Click the link to read the story HERE: sta.sh/0mn998uu6at
((Artist: It looks like I finally managed to get off my lazy butt to get this done. Truthfully, I haven't had the motivation to work on this account lately. I kinda stopped caring about it, but oh well, I'm still here drawing for you guys because I hate to disappoint.
Wow, it's been awhile since I did a traditional question. I get rather tired of digital art sometimes, plus it's nice to get away from the computer every so often and use my bare hands. I miss my traditional colours so much, but unfortunately, I'm so low on supplies, and they're expensive. I had very limited colours, so I had to blend together what I had (hence the weird pinks, purples, blues and yellows because I'm all out of flesh tone). Idk, it looks kinda cool. The only digitally enhanced elements are her glowing eyes and a couple highlights in her hair. Highlights with markers is rather difficult but it can be done. I just like a ''shinier'' look. My marker highlights were too dull.
This is the original drawing, I didn't enhance it that much sta.sh/0c3kdhj447e
So I don't know too much about Vampire lore, hence why it took me so long to answer this question, I had to do intensive (is that the right word?) research about Vampire lore of Europe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_…
(I did research outside Wikipedia, obviously, since it's not the most reliable source, but that's just a guide for all the stuff I read about vampires per region).
To be honest, I'm not too keen on vampire lore, maybe except Vampire Princess Miyu. The legends people are most familiar with hail from Romania and Eastern Europe, but rather than venture into familiar territory, I looked far and wide for unusual ''vampiric myth''. There are lot of interesting ones out there that aren't Dracula or the common tales. I'm not talking about Twilight either. In my culture (Sanskrit folklore), Vatalas or ''vampires'' are perceived as ghost-like beings that inhabit corpses. But I tried to stay in close proximity to Europe only, preferably Indo-European society.
*Ahem* I'm more interested in witches and other supernatural beings, so I decided to borrow a sub-plot from a fancomic I shelved a year ago. No, it's not a vampire story, but at least it's relevant to the question. I didn't have a vampire story. Apologies in advance.
Aletta is not a vampire, she is what the Western world would call a ''witch'' although they have many names for her kind across cultures. She was a character from a comic I gave up on queen-asante.deviantart.com/ga…
If she looks familiar, she should ring a bell because her appearance is supposed to be a combination of Spell and the Water Nymph on purpose (if you're familiar with 's stories). In fact, the story that Aletta is from was supposed to be an unofficial sequel to Bring Me To Ed, but I am too busy now working on original projects and so I decided to invest my time in original comics only. But I liked Aletta's story so I recycled it and made it my own; now Aletta became re-designed as an original character named Quartulain and she is being featured in an animation project I'm currently working on although I changed her from a witch to a Goddess, loosely inspired by Ishtar from The Epic of Gilgamesh queen-asante.deviantart.com/ga…
Her story changed drastically from the first time I developed her, but the elements are still there.))