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Dracula Calls by AbigailLarson Dracula Calls by AbigailLarson
A piece based on Bram Stoker's Dracula for the upcoming Book Show in Paris, France at Galerie Daniel Maghen [link]
The exhibit runs from July 3 - 28, 2012, opening Friday, July 6 at 7PM

Thanks to everyone who helped me decide what to draw! And in case anyone is interested, I do have plans to illustrate more from "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Edgar Allan Poe, Lovecraft, and "Jane Eyre" in the coming months. There were many wonderful suggestions, and I hope to finish them all soon!

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This piece was all traditional! Made with pencil, ink, and watercolor.

Update: The original was sold at the show, I'm sorry to those who expressed interest! But prints are now available! Purchase them in my shop, here: [link]

It's on tumblr! [link]

For more updates on what I'm doing currently, Visit my facebook page! [link]
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:iconhorskan:
Horskan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Lucy looks amazing!!! So badass XD
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GilPires Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Thumbs UPP!
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:icontsukasa57:
Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
awesome
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:icon15t:
15t Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
this is awesome! I always liked this kind of illustrative style!
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:iconlilyblight:
LilyBlight Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This just made my day, I love this.
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:iconbragerygg:
Bragerygg Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Wonderful style, composition and colours!
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:iconsearleit:
Searleit Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
I adore that dream-like eeriness you created here.
It feels like seeing a light horror - it's really creepy
what's going on there but the delicate colors manage
to soften the whole scene.

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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing!
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:iconiasmingloom:
IasminGloom Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
It's very wonderful! It Rocks! *_*
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:iconthe-immortal-wolf:
the-immortal-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has to be one of my favorites!! Very unique art style. Clap
 
I love Dracula Heart
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:iconjoseholm:
JoseHolm Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Great work!
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:iconbrandon1920:
Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work! I especially like the steam or smoke at the bottom and all the twisty lines of the shadows. The moth is interesting too. I love the woman's hair!
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sebasnr Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I love it
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SphinxVice Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! We represent the Vampire Prose Authors and Researchers Association ([link]). It is a community of authors who regularly refer to the vampire theme in their creative work and also of researchers studying the principles of this genre in literature and arts, the cultural aspects of vampire myth and related historical questions.
Every year we hold a Vampire Fiction contest "Transylvania" and within the framework of the current contest "Transylvania-2013" ([link]) We would like to acquaint the most interesting illustrators to our authors. In case it is possible to order illustrations from you or to get already available works, we would like to ask permission to placement on our site of links to your account, one of your works if it is possible , and also to learn information on quotations and cooperation conditions.
Best wishes,
Organizing committee "Transylvania-2013".
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M-Cris97 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
wonderfull! love how you captured all of Dracula's forms and how the colors all blend in to create the 'mood'. could you please tell me what do you use when drawing if its not too much trouble.
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:iconabigaillarson:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I just use regular mechanical pencils for drawing, but for this piece I used micron pens to ink, and watercolors.
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:iconliv1419:
Liv1419 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
your work is delightfully macabre and well made
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:iconabigaillarson:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjujubel:
Jujubel Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Watching your work is like reading the novel.
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:icondup3n:
Dup3n Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
God, why do you draw so good? D: Awww, I can't stop looking, your pics are hipnotizing.
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OctoGear Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Perfect!
this is a perfect Bram Stoker's Dracula's illustration.
mesmerized fer shure :) i don't know why iv'e never ever seen your work before.
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Emerald-Beatle Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely LOVE this picture, your style and use of colours is AMAZING! i hope you are really proud of your work! :)
(Also an idea for drawings: Tim Burton movies)
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canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:
:clap: Enchanting... :love: :heart:
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CaraFengHuang Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
love all of your work... this one especially :)
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:icondancomp:
dancomp Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist
I love your style!
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SmokeNmirorJono Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful.
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:iconmrs-lovett-da-pirate:
Your style is so beautiful!! I love every piece of work, it's so original :heart:
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artbyChrisConway Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
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DEMONGRAFIX666 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
VERY VERY COOL HAVE ANY OF YOUR DESIGNS BEEN USED IN TATTOOS YET ? WELL TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE ANY WAYS
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, they have :) I always allow people to use my artwork for tattoos.
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DEMONGRAFIX666 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
WOULD YOU WANNA DO A TRADE OR A COMMISION FOR A DESIGN? FOR MYSELF ?
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:iconvishnu373:
vishnu373 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Brilliant! Your style is so unique!
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Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
You have been featured here: [link] :D
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:iconabigaillarson:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconclavis-salomonis:
Clavis-Salomonis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconcassiuseos:
Cassiuseos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your colours and style! Gorgeous!
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XxWrittenInTheStarsx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :o this is so amazing! I am a Dracula lover and this makes me so happy :D
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:iconhappydude21:
happydude21 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Is that Lucy Westenra? Great depiction of this scene, btw!
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:iconkunouichivamp:
Kunouichivamp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Out of curiousity do you do ink first then watercolor or watercolor then ink? I tried doing the former and I failed miserably :shakefish:
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I ink first, then put layers and layers of watercolor washes on top. It takes a while, but that has worked best for me :)
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:iconkunouichivamp:
Kunouichivamp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How do you keep the ink from running?
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:iconabigaillarson:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I use micron pens, which are waterproof - I also use them in varying sizes, so I can have varying line weight
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:iconkunouichivamp:
Kunouichivamp Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think I might have to invest in some of those then. I, stupidly enough, tried regular calligraphy pens and ink...they ran :ohnoes: and I felt stupid
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Don't feel bad! I did the same exact thing when I was trying to figure out how to do pen & ink! I ended up liking how it looked, and did a few "ink washes" for practice, and it can look really cool :) That's the great thing about experimenting with new mediums - sometimes you come up with some interesting techniques <3
But, if you don't want them to run, and you still want detailed linework, I recommend the Micron pens. You can order them online or get them at art supply shops.
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Kunouichivamp Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That actually makes me feel a bit better ^_^ I actually used to have some way back when, but never really used them in anything other than goofy little comics. I'll have to pick some up here soon :)
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britterooski15 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow! all traditional! that's amazing!
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:iconmedricht:
medricht Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Really good concept.
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ScurvyNicole Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i feel like i'm always getting on here just in time to have to clear out a million deviations from my watch, and i always come by and say "sorry for the fave and runs." i really am sorry to fave and run, but i love your work so much...i hope you understand, and i hop i get better at keeping track of my account so that i can actually comment on things.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's quite alright! I don't mind how people decide to enjoy artwork around here :) It's for sharing artwork, so as long as people stop by, that's all that matters! I appreciate it all the same, so thank you <3
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PoisonThorn123 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful piece (: I love that movie
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