Today a very special request made an interesting challenge. The client asked for a green tree python as a memorial for his father, a herpetologist and physician. At one time in his childhood they had over 100 snakes in a room in their house! So this was a person who would know if I rendered the snake accurately! Fortunately the studio in-house zoologist, ColinFraser, was able to find a photo of the right pose so characteristic of this species, and I could render that into line art and add it to a Celtic ring representing a branch. Tough color to achieve in a tattoo, a unique visual, and a fine way to memorialize his father.
"Morelia viridis, the green tree python, is a species of python found in New Guinea, islands in Indonesia, and Cape York Peninsula in Australia.
Primarily arboreal, these snakes have a particular way of resting in the branches of trees; they loop a coil or two over the branches in a saddle position and place their head in the middle." -Wikipedia