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South American Vampire Hunters by wraithdt South American Vampire Hunters by wraithdt
I recently retrieved some of my old work files from when I was still with IFS so I decided to share some of them here with you guys.

This is one of a number of plate illustrations I did for Osprey Publishing's Osprey Adventure series. This one in particular is for their fictional Vampire Hunter's Guide book, which I had quite a bit of fun with as got to visualize different Vampire hunters from different cultures around the world hunting their prey.

Chupacabras, hiding in cenotes, are being hunted by Spanish Conquistador and Aztec vampire hunters. Done in 2013.

Copyright of Osprey Publishing
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:iconbutterflybarna:
Butterflybarna Featured By Owner May 28, 2018
Cool scene. Well done!
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aranous Featured By Owner May 6, 2018
Awesome! i love these kind of bat vampires.
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lonepluto4 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
Is that cpt.price?
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:iconperstch:
PerstCh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018
The sword is Aztec and Mexico is in North America
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Banjoker Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aztecs were from Mexico.

Edit:  It wasn't Mexico then, but it was the region which become Mexico.
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:iconperstch:
PerstCh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018

The Aztecs were from the north.
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:iconbanjoker:
Banjoker Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Near the middle of Mexico actually.  Their Capital is about where Mexico City is now.
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ArtFan69 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018
Another good one.
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Cipiteca396 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Chiropterans!
lol, Shout out to Blood+.
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Beyworld101 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Red Rose 
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Anonymous--Friend Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!!
But Mexico is North America ;P 
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
The call of the hunt transcends all barriers.
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Capitanalternativo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
That sound Awesome
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Revan005 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Awesome work!
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Detourman Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2017
Beautiful piece of art. I was born and live in Mexico, and carry both spanish and aztec blood, so this illustration is specially meaningful for me. Just keep in mind Mexico is not part of South America, nor the aztecs ever set a foot in that region.
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Grahamhorridge68 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Wicked 
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:iconzedekial:
Zedekial Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
The Conquistadors were scum. Just as bad as Nazis.
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duVallonFecit Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
Please study history (nor panflets written by avaricious UK/USA or propagandistic editors from separatist movements) before talk.
If you want to find genocidal persons in American colonization process just turn your eyes to british colones or USA 19th expansion policies. Do you remember the blankets distributed among the Indians infected with smallpox? This was deliberately done by USA, but never by spanish.
Spanish crown dictamined many laws to protect indians (king Felipe II created the 8 hours working day specifically for indians) and spanish people mixed their blood with indians bringing thousands of mestizo generations for the future, Nazis did the same? And british? And USA?... 

Also you must remember that genocidal politicies (concentration camps included) in Latin-America started after independence of territories from spanish crown, influenced/induced by economic interests of USA.
Was an argentinian president, nor spanish, who said "The good indian is the dead indian".
Indians and mestizos were considered citizens/persons under spanish crown. They can own lands, they can became nobles, priests, move up inside army... Spanish crown founded 25 universities in America without segregation policies... Is this Nazi? Other colones did the same in America?

Spanish imperium wasn´t perfect, and spanish weren´t saints BUT thanks to spanish policies Latin-America keep alive their indigenous heritage, created a new mestizo culture and many and numerous indian tribes still exist free.
Racial supremacism never was a characteristic/defect of mediterranean people. So... tell again this bullshit about conquistadors and nazism... ;)
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:iconzedekial:
Zedekial Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
They're both cocksuckers, cuntbag.
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duVallonFecit Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh poor... you suffer Tourette sindrome with coprolalia? I´m so sorry Cheer up!
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:iconzedekial:
Zedekial Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Whatever. I don't have to respect your opinion.
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Xaens Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
You should respect it, because as a history student he is totally right
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Zedekial Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Except that he's skewing the facts towards his shitty favor. The slaves were worked to death mining gold and raped literally and culturally until there was barely any trace of their culture left. Yeah, the Aztec were scumbags, but the Conquistadors were even worse in their own way.
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Xaens Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
Oh please search about "Bartolomé de las Casas" and read "Treaty about Indians who have become slaves". The conquistadors were awful men but this is no excuse for what OTHER spaniards thought about the colonization. 

Did the spanish empire bad? yes, like all empires around the world. It was the worse? I'm sorry but the facts are against you, look the british empire and look USA 19th on the west, the gold fever and tell me how many natives american tribes have left. Or you can see also the figure of Leopold II of Belgium and tell me what legacy/culture left in Congo
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alithking Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
WOW! creepy and stunning art work, congratulations!
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Nall608 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
Very awesome. Love your art work.
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MadnessAbe Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Even two sides with great distrust, hatred for one another, and differences are willing to put that aside to battle a greater threat. 
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Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
FAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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DroneUnit-33 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
This is, by far. My favourite in the Vampire Hunter series. You are doing more of these right?
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wraithdt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It depends on Osprey but at the moment, no.
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DroneUnit-33 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
I hope they ask you to do more. Their are so many cultures with so many different takes on Vampires, you got to have someone to hunt them. Right?
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A-Gray-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Very, very cool!
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Chris-Fattori Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
just freaking awesome work.... I'm really fascinated!
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist
so the Conquistador is wearing a gorget- smart move.
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NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
:love:
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saloniko Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
fantastic
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taikokuro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Great composition,  and common  enemy..
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loverofcarnage Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I wouldn't be surprised if they fought Camazotz
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JoeSlucher Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's an awesome piece.
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Ritualist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow! This is such an awesome team-up! The way you drew them is just stunning.
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Writer
I think this is my favorite of the bunch so far, there's just so much going on here! The movement, expressions, and body posture/language are all amazing.
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ArtbyBones Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Superb work!
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