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Blood Roses

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By deanna23   |   Watch
Published: July 21, 2010
© 2010 - 2020 deanna23
I am so excited & proud of this painting. I think it is my best painting to date. When I started to draw & paint back in high school, it was of vampires, not fairies, or goddesses, just vampires. I loved gothic themes & I still do. One of my favorite movies is Bram Stoker's Dracula & I always loved how erotic the female vampires were in that movie. So I guess this is my depiction of an exotic vampire that can just lure you in with her beauty & mystique. There is blood dripping off of the roses, vines & from the corner of her mouth. You can see the glints of her white fangs set behind her luscious red lips. The blood also courses through the veins of the leaves...a subtlety that only the detail images show.

This is a dark & erotic portrait of a vampire titled "Blood Roses". I painted it using oil paints on an 8x24 inch canvas.

Prints & Detail images here: [link]
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sketchdoll07Student Traditional Artist
most vamp stuff is rlly clichet but i love this so much :D: and great use of a rectangle canvas instead of a typical almost square
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thank you very much
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sketchdoll07Student Traditional Artist
of course no problem
Barbaric-D's avatar
Beautiful work. Glad to have met you at the Ren Fest today... keep the art coming!
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great to meet you too. thanks for visiting me at the fair.
blackcatrock's avatar
Stunning :faint:! The details, the shading, the colors ... it looks so real :+favlove:
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tigerpixieartProfessional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous Deanna! :love:
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thanks Carrie *hugs*
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XaviettaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I didn't even notice the blood IN the leaves. That's awesome! I might want to buy a print of this at the next show I see you ^^
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thanks Deanna. Yeah...that is a subtle detail that you really just don't see in the overall image. I thought it was kind cool too! hehe Maybe we could do another trade. *wink*
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Turned out great, Deanna.
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shandsyHobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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shandsyHobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :nod:
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