Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Painting: Viper

Snakes are rather interesting creatures. Their bodies have some special modifications on account of the fact they swallow their prey whole. They have double-hinged jaws, allowing them to swallow things bigger than their heads, and their skulls are divided into several plates, allowing it to be flattened and distorted and not block their airways during swallowing.
Basically, this means their skulls have lots of intricate hard-to-draw parts, and they look cool.
Also, this was the first time I've ever used a paint brush to apply ink. That was pretty fun.

1 comment:

Kizzy said...

Don't forget the lungs! "Old world" snakes have two and "new world" snakes have one. Draw that for fun! They're beautiful either way.