GENZOMAN's avatar

Elizabeth Bathory

18K 914 441K (6 Today)
By GENZOMAN   |   
Published:
© 2010 - 2020 GENZOMAN
DOWNLOAD for a bigger version :)

Hi There guys! this one is a old commission from around mid 2009 for a vampire set on a TCG... This time another chara linked to the vapire myths. The loved and hated Elizabeth Bathory, aka, the blood countess(maybe you remember her as Elizabeth Bartley on Castlevania: Bloodlines). I done a previous version of her a couple of years ago (the pic is on the gallery) a more, human version, so this one is a more vampire/demon version, hope you like it :)

PSCS/Bamboo/8hours/music: We Suck Young Blood - Radiohead (appropriated I think, lol)
[link]


well enought chat and there goes the wiki attack!

---------------0------------------
Countess Elizabeth Báthory (Erzebet Bathory August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family. She is possibly the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the "Blood Countess" and as the "Bloody Lady of Čachtice," after the castle near Trencsén (today Trenčín) in the Kingdom of Hungary, (today's Slovakia), where she spent most of her adult life.

After her husband's death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and young women, with one witness attributing to them over 600 victims, though the number for which she was convicted was 80. In 1610, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later.

The case has led to legendary accounts of the Countess bathing in the blood of virgins in order to retain her youth and subsequently also to comparisons with Vlad III the Impaler of Wallachia, on whom the fictional Count Dracula is partly based, and to modern nicknames of the Blood Countess and Countess Dracula, also linked to the vampire folklore.
Image size
1000x894px 160.04 KB
Comments914
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
sakuraboy91's avatar
This is for the Elizabeth Bathory fans on this page, enjoy:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzvWGA…
Reaper1998's avatar
She was crazy.
AeOnAnk's avatar
AeOnAnkStudent Artist
No shit sherlock
KLRachel's avatar
[Me looking at the scene]

Me: 'Should I be aroused or screaming for help' "Look Countess I can't do this for you anymore. You need psychology help. Because, blood doesn't grant you youth." [Explaining this to the women who killed hundreds of virgins for their blood]

Countess Elizabeth: "Poor pawn. Blood does give me eternal youth & changes my appearance." [Elizabeth changing her entire right arm into a crimson bladed appendage]
EVE122's avatar
EVE122Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of my favorite stories and characters. I love the combination of demon and human. While more demonic looking there still seems to be a sense of "humanity" Also the use of color is exquisit.
SeedOfTheSky's avatar
SeedOfTheSkyHobbyist Photographer
Such an interesting picture. Not one I would associate with the countess at all. I love your takes on the many people/creatures/gods/goddesses. 
DireRedemption's avatar
DireRedemptionHobbyist Digital Artist
This looks very erotic! Thankyou and Kudos Genzo! But why did she torture those poor girls and women???
Dptas's avatar
Some say that she tortured them just for fun or that those girls were simply young and beautiful. She would torture them and take there blood and bathe in it so she would look young and beautiful. All the girls she killed were also virgins so that also helped her
grisador's avatar
Amazing... And sad ! But truly the art is great
Forcedlactationlover's avatar
ForcedlactationloverHobbyist Writer
Not a woman you'd want any woman/girl you cared about in any way to get near. They'd not likely survive.
mike439's avatar
my first thought upon seeing this picture was dragon blood Elizabeth Bathory from type-moon verse.  The picture does fit the vampire theme nicely though. 
ChristineBeanTeen's avatar
ChristineBeanTeenHobbyist Traditional Artist
Those Eyes
Those beautiful haunting red eyes
VehellDoom's avatar
VehellDoomStudent Traditional Artist
Real stuff!
believe947's avatar
I lived in the south of Hungary for some time in the past. Some there still revere her. I am very fascinated by her story. I love your art. Thank you. Thomas
UnbearableME's avatar
bloody hell :/
dragonduo05's avatar
the creepy part of this is that recent studies have shown "young" (20-ish or younger) blood  transfused into the elderly have shown signs of "youthening" the body 

so in the future there may be a big business in draining the 20 year olds for the rich elderly... 
jbtepes's avatar
su arte com las mujeres es muy caliente e magica. podrias tu hacer otras obras como esta?
coolseal333's avatar
coolseal333Hobbyist General Artist
Really good job!!
Haruhi1236's avatar
my good this picture is so awesome:) (Smile) 
yarizui's avatar
WHO IS THIS I LOVE HER! AMAZING WOW. i mean for a real person, i wouldnt wanna hang out with any serial killer, but as a fictional character (which she wasnt) shes cool being depicted as a sexy vampire XD
jay-zay's avatar
amazing picture!
EmmetEarwax's avatar
EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer

I guess you also read the bloodsmoking account of Delphine Laurelindoria or something, of New Orleans, who supposedly inflicted such surgical and anatomical atrocities on her slaves that she was seen as worse than totally insane, as demonic ! The mob,maddened by such insane rumors,hideous from growing in the telling, stormed her house, hoping to make her alive into chopped meat, -but she had already fled to France. So they took out their fury on the furniture, smashing it into kindling ! Her victims may have been slaves, BUT you must not treat even animals the way they claimed she did.

 

You probably read the account of Delphien LaCourtenay or whatever in the same Wikipedia article as the Blood Countess.

EmmetEarwax's avatar
EmmetEarwaxHobbyist Writer

Before her bast husband died (killed ?), he had some children by her. There are descendants of her to this day, incl. 3 on Long Island,NY. (!) Wonder if they want it widely known about their ancestor.

 

As a child, she was fascinated to watch the cruel executions meted out to minor malefactors and looked forward to them. The people must have been a subhuman race.

skyking96's avatar
skyking96Hobbyist General Artist
I remember her, oh and well done
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In