Your art represents the snake in a good light.
I had to look carefully at this artwork
Kept fighting with myself thinking of different ways that you might have done this art
1) Cutting out the snake with Photoshop then just adding line on top.
2) Drawing over the snake's scale and digitally painting the shading of the snake.
After looking closer i can see characteristics of digital painting
Which makes this artwork even more magical
Is just too good to be true