Arabian Nights papercutting, based on the story of Jullanar of the Sea. 

Read more about it here: http://www.kakingillustration.com/blog/2015/5/21/arabian-nights

The finished papercut measures 16 x 20 “ and the framed original is for sale.  If you’re interested, just email me at kakingillustration@gmail.com for more info!

Papercutting and gouache, 2015.

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Shaheen (Arabic: شاهين Shahyn)   //  Tekken 7 video game

Shaheen is a Saudi Arabian man wearing a keffiyah and agal on his head. He also wields a scimitar around his waist. Shaheen was designed by illustrator NINNIN, one of several character designers and illustrators employed to create character designs for Tekken 7, with help from community feedback on social media, particularly those from Saudi Arabia.

The character drew attention from the Middle Eastern mainstream press, being featured in publication medias from several countries, including Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.