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VAMPIRE -  The Turning by randis VAMPIRE -  The Turning by randis
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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Ryselle-Ryssa Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2018  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018
Really masterpiece!
Joshua-Mozes Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist 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 
Urbain-Fantastique Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It's spreading.
Magnus-Strindboem Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist 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. 
Nairazak Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I faved this years ago and I just noticed the cute bats
Stargazerium Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
I just noticed them too, thanks to this comment :lol:
another137 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2018  Professional 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.
DarknessDreaming Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
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.
HiredMagician Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very creepy ,love itLove 
Feyre-Mist Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
can they turn me next, please?
Stormwolfwind Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the expressions on characters. Very devilish. 
FleurCamacho Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! great job
madjim399 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Very nice
folros Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
"I was once like you, you will become like me."
Elperdido1965 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks fantastic
Stormydove Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist 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.
SciFiLover2 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2016
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.
joseph-sweet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Professional 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?
Maelynn98 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love the expression of your three characters, especially your victime's one, and all the details ... pretty AWESOME!
GrungeWerX-TV Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016
This is a very POWERFUL piece. The victim's facial expression really sets it apart from being the typical "erotic" piece, and gives it a deeper feeling. Great work!
nhilante Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
I just bought the updated versions print and i want to buy the original (brighter one mirrored to the other side) aswell to compare. The link sends me to the new one, is the old one not available for print. I got the one i got framed and with the biggest print it's missing quite a deal at the bottom and the left and is overall a bit dark for comfort, even with my wall leds for paintings. I wouldn't mind buying the old version to see if it improves. Thanks.
captainandy14 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
lovely work
llHanniball Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015
The Artwork is exceptional, but I found the description of what's going on even better. Great work.
LucyBlackwinter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the best piece which is in my favourites. It inspires me to a part of a story I'm writing, so I thank you for that as much as I can!
Rowye Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Featured on my journal here: Digital Paintings All Time Favs Feature
chaseblaze Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
mandar23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so rad!!! 
TheDM1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
Beautiful  ... just, beautiful  :) 
blazingjoyride Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
This work is crazy good! I love it. I saw it on Tumblr (credited to you) and enjoy all your work.
losskult Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Splendide !
LLoomis1962 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
One of my all time favorite pictures!!!
Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Really love this concept and your artwork! Great job and ideas!
newboldworld Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Fabulous!   :-)
Dolahol Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very awesome work.
ChelseaHantken Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing detail! Really brilliant work. I love hearing about your process too.
Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Incredible work ...................I think I've fainted. 
gabrielwillames Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Artist
really amazing
gazbo-silver Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Stunning piece, love it!
MS12PLAY Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
dommak Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Absolutely brilliant
cecespencer1072 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NianLauri Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
This goes in my favs. It is amazing. I really believed that this is a photo. The amount of detail, and to not talk about the artistic aspect of it is amazing. 
sweetsirin22 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I just added this to my favourites. When it comes to vampire stories, nothing is more powerful than exactly this moment. However, few artists try to capture the metamorphosis....and your attempt at it is so close to perfection. It is wonderful.
Gipgm2 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2014
This image is in my fav's  and it pops up on my page every month or so-----It is not an ease task to find the words to express how much I like "The Turning"-----  

-a captivating realistic image brilliantly executed---Gip
BlackSilkGothModel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student General Artist
This will always be one of my favorites! Heart  
Cap007 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic !
ItoshiiShira Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Kaguyo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
You scored big time with this, I can say that this is the best painting  I have seen so far ! Bravo 
TrinkaSilverstone Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Love the emotion in this!
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