This is the digital illustration I had created since February 2020 for Tan Phoe Charity Art Exhibition in Yangon, Myanmar. "Tan Phoe" means "Value/Worth" in English. The name of this art work is "Self Esteem". Unfortunately the exhibition was canceled due to Corona Virus.
Here's some fan facts about "BELU":
Belu (Burmese: ဘီလူး), also known as Rakshasa (Sanskrit: राक्षस, rākṣasa) is a humanoid being in Hindu mythology. As this mythology influenced other religions, the rakshasa was later incorporated into Buddhism. Rakshasas are also called "Man-eaters" (Nri-chakshas, Kravyads). A female rakshasa is known as a Rakshasi. A female Rakshasa in human form is a Rakshesha. Belu in Myanmar traditional and religious beliefs is usually man-eating humanoid beings capable of shape shifting. Mostly there are two famous kinds of Belu;
* Pan-kike Belu - (lit flower biters) Belu with straight fangs which eat humans. Generally malevolent.
* Panswé Belu - (lit flower danglers) Belu with curved or hooked fangs which eat flowers and fruits. Generally benevolent. An example would be Popa Medaw (The Guardian of Popa Montain).