I agree it looks better without the body. I am reluctant to go googling snake images, but I think one of the characteristcs of the viper is a sort of bump on its snout, if you want to make it more viper-like.
Not that I want to criticise, since I have no idea how to even start putting together an image like that.
*in a Gollum-voice*
I’m not clicking! I’m not clicking!
Thanks for the warning 🙂
Years ago, when I though I just had the same, sensible uneasiness about reptiles that most humans have, I had the bright idea of creating a character with ophidophobia, in a fantasy world with lots of giant snakes. The game was run under GURPS, and their rules for failing a Will save vs. phobia were quite detailed. My character spent significant portions of monster fights either running away or frozen in terror…
Years later, ophidophile friends proudly showed me their new pet (non-venomous) snake. And I found out that the GURPS rules were entirely accurate, as I failed my RL Will save.