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Vlad Dracul by KejaBlank Vlad Dracul by KejaBlank
Cover book series finished! Finally!
And the last one is Vlad Dracul, the historical figure Vlad Tepes (pronounced tse-pesh), who intermittently ruled an area of the Balkans called Wallachia in the mid 15th century. He was also called by the names Vlad III, Vlad Dracula and Vlad the Impaler. The word Tepes stands for "impaler" and was so coined because of Vlad’s propensity to punish victims by impaling them on stakes, then displaying them publicly to frighten his enemies and to warn would-be transgressors of his strict moral code. He is credited with killing between 40,000 to 100,000 people in this fashion. Horrible, isn't it?

Long time i didn't know, whether I should draw him or not because of his brutality. Sure, if you read his biography, you could understand the one or other behaviour of him.
So finally I completed my cover series and go on with the next project. Work never ends;-). But it is fun, as always!

© Artistic depiction by me
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:iconsedeslav:
Sedeslav Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019
WoW! That is really accurate reconstruction! great job!
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burnsport1 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2018
Beauteous. "The evil that saved Europe from an even greater evil"
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liloxa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
Meraviglioso!
Direi che replica in pieno il Principe romeno .
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JoseXD12 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
EPIC
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Norman-Fabian-86 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Love it!
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AkageTatsuya Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one! And the pose too. Btw, can I use this as my pose reference? Many thanks in advance. :) (Smile) 
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GodsofWarAndRock Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Vlad, Vlad, Vlad the impaler
Vlad, Vlad, He could have been a sailor but he's
Vlad, Vlad, Vlad the impaler
Vlad, Vlad, He could have been a Whaler
could have been a Tailor,
He turned out to be Norman Mailer

Whoaaoo

He stepped back and he smoked a joint
Twenty thousand peasants had to get the point
Mommy was a hamster, Daddy was a jailer
Real tough childhood for such a fucking failure

He's glad he's
Vlad, Vlad, Vlad the impaler
Vlad, Vlad, He could have been a sailor but he's
Vlad, Vlad, Vlad the impaler
Vlad, Vlad, He could have been a Whaler
could have been a Tailor,
He turned out to be Norman Mailer

Whoaaoo
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa
Whoa
Whoooooaaaaaaoooooo

V-L-A-D Vlad

When he was a boy, they sent him to the Turks
But you know they didn't like him
because all the Turks were jerks
When Vlad returned home his wrath
for his ancient foe had spurned
But the ancient art of impalement
was something that the boy had learned

Oh, how he learned
He learned, they burned and burned and burned
Rotisseries of corpses turned
Oh, he's so glad

He's so glad, he's so glad he's Vlad
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alithking Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
OMG! Amazing artwork, congratulations! Clap :o (Eek) 
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Comosicus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Magnificent rendition of this misunderstood historical figure. Legend says that the voivode himself put a golden goblet at a fountain next to a crossroads and nobody dared to steal it. When one morning the travellers found the goblet missing, they knew Vlad was dead and thieves and bandits were once more free to roam the country.

Well done again!
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DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautiful work, and always fun to find something I didn't expect to. 
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YouCallMeInsane Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016
FYI
Tepes is pronounced 
Tepes.
Țepeș is pronounced like you wrote it [well... more or less].
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jazzycane88 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Professional Writer
i love that there's fanart of Vlad!! Fabulous.
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AlbexS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
Thank you very much for drawing our (Romanians) beloved ruler. He fought for our land and our religion( being a member of the ''Order of the Dragon'' , which was found to protect Christianity) and it worked , as you can see we (Romanians) are today still Christians.
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Gnosticon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting you should say that, an old acquaintance of mine also stated that Vlad Tepes III was a personal hero of his. Myself, I would like to see a rendition of Dionysus (with the epithet The Tyrant) or Lysander from this artist. 
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ioana24 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student General Artist
amazing coloring, but his eyes were black, but is not a problem, amazing fanart
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SongDogSpirit Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
I could not resist taking his hand...My Prince has come! Very magnetic and I don't think there are too many females that could resist the power and draw of his eyes.  ;) If he looked at me like that, I would be done for. His until the end of time...This is the historical man, not any fictional monster. From the woodcuts and paintings that I have seen, I think this would be a pretty accurate representation of his looks. What an interesting and dangerous man he must have been to inspire so much negative propaganda. A man of his times and I doubt he was that much worse than his contemporaries, besides having a wicked case of PTSD from being a boy among enemies and being betrayed by nearly everyone. Very powerful work!
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow.thank you for your "powerful" words. I always appreciate, when someone takes their time to write a comment like this. I am very grateful.
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Tamur75 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
I must say - in my opinion this picture expresses very clearly, what is inside of one ruler's mind: needed ruthless, demand, calculated cruelty, orientation toward further aim... Position of the arm and hand is excellent, colours of the entire picture also. Vetical lines of stakes are beautiful and these are speaking even  more without victims.
Picture is perfect, especially these rivets on Vlad's chest, as these represent undercover armour, which was absolutely necessary for Vlad.
As I am not native speaker, I cannot clearly express my respect.
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for this comment! I appreciate it very much!
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EdenianPrince Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Vlad Dracul was a hero! :) 
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KingOfCopper16 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
great what is the name of the comic? i am interested.
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
The nema of the book series are "Wolfgang Hohlbein - Die Chonik der Unsterblichen". It is available in German and French and has 12 volumes. There are also 3 graphic novels released of the first 2 volumes.
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Villaman89 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Magnifficent representation of this maniacal and evil historical character.
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AKingdomForAPencil Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really have to say, this is very very awesome! 
I have a ittle obsession with the books "Die Chroniken der Unsterblichen" ans this one is picturing Vlad Dracul so very good!
Very great job, i adore it!
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Die "Chronik der Unsterblichen" sind auch einfach super. Auch die Comics davon sind klasse gezeichnet. Ich bin ja ein heimlicher Verehrer von "Thomas von Kummant". Hab bis jetzt alle Bände und Comics gelesen udn war begeistert.. Deswegen habe ich auch die Coverreihe für mich gemacht.
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AKingdomForAPencil Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Die Cover-Reihe ist auch sowas von super! 
Ich lese/höre die Bücher gerade, bin so in der Mitte bei "Die Blutgräfin", und ich verschlinge die Bücher! 
Sie sind einfach so fesselnd und auch kann ich mich des Lachens nicht erwehren, bei manchen Gesprächen zwischen Andrej und Abu Dun ^^
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Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This guy looks badass!
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artlover1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
That guy knew how to put up 'no trespassing' signs! ;)
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Kaiser-Hister Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, nothing beats a good ol' impaling XD

This is awesome!
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Booasurus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
This is absolutely magnificent!
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:iconjacearchitectofminds:
tepes wasn't his real name actually his real name was vlad the 3rd
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I-stoop-to-conquer Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Writer
I really need to learn more about this man. Since I read Bram Stoker's "Dracula" a year ago, its all I can think of, and it would be really good to know the person who inspired that.
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White-Knuckles Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Vlad is such a badass! I love him!
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LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
true hero of his age, and one of the very few enemies respected by Ottomans.
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I hate the way history portrays him as a thug.  He did what had to be done.Smoking 
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Except for the impaling.
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:iconpytko3:
pytko3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
You know a better way to keep trouble makers in line?:shifty: 
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:iconalpha-squid:
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, your impaling your opponents & the best occasional innocent people gets the job done.
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pytko3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Then we agree.  He has been unfairly vilified.:) (Smile) 
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes.
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Bhiggo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Horrible but it got the job done. Like they say, you can't make an omlet without leaving someone dead and twisted.
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IlonaAutumn Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
This is amazing!!!
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emoshus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job, instant fav... But maybe we could've see some of the victims in the background...
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KejaBlank Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks.
A word to the victims: I don't much like drawing brutish murdered humans or animals. That's not my kind of style. Although I know it very well what he've done inhistory, I don't like drawing such scenes (btw it was a portrait cover).
The world is cruel enough, I don't have to think out such pictures as well. I draw within boundries and that is one. ;-)
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emoshus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough...
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spark1919 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist
my fav person in hisory
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Nushulica Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not everything is true ....but Vlad Tepes was a great leader.
Great work.
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RCris123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013

We Romanians aren't always nice... and we can turn rather bloody... creating the most famous horror movie character and vampire: DRACULA! He's ours!

Excellent job!

 

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I-stoop-to-conquer Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Writer
I do hope you know Dracula was first created in Bram Stoker's novel before movies and films even existed. <i wytiwyg="1" do="" not="" mean="" any="" offense="" i="" promise="" ^.^="" just="" seem="" to="" be="" overly="" obsessed="" with="" the="" novel="" and="" get="" a="" little="" adgitated="" when="" people="" don't="" follow="" book="" or="" ignore="" it=""></i>
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RCris123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Haha! None taken dear! I just found out something interesting! I have my own little obsessions. ^w^
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