Well, so much for my simple tube sea serpent...
When I was looking for inspiration, I glommed onto this photo:
Now, I want to make this out of armature--maybe even kinda big. I think I'm going to have to change my GardenWeb name to SlowmedownToo! LOL
I would definitely simplify the head and probably only do one curl on the tail. But I love the general shape. I'm almost thinking about making the form out of scrunched up newspaper and paper mache, then covering it with wire mesh, instead of trying to form the wire mesh into this shape from the start.