Fine art illustration of a California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula californiae.)
The California Kingsnake was completed on 5.17.09. The original drawing was started in 2007 but was shelved. A recent reptile show in San Francisco inspired me to finish it. But I ended up starting over new and the drawing took almost a week to complete. Snakes can be very difficult to draw with the cross patterning of the scales following the contour of the body.