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Dracula's Guest by mike-nash Dracula's Guest by mike-nash
Dracula, an unsurpassed host. Wielder of a relentless charm and intelligent wit. A man whose age defies appearance and with an agenda known to none. In secret, he is incorporeal; casting no reflection upon the water nor looking glass. He is the shadow and the mist. The silence in the dark and the eyes forever watching. He is the prowling wolf, the scurrying rat and the soaring bat, lit by the moon. Walk freely into his dwelling and you are forever his. No shackles restrain you, and yet, you are his captive. Bewitched prey led so willingly into an invisible snare, fresh for the feed to follow.

I entitled this image 'Dracula's Guest' to encourage the viewer into the artwork, but also as a nod towards a chapter cut from Bram Stoker's original novel by his publisher. Only to be published later in 1914, two years after Stoker's death, as a short story called 'Dracula's Guest'.

Copyright © Mike Nash

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Lynettedrac Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Dracula : time to eat my dear guest ...
Guest : I was going to same thing *w*
Dracula : Wait... are you.... ? 
Guest : faaaangiiiirl... come here mister vampire *0*
Dracula : GET AWAY FROM YOU DEMON SPAWN !


No.... seriously.... He's HOT *¬*
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Lynettedrac Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
*"FROM ME" My keyboard ate my "ME"
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kahlan1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013

I hope I am not repeating myself, awesome work I have just one question about the robes. Where did you find the references for the robes? I am painting my own  Dracula and I have difficulty painting the robes any tips that can help me unstuck?


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MorgannaTorok Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Amazing work. I just finish watching the youtube video and realy loved how you made this painting come to life :) It kind of reminds me of Tom Cruise in Interview with the vampire
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BluishShimmer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully love the mystery around the whole piece.
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nightgirl7 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This painting is so relaxing... I can look at it for hours :)
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dudelebowski69 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love how harmlessly it captures Dracula, it's so elegantly miss leading.
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm so pleased you got that impression. That's exactly how I see his character.
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Darker-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
...Ageless.
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Morrigan-Van-Dracul Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I love it!!! awesome!!!!
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