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Shadow's Seduction by keelerleah Shadow's Seduction by keelerleah
Commissioned for :iconsophiaexile: of her demon character Naraku.

Character description: Naraku is the main character and anti-hero of a novel in progress. He is a mad shadow demon driven crazy by memories of his murdered mates, and his powers. He has come to the conclusion that in order to fix his world, he needs to destroy it. He has the ability to manipulate shadows and light.

Hi Everyone! ^^
Wow, it has been a long time since I've posted anything here. ^^;
I've had this one finished for awhile now and I figured it was about time I get it up. I previously posed a head close up shot on my facebook page (link below) promising that I'd have this up in a week or two... and that was a long time ago. *sigh* But better late then never as they say.

I'm quite happy with this image. I spent a great amount of time working on the small details (the braids and outfit especially) and I was quite happy to finally finish it. I should also point out that this version I'm uploading here is slightly different then the finished commission, as sophiaexile wanted him to have a wide scoop necked collar (like some of Arwens dress from LOTR). I liked how it looked but I admit I liked this V-neck style a bit better, so that's the version I'm uploading here.

Painted completely in photoshop.
Several reference images used.
No Critique desired.

-Commission info-

Art copyright =keelerleah (me)
Naraku copyright ~sophiaexile
Do not re-post, resubmit or edit this picture. You Can't use the pictures for layouts, blogs, websites, myspace, banners, designs, posters, cd, books etc without accessing a written permission from me.
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Miafka Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Очень красиво ^^ 
Kavarr-Damian Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous picture. I love the detail and his flowing hair:)
keelerleah Dec 6, 2013  Professional
Thank you :D
Anshell Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that`s great!!!!
luffywow Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love love love your style, everything is so shiny and bright and smooth, you're such a talented artist!!
Cashile Oct 21, 2013   Digital Artist
your attention to detail always amazes me
reminds me that i should probably spend more time with my stuff, lol
great work as always ~ <3
SymphonicLolita Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*gurgle* This is probably one of my favorites right now. The colors are so lovely~ I have yet to buy a frame for the print I got of this, it needs to be done!
Okay, as the author of the character, you just made me squeal with happiness. OMG, he is getting framed! Not trying to take any of keerleah's credit. I am so grateful for her work, just OMG! He is going on someone's wall! *author fangirling over own character finished*
SymphonicLolita Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I totally get how you feel! But really, she did such an excellent job on this I feel like I can't just leave it in a plastic envelope. Awesome character by the way ;)
This is stunning. I love the colors and her stance. I just wish you had made her clothes a little more feminine. The name is beautiful but she's not very seductive. Great work none the lesss
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