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VAMPIRE - The Turning

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The Turning

This image is about a newborn Vampire, the turning in process.
There are various story elements, the scratches on the floor suggest she was losing control, maybe had pain… The heavy chains first meant to imprison but later to keep her in control when she starts losing her mind as new vampires do when they cannot control their thirst.
The girl is lost and in pain.
The vampires wait for her to cross the side, to join their family.

In case someone wants to know why the girl is not clawing/pulling the material between her legs, I wanted the hand relaxed, I had the hand pulling the cloths first but that looks too post orgasmic…

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The painting took me about 2 weeks, a lot more than most of my usual work. I had real model for anatomy reference and pose tho I made many changes from mind later on. All cloth is painted from mind, I love painting folds.

First i made some rough thumbnail to show the girls the idea, based on that and my direction they were posing, i made some quick sketch and shoot some photos. i had only 2 girls so one was reused obviously.
Based on that i started the painting using the reference loosely and mainly for anatomy.
When i was at about 70% i had my GF pose hands and feet for me, i always work those out late.
Colors changed a lot during the process, lighting too.
Backgrounds and some smaller details changed a couple of times.
I had some focus testing with many people and had some useful critics from other artists.

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IF you guys want to see more of my illus:

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Bad-grrrl's avatar

simply great!

mirza344's avatar
love your artwork...
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choopytragsStudent Photographer
I love this piece, so well done, I could step into this reality....but I won't....coz it's terrifying! Well done!
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Are prints available?  I love this!
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Ryselle-3DHobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad I found this picture here. I stumbled upon it on pinterest a while ago, and now I have the oppurtunity to give personal thanks to randis for creating it!
tenen71's avatar
Really masterpiece!
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Joshua-MozesHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this picture before, but never knew it was here on dA

Sexy and Dark, totally love it!-F2U- Vampire's Kiss Avatar 
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Urbain-FantastiqueHobbyist Writer
It's spreading.
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
One of my all time DA favorites, too. Put it on my desktop once, but it starts to get creepier the longer you look at it.:D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) :o (Eek) I think I've fainted. 
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NairazakHobbyist Digital Artist
I faved this years ago and I just noticed the cute bats
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I just noticed them too, thanks to this comment :lol:
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another137Professional Digital Artist
I'm not normally into vampire stuff, but this piece is far too Amazing not to acknowledge! Impeccable detail w/ Boris Vallejo vibes. Visually descriptive without reading the description first. Love the mid-TF feel of letting the process take over. Well done.
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This is one of the most AMAZING Vampire Pictures EVER!! Someone finally got the courage up to show the transition from one to the other. Even though her sisters in blood have been wounded by her they are still holding and giving her stability. Brings a stronger sentient side to this piece with a wonderful fantasy image and the changes taking place alongside her veins and skin.
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HiredMagicianHobbyist Digital Artist
very creepy ,love itLove 
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can they turn me next, please?
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StormwolfwindHobbyist General Artist
Love the expressions on characters. Very devilish. 
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FleurCamachoHobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! great job
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Very nice
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folrosHobbyist Writer
"I was once like you, you will become like me."
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Elperdido1965Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks fantastic
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StormydoveHobbyist Digital Artist
Just a warning. There was a post a day ago in a FB group from someone using your art (above) in a commercial product. They were using it as the cover and selling it online. After the community backlashed about stealing art, we all found the link back to your page, he deleted his post. Though I am sure he is still selling this online book with your art as it's cover. 

You can see on his wall, your art on his cover.
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Nice picture! I do like the look of those two vampires crawling over the victim they're letting turn into one of them in a very vampiric, leech-like manner. I also especially love the visual effects with the glowing veins spreading up the infected body, and the vampires' own glowing blue eyes.

The subtle messages like the infected woman's hand before her crotch on the sheets like that in an orgasmic-reminiscent manner fits with the expression on her face, of pain and pleasure as she's transforming, since classic Gothic horror vampires are the lustful type there. Also, the scratch marks both on the vampire's skin and the pillar are beautiful touches to indicate what the woman's going through as she's turning and losing her humanity to become one of them.
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joseph-sweetProfessional General Artist
Do you have a problem with us promoting you and your work by displaying this and a link back to you in our next issue of Deviant Nightmares Magazine?
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Maelynn98Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love the expression of your three characters, especially your victime's one, and all the details ... pretty AWESOME!
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