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:icontheepics: 2012 Champioship Round 1: Supernatural! I got Vampires...
Such an awesome subject! I had no idea where to go with this since there are so many awesome vampire characters. There are so many amazing myths and different variations of the vampire (jiangshi and the Manananggal being two of my favorites)... But I wanted to do something recognizable... something that screams VAMPIRE!

So the question was - do I make my own or use a famous one? I picked two of the most iconic vampires. One of my all time favorites - Nosferatu and the one that I dislike the most - Edward Cullen. Mmmmmm dinner! Why not Dracula (especially if you are familiar with the quote) - Since there is a week time limit, I went with only two. But seriously, why not Dracula? I love that Nosferatu is monstrous and scary and really what I feel is a vampire. He's a monster in human disguise. Dracula beget Lestat who beget Edward Cullen - now before any fangirls/boys lecture me - what I mean is the suave sophisticated vampire character started (for me) with Dracula, Anne Rice took that and ran with it and then... Twilight. Of course there are tons of other amazing authors and characters that have utilized these archetypes. I wanted to show the difference between how vampires started out in media culture and what they've evolved into now.

Good luck to me fellow fighters - I have some amazing competition this round! I'm rambling because I've been up for 25 hours getting this done.

Stock used (live traced):

by :iconbudgie:
by :iconenframed:

Thank you both!

Nosferatu (c) Max Schreck
Edward Cullen (c) Stephenie Meyer
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:iconisissousa2:
isissousa2 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice old style nosferatu!
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks! i was going for a wood block feel ^__^
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:iconduckforcover:
Duckforcover Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Perfect execution of this work.
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconzedice:
ZedIce Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
the vampiree look very nice!
and the shading work (especially in the vampire) is amazing!!
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks! i was trying to go for a kind of wood cut style with him.
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:iconj-krumweed:
j-krumweed Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved Count Orlock, one of my favorite films, by one of my favorite directors.
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! ditto, i love the movie!
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sparkpenguin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent. choice. :salute:
i love his monstrous face, and the shadow detail is so rich and awesome. reminds me of actual pen and ink.
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! definitely what i was aiming for.
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:iconthebutcheress:
TheButcheress Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love your depiction of Nosferatu!! And I love that you have juxtaposed him with that sparkly vampire, and used limited colours and wickedly sharp lines. Great piece.
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you! i had so much fun drawing this piece too!
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Awesome! Love the shading
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you! good luck with the rest of the championship ^__^
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Thanks :cuddle:
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
haha I love what you did there :eyes: great concept :la:

Good luck :eager:
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Digital Artist
next time there will be murderfire! lol thank you ^__^ good luck with the rest of the championship! i can critique now since i'm out lol
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:onfire: :evillaugh:

Thank you :hug:

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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Digital Artist
i expect you to kick some ass!
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:iconpica-ae:
pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I hope so ^^; :iconfightmarioplz:
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:icondong-saeng:
Dong-Saeng Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing picture :D
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
thank you!!
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:icondong-saeng:
Dong-Saeng Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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daniebarton03 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
The quote/title is what encouraged me to full-view. Awesome job with the pick and your summary/rant on the evolution of vampires in pop-culture is spot-on. Excellent!
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! lol yeaaaah that was like 5 energy drinks and staying up for 25 hours straight
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:icondaniebarton03:
daniebarton03 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Win...
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hahaha nice rant ;) Awesome picture too!
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Digital Artist
lol thank you! oh god i didn't realize how fangirly it all was until i re-read it today.
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work hun!! Good luck!! :iconcheerplz:
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
thanks! i'm redoing it now lol
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why are you redoing it?! :confused:
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Digital Artist
to make the piece better ^__^
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:icondomism:
DomiSM Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww how can you improve on awesome!? :hug:
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:iconvashtastic:
Vashtastic Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   Digital Artist
lmao :glomp: you're the best!
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