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Count Dracula by GENZOMAN Count Dracula by GENZOMAN
Hi guys! back after a couple of days offline for problems with the charger of my lap. Here goes a old pic (from 2005 or so) Based on the novel image of the vampire, the lord of shadows, master of darkness, The big bite, The bloodsucker, the deadly smile, the terror from Walachia: Count Dracula... of course there is a lot of references to one of my favorite game series: castlevania (part of the outfit and the design of the castle on the bg ;))
hope you like it!

PSCS/Grapphire 2-Bamboo/6hours + 2 hours of edit/music:Marble Gallery - Castlevania SOTN OST.
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let´s WikiAttack:

In Bram Stoker's novel, Count Dracula's characteristics, powers, abilities and weaknesses are narrated in a piecemeal way by multiple narrators, from different perspectives. The most informative of these narrators are Jonathan Harker, John Seward, and Mina Harker.

Count Dracula (his first name is never given in the novel) is a centuries-old vampire, sorcerer and Transylvanian nobleman, who claims to be a Székely descended from Attila the Hun. He inhabits a decaying castle in the Carpathian Mountains near the Borgo Pass. Unlike the vampires of Eastern European folklore, which are portrayed as repulsive, corpse-like creatures, Dracula exudes a veneer of aristocratic charm which masks his unfathomable evil.

Details of his early life are obscure, but it seems that Dracula studied the black arts at the academy of Scholomance in the Carpathian Mountains, overlooking the town of Sibiu (also known as Hermannstadt) and became proficient in alchemy and magic. Taking up arms, as befitting his rank and status as a Voivode, he led troops against the Turks across the Danube. According to Van Helsing:

He must indeed have been that Voivode Dracula who won his name against the Turk, over the great river on the very frontier of Turkey-land. If it be so, then was he no common man: for in that time, and for centuries after, he was spoken of as the cleverest and the most cunning, as well as the bravest of the sons of the 'land beyond the forest'.

– Mina Harker's Journal, 30 September, Dracula, Chapter 18

Dead and buried in a great tomb in the chapel of his castle, Dracula returns from death as a vampire and lives for several centuries in his castle with three beautiful female vampires, who lay similarly entombed in the chapel beside him. His relations with these so-called "Brides of Dracula" are intimate, and two of them seem to bear a possible family resemblance though whether they be his lovers, sisters, daughters or an incestuous combination thereof, as some have conjectured, is not made clear in the narrative.
Max Schreck as Count Orlok, the first confirmed cinematic representation of Dracula.

As the novel begins in the late 19th century, Dracula acts on a long contemplated plan for world domination, and infiltrates London to begin his reign of terror. He summons Jonathan Harker, a newly-qualified English solicitor, to provide legal support for a real estate transaction overseen by Harker's employer. Dracula at first charms Harker with his cordiality and historical knowledge, and even rescues him from the clutches of his three bloodthirsty brides. In truth, however, Dracula wishes to keep Harker alive just long enough to complete the legal transaction and to learn as much as possible about England.

Dracula leaves his castle and boards a Russian ship, the Demeter, taking along with him boxes of Transylvanian soil, which he needs in order to regain his strength. During the voyage to Whitby, a coastal town in northern England, he sustains himself on the ship's crew members. Only one body is later found, that of the captain, who is found tied up to the ship's helm. The captain's log is recovered and tells of strange events that had taken place during the ship's journey. Dracula leaves the ship in the form of a fog-like mist.

Soon the Count is menacing Harker's devoted fiancée, Wilhelmina "Mina" Murray, and her vivacious friend, Lucy Westenra. There is also a notable link between Dracula and Renfield, a patient in an insane asylum compelled to consume insects, spiders, birds, and other creatures — in ascending order of size — in order to absorb their "life force". Renfield acts as a kind of sensor, reacting to Dracula's proximity and supplying clues accordingly. Dracula begins to visit Lucy's bed chamber on a nightly basis, draining her of blood while simultaneously infecting her with the curse of vampirism. Not knowing the cause for Lucy's deterioration, her companions call upon the Dutch doctor Abraham Van Helsing, the former mentor of one of Lucy's suitors. Van Helsing soon deduces her condition's supernatural origins, but does not speak out. Despite an attempt at keeping the vampire at bay with garlic, Dracula entices Lucy out of her chamber late at night and drains her blood, killing her and transforming her into one of the undead.

Van Helsing, Harker, and Lucy's former suitors Arthur Holmwood and Quincey Morris enter her crypt and kill her reanimated corpse. They later enter Dracula's residence at Carfax, destroying his boxes of earth, depriving the Count of his ability to rest. Dracula leaves England to return to his homeland, but not before biting Mina.

The final section of the novel details the heroes racing Dracula back to Transylvania, and in a climactic battle with Dracula's gypsy bodyguards, finally destroying him. Despite the popular image of Dracula having a stake driven through his heart, Mina's narrative describes his throat being sliced through by Jonathan Harker's kukri and his heart pierced by Morris' Bowie knife (Mina Harker's Journal, 6 November, Dracula Chapter 27).

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btw, there is another version I´ve done after, but posted before :D
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darksidersreaperlord Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The waters of my life flow ever on never stopping after centuries of sleep of nothingness i have returned i have no memory of how i got here or who i am yet something something comes back to me i was great once feared yes now i remember so weak now must find blood once i was strong powerful beyond measure beyond imagining its been an age since i last fed but i will return i will live again i will have my vengeance nothing will stand in my way they will pay even if it takes an eternity they will pay for i am the dragon Dracul i am the prince of darkness that is my vengeance all shall come to fear me
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
First off? 666? That's the number of the beast in Revelation. And secondly? Dracula looks like a bachaneer. A pirate. Awesome! :-)
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CHCHcartoons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Hooray for evil!!
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:iconjahmellah:
JaHMellaH Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Vlad Tempest is a Jake.. (Vlad The Impaler)
I like the submissive females 
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:iconthemorlock:
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Love it.
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KeetaBeeta Featured By Owner Edited Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
mmmaaaannnn, makes me want to play Castlevania SOTN like right now! RIGHT NOW!
u are a beast, sir! awesome!
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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Why are there four "brides" here? Is one of them Mina or Lucy? There were only supposed to be three, according to Stoker's novel. I'm just curious. 
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darksidersreaperlord Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
No they are just minor Draculinas 
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:iconthe-winged-warden:
The-Winged-Warden Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Writer
This is very sexy. I love every aspect and detail. 
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa ! :eyepopping:
Very regal and dark !
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PankakeCarnivor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student
Woah...
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SkylineStudio4 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Neat Castlevania vibe
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aisan4494 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow this is really a piece of Art! #amazing! 
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:iconxxcamper61xx:
xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks a little like CastleVania Drac.
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
you pimp
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:iconkn1ghtgr3y:
Kn1ghtGr3y Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
again solid work :D
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:iconrikuthedragonslayer:
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: thank you Briam Stoker for your immortal tale. With out that there would be no Alucard
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:iconcjmoore25:
CJMoore25 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
The coolest motherfucker between life and death itself.
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Gery850 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
This is very awesome.
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Chrisman1991 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
Awesome! Here's the seal of Vlad Tepes Dracula chrisman1991.deviantart.com/ar….
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pervisage Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Writer
Count Dracula by Bram Stoker is based on THE most religious fanatic you could ever meet in human history.
Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes used to be the "Son of Dracul" at that time the word "Dracul" meant two different things, Dragon and/or Demon "Son of Dracul, Son of the Dragon or Son of the Devil"
Being part of an army of fanatics (Wallachia) he rode against Turks since they did horrible things to him and his brothers, being kidnapped, tortured and raped for almost all of his childhood, Vlad sweared revenge against the Turks and he did kill (I think almost 1-1.5 million) but in the end he was betrayed and killed by the Turks after he was "sold out" by his own subjects
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Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I thought he had 3 brides...nevertheless, the more cuites, the better
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Avary18 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I love this and the other one
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:iconsonicgodzilla:
SonicGodzilla Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Someone get the Belmonts....
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:iconcosmicmoonshine:
Cosmicmoonshine Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The blood is the life
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Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool pic!
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:iconacidpond:
Acidpond Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I want to see a easter egg from hellsing lol
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:iconlunariouse:
lunariouse Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
MY FAVORITE PIC EVER
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013   Writer
Love this one :) a lot!!!
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otaku4242 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so sick of the modern day vampire. they have become "Trendy". I miss the old ones, like in castlevania, or interview with the vampire. TWILIGHT RUINED EVERYTHING.

personal opinion of course.
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Personally, I'd tolerate the Twilight vampires if the story it's self wasn't a total waste of thought. Unfortunetly, it very much is.
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Ask-Fangthevampire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate the twilight vampires as well
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:iconotaku4242:
otaku4242 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thank god. we need more good vampires
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:iconask-fangthevampire:
Ask-Fangthevampire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
like the one I made up?
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:iconotaku4242:
otaku4242 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yeppers. and dracula......and elizabith bathory....and gilles de rais.
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Islav Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Dem hoes so thirsty.
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TheShadowFolk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dracula always gets the bitches lol.

Very awesome pic!
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MathiasoftheSwamp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
LIKE.
A.
(FINAL)
BAWWSSSSSS.

Also, clearly, it's good to be the King. (of the Forces of Eternal Darkness)
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Jazzijazz16 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
heyyy i see you Count THIS IS HOW YOU PIMP!
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:iconlimi16eve:
Limi16Eve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is a awesome version of Dracula , if only in the movies < Bram Stokers dracula got nothing on him >
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Anko-Midnight Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He might possibly be hotter then Sorin Markov XD
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EX7RA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
impresionante :D
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animecreator100 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
what is the name of the outfit he is wearing called?
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Arcturus-90 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ohhhh qué bkn, felicidades muy buen trabajo!!! :D
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SkyArchfiendMayler Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Castlevania...one example of that pic...(>vO)
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RockyJohnny Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The Best Dracula picture I have ever seen in my entire life :) I would freakkin sell my soul to have those demon girls wrapped around me like that :D
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yveslabelle Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work
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gunneson88 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
awesome
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JeanShine Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
The artwork is epic, and the description is quite intresting, but Dracula was NOT a Székely. He was a romanian earl, and his real name was exactly Vlad Tepes.
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StarbyStars Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
1 ha ha ha ha 2! ha ha ha ha
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