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Vampire Dream by acjub Vampire Dream by acjub
I got 3d place in the contest! :D Here you can see the other winners: [link]
Thanks to all who has faved this :heart:

This is my entry in *HyperionDreams's vampire contest! :dummy:
Contest - The Blood is the Life...."No man knows till he experiences it, what it is like to feel his own life-blood drawn away into the woman he loves."

UPDATE 1: Contest end date has changed : NEW DATE 30 September 2012, if you want to know why, note me, if not, start drawing :-)
UPDATE 2: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody

UPDATE 3: General Request : you can also use red (pencils) on other elements then blood, but don't overdo it please....

UPDATE 4: Some new prices have been added for the first, second and third place... good luck everybody

UPDATE 5: Some new generous donations to the prices

UPDATE 6 : Some new


As always; it looks better in real life.

I love vampires, and I think I always have! My favourite vampires are those from Anne Rice's books. They are elegant, moody and bloodthirsty killers.
And no..vampires do not sparkle :facepalm:
So I was ever so excited for this contest! :D
To me vampires are old, Gothic and mystic:nod:

And boy did this take time! :XD: I have no idea how long, but at least two seasons of Adventure time, an episode of mugglecast, and a lot of other pod casts, plus music!

Size: A3
Tools: Graphite, coloured pencils, ruler, toilet paper, paper stumps, rubbers and q-tips.

Stocks used:
Vampire face: [link]
Woman in dress: [link]
Woods: [link]
Smoke: [link]

Thanks to all of the stock owners for these wonderful images! :heart:
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love it! the colours you have used are amazing - i love the red dress tied in with the blood :) the detail in the lips and facial creases is incredible. The only tiny thing that i can see to improve would be the forearms as they look slightly disproportionate to the tops of the arms and the vampires eyelashes could be more individual - but that is it, everything else is brilliant :) To make the background more 3D maybe you could do some darker shading towards the tops of the trees where they meet the mist to create a sense of darkness and mystery - i especially love the way you have drawn the smoke alongside the vamps face! very detailed :p
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Giuliettadolce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her dress! It's a beautiful red, and also here you did a great job with the shades. Also the composition is well done!
good job!! :)
acjub Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :love:
Giuliettadolce Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!
titol87 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome my friend :D teeth the best
acjub Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :love: It's one of the fav pieces I've done :la:
Himitsu4Schuu Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This beautifull deviation was featured here: [link]
acjub Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :love:
Himitsu4Schuu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome)
jane-beata Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Even though vampires are not my favorite topic, I think this drawing is well-done. Pencil works sometimes lack dynamics, but the distribution of red makes the image alive enough. I really like the dress!

acjub Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sorry for the late reply! :blush:
Thank you so very much for this lovely comment! :huggle:
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