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Cobra and Mongoose
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Published: January 31, 2008
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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's avatar
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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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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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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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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SwirlyEyesHypnotizeHobbyist General Artist
Cool! The old Mongoose Vs. The Cobra!
kaaslave's avatar
Reminds me of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.
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CheckerthehedgehogStudent General Artist
wow i like it its awesome
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CiqueHobbyist General Artist
Very cool, this is one of those times I really wish I could draw without references.
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ontwerpjeStudent Artisan Crafter
this is very good!
joeroberts234's avatar
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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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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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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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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quillpawHobbyist 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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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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quillpawHobbyist Traditional Artist
And this picture definitely has all of the above done well. X3
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Excellent Mongoose vs Cobra art. :)
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Aeolus06Student Digital Artist
the eternal battle ^^ hehe outstanding work
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tarutoHobbyist General Artist
Great design! Very neat :)
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VVraithHobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the semi-anthropomorphized look to the Mongoose, like he's going to punch the cobra.
LQCTim's avatar
Mongooses are so cool. I can't think of any other little furry animal that can jack a cobra.
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