Fan Art Fifteenth - Dracula

Digital painting created in Photoshop CS5 on a Surface Pro 2.

For October’s Fan Art Fifteenth, I decided to get into the spirit of Halloween and create a painting based on the vampire character, Dracula! Unlike the other pieces in my fan art series, there is such a wealth of different material for the Count that I didn’t use any one direct film reference or anything. Instead, I just created my own interpretation of the character, drawing inspiration from my favorite films and theories surrounding Dracula. I love the whole tragic/warrior/Vlad the Impaler Dracula character that shows up in films like Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and “Dracula Untold,” so those were big influences.

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About Me

I'm a freelance illustrator in the Northwest Arkansas area and a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. Though I majored in animation, I soon discovered my passion for digital painting and illustration. I have since created book covers, shirt designs, and more. My work has been featured across the internet by Imagine FX, RedBubble, Shirtpunch, and game studios like Digital Extremes.