This is Vlad Tepes (from my story) himself. The album is long finished and I suppose this will go on the inside or back of the cover. I wanted him to look as historically accurate as my imagination would allow. Hahaha a paradox eh.
You look at this and see this badass set the scene and the standard for vampire folklore, then you see twilight and see that legacy and standard have been mocked and shat upon by foolish, ignorant people
Hey thanks! I'd say it's the experinces he's lived through that make him look older than he is. yeah I'm guessing he was pretty sad, you'd have to be a loon to live through what he lived through and be smiling all the time
This is by far one of the best depictions of the Impaler I've seen in a while. I admire your ability to give this piece an aura of fantasy and still keep the subject's historical integrity. Excellent job not deviating too much from the wardrobe of the time.
this is undoubtedly a nicely done painting, but (don't think I'm crazy for this) in my mind, Vlad looks young and beautiful.. you know, the whole vampires-don't-age thing. maybe I read too much anne rice >_>
Thanks! I originally wanted to do a whole series of different Draculas, this being the historially "accurate" Vlad Tepes whom the legend is based on, then the Nosferatu 1921 movie dracula and eventually the neveraging ones you've mentioned. But I didin't : (