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16×20 colored pencil on grey matboard (it’s a wonderful surface to work on and stands up to the way I handle colored pencils). Original available.

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I’m really not crazy about snakes, but they do come in so many colors that it was hard NOT to try. This one was a challenge but – believe it or not – it was actually fun!! Finding the images was the easy part.. trying to “fit” them together and make it look like it was their idea – quite a challenge!!

  • Complete 12-10-1999 in 21.43 hours spread over 10 days

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bbk01300, nature, snake, wildlife

I love what I do and I do what I love.. been drawing for over 60 years now – I hope I’ve got it right.

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  • LocoCow
    LocoCowover 6 years ago

    Good Looking Work but Yuck…..

  • Aw.. come on now.. I know. Snakes just aren’t that popular but you’d be surprised at how many people have them as pets..

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 6 years ago

    Not sure which type of coloured pencils you use (wax, watercolour, oil or pastel) but you manage to get some wonderfully bright paintings. Knowing you can’t get your subjects to pose like this, I greatly admire your design skills B. This has got to be make into a T-shirt.

  • I haven’t figured out how to do that yet.. suggestions??

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • LocoCow
    LocoCowover 6 years ago

    No surprise, I worked as a pest management tech, and you wouldn’t believe how many calls we got, ah, theres a snake loose in our house… It s my daughters and I;m afraid of it, but we ccan’t findit..etc..etc..

  • Heidi Schwandt Garner
    Heidi Schwandt...over 6 years ago

    This is awesome. Time consuming I bet.

  • Yes, it was time consuming but, because I was learning A LOT, it moved rather quickly.

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Aari
    Aariover 6 years ago

    It’s a mess…not really of course….it’s a fine piece of art.

  • Trying to keep all the various snakes lined up with eachother was a mess – at first.. but then it comes together..

    – BarbBarcikKeith

  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykerover 6 years ago

    Beautiful colors and astonishing realism. I dig it.

  • frogster
    frogsterover 6 years ago

    Amazing image

  • Hoffard
    Hoffardover 6 years ago

    Love it!! Very powerful peice!

  • Teleis
    Teleisover 6 years ago

    beautiful colors

  • pat oubridge
    pat oubridgeover 6 years ago

    Again Barb……another fantastic work ot art.

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