Coral Snake Bowline

As I’ve gotten better with mixing procedural textures, I decided I wanted to try my hand at coming up with a texture or two that were based on real life.  When i was creating this bowline, I though it would be ironic to have the knot, which is a rescue knot, to have a coral snake texture.  The stripes were easy to do. the rest was figuring out how to make it more of a rough texture. I didn’t get a perfect scale texture, but still managed to get a nice look.  Since snakes are common to the desert, I used a dirt/rock inspired background.