This is a little (approx. 3" high) snake I made for a friend.
The aim was to make a snake which could stand without support
and without a base. Furthermore, I wanted to make the skin of
the snake really glossy, as I hope you can see on the picture
left (the photograph is a bit blurry, I didn't move, but I thought
the camera was on automatic, which wasn't).
The idea for the coiling of the snake came from a lamp. I know,
it sounds wierd, but it's true. It was a sort of standing lamp
from which you could bend the neck and base.