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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--

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:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:
Art İ copyright =keelerleah (me)
Sabin Duvert İ 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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:iconsilverimoonlight:
SilveriMoonlight Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning! :love:
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:iconusmvalor:
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.
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:icondrumgirl:
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
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:icontirdaelyn:
Tirdaelyn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Gorgeous! Love the eyes.
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:iconodzer:
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 www.socialpotpourri.com if its alright with you. Will link you. Great work!
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:iconasukasatochi:
AsukaSatochi Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
too class
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:iconneahhh12:
neahhh12 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
SEXY please draw more! in boxer briefs
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:iconraistishot:
RaistIsHot Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I think this character is total hotness!
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:iconlittlegoblet:
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.
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:iconlittlegoblet:
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:
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:iconkeelerleah:
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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:iconlittlegoblet:
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 with the nature of the whole picture :).
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Cool
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:iconloveablegoose16:
loveablegoose16 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist
well done this is amazing :D i love you work
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:iconironman00735:
ironman00735 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
so, cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconshawn-morrill:
Shawn-Morrill Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Very very cool
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:icontamuril2:
Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Yet another well done piece....and the fact that you did it in the airbrush/painting way makes it all the more intriguing to me.

The creature (is it Anju?) is a bit creepy, but that's a good thing. I like when pictures can draw emotions from me. Great job! I love his hair to bits!
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:icondavidmccartney:
davidmccartney Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is really cool!
He's nice and looks real! o''O!
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:iconrussianbear0027:
Russianbear0027 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice~ Especially the eyebrows and mouth to make that scowl/grouchy expression.
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:icondragonvampriss:
DragonVampriss Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
You have been featured here. I hope that this is OK :hooray:
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional
Thanks so very much!! :hug:
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:icontincek-marincek:
tincek-marincek Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome :aww:
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:iconjannafairyart:
JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning!:heart:
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:iconzhusanna:
zhusanna Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
This is beautiful! Absolutely stunning! :heart:
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:iconleonna-kanine:
Leonna-Kanine Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Absolutely love the creepy shadowy demon in the back. :heart:
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:iconcathouxd:
caThouXD Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
he is so cute!!!
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:iconmuraki3777:
Muraki3777 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Love it!! It looks so cool!
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:iconxsakurakurox:
xSakuraKurox Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow.. totally epic, seriously o-o'
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:iconshadowbless1:
ShadowBless1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
sexy
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:iconsarissadiablo:
SarissaDiablo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I love the overall feel to it. *grins* He looks ready to rip someones head off.
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:icontsukiiyo:
Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work ♥
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:icontheplushielady:
ThePlushieLady Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool character!! The whole image is haunting; love the depth of the shadows and the effect it creates. :love:
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:icontoshikata:
ToshiKata Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Well you do dark just as well as you do light. He's amazing.
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:iconthe-dark-eccentric:
The-Dark-Eccentric Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Excellent work. I often feel as though I have a demon inside me as well.
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:iconeverbritt:
everbritt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Oh my goodness! this picture is awesome! It reminds me of Al from Kim Harrison's book series Dead Witch Walking :)
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:icongraden93:
graden93 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
WOW!! O_O...yep, that was my first reaction. awsome
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:icondeathangelyamiko:
DeathAngelYamiko Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have been a fan of you work since I first saw some of the bleach paintings you did. I am not surprised that I immediately added this to my favorites.
I concur with the above statements of liking his eyes, what an awesome expressive color! I also love the shape of his face. It has a nice strong silent look to it I think. I love the demon in the background!
Keep up the good work!
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:iconarania:
arania Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much again! It was a real pleasure working with you and I adore how this piece turned out. Fantastic work, and thanks again for the commission! ^____^
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional
Your very welcome! :hug:
I had a great time working on it. ^^
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:iconkim-anderson:
Kim-Anderson Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: I really love this...the feel, the color palette with the pops of red - the fire is awesome. You do darker stuff wonderfully. :clap:
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:iconkeelerleah:
keelerleah Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional
Thanks so much! :hug:
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:iconkim-anderson:
Kim-Anderson Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :glomp:
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:icongraphix-goddess:
Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Writer
ooo this is pretty. It might be darker than usual but your style still suits it and worked really well.. Very nice!!
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:iconraluka1:
raluka1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :D
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:iconkittygirl2u:
kittygirl2u Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
sooo kool!!!!
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:iconandreaarizaa:
AndreaArizaA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done. And the guy's hair looks like silk, really!
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:iconlynmimichan:
LynMimiChan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome
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:iconkamiki:
kamiki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Sabin and the Anju are WAY OLDER than Hellsing, just FYI.

Looks so amazing, awesome job <3
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:iconpriteeboy:
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the beast in the background, it has that "sinister" look to it. You don't know whether its evil, or just a smartass. Either way it's going to have a good time scaring the hell out of you :evillaugh:

The character looks nice, he reminds me of a BJD...probably the long silky hair that's common among those :XD:
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