"The Dark Lord" - Voldemort portrait painting by Sam Spratt

After several quick illustrations with my internet memes, I wanted to put some heavy hours into a classical portrait with a modern theme. Painting out from the darkness, I constructed the snake-like villain through hundreds of layers of color variation stacked in transparency to achieve the sickly texture and pigment of his skin—focusing on the subtleties of light and color. 

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