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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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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thank you!
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gutpunch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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stereonight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
*Gasp* AMZING!!
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fraubaguette Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Oh, wow, this is just how I imagined the Rakshasa. Such lovely artwork! ^^
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, glad I did them justice!
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fraubaguette Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
^^
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Happynails Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Artist
this is so amazing you did a great job this is how i imagine them
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Shanyume Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just got to that part of the story (been a slow reader lately) and was having a hard time really visualizing how they looked. Your picture is that last puzzle piece I needed, thank you! Fantastic job. But I must ask is this how you visualize the current queen or Kelsey with the scarf?
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was not supposed to be one or the other, just a generalization. Though I think if it was either of them it would look more like Kelsey than anything.
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Shanyume Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you did a wonderful job. I'd love to see your interpretation of the Bohda(sp) or the Lords of Flame.
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man those guys were jerks! Womanizers.
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Dhacxaahsvost Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured![link]
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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brownwisker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
i LOVE this series!!!!!
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
YES, another fan!
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MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It sounds like a really interesting book series! I might have to give it a try, and your depiction of a Rakshasa is awesome! I submitted it here; [link]
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KLSteeleArt Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww thanks. It is a really good series.
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