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Cobra and Mongoose by joeartguy Cobra and Mongoose by joeartguy
A t-shirt design I did for a martial arts school. I recall the final version had a big red yin-yang symbol behind it, of course.

Update: Mongoose Martial Arts owns the trademark to this artwork. They're the only ones who can use it now! Please contact them if you want to use it on something yourself.
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chanjitsu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Could you be commissioned to create something like this for a logo? it's for a fighting system affiliated with Graciefighter called Mongoose Combat. Or could I license the use of this image?
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Crimsonguard477 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
Very nicely done. You capture the struggle of these ancient foes so well. It is in their blood, their very nature too reenact this battle over and over again. Sometimes one brave warrior wins, sometimes the other. Of course you realize, from my perspective...the mongoose must die.
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chumak Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Hello, joeartguy. I need this picture in Corel Draw format. I want to buy it. Do you can to sell it to me?
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joeartguy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Sorry, the guys at Mongoose Martial Arts own the trademark to it now. They're the only ones who can use it!
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! The old Mongoose Vs. The Cobra!
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Reminds me of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
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Fearless-Fredo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
AWESOME!!!!!
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Checkerthehedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student General Artist
wow i like it its awesome
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Cique Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool, this is one of those times I really wish I could draw without references.
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ontwerpje Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
this is very good!
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joeroberts234 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Now That well be going on the side of My 91 Mustang Convertible If you don't Mind it well Bring home the facts that she is a 750HP beast lmao
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joeartguy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
You can if you send me pics of the finished work! Let me know if you need a higher rez version.
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grezka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Since I saw a little kid wearing this shirt here en Mozambique -I don't know where he got it, probbably through a second hand clothes container- I am looking for one. This is the farest I got: [link]

Fucking awesome drawing joeartguy ;)
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joeartguy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
It's not anywhere on their site, but that shirt was done for Mongoose Karate of San Antonio. You could send the guy an email and ask him if he has any left!

Sorry about the delay; I didn't remember for whom it had been done. But this last week I got a call to do a new shirt for them to replace this design, so I found out what their website is. :)
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quillpaw Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could contribute some sort of helpful criticism of insight, but all my meaningful commentary is drowning out by my inner 12 year old boy going "EPIIIIIIC!"
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joeartguy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
There are such things in art as balance, shading, and dynamic figure placement. But sometimes they're all subservient to kicking ass. :thanks:
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quillpaw Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And this picture definitely has all of the above done well. X3
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Furhoo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Excellent Mongoose vs Cobra art. :)
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Aeolus06 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
the eternal battle ^^ hehe outstanding work
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Rhahsid Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
badass
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taruto Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great design! Very neat :)
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Klidron02 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Lol, nice
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VVraith Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the semi-anthropomorphized look to the Mongoose, like he's going to punch the cobra.
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LQCTim Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Mongooses are so cool. I can't think of any other little furry animal that can jack a cobra.
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DMajorBoss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008  Professional Writer
Cool.
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Nightweaver20XX Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
That would be an inspiration for me to practice martial arts, to have sweet T-shirts by Joe on my back.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
It's Rikki-Tikki-Tavi versus Nag!
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Artytoons Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Get ready to rumble!
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Bro-Harl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
CooooOOL!!:w00t:
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NewPlanComics Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Looks Awesome!
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Thai..?
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Zerozero204 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Strike!
That's a nice and detailed design.
(starts humming Rikki-Tikki-Tavvi by Donovan)
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