Serpent Goddess 9″ x 12″ For as tedious as the snake scales were to do, this piece is one that makes me happy. The blend of color, the realism of the red rat snake, and the female spirit/goddess all make such an impact visually. I wish every piece would turn out this good. I used photo reference of a coiled snake, a great ready-to-strike pose, and a photo of my own face. The glowing stars/orbs started to almost symbolize the mind or sould, while the colors themselves represent power.