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Kaa's Hunting by kenket Kaa's Hunting by kenket
"The moon sets," Kaa said. "Is there yet light enough to see?"
From the walls came a moan like the wind in the tree-tops— "We see, O Kaa."
"Good. Begins now the dance—the Dance of the Hunger of Kaa. Sit still and watch."

Kaa and the Bandar-log (c) Rudyard Kipling
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SilentViperFanPL Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Interesting art. Too bad I almost completely already forgot the plot of this book. I'm not even sure if I read it.
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GuesssWho9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit, someone else who actually READ the Jungle Books!

We be of one blood, thou and I.
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MaleVolentSamSon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish that Kaa is a female breed, IMO.
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Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Student Artist
Why is that?
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SmuglyOtaku Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Student Filmographer
There's a Russian adaptation of the book (which is actually the closest to the book) where Bageera is a girl and it works, kaa as a girl, no, just doesn't work
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Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Student Artist
I know, I've seen that one.
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MaleVolentSamSon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because there is one time, during the production in The Jungle Book remake, Jon Favreau said the change was a deliberate one, as he felt there were too many male characters in animated version.

That a fact though because in real life, female breed Pythons are high in popularity from India than the male breed.
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Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Student Artist
There are also almost predominantly male characters in the Lord of the Rings books and lacked racial diversity, does that mean Peter Jackson should have made Gandalf a female character and made Samwise a black person? Jon Favreau's argument was BS. He just wanted an excuse to cast Scarlett Johansson for marketing profits and because she happens to be a personal friend of his. Kaa was just a shoehorned plot device with the personality of a blank page anyway and had no effect on the plot.
If you ask me, if there was anyone that should have been female, it should have been Bagheera. He is already female in many translations of the books (and I guess the 1967 Soviet animated version really popularized the concept) and he was very warm, caring and empathetic and had a very honeyed voice and was kind of a "motherly" figure to Mowgli. It certainly would be something else than the self-inflated babysitter we got in the Disney remake.

Also, female pythons are not more popular in India. Or any place for that matter, especially since the sexual dimorphism is hard to spot on pythons (though female snakes are usually slightly longer than males. If I'm not mistaken, male Indian pythons usually grow about 10 ft while females usually are about 12 ft. But Kaa was 30 ft long in the books and was able to hypnotize and was more than 100 years old, so the character isn't exactly grounded to reality). In fact, from what I've heard, males are a pretty popular choice since they tend to be more gentle than females, while females tend to be pretty impatient and aggressive, especially during mating seasons.
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fredgerd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Someone who actually knows Kaa wasn't a villain! Thank you! Great piece btw, really captures that scene from the book.
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DragonoSaurus-Rex Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Cool
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
This scene always seemed darkly erotic to me for some reason...
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Dinoal188 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need to read this!
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Lionblaze03 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome!!! I just read this in school lol
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Z0mb3xor Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I always did prefer the version of Kaa that was true to the books. This Disney Villain crap is annoying
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EliBurrySchnepp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
I always imagined him to be bigger, though, since he says he's hundreds if not thousands of years old and snakes never stop growing
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Tyrannuss555 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You should see Scarlett johansson's kaa in the new trailer
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Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Artist
They made him way too big in that one. I wasn't sure if it was a python or a titanoboa.
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EliBurrySchnepp Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015
The size is the only good thing about that. WHY IS HE (or she, I guess) A VILLAIN AGAIN!? :(
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EliBurrySchnepp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
The book Kaa was so badass!
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MREMILABLE Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YEP.
The first jungle book movie Kaa looks like some kind of Mutant Frog thing.
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Man-Child Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Disney is making *another* "Jungle Book" movie that won't be based on the actual stories by Kipling.  And Kaa is going to be a villain again.

If someone somewhere would make a movie or TV show that was actually true to the actual stories I believe it would be a huge hit.  Most people know of "The Jungle Book" only from Disney.  What a shame!

Disney told his crew to throw Kipling's book away when making the '67 movie and that's what everyone has done every since.  I think he had a problem with snakes as good guys.

But anyway, this is an **excellent** depiction of the events in "Kaa's Hunting."  The book is full of great scenes that could be pictured like this.
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Weirda-s-M-art Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I-incredible painting! You have talent at the fur as always, but scales too?! wow...

I'm simply left dumbfounded. Lovely details and all expressions or different poses.
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Benthehyena Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it was my favorite JB story.
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Khialat Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow - great depiction of this scene! :thumbsup:
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erikzooman Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice ! Kaa with hanuman langurs (the name of this monkeys) !
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dinaminzer Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I's always  touched with this scene of Jungle book, :nod:
hooray by the snake-hero! :w00t:
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Geminice Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
The only version of Kaa I like.
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MREMILABLE Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
me Too.

Book Kaa is awsome,

I think Mickey mouse gave him too much LSD.
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Geminice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Well the Jungle Book movie did come out during the 1960s, just sayin :)
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MREMILABLE Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i know that.
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bverdier Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Is kaa is a king to the monkeys?
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dinaminzer Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I trust what isn't,
Kaa only goes to eat them. :hungry:
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bverdier Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
will yea he is a big snake
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dinaminzer Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:) I like this python because he trained fitly Mowgly's muscles. :strong:
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bverdier Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
that's cool
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dinaminzer Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:) For, i'm a great bodybuilders fans, ^^;
:painter: and they're my models for draw my OCs.  :strong:
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bverdier Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
that's cool
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2138 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Absolutely perfect. Kaa, the real Kaa, magnificent and hungry. Well done!
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PestilentAngel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
EEEEE!  THANK YOU FOR THIS <3 Not enough art depicting the real Kaa from the books. 
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KingKennichu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Epic!!!
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141188 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Glorious :D FAVE
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Awesome work on Kaa here
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BlackEye-Pea Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
kinda sad they didn't have this scene in the disney movie
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rnj-nj Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
A wonderful illustration for the scene! I like this part in the book and in the Russian film adaptation.
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Great pic.
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Probably one of the most interesting ideas and characters of the book.
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kaaslave Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Kaa's awesome, whether book or movie! :D
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Myuutsuu85 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
after this, he won't need to eat so soon again
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AllyTheShapeshifter Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! This may help because you did say it WAS a dance! *Dances the Futterwacken*
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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