Dracula

We are almost at the end of this week and yet I have only just completed a page for last week’s Art Journal Adventure prompt.  Of course, participating each week is not compulsory and there are no deadlines and I can even skip weeks.  I am part of this group simply because a weekly prompt reminds me to at least try to find the time to play around in my art journal.  For that reason, however, I really notice when I don’t get around to responding to a week’s prompt.  It means I have not even managed to find some little slivers of time, a ration in my week, in which to crack open my art journal and splash some media around.  It is a sure fire sign that my life has been too over-scheduled and too hectic when I don’t even find the time to dash off a quick 15 or 20 minute piece of art on a journal page.  Ironically, it is when I am most stressed and over-stretched that I need art most as a means to slow down and decompress.  Funny how that works.

The prompt I have been trying to find time for is the letter D.  I ended up with D standing for Dracula.  The Dracula who emerged on my page definitely has the look of Count Orlok of ‘Nosferatu’ rather than Bela Lugosi’s more suave vampire.  I actually have a tendency to draw Orlok over Dracula when it comes to vampires, despite my love for the classic Universal monster movies.  It was Orlok who appeared in my 2016 Inktober sketchbook and in my altered book of monsters.  Maybe I should challenge myself to depict the dapper Dracula next time I am in the mood to draw a vampire.  I am not entirely happy with this journal page as far as the art goes – my vampire looks a bit too much like a house elf – but I am happy I finally managed to get some art time.

8 - Dracula - Art Journal Page

9 thoughts on “Dracula

  1. I’m not much of a vampire connoisseur, but this guy is pretty frightening. I love the depth you’ve created with the shadows. Nice complement to the simple background.

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