Last week’s theme for the 52 week project was temptation, and it took me a long time to be able to think of something for it.
The first thing I thought of when I thought about temptation was a snake, an apple, and the story of Adam and Eve. But I didn’t really want to do something based on that. A few weeks ago, a friend of mine sent me a link to a tutorial for making someone/something a statue and I wanted to try it. But that got me thinking about Medusa, and at first I thought I’d use the tutorial for a Medusa-inspired image, but then I decided to save that for another image (the tutorial, not using Medusa as inspiration).
I love snakes. When I was around 15 I had a pet snake and I loved it (but for some reason, I’m terrified of spiders, which doesn’t make a lot of sense). Anyways, I knew I wanted snakes in my picture but I had no idea where to go to take pictures of snakes so I decided to use stock images. I bought these amazing stock images from madetobeunique.com and I think they worked perfectly.
I feel like this isn’t something I would wanna add to my portfolio, but it was so much fun to make. I experimented with different editing techniques (I’ve been watching a lot of Phlearn lately) and just had fun with it. I was unsure about the coloring as well because it seemed so different than what I’d usually go for, but I felt like this image needed that pop of color, and contrast.
This week’s theme is: window light.
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