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MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

Last post 01-20-2011, 12:36 AM by schwager. 62 replies.
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  •  01-18-2011, 5:23 PM 333778 in reply to 333773

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    voluspa:

    yeah he could control rats, perhaps transform into one too...

    I got the ears and the eys right anyway, If not the age, moustache and clothes... ;) I'll have to work on the bushiness of his eyebrows though... And I intended to not have to paint the teeth because that's what makes all my attempts at vampires look completely ridiculous, but maybe I'll have to try anyway :P

    This might help: When the Count shows up in London, his appearance has changed to that of a younger man. Here's the excerpt from Chapter 13, Mina's journal, wherein Harker sights him in the street:

    I was looking at a very beautiful girl, in a big cart-wheel hat, sitting in a victoria outside Guiliano's, when I felt Jonathan clutch my arm so tight that he hurt me, and he said under his breath, "My God!"

    I am always anxious about Jonathan, for I fear that some nervous fit may upset him again. So I turned to him quickly, and asked him what it was that disturbed him.

    He was very pale, and his eyes seemed bulging out as, half in terror and half in amazement, he gazed at a tall, thin man, with a beaky nose and black moustache and pointed beard, who was also observing the pretty girl. He was looking at her so hard that he did not see either of us, and so I had a good view of him. His face was not a good face. It was hard, and cruel, and sensual,and big white teeth, that looked all the whiter because his lips were so red, were pointed like an animal's. Jonathan kept staring at him, till I was afraid he would notice. I feared he might take it ill, he looked so fierce and nasty. I asked Jonathan why he was disturbed, and he answered, evidently thinking that I knew as much about it as he did, "Do you see who it is?"

    "No, dear," I said. "I don't know him, who is it?" His answer seemed to shock and thrill me, for it was said as if he did not know that it was me, Mina, to whom he was speaking. "It is the man himself!"

    The poor dear was evidently terrified at something, very greatly terrified. I do believe that if he had not had me to lean on and to support him he would have sunk down. He kept staring. A man came out of the shop with a small parcel, and gave it to the lady, who then drove off. The dark man kept his eyes fixed on her, and when the carriage moved up Piccadilly he followed in the same direction, and hailed a hansom. Jonathan kept looking after him, and said, as if to himself,

    "I believe it is the Count, but he has grown young. My God, if this be so! Oh, my God! My God! If only I knew! If only I knew!" He was distressing himself so much that I feared to keep his mind on the subject by asking him any questions, so I remained silent.

  •  01-18-2011, 9:41 PM 333815 in reply to 333778

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Attachment: dracula_wip4.jpg

    Thanks to Dave, my Dracula now features a moustache even if it's not the most stylish one. (I took a look at old Vlad Tepes portraits)

    There are quite a few things I still want to fix - might change the "wings" entirely... But I doubt I'll have all that much time so this is fairly close to what the final will be...

    WIP 4



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  •  01-19-2011, 1:45 AM 333838 in reply to 332940

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    The current state of my entry.

    Decided to ditch a sharp comic book style ink job for a more painted vibe. Still working on color values and sharpening up.

     


    http://dennisillustration.co.uk
    http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/thread/120630.aspx
    http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/thread/117262.aspx
    http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/thread/86132.aspx
  •  01-19-2011, 2:05 AM 333839 in reply to 333571

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Dave,

    I could be totally wrong, but is the hand proportionate?  it seems a little small.  I was just trolling through the thread, and it grabbed my attention. 


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  •  01-19-2011, 2:51 AM 333843 in reply to 333642

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Attachment: wip2.png
    Almost there.  The handkerchief needs work (and some blood), and I need a background.  Although I opted not to go the classical route, I like a lot of the entries that did.  Well done.  Voluspa, yours actually looks like the old horror actor Vincent Price.




  •  01-19-2011, 3:51 AM 333848 in reply to 333843

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    Attachment: dracula.jpg
  •  01-19-2011, 3:53 AM 333849 in reply to 333848

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Attachment: dracula2.jpg

    WIP 2 

    "Whipped" these up really quickly tonight, so I could at least submit something.  Mostly I'm trying to figure out how color works. I like the idea of Dracula having to ship his own earth along with himself.



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  •  01-19-2011, 9:04 AM 333867 in reply to 333839

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    evesweater:

    Dave,

    I could be totally wrong, but is the hand proportionate?  it seems a little small.  I was just trolling through the thread, and it grabbed my attention. 

    I believe you are correct... something had been bothering me, and I think you spotted it! Thanks!
  •  01-19-2011, 9:21 AM 333868 in reply to 333843

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    HansNomad:
    Voluspa, yours actually looks like the old horror actor Vincent Price.

    Lol first Bela Lugosi and now another actor.... I looked up Price and I guess I have to agree... Must be the moustache :P


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  •  01-19-2011, 9:51 AM 333870 in reply to 333868

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Attachment: D1.jpg

    Some really cool stuff this week, I haven't done any digital painting in what feels like ages so I've taken a more traditional approach.

    WIP1



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  •  01-19-2011, 9:53 AM 333872 in reply to 333870

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Attachment: d2.jpg

    Great job so far Blizzard, the detail on the dress is really impressive .

     

    WIP2



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  •  01-19-2011, 11:37 AM 333880 in reply to 333571

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    WIP 4, final candidate:



    I hope the colour is right now. The other WIP jpegs were looking a bit more ruby red on my laptop than it looked on my iPad, even when I embedded the iPad colour profile. This latest WIP doesn't have the embed, and looks more like the vermilion shade I was after (and looks like it does on my iPad screen) but I don't know which to trust anymore. I'll have to check on a third monitor I think. Colour calibration does my head in...
  •  01-19-2011, 12:09 PM 333881 in reply to 333880

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    just wanted to say there's some pretty awesome work from you all in here! very impressive!
  •  01-19-2011, 12:13 PM 333883 in reply to 333838

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Tried adding a lil more detail and tweaked a few features which seemed clunky:

     


    http://dennisillustration.co.uk
    http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/thread/120630.aspx
    http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/thread/117262.aspx
    http://community.imaginefx.com/forums/thread/86132.aspx
  •  01-19-2011, 1:01 PM 333889 in reply to 333880

    Re: MYFX Weekly Challenge #211 - Dracula - WIPs

    Attachment: dracule copy.jpg
    I know I am leaving this extremely late and I probably wont get it finished but Im joining in any way, Some fantastic wip's going on by the way.


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