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The Demon Within by keelerleah The Demon Within by keelerleah
Commissioned for :iconarania: of her character Sabin Duvert.

Slightly darker then what I usually do, but even so I enjoyed the change. The shadow beast (see character info below) was especially amusing to paint, and despite totally creeping me out, I had a great time painting all those eyes and teeth.

This version here is actually slightly modified compared to the original completed commission. The other version doesn't have the red fire in his hand (it's black/shadow) and the characters nose was a bit longer looking. I uploaded this version because I personally liked how it looked a bit better (with the additional splash of red coloring and all). ^^;

A bit about the character: Not human, not a vampire either. In a nutshell, he was possessed by, and merged with, a shadowy nightmare creature called an Anju.

Also a note: It was brought to my attention that the six eyed beast resembles one from the anime series Hellsing. I wasn't aware of this (and I personally don't know anything about the anime), I just drew what was wanted by my client.

Please No Critique Desired !!!
Painted completely (including the background) in Photoshop.
Multiple references used.
--Commission Info--

Art copyright =keelerleah (me)
Sabin Duvert copyright *arania
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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Usmvalor Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
is Arania's character somehow related to Alucard from Hellsing series? That many eyed thingy kinda reminds me that.
drumgirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! His hair looks so silky :) Interesting use of light here and that creature in the background is very intriguing-looking! I don't think I'd want to be caught in the same room with it hehe
Tirdaelyn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Gorgeous! Love the eyes.
Odzer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
love your depiction of the beast within so much so that I am using it to illustrate a chapter from my Gothic Victorian Romance series at if its alright with you. Will link you. Great work!
AsukaSatochi Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
too class
neahhh12 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
SEXY please draw more! in boxer briefs
RaistIsHot Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I think this character is total hotness!
littlegoblet Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
yeah it is kinda neat because it lets us know that there is a dark presence so I see that it fits realy well.
littlegoblet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
oh boy he is a pretty boy with his lovely golden locks. So he is possessed by that creature in the background yes?? nice work buddy. lovely clothes and lovely skin tones and facial features. well done :clap:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional
Thanks so much! :hug:

Yes, I believe he is sort of possessed by the creature. From what I was told, the character actually changes form and turns into the beast. I just added in a smokey version of it as sort of a background idea and the client liked it so it stayed in. ^^
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