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Sunbeam Snake by Culpeo-Fox Sunbeam Snake by Culpeo-Fox
งูแสงอาทิตย์.
Xenopeltis unicolor.


Most likely the snake whose scales have the strongest iridescence in all serpents (even Rainbow Boas, White-Lipped Pythons or Boelen's Pythons can't compete to these little ones when it comes to their shimmering beauty. Even though the scales themselves being dark brown to black, their colourful iridescence is as brilliant as it can get; as if thousands of rainbows were dancing on their body). Although being so striking in colour, Sunbeam snakes are earth-dwelling snakes and rarely seen due to their secretive, introvert nature, spending most of their time burrowed in substrate. They are non-venomous and pose absolutely no danger to humans.

In all my life, i probably have never come across a snake as passive and gentle as this one. They practically never bite.



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Dragonlord-Daegen Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ive seen videos of these snakes,and even got the opportunity to handle one in a pet shop.and il tell you,the description of these guys are no lie,they shimmer in every color and hue in the rainbow,and are without a doubt one of the most beautiful reptiles i have ever seen...this combined with their calm disposition make them fantastic pets and companions,even for children.

its a shame they are so rare.
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HopeCvon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2018   General Artist
What I love about this beautiful artworks of yours is that it seems like a piece of art like a stain glass window coming to life.
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M5Transmissions Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  Student General Artist
You must be very lucky to find a snake like that.
Also, this drawing looks lovely.
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WanderingMogwai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018   Photographer
Gorgeous!
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2018
Another wonderful snake "window"! Thanks for sharing.
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InkBlotCreations Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I just discovered my favorite snake species. :)
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Z-nab27 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018
that color blending tho!!
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Legendless Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Student General Artist
I just found this album and it's unbelievably good, all of the pictures. You're amazing and I'm so happy that these beautiful snakes are getting some positive attention. 
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Sfinga Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018
I love the transition between the realistic snake and the patter here a lot!  amazing as always
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DemyxXIII Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this snake, and yes they do look so shiny ! <3 Moana-Tamatoa Shiny gif 
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Kokorodzudkai Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art represents the snake in a good light.

I had to look carefully at this artwork

Kept fighting with myself thinking of different ways that you might have done this art
1) Cutting out the snake with Photoshop then just adding line on top.
2) Drawing over the snake's scale and digitally painting the shading of the snake.

After looking closer i can see characteristics of digital painting

Which makes this artwork even more magical

Is just too good to be true :)
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CloudedHeu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, my fav land snek Dancing :la:
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Lukky Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!! Omg. 
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gbjewelz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh wow, this ones really beautiful! Nice work La la la la 
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ComradeK Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to look this one up. They have interesting scales even beyond the iridescence. 
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acepredator Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
One of my all-time faves.
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Combak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
Ooh, nice work! He just pops out of the page!
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Liliannawaterflower Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh! Aah! them colors/. That highlight. So pretty. Mind melting away from the bewtie...
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Deja-Brew Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have merch with these designs
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rebeccawangart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning!
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antipluesch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2018
there they are. :3
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Jan 31, 2016, 9:50:32 PM
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