Honest to God, I haven't been quite this proud of one of my works in a very VERY long time.
Worked on this 6h straight, changing things again and again because I wanted it to be just perfect!
's "Anne Rice Contest". For details, read her journal [link]"Akasha is the very first vampire created.
As told in the novel, Akasha was originally from Uruk, or modern-day Iraq. She rose to become a Queen in Kemet, the land that would eventually become Egypt; she and her husband King Enkil wanted their people to turn away from their cannibalistic ways and encourage the eating of grains. Rice describes Akasha as a lovely young woman who was "almost too pretty to be truly beautiful, for her prettiness overcame any sense of majesty or deep mystery." Underneath her physical beauty, Akasha is a fundamentally dark, empty, nihilistic person with no sense of morality, ethics, or human compassion; her actions are almost always based on her insatiable need to fill her own inner emptiness."
- source Wikipedia Stock:
Model Stock: ~asvison
- no longer available
Bra and headpiece - rendered in Poser and heavily edited in Photoshop
the rest my own resources + painted
For curious eyes, I put together the source files if you'd care to look [link]