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Awakening by Enamorte Awakening by Enamorte
~painted entirely using Paint Tool SAI~

This was inspired by a dream that I had a couple of nights ago, which, interestingly enough, was sort of like a mix between Dark Shadows (particularly the storyline with Barnabas forcing Maggie to become Josette, for anyone who actually cares/knows what I'm talking about) and Amethyst Eyes. Not that this should come as a surprise to anyone (the fact that I dreamt something like that, nor the fact that I apparently dream in purple).

I've had vampires on the brain quite a lot lately since I've been reading Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. As I've mentioned before in the description of some other painting (as I do), vampires usually aren't my thing, although I've really tried to like them. I always found them a bit trite and, I dunno, campy? I mean they're supposed to be scary, right? Aren't they? uh. I never quite got that. But reading these books has been interesting. I like Anne Rice's vampires, even though they're not actually the scary sort.

Let me just say this though because I feel the need to represent. I know everybody loves Lestat but I'm sorry, I prefer Louis. I mean I know everybody hates him because he's supposedly 'emo' but shit if I were turned into a vampire, that's the sort of vampire I'd likely be, the philosophical whiner. Not even gonna lie. Being a vampire would suck, and I'd be totally vocal about it.

Just look at me not giving a shit~ :dummy:
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CamillaStougaard Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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Lvcifera Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Cute!
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GirlOfTheOcean Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
love this
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leebee1105 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
lol I love this! and I too prefer Louis!!! <3
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destandnikkii Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amazing
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AlishaPs Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's perfect! *_*
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WeavingMaiden Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Stunning
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bepopee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow your great
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Slurch Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Hmm, maybe I wasn't so far off when I told you my thoughts on Dark Shadows and Amethyst Eyes after all. :)
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Agent00Soul Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Excellent work!

I always felt that the TV version of Dark Shadows created the entire idea of the self-conflicted vampire. Being it was in it's original broadcast run (or just finished) when Anne Rice was writing "Interview," I've always felt she watched it and was influenced by the Barnabas character when she created Louis. They have a lot in common.
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012   Digital Artist
You know, I have wondered about that, myself! I think Dark Shadows' contribution to the popular image of the vampire often gets overlooked.
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Kryseis-Art Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,

Your beautiful work is featured here : [link]
:love: :huggle:
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AKira1189 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hei, your work has been feautred here: [link]
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ArinnaRain Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
I like it so much, I love bright colours and how her golden eyes capture my sight.
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Nina-Lipkin-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i love that hair!
can I ask what brushes you use for hair I am getting tired of mine and I want more of this type of effect i am not getting the effect I want from my brushes
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
I painted this entirely in Paint Tool SAI, and its brushes are very basic. I used a regular hard round brush and a "bristle" brush for the hair here. I would use very similar brushes in Photoshop to achieve the same effect.

Perhaps if you would describe to me exactly the effect you are after, I might be able to be of more help?
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Nina-Lipkin-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I want my hair to come out like how you painted that or like how Elena Dudina paints her hair
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Try lowering the flow on your brush and maybe use one with a slightly softer edge, as well as varying the direction and length of the strands of hair more. Make the strands flow more freely, even when it is still hair has a sort of 'movement'.

Sorry I'm not the greatest at describing things. ^^;
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Nina-Lipkin-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
can you send me the brushes that you use?
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
They're just the default Photoshop ones.
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Nina-Lipkin-Art Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ok so you use the soft brushes or the dot brushes?
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012   Digital Artist
I vary between the two, if by dot brushes you mean the hard-edged round brush.
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is very beautiful!
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hrfarrington Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow, the colors are gorgeous! :heart:
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Catherine62 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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xXAnaCaroXx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks like Cher ._.
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RavenJeanGrey Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. Mind if I link Anne Rice to it? I know she'd be happy to see what she helped inspire.
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Sure, link to it wherever you want. Thanks :D
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thepumpkin-queen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Gorgeous :heart:
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you~ :)
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madcarrot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
You don't like vampires because they are generally campy and not-scary, but you like Anne Rice's vampires?

... Does not... compute...
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding!!
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you :heart:
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KarinClaessonArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome:heart:
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MicroNekoGirlPur Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
eh. i prefer louis to lestat. anyway great art.
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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MicroNekoGirlPur Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
welcome~
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MangaForever13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
You drew that!!!!!!!??????????????????
That is ssssooooooooooooooooooo good.
I could never draw like that. :(
Soooo......... I'm guessing your a fan of Tim Burton's films???
So... Anyway, REALLY good job!!!!!!!!!
:)
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Enamorte Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012   Digital Artist
No, I am not a fan of Tim Burton.

but thank you.
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