I started from the basics:
Which is the cobra itself.
The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, with a length up to 5.6 m (18.5 ft).This species is widespread throughout Southeast Asia and parts of India, and is found mostly in forested areas. The king cobra is fierce, agile, and can deliver a large quantity of highly potent venom in a single bite. It is one of the most dangerous and feared Asiatic snakes.
Un-edited and shamelessly copied from Wikipedia.
That was a math book type of research. Which to me right now is useless.
Now for the juicy facts that i need:
The skin of this snake is either olive-green, tan, or black, and it has faint, pale yellow cross bands down the length of the body. The belly is cream or pale yellow, and the scales are smooth. Juveniles are shiny black with narrow yellow bands (can be mistaken for a banded krait, but readily identified with its expanded hood). The head of a mature snake can be quite massive and bulky in appearance, though like all snakes, they can expand their jaws to swallow large prey items. It has proteroglyph dentition, meaning it has two short, fixed fangs in the front of the mouth which channel venom into the prey like hypodermic needles.
The king cobra is the sole member of genus Ophiophagus, while most other cobras are members of the genus Naja. They can be identified from other cobras by size and hood marks. King cobras are larger than other cobras, and the stripe on the neck is like the symbol "^" instead of a double or single eye(s) shape that may be seen in most of the other cobras. A foolproof method of identification if the head is clearly visible is the presence of a pair of large scales known as occipitals, at the back of the top of the head. These are behind the usual "nine-plate" arrangement typical of colubrids and elapids, and are unique to the king cobra.
That's more like it!
Reference photo time!
Now that's a beauty. It's gonna fun injectin' this fine creature's DNA in to my own for shameless experiments!
Now let's get mroe detailed!
Went through alot of books at the library and found some pretty nice piaces and reference pics that i could use. These books included concept art of snakes,mixed breeds,transmutational beings and some scale-covered freaks that are helping me get some ideas on what i'm gonna create. Gonna put the list of book and literature i used first and then just show all the reference i got.
"Art of Kung-Fu Panda",the Viper from the kung-fu master's team.
"The Prince of Egypt",i remember this movie since childhood and i still remember the scene with the staff turnin' in to a cobra.
"Death Note",alot of freaky dudes that can be distinguished as mixed profiles of humans.
"Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest",this one isn't in the library,but it has some nice sketches of a human transforming in to a were wolf.
H.R.Giger's work,he has some nasty stuff to show,but that stuff includes humans mixed with organic beings.
Egypt Gods,this was explained by Phil on monday,checked in to that,not much about snakes,but the idea was understood and aknowledged. A fine idea for inspiration and directions.
"Full-Metal Alchemist",as you've noticed,i'm a manga geek. This one's also not in the library,but it has these beings called "Homonculus" and even some chimeras,which are humans mixed animals and other beings.
"The X-Men" franchize,as full of freaky beings as it is,it didn't show me much,but human-animals aren't excluded so some stuff was referenced from there. But mainly my interest was in Mystique,she's not a snake,but she has scales and she reminds me of a reptile.
The Reptile from Mortal Kombat. The name says it all.
Randal from Monster Inc..Well nto only him and some other freaky imaginations of the artist who thought them all up. But mainly him,cause he's a slimy reptile kind of thing.
I think that's all of them,though i'm sure i've missed some minor books that just had some nice pics but i'll re-edit this post later if i'll find anything.
Now for the reference:
And my research still hasn't stopped.