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Monocled Cobra by Culpeo-Fox Monocled Cobra by Culpeo-Fox
Naja kaouthia.

The Monocled Cobra probably is the most common species of cobra in Thailand (this is shown by the sheer number of unlucky specimens who end up killed on the country roads alone, especially during the rainy season). There are countless stories that also support the apparent boldness of this cobra - never a snake that would shy away from human settlement, often finding its way into houses, kitchens and the like - which can be dangerous since the Monocled Cobra's venom is, in fact, more potent than that of the infamous King Cobra (even though the King delivers much larger doses).

Legend has it that its hood pattern, resembling a monocle (hence its common name), is the thumb print of the Buddha himself - to thank their kind when Mucalinda, the great Serpent King, would spread his hood over him while meditating, protecting him from the elements.  

Dedicated to a hapless baby Monocled Cobra, who got stuck in our door a few days ago and couldn't get helped out alive. )':

Equatorial Spitting Cobra by Culpeo-Fox Indo-Chinese Spitting Cobra by Culpeo-Fox King Cobra by Culpeo-Fox Mangrove Snake by Culpeo-Fox Reticulated Python by Culpeo-Fox Red-Necked Keelback by Culpeo-Fox
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MasterZeroFlash Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roots108 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Love your work! Hard to find quality cobra art.
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thanks again. :)
knezak Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
King cool cobra!
sabarika Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
((heavy breathing)) how did i not see these earlier
Cobras are a favorite of mine
HNNNGHH these are SO aesthetically pleasing, beautiful in a Renaissance stained glass way.
JoseRobertoRN Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All your snakes are Really precious! :D (Big Grin) 
tron1112 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
The scales must have been hell on you hands
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh, these scales were actually quite okay, since i know it can be a lot worse. All the pythons and some sea snakes, for example - drawing all those scales are a pain in the ass.
tron1112 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
Ya, I suppose just setting up the basic outline and just adding crosshatches would be pretty simple, heads abit different from the body.
Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yes, this is one way how you could do it but i actually have a very different approach when it comes to drawing scales - i just draw them very intuitively, with no outlines whatsoever, adding them one by one - as i find this approach much more relaxing and meditative ( i would set up basic outlines, however, with some of the mentioned sea snakes, where you have scales that work and look very different from what you normally see on the average colubrid land snake)
tron1112 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
I can see how just pre drawing would looks abit strange. Still, nice.
InkBlotCreations Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. And I'm so sorry for that lil baby cobra you mentioned v.v

I hope it's in a better place! D:
Profi-Lachs Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Ich hab mal in einer Glasmalerei gearbeitet und solche Bleiverglasungen gebaut. Jedes Mal wenn ich deine Bilder sehe, bekomme ich Lust, mich da wieder an den Werktisch zu stellen und deine Motive umzusetzen :)
Sfinga Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
Love it! 
Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Student General Artist
yea more stained glass snakes and more cobras love them so much love the pose and the orange colour
Leonca Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how you included the shine on its tongue. =) Interesting how different snake species have all different colors of tongue, instead of just pink like most everything else.
ArsFatalis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
Another noodle! 8D /grabs and adds to a collection of stained glass noodles/
SinisterParakeet Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Astounding details that give of a very stained glass feel. The background is beautify complex yet the cobra doesn't get lost in it at all. Lovely!! Black Rose 
acepredator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
They're quite common?
DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017
Another wonderful stained glass snake
Ghost--Cat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these snake drawings so much. Snakes are so wonderful! I wish more people would love them instead of fear them, they really are such beautiful and unique creatures.
Welanga Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a colourful piece, beautiful. :)
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