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:star: Click the link to read the story HERE: sta.sh/0mn998uu6at

 

Question asked by :iconmetalhawk1993:

Aletta :iconqueen-asante:


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((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 :icondarkenedsparrow:'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.))

 

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:iconbumbleboo12:
bumbleboo12 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
all though you scare me the most relf I still must know
do you only live with your nana cuz you seem to only mention her :baffled: 
 
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:iconaskthesonofashepherd:
AsktheSonofaShepherd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
((Is this a drawing question or would you like it answered through text, because questions are open now. :)))
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:iconbumbleboo12:
bumbleboo12 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
drawing question plz =^w^=
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:iconaskthesonofashepherd:
AsktheSonofaShepherd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
((Okie dokie. I'll get started on it right away. ^^))
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:iconbumbleboo12:
bumbleboo12 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yey ^w^
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:iconrafdreum:
RafDreum Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Needs. More. Views.
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:icontheprimecronuss:
ThePrimeCronuss Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
 
you, my girl, are as awesome as the most awesome, most epic art ever made!
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:iconsarahfina-rose:
Sarahfina-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Filmographer
(Wow that art piece is spooky and beautiful at the same time. I also enjoyed the story. :))
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:iconaskkev:
AskKev Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
O_O Whoa, Dude.

((Wow, that was interesting stuff there. I love vampires XD))
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:iconaskthesonofashepherd:
>////>

((Thanks! Aletta's a witch though, I don't know too much about vampires.))
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:iconaskkev:
AskKev Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
((You should've come to me then. I have a lot of books about them!! XD))
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:iconaskthesonofashepherd:
AsktheSonofaShepherd Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
((Lol I didn't know. XD

I just wanted to get this question out of the way though, I procrastinated it for so long and was sick of researching vampire lore. I got lazy because I wanted to work on original stuff.))
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:iconaskkev:
AskKev Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
((aaaah, gotchya!! :) ))
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:icontycampbell10:
TYCampbell10 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Too cute to be true :D (Big Grin) awesome work ;) (Wink)
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:iconangelkouri:
angelkouri Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
amazing
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:iconantoniomendes:
AntonioMendes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Deep
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:icontroca87:
Troca87 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
I love this..I love it so much, my love cannot be explained
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:iconlalarare-bird:
LaLaRare-Bird Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Your work is gorgeous. ^^
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:iconliefstemcamilla:
LiefstemCamilla Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Aw I'm sorry Rolf....you've had it rough huh? :(
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:iconmariaisabelbozzini:
MariaIsabelBozzini Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
aww sweet!
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:iconmydeepthoughts:
MyDeepThoughts Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
:iconlovelyplz: Oh,fantastic...
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:iconsircharless:
SirCharless Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
Wow, looks so beautiful!!!
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:iconrockygemscarly100:
RockyGemsCarly100 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
i love this, very nice
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:iconarmando200:
Armando200 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Pretty :3 Beautiful work! xx

Only the Queen can do something like this.
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:icondonnydarko271:
donnydarko271 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

This is fantasitc! Art story and everything I'm really at a loss for words. :P
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:iconask--rolf-eene:
Ask--Rolf-EEnE Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
BADASS WHY CAN'T I THINK OF THAT

DUDE YOU THE QUEEN OF ASKS
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:iconfolkman123:
folkman123 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
I love that picture, that's an instant fav. ^__^
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:iconvikingskog:
Vikingskog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
It looks so geat!!
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:iconezkiya:
Ezkiya Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I just love the way you drew her hair ^^
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:iconunicorn5678:
Unicorn5678 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
i like how you colored her, very nice
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:iconandolion12:
Andolion12 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
omg she looks adorable
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:iconmagejirou:
Magejirou Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Ah! This is so adorable! ;w;
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:iconmakutamatanui:
MakutaMataNui Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
I love how you did the hair and eyes ^^
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:icongirl8yourcupcake:
Girl8YourCupcake Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Why does everyone keep saying the story was hard to understand? :?

The English was perfect, and it made perfect sense to me. Unless you guys never read a book in your life, it was an easy read. XD

This is so amazing, the story, the art everything! You're so talented. :)
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:iconcrazydock:
crazydock Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
A terrific work! May I add this to my favorites? :D
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:iconstarmusicph:
starmusicph Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Waa..so beautiful..[link]
Love
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:iconjdmm9402:
JDMM9402 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Such a gorgeous picture!
I really love the whole blue color compositions, and that expression is just---
wow! 8D
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:iconshreethefox:
ShreetheFox Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I'm in love with the hair the eyes and the dramatic pose and...stunning...just stunning
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:iconmarcosmora10:
MarcosMora10 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
wow! I like it very much.
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:icondefine-delicate:
Define-Delicate Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
awesome i like the the color and the detail
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:iconshadow-wolf-girl3000:
Shadow-Wolf-Girl3000 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
The picture is beautiful. Your coloring makes it all wonder-y. It's so pretty.
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:iconmiddlesbrough44:
Middlesbrough44 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
oh, I love it!, its beautiful! :love:
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:iconlorddarcole:
lordDarcole Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Really good pic, def. fav! :)
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:iconllamikashole:
LlamikaShole Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I love this! . :/ Looove the Eyes. :heart:
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:iconxxopheliac1234:
xxOpheliac1234 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
so beautiful!!
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:iconyaddayaddayooou:
yaddayaddayooou Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Nice image. Esp her eyes, it looks great. What about Little :iconaskeddtheastute? :D give him a chance to come out of your pencil!! please!!
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:iconaskthesonofashepherd:
AsktheSonofaShepherd Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
((I don't own that account. You're mistaking me with Dani. Not sure how, though, our styles are completely different.))
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:iconyaddayaddayooou:
yaddayaddayooou Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Oh my bad, I thought you.... oh now that I look at it I see your styles are different.

Lol I thought you were the same person for a moment. XD
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:iconaskthesonofashepherd:
AsktheSonofaShepherd Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
((Should I be amused or just creeped out?))
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:iconyaddayaddayooou:
yaddayaddayooou Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Lol but you guys talk the same. :XD:
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