Sunday, January 13, 2013

Countess Bathory - Vampire of the Week #2



With the beginning of the new year, I always get anxious that I should have some small goal. I wanted to do something like a 'challenge' type thing, that would keep me posting new art to the blog more frequently. I looked around online for ideas, but ultimately what I decided to do is a project I've been thinking about for about two years or so. I wanted to do a collection of vampire characters throughout cinema. Sooo, after last weeks post, I started sketching out other screen vampires. I originally had intended to do 'Count Yorga', but my drawing still needs more work. So instead, I present Countess Bathory from 1971's 'Daughters of Darkness'. I caught this film on Netflix a couple of months ago, and really enjoyed it. I hope that I'll be able to do a new vamp each week, but that will all depend on how busy I am, and how successful my sketches are. I want to try to keep them all uniform in this style.

I also wanted to share this link to this really great documentary, 'Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss'. This is a follow up to his other fantastic documentary, 'A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss'. If you have some time (this is a full hour & a half), you should check it out. And one of the first films he talks about is the very one that I have depicted here today.

2 comments:

  1. I love it. I think this is a great subject for you and a nice way to motivate yourself as well. I can't wait to see the next vampire.

    Thanks also for reminding me about the Mark Gatiss documentary. I'll have to make some time to watch it.

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  2. Thanks John. Hopefully I'll be able to keep it up. And hey, no shortage of source material.

    The Gatiss horror docs are great. I wish they would be released to DVD, but unfortunately that will probably never happen.

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