I feel #3 is the strongest composition and most thought. It's ready to go with very little alterations.
i think no.1 is the best, especially with the long grass idea. Could turn out very frank frazetta! maybe have them stepping forward with opposing legs? at the moment they're both leading with their left (our right). Looking forward to seeing this come together!
Looking awesome, Chris!
There's something I want to point out but am not because of how late in the game this is.. it deals with the volume of the snake's body and stuff that other people will probably not care about..
Yeah, I was hesitant because a lot of people have been dismissing those sorts of crits lately.. glad you'll entertain the idea considering how far in you are..
I picked up a trick about anything tubular in nature.. The original was in drawing Hellboy's tail.. Cylinders are largely a fixed diameter.. a cross-section of a cylinder is going to be basically just that. So doing circles to help establish the intended volume of a cylindrical or tubular structure will help illustrate what I'm talking about. I did this super fast but I blocked in a rough generic volume to represent her body. I did a little bit of extrapolation to show roughly where the lower boundaries for the cut off part might be. Then I drew the cross-section against where here hips and thighs make sense. Now.. allowing that a snake is not perfectly round, I did flatten it a bit like it's pressing against her but I think you're losing volume with how you've drawn your snake.
I didn't realize how bad of a drawover this was until just now.. but the black represents the known cross-sections.. the blue is a ballpark guess of the missing volume.