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n0sferatu by g0b1in n0sferatu by g0b1in
More bristol work. My first Macabre/Horror drawing...at least that I can remember. Not what you're used to seeing from me but oh well.

Listening to Enigma's "The Alchemist." That might have something to do with this.

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Sam, that sketch I stuffed in your locker the other day was a precursor to this. I decided to do something completely different with the use of hands. HAH!
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Sektor2814 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
The nosferatu in this picture is very different from the nosferatu in the old film you mentioned. However, "nosferatu" is a Romanian word that is synonymous with the word "vampire", so I guess it fits. Still, I like this a lot! The shading is beautifully done. The You were telling me months back about how adding hatching and shading can be done without aging the character, and now I see that in its application (though I'm still not sure how to approach it).

It's great to see you're still pumping out awesome work. Still learning anatomy, so hopefully I'll be ready to ask you again about dramatic shading by the end of the summer. I still can't figure out, though, how to use dramatic shading to shade/render metallic armor on costumes that might not necessarily conform to the shape of anatomy (like capes, ornamental knee guards or shoulder armor, etc.). Hair is another thing I've had great difficulty approaching....

One question, though.... I've tried to draw other characters with a similar, wide-mouthed expression like this (like the comic book Joker), only it's difficult to find references when the human mouth doesn't open so wide. How did you approach that wide-mouthed look?
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Hmmm...the only thing I could suggest with regards to the expression is to perform the expression in front of the mirror. You'll get the basic structure of the expression that way. Once done, you can experiment with exaggerating it until it looks right. This is also where your personal style comes into being.

Of course, you could always use references like Joker pics if you like.
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FalcoZA Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
awesome man.... where did the name come from? ive heard it recently but have no idea what it means.
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
It's the name of a famous black and white vampire movie from around the 30s.

Thank you.
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FalcoZA Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008   Traditional Artist
thx :)
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SashaArcain Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
nosferatu Zod! .. thats what it reminds me of 0_o
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ManiacalGenius Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Woah. The shading and detail in it is amazing, love the blood dripping down too. freaking badass. :+favlove:
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
I had quite a lot of fun with this one. I'm glad you like it!
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earache-J Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007   Digital Artist
this totally awesome men!i got to put this on my fav!
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007
Thank you. Albeit quite late ;)
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takachier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
no comment just 0_o
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
That's more than enough for me. Thanks!
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FistyLambada Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007   Traditional Artist
Dam that is NICE!!I like how you did the head with the I'm about suck your blood expression,also the shadows and blood dripings are great as well.Love it!!
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
I honestly didn't know how this pic would be recieved, considering it's a bit more intense than what you normally see on my page.

Glad to know people like it. Thanks.
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FistyLambada Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007   Traditional Artist
No prob:thumbsup:
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zaradei Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Amazing. This is one of your best drawings!!
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Why thank you, zaradei. =D
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zaradei Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
you are welcome!!
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jonatanpg Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
dude,as soon as i get my printer working i am going to start inking your stuff.....its beging for some ink!!!
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
You're more than welcome to it, J.
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LuscyArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007   General Artist
Love vampires, love this!!
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
And I'm glad you do. =)
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Berjj Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
At first I got the feeling that it was the vampire who cut his/her own head off and pushed it into the face of the onlooker, but something tells me that is not the case. :p

In any case, I really love the expression and the drops of blood emerging from the severed neck. =)
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Actually, that's my hand. Well, I modeled the hand after mine as I held my left in front of me to get the angle right.

Thanks.
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Berjj Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
I once did that during class in school. After a while, people came asking why I had been observing my hand with such interest. XD
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Berjj Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Came to think of it. This looks VERY similiar to the warcraft 2 artwork in which Doomhammer presents the severed head of Blackhand. Mm... I love how brutal warcraft used to be... just look what has become of it... =(
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
I'm not familiar with Warcraft so I have no idea of the references you mentioned. This is a sketch that I redid from one I did while at work (entirely inappropriate for the workplace). I tweaked it at home on bristol and it was a lot of fun. Instead of a vampire as predator, I have him as the victim. Thought it was a nice twist.
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Berjj Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
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JoshTempleton Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Student Artisan Crafter
Really awesome, really beautiful, congrats!!!
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Thank you, Josh. I'm getting a new scanner soon ;)
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CWilliamRussette Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007   Traditional Artist
Hot damn does that look great. I mean well rendered. The hair and the hand especially. I've always been a bigger fan of vampires with jacked-up irises though. White eyes looks too comic booky.

Most vampires die when you decapitate them. I don't even wanna know why this one is still kickin.

Way cool.
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
If you look closely at the eyes, you'll see that I actually experimented with the use of irises. Not sure why I opted for the no-iris look. I might darken those lines a bit to give him some.

Thanks.
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chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
It'd be awesome to see this coloured! You could really turn this already darkish drawing into an even more sinister piece.
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
I think you're right. I'll give that job to whoever wants it. I have no coloring skills whatsoever.
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chocolate-neko Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Ah, too bad! I hope someone takes this up.
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Badass!
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
:bow: thank you.
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