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Vlad the Impaler by gildeneye Vlad the Impaler by gildeneye
Portrait practicing again! =P

Vlad Tepes III, Prince of Wallachia, often called "Vlad Tepes, the Impaler, known for the exceedingly cruel punishments he imposed during his reign.
Vlad III is best known for possibly inspiring Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.
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TianaAtana Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
Looks like Prince Keldor of Eternia.
Riseofchima Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Artist
Badass !
Write4ALiving Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This guy could give ISIL a run for it's money in the brutality department. 

Pretty good picture. 
heavy147 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the most scariest men in history  
ThatGuyWithTheTShirt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist
You know, I first herd of Vlad in Saints Row Gat out of hell, I was like, "who is this guy?" so I did some googling and was amazing on how brutal this guy was. This guy was intense. It's no wonder he he inspired Bram Stoker to wright Dracula.

Ps-who said video games can't teach you things?  
EnriqueArreguin777 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Kinda looks like Gabriel Belmont 
DeraldSny Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
I think that was the idea...
GoreManiac Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Very well done!
AnimeDovahkin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
He looks so evil.  I love the atmosphere you made from this, I can practically feel the chill in the air.  Great work. 
maria-franco Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014   General Artist
OMG he's look so cool, ¡Ilove it!
BlackCat5643 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful.. Well done :)
hyisinth Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.
Caffeinated-Bunny Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

I like it. 
Agawaer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Those eyes...*shudder*
EnkiLilstA8411 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artist
amaizing badass :D (Big Grin) Hug
Bhiggo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Purifies his land of thieves and other scum. Protects his people. And yet still thought of as a monster.

Yet someone who is a dictator's bootlick, an outspoken racist, and a quitter gets worn on some pot-smoker's t-shirt.

Sorry I'm getting into an unrelated tangent. Good work here. I'm trying to evolve beyond visible lineart in digital pics so I'm gonna study the hell out of this.
ladyjart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To cool looking..:)
Duradanal Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I'm romanian but this looks more with Attila The Hunn
Dumuzink Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
No kidding..his eyes were green...dark green.. >_<
plainjohn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
He has mongol features.
ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can say that,as a romanian student with an interest in history, most of the things foreigners hear about him are exaggerations created by hungarian and german writers to give him a bad reputation BUT he was a very creepy individual. For example when he led his campaign in the north of Bulgaria against turkish settlements he killed 28.343 people in a single siege, thing that he claims himself in one of his letters, he did it by counting the severed heads of the slain . He also had a series of laws that rival Dracon's laws. If let's say a dead body was found in between two villages people from both had to find the murderer in a set number of days or else they were all impaled, women and children and men. However the country prospered and criminality was next to inexistant. But that he drank blood, stole power from the devil and whatnot, that's made up.
gildeneye Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Very interesting, thanks for your comment.
I think that people forged in war and battles tend to be especial in some kind of way. Most of them must suffer from a total loss of emotion and may appear to other people as monstrous. As you said, most of his actions, despite being barbaric, helped controlling criminality in a very effective way. I'm not justifying anything this kind of people do, but I think I can understand most of their motives and behaviour if I try to think of them in context.

Again, thanks for your comment! It was a good read and I agree with you, everything is magnified to be more appealing to the public.
ijustlikehalo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for being understanding of my culture. If you ever wondered how he met his end, like many political leaders he was asasinated by the nobles that we call "boieri". His head was presented to the Ottoman Sultan and placed in the middle of a market in Istanbul. One can only imagine the fear this one man instilled in the hearts and minds of the citizens of one of the greatest empires in history.
BloodValkyrie Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Is this is, "Oh really?" face? xD
malkavian-project Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
poor Vlad
HowlingWinter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
hm.if i looked more manly,it would be definitely like him. of well, resemblance is there,blood is blood,even through the centuries.

bloody awesome work. :horns:
scarymovie13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE :heart: OwO
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
schmidty506 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Vlad is my hero.
foxdieholocaust Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
In your picture he looks like hellsing alucard
Garinna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
creepy guy is pretty :heart:
Very good picture ^^
MarieWalkerJournal Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Amazingg work!!!!
TheScarletMercenary Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Evilest Templar ever.
AislinnTysja Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Wo....he looks like she's smiling evil in just this moment...

A very impressive and vivid Work.
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011   General Artist
He looks evil...
HetaliaCalifornia Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh,trust me,he is. o.o
He killed many people.
He's known as Vlad Dracula the Impaler
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011   General Artist
I know. I've read about him when I was studying Romanian history. Vlad Tepes the Impaler (AKA Dracula III) was a prince who ruled a region called Walachia, and was known for his feared reputation for impaling his victims on long spears. In fact, from what I heard, he had a rather bizzare obsession for impaling his victims, hence why he was called the Impaler. Legend has it that he was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's fictional character Count Dracula.
HetaliaCalifornia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
-thumbs up- I have to make a presentation of Vlad Tepes.
MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   General Artist
Alright! Go for it!
HetaliaCalifornia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I only gone to finish the powerpoint by this weekend and do the 5 page essay next week.
IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The REAL Count Dracula.

One is forced to wonder which is more evil; the Dracula of fiction or the Dracula of reality. Was the real Dracula really a vampire, and did he even need to be one to be truly frightening?

Nice work. :thumbsup:
kiryuu500 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I would have to say that the dracula of reality is the most fearsome. In order to fend off the well trained Turkish army he rather joyously impaled slaves, as well as his own country's women and children; most likely leaving them alive on those stakes for several days while they scream in agony. You'd turn away from that too I'd think. >,>
IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Potwor-Cannibal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the colours used here. Very corpse-like, but with a foreboding tint to it. You've done a great justice to one of my favourite historical figures :D
bram-stokerplz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Bram Stoker approves this image!
C0nn34 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
impressive... I find his brand of psychological warfare very effective... after all he sent 20000 severed Turkish noses to the pope at one point.
Lindigil Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
I though it was his younger brother?
C0nn34 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He also killed his younger brother Radu for siding with the Turks at one point
plutoperson Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
This is a great drawing of the infamous ruler. Vlad got the idea to impale while he and his older brother (I think) were being held prisoners of a Sultan that I forgot what country and the Sultan would use impaling. It is actually a very painful way to die...
Just4Sasuke Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to contradict, impaling at that time was a popular way to kill and Vlad seemed to fancy it. He wasn't actually infamous, since during his rule, Romania was the safest place to live in. There were little to no thieves and the country was prosperous =D He had his misdeeds, but in the end, all rulers had. I'm actually proud that he ruled in Romania, he's the only Romanian ruler that I'm proud of actually ^^;
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