that horse.

and you're welcome! ;; i originally typed that as "you're awelsome" so i guess my hand wants to also say you're awesome.
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yaaah... or their parents took them back in after the horse was killed. lol

XDDD Lawl~ Thanks again! ;w;
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