Illustration Daily: Snake

I based this little snake on the ball python, though they don’t come in coloration quite as fanciful as this one. Snakes aren’t the most love-able of creatures, so did you ever wonder why they adorn the symbol of healing, the caduceus? Some of the reason is tied to ancient Greek myth, but more likely it come from the use of snakes in healing rituals and belief that skin-shedding was a symbol for birth an renewal.

041Snake

Snake, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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