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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.

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Art copyright =keelerleah (me)
Naraku copyright ~sophiaexile
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:iconheartinwinter:
HeartInWinter Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member
He's truly gorgeous!
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:iconprimechiller:
PrimeChiller Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are so amazing at drawing gorgeous males!
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:iconladyrhianwriter:
LadyRhianwriter Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Gorgeous!
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:icondrumgirl:
drumgirl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous work as always! I think this might be my favorite of your most recent works! I really love all the details you put into the braids, his hair is so cool-looking. I'm totally enjoying the colors of this too, the turquoises and blues in the effects, clothing, and lighting! :clap:
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:iconmiafka:
Miafka Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Очень красиво ^^ 
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:iconkavarr-damian:
Kavarr-Damian Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous picture. I love the detail and his flowing hair:)
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional
Thank you :D
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:iconanshell:
Anshell Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that`s great!!!!
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:iconluffywow:
luffywow Featured By Owner 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!!
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:iconcashile:
Cashile Featured By Owner 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
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:iconsymphoniclolita:
SymphonicLolita Featured By Owner 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!
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:iconsophiaexile:
sophiaexile Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
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*
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:iconsymphoniclolita:
SymphonicLolita Featured By Owner 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 ;)
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:iconcodywolf:
CodyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
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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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional
^^; The clothes were done like this because it's a man actually. A very pretty man dressed up in long wizards robes. ^^; I'm glad you like the colors though. :)
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:iconcodywolf:
CodyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Oh okay. I thought I read it was girl. If it is a man it looks great as it is.
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:iconleilansdream:
LeilansDream Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
wow!! love the colors and always, so many details and vivid textures!! :)
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:iconemmakesstuff:
EmMakesStuff Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your attention to detail always blows me away. I absolutely love his hair.

But, man, if he didn't do it by magic, or have someone else do it for him, his arms must have been burning something fierce when he finished fixing it.
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:iconsophiaexile:
sophiaexile Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
He does it psychically, otherwise it would be very painful!
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:iconemmakesstuff:
EmMakesStuff Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Smart man! I sure wouldn't mind learning that trick.
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:iconsophiaexile:
sophiaexile Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Me too!
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconlittlegoblet:
littlegoblet Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Love all the gems you can see in his hair.  He is very attractive too.   Melts lol
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:iconisisconstantine:
IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
WoW.....Beautiful....Amazing work!:D
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:iconbluebelle-88:
bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Wonderful work. I love the glow effect. Brilliant colour combination too.
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:iconsophiaexile:
sophiaexile Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Still in love with him.  I can't thank you enough.  He is now sitting on my desktop telling me to start writing again...  
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:iconninatchy:
ninatchy Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
i love the title and  the magic in the drawing its wonderfulLove 
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:iconniebo12:
Niebo12 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! I love these colors Heart
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:iconnortstar:
Nortstar Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
wow he look totaly amanzig
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:iconwriters-411:
Writers-411 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The hair!!! The hair, I say! The braids and other stuff make it look so cool!
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconspitefulsadisticfae:
SpitefulSadisticFae Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
.-.  Least he doesn't look like  Inuyashas'  Naraku...  ( i like the art btw..
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:iconsophiaexile:
sophiaexile Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I choose the name because I love it's definition. Yes, I got the name from Inuyasha, but I couldn't get over the idea of the abyss, and a bunch of metaphors in my head. Still, I will give Inuyasha where credit is due.
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:iconkim-anderson:
Kim-Anderson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!  I :heart: every little detail!  :D
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:iconbeautifulmermaid:
BeautifulMermaid Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg it's perfect! :D (Big Grin) Heart +fav 
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:iconsweetteestanley18:
SweetteeStanley18 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Sweet!
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:iconmuraki3777:
Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
amazing! looks wonderful!
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:icondesphiria:
Desphiria Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
So pretty, it looks so awesomes. ^_^
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:iconanaerith:
Anaerith Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
oh amazing *o*
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twipplestoast Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   Writer

OMG those braids. O_O How many hours did that take, I wonder...? :o

 

Awesome as always. Love the background and the light coming in from above, made him look sort of heavenly. Until, of course, I read the description and then was all, "OMG!! DECIEVER!" And I love the character's description. Will most certainly be buying this novel when it comes out. =D

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:iconsophiaexile:
sophiaexile Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
It is not coming out any time soon. He is causing trouble... I am so thankful that keelerleah managed to capture his character so well! I also am thrilled you got the deceiver part!
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:icontwipplestoast:
twipplestoast Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   Writer

By he do you mean the character? And if so how?

 

Either way I'll be looking out for it. :) I'm working on a book of my own, and even though it's done I still have a lot of rewriting and editing ahead of me, so I know of the masive work load. Good luck with your book! :la:

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:iconsophiaexile:
sophiaexile Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Yeah, the character. His very nature is to be rebellious, and he is being stubborn in making an appearance on paper.
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:icontwipplestoast:
twipplestoast Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013   Writer

I have a character similar to that. What helps me is to act out the scene or share the same emotion that I want the character to feel; I find that it helps a lot when trying to put it into words. :)

 

Good luck with your book!

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:iconlynmimichan:
LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome!!!!
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:iconandreaarizaa:
AndreaArizaA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Were you able to fix or replace your tablet? :).

Welcome back!
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional
I ended up getting a new tablet. It's just a small Bamboo one, but so far it seems to be working well. :)
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:iconandreaarizaa:
AndreaArizaA Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as it works and you can do your awesome art, it's what matters :).
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:iconbleachichifan:
BleachichiFan Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Beautiful!
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:icontobeyd:
TobeyD Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... breathtaking :wow:
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