Snake Anatomy Drawing

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STEP 1. Skeleton - I'm going to dissect this snake anatomy from bone to flesh. Let's observe the skeleton of a basic generic serpent. Notice how the bones of a snake aren't as complex as say a frog or lizard. They also have very fragile/shallow bones to help aid them in slithering efficiently. It would be pretty helpful to use these diagrams for future reference if you'd want to 'zombifiy' a serpent, or need a snake skeletal reference for a gory scene. Whatever the use, study various poses and angles of these creatures in a skeletal format (which may be difficult since Google is rather limited with things such as that). Having a wide variety of references is crucial for a successful artist's palette.   STEP 2. Organs - Here's a simplistic breakdown of a serpent's organs. Notice there isn't much here, just the basics. This reference would be great to use if you're drawing again, gory scenes or some sort of macabre which requires references of snake organs.   STEP 3. The Muscular Anatomy - Here's another breakdown of the muscular components that dress the bear. Study all the various tendon discolorations and the way the muscles intersect with one another.   STEP 4. Here's a two illustrations of two snake heads which are similar in structure but have a different fang build. To the left, you have your typical constrictor jaw frame build of teeth and to the right, you've got a venomous snake fang build. When a venomous snake with fangs is about to latch onto it's prey, their fangs will literally jerk outwards like drawn here.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.