Illustration Friday - Legendary


Raja Bersiong
(The Fanged King). A popular Malaysian legendary character taken from Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa. The king was known as Raja Ong Maha Perita Deria who lived during ancient Kedah kingdom. He has a very unique culinary appetite-craved for human blood. One day, his cook accidentally cut his finger while preparing for the king's meal but later, the king found the dish to be very tasty. He used force upon the cook to find out about the secret to the tasty meal. The cook was not left with a choice but to reveal that the secret ingredient was the drip of blood from his finger that fall into the dish. From thereon, the king sacrificed his subjects in order to get the human blood to be added to his meal. But later he was hunted down for his atrocity.

Colored in Photoshop CS.

11 comments:

yunusismail22 said...

lawa la bile da color, awesome!

Sherry Rogers said...

Great composition and incredible line work!

IdaMandarin said...

Should try other types of character instead of human figure. U're good at it already...

angels said...

great work! I like this style!

Googoozool said...

Thanx for the encouraging comments everyone.

To IdaMandarin: yeah ok, i'll draw something different next time, just wait..

achmal said...

this is cool bro.
ur skill da makin improve!
keep up the good work!

Brian Lue Sang said...

Wow. Never heard of this character. Intense. Wonderful illustration!

Erda said...

argghhh!

Erda said...

ustat...nape da lame x update blog ko? x de cite menarik ye? nak kene tgu project baru, then baru nak update eh? mmmm....

S.I.K Bridal said...

wow!! amazing ... owesome!!

Googoozool said...

This illustration has been inserted into a documentary film by Mr. Mansor Puteh for his The Residency Years Documentary: Tunku Abdul Rahman.