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Blood Moon

By Ironshod
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Vampires are great subjects for fantasy art and I enjoyed creating this graveyard scene. My idea for the composition was to have bats swirling round the figure as they fly in from the gothic spire in the background, and thereby also link the blood moon and the figure together.

It is perhaps hard for you to read the inscription on the tomb at the size I have saved the art for viewing here. It is taken from an actual grave stone that I saw in an old cemetery here in Leeds, UK where I live. It reads "In Loving Memory of Elizabeth. The beloved and loving wife of Alexander Smith. Who died suddenly May 27th 1884" . It was the "died suddenly" that was the inspiration to me. Perhaps this picture explains what happened to Elizabeth, indeed maybe she is now the vampire we see here?

Thanks to *mjranum-stock whose model photograph I used as reference when painting the figure
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dragonz696's avatar
beautifully done
Grimm-Raven's avatar
can never go wrong with a Vampire :) 
RavensIrishGirl's avatar
Love your art work.
Dynamoe's avatar
Great piece. It could be on one of those Horror Mags I read as a kid!
ArkadiesTwilight's avatar
I love the scene, pose and composition, and the outfit is spectacular!  Beautiful piece!
AppleSara's avatar
Pretty and gothic vampire... It's the blood moon, let's shed blood... Good job :D
Tabbybuttkins's avatar
This is definitely amazing as well as an amazing story (theory) I would agree with as well ^_^
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angeleye32's avatar
Love her she is beautiful
IrisMoon1015's avatar
wow amazing work great details
Sissifee's avatar
I use it on my photoshop realisation on flickr : www.flickr.com/photos/26450367…

thanks for all your beautiful creations
CourtneyReed's avatar
I love this.  Especially the bats and the detail on the tombstones.
Ravenroseserpent's avatar
Wow nice I always love this sort of Vampire not the Twilight sort I love the bats and the grave ground and I love the colors :love:
GreenPearlVoice's avatar
Lol Im wearing that shirt right now as I browse through your artwork :D
MelodeathDivine's avatar
Lovely backstory! I love how much thought you put into it!
Jennifer-Black-R's avatar
Anne Stokes ! :D great !
dbluesdblues78's avatar
good one. keep it up
joannatsf's avatar
Great Image!

I shared it with my Google+ community, All Things Vampie, a group of vampire fiction writers and fans. I included copywright info, links to the original image and your web address. If this is contrary to your wishes please email me at: joannatsf@dansenoir.net
LadyAtlantis6's avatar
beautifully done, love it!
SmillaW's avatar
Just amazing!
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