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Vampire Circus

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Alright so this one is for my battle against *balung in #theEpics! :la:
The theme was Vampire Circus.

I was waaay inspired by theme, and had soso much fun making vampires..I didn't think I'd make such a big piece for a battle someday :o

Big thanks to `ChewedKandi for the awesome feedback she's given me while I was making this..She helped set me back on track real well :heart:

All done in illustrator.
I spend like two sleepless nights on this because I couldn't stop!
Songs on repeat: The sharpest lives - My chemical romance , Forsaken - Disturbed , When you're evil - Voltaire , Devils never cry - Devil may cry 3 OST.

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Stock reference: (Thank you!)

*antihumanstock [link] , ~Tw1stedTruth-stock [link] , ~charligal-stock [link] , ~mjranum-stock [link] , ~sbmdestock [link] , *faestock [link]
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ChewedKandiProfessional Digital Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

It's sounds cliché when you talk about an artist turning a corner... and I say this a lot about your work. I strongly feel that this is going to be one of your iconic pieces.

I've been with you every step of the way on this piece. I've seen it from your initial idea, all the way through you making this appear more like a circus and then to this masterpiece.

You've definately gotten a fan girl in me. I initially started being a bit of a "I can give or take Nas's work" kinda gal, but now I genuinely call myself a fan girl.. this piece only goes to prove it.

The limited palette of the white/black/red - gives it a very gothic edge. It's highly styled. The line art is still there, but it's not the only element of it which you could class as being very "Nas".

The characters themselves have been designed very well and all fit within the theme. The little details like the blood bags and IV on one girl, the evil face on the poodle, the spine on the conjoined vampires, even the bunting on the top hat in the background.

Some might question the amount of elements within this piece... that it's too busy. I disagree. I think yeah there is a lot going on... but thats what a circus is.

I love this vector and I love you Nas, you're immense!
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much Shar! :hug: For the comment and the continuous help you've given with this piece :heart: Love you too!
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ChewedKandiProfessional Digital Artist
:hug: you're worth my time - as an art appreciator and a friend :hug:
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ToxicHolyGrenadeHobbyist Artist
Ssst, have you ever heard of a Dhampir, a Mystic Vampire, a Nelapsi, a Jiang Shi, a Vampiric Dragon, a Vaewolf, an Alpha Vaewolf, a Zompire, a Kresnik, a Manananggal, a Shinso, a Vampire Lord, a Transcendent Vampire, and a Transcendent Dhampir before?
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
Of some, yes. Why? :)
silversinner's avatar
hi we are a band called cafe` bohemia we love your art, any chance we could use this ere vampire circus for a poster for our appearance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival in may? we are ugly and this looks way better than we do hahah. true tho.  Could you email us on maxberesford86@gmail.com we are skints but we'd pay you and put your name on it and all that THANx cheers MAX
Mike-the-dabbler's avatar
Is this based on the movie Vampire circus?
ssst's avatar
ssstProfessional Digital Artist
No, it isn't :)
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ArichyHobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks =D
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KasaiRennetteHobbyist Writer
This is absolutely amazing....
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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R3aperWolfHobbyist General Artist
Yes, even the animals are vampires. How awesome is that? X3
Especially the poodle.
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
:lmao: Glad you enjoy the poodle!
milksauce's avatar
I am truly impressed by the strength and quality of such a splendid piece of work. I like your stylished expression [and that tiger... fancy that even felines can become vampiric].
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! And yes, I was going for a regular Tiger just hanging out with vamps, but give it red eyes and bam! It falls right in line with it's vamp friends :aww:
milksauce's avatar
Excellent. :D
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CarolynViolet Photographer
I can't believe how much detail there is in this piece.
The close ups are very much appreciated!

Such a wonderful concept in the first place, it's amazing how well you pulled this off.
The twin bodied vampire is my favourite. I can stop staring at her/them. The spine is an awesome idea. I really love the hair too. The boots are beautifully drawn. The tiger is incredible - totally realistic. The two headed snake is brilliant! It took me ages to notice him and when i did i literally jumped! The bats, the dreamy backround, the gorgeous dripping blood - they're all just wonderful. I've never seen such a perfect colour palette either.

You my dear, are fantastic!
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
You are fantastic :O Your comments are soooo sweet! I hardly know what to say back, truly. Thank you just doesn't seem enough. I'll say it anyway though because I haven't yet found a new invention to replace that sentence with another; Thank you :hug:
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CarolynViolet Photographer
Thank you is all i need.
Although just knowing you've read through my mountain of text makes it worthwhile!
:cuddle:
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
:hug:
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NiGhTFoGJHobbyist Traditional Artist
O_O wow
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ssstProfessional Digital Artist
:la:
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