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Jungle Book: Shere Khan

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By Carliihde   |   
Published: November 30, 2010
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“Up, dog!’ Mowgli cried. ‘Up, when a man speaks, or I will set that coat ablaze!’ Shere Khan’s ears lay flat back on his head, and he shut his eyes, for the blazing branch was very near.
-The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling p. 31-32

Here is the Third (and my personal favorite) in a series of 3 Jungle Book illustrations I did for my Story Adaptation class at the Joe Kubert school. I was heavily influenced by the BRILLIANT artwork and inking of Bernie Wrightson for this. Of course I twisted the style to my own but it was really fun doing all the little details and line work. Please full view to see all the work I put into this ha ha.

Comments and critiques always welcome
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TigriskyGirl13Hobbyist General Artist
Kham is the best
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Curious - Shere Khan was evil, but the black panther was good. Men have long regarded black panthers as snarling, hating men, and deadly...
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AngelOfDarkness089Hobbyist Writer
Stunning, I love it :D
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Well that looks intense.
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CarliihdeProfessional General Artist
Thanks!
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Amazing work.
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Woaw. The Jungle Book is my favorite book ever, and your work on it is really awesome!...
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ShalladdrinProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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CarliihdeProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much
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tsareiaHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job with contrast and composition!
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CarliihdeProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much
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GregMayerStudent General Artist
Total genius.
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Thanks!
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awesome!
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InuranchanHobbyist General Artist
Hello. I've started a new group for storybook artists ([link]). I would like to add some of your work to the gallery, and if you want you may become a member as well. :)
It's a new group, so obviously there isn't much. So feel free to decline.^^;
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CarliihdeProfessional General Artist
No problem, looks great! Thank you so much for the invite!
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Thanks for joining :D
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CarliihdeProfessional General Artist
No prob! Cool idea for a group!
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Glad you think so :D
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great work with the inks!
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Thanks!
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This version of Shere Khan makes the Disney version of Shere Khan look more like an English Duke. If Jeremy Irons voiced Shere Khan, man would it be terrifying.
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