Posts tagged snake
Posts tagged snake
I am filled with serenity and gravy today. It’s mostly serenity but if I’m lucky there’ll be some gravy on the horizon.
Nature is the best Monster Manual
Regal ringneck snake. Native to northern Mexico and southwestern Texas. Eats other snakes.
LOOK AT HIS TAIL
HE WANTS YOU TO LOOK AT IT, TOO.
Okay so I drew a dunsparce as a quick speedpaint thing to show a friend and then I read the pokedex thing on it and they classify it as a “land snake pokemon” which was.. unexpected.
So of course I had to draw a realistic version.
Diadophis punctatus :: Ring-necked Snake
I avoid drawing humans for the most part, but after my first year in animation, I’ve learnt that not understanding anatomy will be my downfall. And it’s kind-of limiting anyways, I can’t JUST draw monsters.
So I’m going to be trying more human beings now, even if it bores me for the most part. I started off today with drawing a self-portrait in my stylized form that I usually reserve for creatures. It’s sorta okay I guess, though I had idiotically inversed the hand in the end and only noticed when it was pointed out. (You can see the previous disaster below)
Lesson learnt: anatomy practice is not something to skimp out on.
The fixed version looks great though. C: Love your ace wristband and all the tiny details.
(His name isn’t really William btw, it’s Ring-Neck Snake) (but his friends call him Bill)
They live in California and a lot of other places in the US (and Canada and Mexico), which is lucky because they are really pretty. You can find them all around the bay area if you live around where I do. The closest one that I’ve found around people was up by the Lawrence-Berkeley labs, just chillin’ under a metal pipe. They are very small, pretty and timid for snakes (aka won’t immediately fling shit in your face), and look pretty boring from the top… then you pick it up and it flips over to scare you, revealing it’s beautiful vibrant orange tail. The best part is it curls its tail into a shape to further startle you.
Look how sweet he is, he is trying to hide his face under the scary tail.
It is startling, but in a very lovely way. If you see one, and if you are gentle, you can pick it up and play with it. Then put him back where you found it and be glad you got to make a new friend. (NB: They are sliiiightly venomous, but their mouths are way too small to get even a finger in there. I’ve never seen one attempt to bite or strike. They also have opisthoglyphous teeth, if I recall correctly, which means they are rear-facing and aren’t super great at venom delivery anyways).
Anyways, that’s William for you.
OH GOD SO ADORABLE
hnnngg those colors