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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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Purblindd Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!
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King-Behemoth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is just incredible!

It's amazing, how you've managed to capture Dracula's charm in to this piece. And not only that, but as you look at the picture, Dracula also begins to seem slightly intimidating in this. You really don't know if you should be afraid or not...that's just brilliant!

Very very great job!
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so pleased you interpreted it this way. That's exactly the conflict of emotions Dracula should cause in his guests.
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ArtOfEdge Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! It's got such wonderful mood and atmosphere about it. I really love the little touch of red that the wine in the wine-glass adds :)
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps it could be more than just wine? :)

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it. I like to try and add an accent colour, it always helps add a little extra something.
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ArtOfEdge Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oops, sorry! :XD: my mind knew what it was, but my hands typed wine ^^;
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CantripN Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
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CantripN Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Looks like Darken Rahl from Legend of the Seeker (the show). Nice!
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow, he does! Not intentional though, I've never heard of him before! I shall have to investigate the show now. :)
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NaamahVonhell Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!!!
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Zedig Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
great work !
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prialanis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional
You are fantastic!
I'm passionate about your work!
Amazing!! :clap:
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thank you, that's encouraging! :)
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prialanis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional
You're welcome!! :hug:
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   General Artist
Hmm Sexyness.
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Good, it's important he has that dark appeal!
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   General Artist
:meow: Yush
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JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I saw how you drew that on youtube! It was amazing and so is the result! But its a pitty, that we cant see the image in all its detail, because its so small :(
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mike-nash Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I agree, I'm planning on adding some closeups, either here or on my website. I'm pleased you enjoyed the YouTube videos!
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JoJoesArt Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah, that would be amazing!!
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YasminFoster Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I remember watching the time lapse videos of this posted on Youtube and its great to see the finished thing.
This whole painting is beyond belief! The glow of his skin is particularly nice, giving him an unreal/otherworldly air to him. I am in love with the level of detail, from the viens in the bat wings to the dust particles in the god-rays. Bravo, sir, bravo! :clap:
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mike-nash Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it and enjoyed the youtube videos too. :)
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