Year 2013 is the year of the Water Snake, and I wanted to make an illustration of the subject.
Also! I painted a woman! I haven't done that in a while.
I wanted her to have a slender and snake-like shape, and I though about Art Noveau and Klimt's "Waterserpents" when designing this - like how Klimt left out the arms and legs of the women, turning their torsos into flowy, almost abstract shapes.
This was an opportunity to test some new brushes again, it's so much fun although I often use the old familiar brushes alongside new ones.
Comments are much appreciated!