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Fanged, Hairy and Mad by Viergacht Fanged, Hairy and Mad by Viergacht
A tender moment between Simon and James

Backstory: Simon is a vampire chimera, James is a werewolf (vargr). They're in lurve. However, Si is one of only two 'male' vampires in existence (it's complicated) and needless to say, the other bloodsuckers aren't thrilled about this starcrossed cross-species romance. A group of disgruntled vamps storms into James's ratty little college student apartment intent on taking him out and dragging Si back to their enclave. They didn't count on James going into protective-instinct overdrive - think mama grizzly on crack and roids. He painted the walls with them, and is just now coming out of his gutripping blind fury and realizing he's done a very bad thing (vampires are protected as an endangered species) while Si gently inspects his wounds. D'awwwwwww . . .

The rough sketch of this featured vampire corpses strewn all over the room, but as fun as that was to draw it kind of detracted from the quiet moment between the characters, so I dialed it down to one smoking head and a lot of desaturated splatter. I'll probably upload a gorier pic at some point. I like bloodthirsty violent werewolves, not the hippie tree-hugger types, although James can be a bit of a sap.

* background elements from FairieGoodMother and ISO-Stock and figure refs from thePropagation3.
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Troyodon Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this better than Twilight, cause i'd definitly fave this if your vampires are better (As well as good as your were's.)
Viergacht Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, my vampires definitely don't sparkle. XD
KaguyaMatoka Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I have a question. is it me... or does Simon have six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot? Besides that, i really love your art. It's a lot better than mine, let me tell you. I'm so horrible at drawing hands and feet.
Viergacht Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Go home, you're drunk XD
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like the juxtaposition between the background of great decay and violence and the foreground of great sadness.

These suckers look so sad. So this Simon is male then? As in he's got male genitals or what's the deal with vampires and sexuality? Either way, really cool.

Is that the librarian's head there?

If you're looking for some hardcore vampire types, read The Necroscope series. THose vampires aren't just bad, they're totally mental.
Viergacht Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah, Simon. That's a complicated answer. Let's see if I can break it down. What's between his legs doesn't look human - it's a sort of horizontal slit with a retractable pipe, but that's just used to pass waste, not for sex. Vampires reproduce in an entirely different manner than mammals. He's technically a genetic mosaic - His parasite cells are male, his human cells are female. He was raised male, but things get complicated . . . man, I hope this isn't making me sound like some kind of weirdo. I just enjoy offbeat biology and messing with my characters. I've got a whole essay up on vampire biology somewhere.

I remember vaguely reading the Necroscope series when I was considerably younger, and probably couldn't appreciate it as much. I don't think I've ever some across a vampire book I absolutely loved to death, although "Desmodeus" by Melanie Tem comes close. She had a very biological, non-fantasy take on the species. "Anno Dracula" by Kim Newman was a ton of fun, as well, and man do I wish someone with talent would make it into a kickass movie.
Freakaru Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great atmospheric work. I have to ask: did you use any photo manipulation/texture overlay with this?
Viergacht Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
The background is a heavily manipulated photo, of course, and the smoke was an overlay because I've never quite figured out how to paint smoke well in 'chop. The figures are entirely painted.
Graymoonwerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Wwooooooooooooooo werewolves!:D
punxnotdead309 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
I saw this on the Cafe, and I've gotta say., you've got some astounding talent. Keep up the good work and I;'ma watch you ;)
Chucha616 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional Artist
aww poor guys
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