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September 26, 2012
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- Rakshasa - by KLSteeleArt - Rakshasa - by KLSteeleArt
After reading the Tiger's Curse series by Colleen Houck, I fell in love with the description she gave of the Hindu Rakshasa. I wanted to portray one how I viewed them while reading the story. Reading has always brought me great inspiration so when I feel I am in a slump, picking up a book has been a immense help. The Tiger's Curse series entranced me in a world unlike any other and really brought my interest to Hindu Mythology. There are tons of descriptions out there of the Rakshasa spanning across several different belief systems, but all come down to a common theme. Rakshasa are vampiric like humanoids labeled as man-eaters. They have sharp fangs that drip with venom and are master illusionists, magicians, shape shifters. It is also said their body thrives off heat and their tribal markings glow with the intensity of embers.

I have also been pushing myself to do more illustrations more so than the typical character concepts I normally do. Practice makes perfect and I hope I am on the right track.
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horsess321 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Photographer
thats really good but you forgot the glwing mouth stilll really awesome!!:happybounce: 
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SilverZelenia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Awesome!! I love this picture! They're evil, but I loved the Rakshasas, too. ^^ Great painting!
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Lassie-C-123 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you got it perfect!
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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allyortiz98 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Photographer
Epic. I love this series!! This is AMAZING!!
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Tigerrwar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Rakshasa reference of Kelsey I've seen. ^^
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! I am glad everyone likes it. I worked so hard :D
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Tigerrwar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well its nice :3
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gutpunch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful!
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