Vlad The Impaler (Dracula)

by andreiu • Uploaded: Apr. 02 '10
Gallerized Apr. '10 629908b26576128ba20de0dd6f32053a.png
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Description: Welcome to my country - Romania, region - Transylvania. Meet Vlad Ţepeş, a Transylvanian Count, which is also known as "Vlad the Impaler", or more commonly as "Dracula". "Dracula" means "The Son of the Dragon" and it's being linked to his father ("Vlad Dracul") because of his joining to the "Order of the Dragon".
Full line art, inspired by some pictures of Vlad Ţepeş.

Status: Student work

Commenting: Actively seeking critiques

Tags: orderdragonvoivodkingcount

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chrisrojo said on Apr. 02 '10

This is great Andrei!

eziemac said on Apr. 02 '10

Brilliant man, must have taken ages

Mikeymike said on Apr. 02 '10

great work here. very nice andreil! style is awesome.

andreiu said on Apr. 02 '10

thank you guys!
@Euan: yes indeed, it sure took me a while.
@Mikey: nice hearing that from you.

nitish.b said on Apr. 02 '10

cool stuff andrei

pierro said on Apr. 02 '10


ethereal said on Apr. 02 '10

Nice, Andrei!

logomotive said on Apr. 02 '10

great Illustration.

ru_ferret said on Apr. 02 '10

terrific job!

JoePrince said on Apr. 02 '10

Looks great Andrei! Seems like it would be even stronger on a lighter colored background though...either way fabulous work.

ethereal said on Apr. 02 '10

^ Hell no! This is Dracula, needs to be black! :)

Type08 said on Apr. 02 '10

Listen to them the children of the night... What music they make!
Nice one Andrei, any chance you guys are related? ;)

logoboom said on Apr. 02 '10

nice illy.

Gafyn said on Apr. 02 '10

Great illustration

andreiu said on Apr. 02 '10

cheers guys! thanks for your comments!
@Joe & Sean : it might look better on a lighter background but dracula likes it in the darkness! :))

sbj said on Apr. 03 '10

bloody great....

andreiu said on Apr. 03 '10

hehe! bloody indeed! :D

andreiu said on Apr. 03 '10

made some little updates on this one. i think it's better now.

pierro said on Apr. 03 '10

Yep! now added to my faves.

ethereal said on Apr. 03 '10

It's really, really nice, man, really jealous of your illustration skills.

andreiu said on Apr. 03 '10

many thanks Pierro.
@Sean: wow, glad to hear that, mate! i'm happy you like it.

Sarito:. said on Apr. 04 '10

I love it:.

Lecart said on Apr. 06 '10

Hahah.. lookin great mare, prea tare! :D

nitish.b said on Apr. 06 '10

u are really talented my frd...g8 work on this guy

oronoz ® said on Apr. 06 '10

woow!! Floted and faved!!

KonradK said on Apr. 06 '10

Great work! :)

Ocularink said on Apr. 06 '10

Wicked stuff mate. Straight to the favs!

tass said on Apr. 06 '10

Nice one. Was it made for fun? Or a product?

andreiu said on Apr. 06 '10

many thanks: Sarito, Lecart, Nitish, Alan, Konrad, Kevin and Alex.
@Alex: it was made just for fun, but I think I already got something to use it for.

cerise said on Apr. 06 '10

Awesome work Andreiu

designabot said on Apr. 06 '10

oh yes love that detail. I will be as good as you one day.. (dream)

Logo Design Monster said on Apr. 07 '10

Great illustration skills Andreiu. Very impressed with the design, must have taken quite some time to complete but looks worth it to me. Excellent work.

andreiu said on Apr. 07 '10

i've seen some of you guys thought of the time spent on this one. well here's the answer: somewhere around 5 hours. but it was made in a couple of rounds taking 20 to 40 minutes. :)

Kliment said on Apr. 07 '10

hahah super ;)

firebrand said on Apr. 07 '10

Impressive illustration.

damaraputra said on Apr. 07 '10

the colour and the illustration is stunning. good job andrei.

twisted_design said on Apr. 08 '10

Buna treaba. Imi place acuratetea reproducerii si nivelul de detalii.

andreiu said on Apr. 08 '10

thanks all of you guys for the great feedback.
@Roy: considering i have a great respect for your work, hearing that from you means a lot. thanks!
@Stefan: mersi frumos!

now for the fun of it, you should check this out: "Kasabian - Vlad the Impaler":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM5YDI7ttME&feature=related

dbunk said on Apr. 08 '10

Count on this illo

michaelspitz said on Apr. 10 '10

Boat loads of style on this guy! Love it!

thewebster said on Apr. 16 '10

I love this old style. That's so ... different and unique. Nice work!

andreiu said on Apr. 20 '10

I am proud... of this logo, though it wasn't featured anywhere. (:
(big updates on this one coming soon, I'm working on it)

Lecart said on Apr. 20 '10

Hi andreiu, I am pleased to inform you that your logo has been featured in my favorites.

chrisguyot said on Apr. 26 '10

good stuff man.

esprit said on May. 10 '10

looks really great! like that dark-gray!!
might be diffcult to be print in small versions, i think. it has lots of details that would be too small...

Alex K. said on Jun. 05 '10

seems to be a lot of work )) but the result impresses

Jippy Rinaldi said on Jul. 08 '10

Impressive details!! Great work!!

mabu said on Jul. 17 '10

Stunning details.

andreiu said on Jul. 17 '10

HEAVY UPDATE - redrawn the hair, all the shades and the highlights.
please let me know what you guys think!

JoePrince said on Jul. 17 '10

Still looks great mate.

sbj said on Jul. 17 '10

yess its still bloddy great.. nice details

andreiu said on Jul. 19 '10

guys, here's the wireframe for this one.
i really didn't realize the complexity of it until seeing the wireframe
[hope it works]
!image link!:http://shelfster.com/items/img/guid/6759186254c44c0f42ea3a
[if not] you can see it here: "LINK":http://shelfster.com/items/img/guid/6759186254c44c0f42ea3a

dotflo said on Jul. 20 '10

magnificent andreiu, i would float it again:))

folkypaul said on Dec. 14 '10

Arrrr, nice nice nice!

andreiu said on Dec. 15 '10

^ thanks! btw, someone got interested in this, so it will probably be used for some souvenirs and promotional stuff here in Romania.

Lecart said on Dec. 15 '10

^ that's great news mate; and this ones deserves to be in the 100 club.

Aprilyus said on Mar. 06 '11

haha!! Vladut Tepes! bine lucra, seamna cu o gravura,un efect interesant! merge direct in favorite :)

andreiu said on Mar. 06 '11

^ mersi! :D

dotflo said on Apr. 07 '11

club 100! congratz

lecart said on Apr. 07 '11

Vlad is proud of you, Andrei.

andreiu said on Apr. 07 '11

^haha, Stelian. he should be!

andreiu said on Jun. 20 '11

^sorry, I really had a laugh on your comment, Jonas.
What did you expect me to do? Draw someone else instead of Vlad Tepes? Or do you really feel that my work is a copy of that picture? As you may notice there are not so many pictures of Vlad Tepes. :)

damianskotzke said on Nov. 05 '11

A brilliant job. I love the way you manage to present "Dracula". It is really hard for me to gain a woodcut effect.

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