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The Vampire Lestat by KashieChan The Vampire Lestat by KashieChan
The original image was done in 2000 and was actually really small... but when I got a request a couple months for a print of the image, I had to re-airbrush the entire thing and blow it up (by around 400%)... *coughs* This is my version of Lestat from the Vamp.Chron by Anne Rice.

done compleatly in Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and (at the time) a Wacom Grapire2 tablet.

This is my favorite image of all the art I've ever done. I hope you all enjoy it too.
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ScarletAnneBlack Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, I certanily do. However it looks to me more like Gabrielle De Lioncourte than Lestat. Either way, I love it.
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Rain-drop Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Student
Oh, wow. His eyes are beautiful. Oh wow. He is exquisite! I think this looks a little young, more like a young boy Lestat, but nevertheless I would say you've excellently captured the character. He is so intense, and this image of him you made is so very intense.
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smokyRoses Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
He looks a little more feminine than I imagined him to (younger, really) but this is really pretty.
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BloodOfJeanClaude Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The face reminds me more of Armand.
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shugoneko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
This is quite beautiful...I luv the soft quality to it and yet his eyes are so striking. :aww:

=^.^=
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Lupi-chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
I love lestat and this image is cool x3
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IvoryRed Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
sweet!
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motherofmercies Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
Vittorio the vampire was so boring at the start, I have to agree.
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LunaSelenium Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Digital Artist
wow is good draw i like it,he looks very good
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DelilahLaurence Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006   Writer
-huggles Lestat-

beautiful!
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Lazy-Cat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
that's a very good Lestat. he looks like to one from the books, and not the ones from the movies. nice work =)
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
I was aiming for novel lestat, and although tom did a wonderful job... and I don't even consider the QotD movie as having anything to do with anne rices vamps... ha... so yeah *laughs* old hash! glad you enjoyed this piece and thanks for commenting ^_^
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HLT-Chise Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
I like very much... the true cover of that book are this :D
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HLT-Chise Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2005
gustaria me who asi outside the true cover of that book ^^;
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Z24 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005   Photographer
I simply love this piece!
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
thank you ^_^
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Haru-Barton Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow..this is just great.....:heart: ...awsome work!
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
thanks so much, glad you like him
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terryki Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't take this the wrong way or anything, but I love you for this image. This is *exactly* how I always pictured Lestat. He's my idol, my favorite character of all of Anne Rice's workings, and how you've depicted him...The constant white poet shirt, the unruly dark blond mane, the bright ice eyes, the almost girlish tint of his face and puffiness of his lips, the darkness of his lips after a feed...You've captured my eye's image of Lestat. Absolutely magnificent.
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2004
*blush* first pardon my late responce... been away ^_^
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like my lestat, this is how I've always saw him; though sometimes I've buffed him up and he's lost the shirt... and the pants *laughs*
Thanks for commenting, glad you like this. :glomp:
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terryki Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed on the random loss of clothing. :D

If I could, I would have this as my favorite all the time...I love it that much. ;) It's how I've seen him in my mind's eye, and I think it's amazing that you could capture what I was thinking without knowing me in the slightest. :XD:
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MadamBoss Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
thanks, Im glad you like him *smiles*
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selinaamaryce Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2004
Oh wow. I'm absolutely blown away by this. He looks a little femme...but who am I to complain about femme-guys? ^.^

Very very good. :clap: XD
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colleenlupe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2004
LESTAT!!
i love lestat! he's sooo... errrgghh!! gorgeous! (can't find words to describe him!)
so, you're a fellow lestat-fan! ::glomps::
and a yaoi-fan as well i see! viva le yaoi!

i must dev-watch you!
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speep Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2004
Now that blows Tom out of the water and into a blender. Personally, I love his hair and the shine on his shirt. Very pretty.
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
^_^ *burbles* mmm thankies. Though I have to say that Tom cruise did an absolutely wonderful job in that roll. But I still saw him diffrently ^_~
Now just gotta find him *laughs*
Glad you like this, thanks so much for commenting; feel free to lick him... *grabs stat' and lickz* mmmm.... manly

~Kashie
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speep Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2004
(would it help if I told you I've met someone who looks like that?)

Lick him? Can I just steal the shirt, I mean, ruffles! Shine! Slightly curly haired vampire without a shirt!
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kami-sama Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004
Stunning! EXACTLY how I've pictured him =)
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Redaura Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2004
niiiiiiiiiiiice. :)
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nekotal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
i read vittorio recently. wasn't too impressed.
i heard blood and gold was crap, but i still plan on reading them all.
probably get them from the library.
though i seen a copy of Lestat for £6, which is good.
reading william gibsons books just now. bit of a contrast, but oh well.
Armand was good in the movie, but i barely remember what he was like in the book.
not much of a yaoi/etc fan, but i'd still like to read his book.
on this image again though, i keep thinking that candle is gonna set him on fire.
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
never read vittorio... blood and gold is basicly just a recap of everything you learn about marius in Queen of the Damned (book) and The Vampire Armand... with a few extra tid bits here and there thrown in ... its actually a pretty weak book I don't remember much of it from when I did read it... so it obviously couldn't have been that good *laughs*
mmm, never read any william gibson myself, I don't read much in the way of published litterature... more of a on-line litterature person myself ^_^;;;

Armand from the movies and Armand from the books are COMLEATLY diffrent things... for one... Armand is supposed to be a 16-18 year old boy with rich curly aburn hair just past shoulder length with a face like one of boticelli (sp?)'s cherubs... not... a 30+ straight, waistlegth black haired chisled faced man. ^_^;;; but Antonio did a wonderful job in that movie... *nods* I'll definetly give him that hehehe.

And as for setting him on fire? *snickers* he only wears 100% flame retardent clothes ever since he met Louis *nod nod* -__-
^_~ *snickers and runs off*
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BlueDragon1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your good the beauty of Lestat was very well kept in your portrayl. Note to nekotal yes Lestats book was very good as was Marius The Vampire Armond i put down about 1/4 way through and never picked back up I dont know seemed a liitle to much man love Her other books are also great peices
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
Ahhh, I personally think that 'The Vampire Armand' was my favorite of all her books, but that's because that's mostly what I read and draw... ^_^ I'm just keeping the really steamy yaoi/slash stuff for later ^_^;;; but this is the only Vamp Chron piccy I've got.

I'm glad you like my version of lestat, and I do agree that lestat's book was excellent, my second favorite in the entire V/C collection. ^_^ Don't much care for the Mayfair / Vampire crossovers though... -_-;;; ickys...
Anyway! Thanks so much for commenting. I'm glad you liked it ^_^ hehehe
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BlueDragon1 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes the mayfair series where long books but the thae basic plot was intruging but long and drawn out.
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nekotal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
it's a beautiful peice of art.
just how i pictured him.
very attractive, but still masculine, impressively dressed.. The Vampire Lestat ;]
wasn't too impressed with the actor they had in Queen of the Damned.
still to read Lestats book, i've been told it's better than Interview though..
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KashieChan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2003
*nod nod nod* oh yes! much much better ^_^
I wasn't sure what I thought of the guy they got to play him in the Queen of the Damned movie, but I absolutely HATED the movie because I'm one of those people who had read every single book long before and think they totally wrecked the whole concept of Anne Rices vampires -___-;

I definetly sudjest reading the Vampire Lestat... infact, they are all excellent up till after memnoch the devil... the vampire armand I LOVE (cuz I'm a big yaoi/slash/shonen-ai freak) and pandora's not bad, but merrick had to be the worst peice of drivel I've ever read. Blood and gold wasn't tooooooooo bad....
*could babble all day about the V/C but decides she better not*

*laughs* thanks for commenting ^_^ I'm glad you like it
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