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Vlad and Aly by suburbanbeatnik Vlad and Aly by suburbanbeatnik
A commission I did for :iconlorneniesart:, depicting her character Alissya Silwyn, and :iconrouf:'s character Vladimir Gently, Marquis of Bridstane. They are friends and lovers who both live in an alternate 1905, complete with werewolves and other such paranormal goings-on. Here Vlad and Aly are having a lighter, Oscar Wilde-esque moment, discussing the smoking of cigars. Vlad's all for it; Aly does not approve.

(If any of you are wondering why one of his legs looks stiff, Vlad actually has a prosthetic left leg, from below the knee. That's definitely one of the trickier things I've had to draw lately...)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
 Now this is a remarkably fine image! (I must admit that the characters depicted being werewolves does make me wonder how you would draw Count Dracula - who might most accurately be drawn in the styles of 1897, but that's besides the point - might I please ask if you would follow Mr Stoker's written description of The Count or some more recent rendition?).

 Thank you very kindly for your patience with both my comments and my query.:) (Smile) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This was a commission for a client, so I couldn't say. I've never been able to get through Dracula, so I usually think of Drac as being like Gary Oldman or Bela Lugosi or some other actor.  Illustrating the show would be an interesting assignment, though!
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
 I have yet to see the show, although I must give Mr Rhy-Meyrs credit for making an attempt at bearing the Count's magnificent moustache (although as described in the book, he sounds a good deal more like Mr Charles Dance!).
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, the show was cancelled. I ended up watching most of the season, but it kind of turned into a hot mess. Ah well...
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 6, 2016
 Such is Television, even in the Golden Age.:) (Smile) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
There's a lot of great shows on now, though! It's hard to keep up with them all... 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner May 11, 2016
 Especially given all the non-Great shows cluttering up the Airwaves Twenty-Four/Seven!:D (Big Grin) 
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Right now I'm watching Westworld and The Good Place, though I'm told that The Crown, Mozart in the Jungle, and Luke Cage are also excellent. So many shows... so little time!
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mulberrypromenade Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how your drawings are bold, solid and full of character.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Aw the shading style is very nice! Especially on their faces. Helps define their structure and character somehow too. I like the Vlad character's swirly hair and somewhat dignified look. Not to mention his suit! Very classy :D Alissya has such stylish hair :3
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love Edwardian style, it's got a bit of that Victorian pomp and volume but it's also cleaner and sharper. Glad you like! :D
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No problem! It's very interesting observing the connection between Victorian and Edwardian styles :)
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
If you were to color this, what would her dress look like? Lovely drawing. :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmm... perhaps a pale Nile green? :iconlorneniesart: has the original drawing, so I wouldn't be able to use markers or colored pencils on it, and I can't really do the digital coloring thing. But if you want to color it, go ahead! Just be sure to credit me and :iconlorneniesart:. :)
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Perhaps I will! :) I didn't think of that. And if I do of course I'll credit both of you. ^^
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm looking forward to the coloring, if you decide to do it. :)
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Maybe I'll even give it a try today if nothing else comes up. Hmm...
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I'd love to see what you come up with. I hope it helps! :)
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Alwisw Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
So I started coloring it but it turned out to be more difficult than I originally thought. So now I'll probably put it aside for a while until I figure out how to go about it. O_O
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Good luck with that. I hope you can make it work! :)
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Rouf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE

(technically Volodya is mine, but we share them)

LOVE FOREVER.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's awesome! I'm sorry, I forgot that Vlad was your character. Would you like me to credit you in the comments? :)
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Rouf Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you would like to!

MOSTLY I AM JUST FREAKING OUT BECAUSE THIS IS SO COOL AND GORGEOUS AND I LOVE YOU AND I LOVE KAT FOR GETTING IT ASDFGHJKL;. CAPSLOCK.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay, I made the changes, and credited Vlad as your own.

Thank you! I'm so glad you like it. :D
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lorneniesart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I adore it so much! Thank you! <3 This has pretty much made my week.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! :dance: Have you gotten it yet? It's supposed to arrive today...
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lorneniesart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Not yet! I'm guessing it will probably come tomorrow, though, because of the Sunday no-post thing. I'll definitely let you know!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The other package I mailed off on Saturday is being delivered today. Grr! Oh well, you'll get it tomorrow... are you looking forward to it? :)
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lorneniesart Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I suppose it could be a longer distance thing. And I am super excited! We're getting matboard, and we've already found a place on the wall for it.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That makes me so happy to hear it! :dance:
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Fitz-Chivalry Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Lovely.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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