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Interview with the Vampire - Louis' Transformation by Meiseki Interview with the Vampire - Louis' Transformation by Meiseki
Here's my latest Graphic Novel project, which I hope people are actually seeing, since I hear the DA submission glitch is running rampant again. We had to adapt a few comic pages from a movie script and, being entirely predictable, as indeed I am, I went with Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire. :eager: I worked from what appears to be an older draft of of the script, which can be read here: [link] All of the dialogue was pulled from there too. I was sort of hoping to get a scene with Armand included, but the transformation scene seemed more viable.

These guys are kind of one of my all time favorite couples, so I was thrilled to have an excuse to draw them. :iconiluplz: Oh Louis... why do you have to be so tsundere desu? SENPAI FINALLY NOTICED YOU, JUST GO WITH IT!

...Anyway, if you haven't read the Vampire Chronicles, go do so. You won't regret it. I actually have a few more volumes left to go myself. And before anyone points out that it was Louis' younger brother who died, I was just following the script, in which it was changed to his wife and daughter.



Interview with the Vampire/script The beautiful Anne Rice

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NyxShadowhawk1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely gorgeous. I love Lestat's face in the ninth frame.
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Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist
More, more, more! Please? I love this so much. The pace and design is superb. 
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Egnarts-Orev Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Ade-rei9 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I knew that I have see it in somewhere. I has translated the script original of the movie and this scene is just incredible, I love it. You do it great. Fav!!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :heart: Yep, that's exactly where it's from! This scene really grabbed me too; it had so much emotional weight between Louis and Lestat and moved quickly enough that I could squeeze a fair amount of action into a few quick pages. 
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merrycai Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Perfect, just perfect. May I get your permission for translating this fanart into Chinese and share it with more vc fans in China? I will mark your ID and the original link. Looking forward to your reply. Thank you for create such beautiful work. 
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!Pink Heart Icon  I'm so sorry for the late reply, your comment got buried and I totally forgot to write you back. But yes, go right ahead and translate it if you like. Thank you so much for offering to spread my work for me and for asking so nicely. :heart:
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A-chaotic-Glorfindel Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg yes
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Heart - Free 
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Tyrantdk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love how you draw Louis & Lestat! They're absolutely gorgeous here! This makes me fall in love with them all over again. Thank you for this wonderful artwork!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz: The are a indeed a pleasure to draw. I'll have to get to them again sometime. :heart:
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boregarde Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I love it ,is this a comic?:vampire 
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NyxShadowhawk1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
This is a comic of a scene from the film version of Anne Rice's book "Interview with the Vampire."
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cloudsinvenice Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :heart:
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Dark-SpectrumDS Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They look so pretty! I love your lines here. Great work altogether!:heart:
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :iconiluplz:
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Dark-SpectrumDS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:glomp:
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gsleonard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
I love this!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad. :love:
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Midniteoil-Burning Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't read that book in the longest, but damn if they did a graphic novel, you'd be top pick for the artist:#1:

These guys are the archetypes for the "sympathetic vampire" genre because they were the first. Anne Rice rekindled people's interests in the immortal bloodsuckers with her vampire series.

Twilight? TOO MUCH MOPEY TEENAGE DRAMA :noes::noes:
If I was a real life vampire and saw those movies, I'd stake myself XP
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz: Weirdly enough, they actually did just make a graphic novel of it from Claudia's perspective: [link] :ohnoes: I just received my copy the other day. It's super pretty. :love: The artwork is actually in a similar stylistic vein to mine, though it's far more refined and resolved. xD

Yeah, one of the many superiorities of Rice's characters over Twilight's and those of much of the other hokey vampire drabble out there now is that she actually managed to write characters who are both convincingly human and inhuman at once rather than just painfully uncharismatic people who just so happen to be vampires. I think what blows my mind the most is people who are able to read and enjoy both Vampire Chronicles and Twilight. Just the fact alone that literature as good as Rice's and as poor as Meyer's exist in nearly the same genre almost makes my head explode. xD
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Midniteoil-Burning Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, interesting.
But still, I gonna be a little biased and say I like yours better X3

I actually found an old memo i wrote to myself of an idea for silly comic idea featuring Louis and Lestat.

club president Dracula and a bunch of other known vampire characters (like Carmilla, Count Orlof from Nosferatu, Alucard from Hellsing, Louis & Lestat, Frost and Morbius from Marvel's Blade, Cain Knightroad from Trinity Blood, etc.) are all getting ready for an official meeting for the Bloodbanker Club and start off by introducing 2 new members.
Suddenly they notice something suspicious about them and someone yanks at their hair to reveal it's a wig.

*random vampire character*: It's Edward Cullen & Bella!! D:<

*other random vampire character*: Get them!!

They then show Edward & Bella being tossed out of the club.

Dracula (as he gives him the boot): We told you guys before, NO WHINY TWILIGHT VAMPIRES ALLOWED! >:/

Edward (pointing a finger at Louis & Lestat): What about Louis and Lestat?!
They're can be just as mopey as we are!

Louis and Lestat (speaking seperately or in unison): Maybe so, but WE don't SPARKLE. XP

I can't believe I forgot about that idea XD
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really? :D Thank you! :heart:

Haha, you should do it. I know it's kind of a cheap shot to mock Twilight anymore, but goddamn, is it still satisfying. It's sad that for even as flouncy and effeminate as Louis and Lestat sometimes are, they still vastly out-man Edward even on their sappiest days. XD I had a parody that desperately wanted to do too, but never found time for. I wanted to draw Lestat chewing Claudia out of Louis' stomach as a satire on the ludicrous vampire birth scene in Twilight. XD
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Midniteoil-Burning Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :manhug::#1:

Oh, I'd like to, trouble is I don't have a scanner to work with and wouldn't be able to submit it on DA.
Everything I've been submitting on here recently was captured via webcam and drastically cleaned up in GIMP to make it look as presentable as possible XP

Don't know HOW long it would take to try and use that method to clean up a mini comic like that....-_-;

Again, those guys were the archtypes for the genre, so their mopeyness can be overlooked.
Cullen and the rest in that book series? Not even close.
I actually shook my head and sighed when I heard on the news years back that a 40-something year old woman stole a life sized cut out of one of the male main characters from Twilight (I think it was one of whoever the wereolf guy is) :ashamed:

...chewing a baby out of someone's stomach. Is that something that actually happened in one of those movies?? 0_o;

Eeeeewwwww...>3<;
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yikes, that does sound like a pain... :ohnoes: I know how that is. I don't currently have a working scanner either, and I had to photograph some larger traditional works for school. I was borrowing my brother's $400 camera to do it and the goddamn thing was still too much of prima donna to take a half-decent photo even unless the light was just so and even then it took tons of Photoshop to make it somewhat presentable.

Oh man, I never heard that story about the cutout. That is indeed pathetic... xD During the heyday of Twilight's popularity, my mother was always complaining to me about all of the 50+ year old ladies whom she works with that were reading and discussing it nonstop in the office and kept pestering her to read it. :iconomgewplz:

I am not even kidding about the baby thing, though I desperately wish I were. The whole setup is so ludicrous... It's something to the tune of Bella gets pregnant, which is incredibly stupid to begin with, and because the baby is a vampire it's made a sort of hard protective shell inside of her uterus, so the only thing that's able to pierce it to deliver her are vampire teeth. Try to look up a summary if you can because the bullshit logic used to explain the circumstances of the pregnancy is hilarious and full of gaping holes. xD
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Midniteoil-Burning Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I can sympathize with you. Just keep in mind it could be worse: you could have to do it the way I've been XD

50+ YEAR OLD LADIES WERE READING THOSE BOOKS????? Oh dearest mighty in heaven now I AM depressed.
I can respect the sympathetic vampire genre, classical vampires, and also whatever genre you call it where the vampire is nothing more than an apex predator (like in that movie "30 Days of Night" or whatever the title is, though admittedly I'm too big a ninny to watch movies that are too explicitly gorey and violent).

But still, Twilight is just...sad and wrong XP

It certainly made me take back my opinion about me thinking that the actor who played Edward was a little bit cute (I'd seen him before as Cedric Diggory from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire).
MAJOR buzzkill when I recognized him from that OTHER movie series; I couldn't take my words back fast enough.

I'll be too happy when they stop making those movies.
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't even imagine being able to justify reading that at middle age. It would be embarrassing enough to read it at mine. It's okay to have guilty pleasures, but at least have the decency to be reasonably ashamed of them. XD

Honestly, there's nothing wrong with being a bad writer like Meyer. A lousy writer can't be expected to realize how much they suck, but what's really frustrating is when tons of people exalt their drivel as literary genius when it so clearly isn't. XD I'm more disappointed in the publishers for accepting her work and the general populous for consuming it when there are so many more deserving writers whose works are glanced over in favor of her sappy mush just because it's accessible.
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Midniteoil-Burning Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, interesting.
But still, I gonna be a little biased and say I like yours better X3

I actually found an old memo i wrote to myself of an idea for silly comic idea featuring Louis and Lestat.

club president Dracula and a bunch of other known vampire characters (like Carmilla, Count Orlof from Nosferatu, Alucard from Hellsing, Louis & Lestat, Frost and Morbius from Marvel's Blade, Cain Knightroad from Trinity Blood, etc.) are all getting ready for an official meeting for the Bloodbanker Club and start off by introducing 2 new members.
Suddenly they notice something suspicious about them and someone yanks at their hair to reveal it's a wig.

*random vampire character*: It's Edward Cullen & Bella!! D:<

*other random vampire character*: Get them!!

They then show Edward & Bella being tossed out of the club.

Dracula (as he gives him the boot): We told you guys before, NO WHINY TWILIGHT VAMPIRES ALLOWED! >:/

Edward (pointing a finger at Louis & Lestat): What about Louis and Lestat?!
They're can be just as mopey as we are!

Louis and Lestat (speaking seperately or in unison): Maybe so, but WE don't SPARKLE. XP

I can't believe I forgot about that idea XD
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Jigoku-Tsuki Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
wow!! i like that movie a lot!! XD
i love it!! X3
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz:
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Jigoku-Tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student General Artist
np dear. x3
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Saka21 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Beautiful I would love to see more scenes from different books. I love the Vampire Chronicles i have read them all =^_^=
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz:
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Saka21 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
you're very welcome =^_^=
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The-Contrary-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Faving for nostalgia boners. Nostalgia boners absolutely everywhere.
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes. Every time someone brings up this series I can't help but have copious amounts of feelings all over the place. xD
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MychelleWonderland Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
WOW, this is really, really awesome! Amazing job!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz:
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IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing job! WOW!
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz:
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IAmTheNoNameGirl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
you're welcome=D
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JacquelineMonaie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Writer
I'm in love! Will you be doing more?
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz: Perhaps when I get some free time. I can think of a few more scenes I wouldn't mind drawing. :D
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silverwolfygirl2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
T-this is absolutely amazing!!! :wow:
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz:
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World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
O_O ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS AND YOU'VE MADE IT JUST PERFECT!!! :love: Their hair, the details...aksjhbdfhjs Everything is so superb here *swoons* I don't even know what to say! :iconhappyhappyplz:
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Meiseki Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much~ :iconiluplz: I'm glad you like it. :D I think I'll always be in love with that series to one degree or another. It's not easy to feel like you've done justice to something you think so highly of. xD
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World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Awww~~~ You're welcome!~ =D
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Erik-Tan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
One of my favorite novels! You drew it out so splendidly! How do you make such clean/straight lines? I bow to a skill far greater than my own. Keep up the excellent work!
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