Merry Christmas!

No drawings today…just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


More Vlad Magnus Concepts

I made a few more drawings of Vlad Magnus, the primary villain of Von Herling, Vampire Hunter.  I needed something more concrete.



For Vlad Magnus, I wanted to have a close-up sketch as well as a closer look at his powerful (and hypnotic) gaze.  To get some ideas, I studied more photos of Bela Lugosi – since Vlad is a classic movie vampire – and then worked up some ideas.  This turned out to be the best of them.   Read the rest of this entry »

Vlad Magnus Concept Sketches

The primary villain of Von Herling Vampire Hunter is a vampire named Vlad Magnus.  The name was drawn from the historical figure of Vlad the Impaler – who some of you may recognize as being influential on the character development of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  Magnus is the Latin word for “great”.  So a loose translation of the villain’s name is “Vlad the Great”.

Anyway, I had to develop the character some more and give him a definitive appearance on paper.   Read the rest of this entry »

Von Herling Concept Sketch 2

Von Herling concept sketch 2

This is another concept sketch for the character of August Von Herling.

This was done in my Moleskine watercolor book with a combination of pencil, watercolor, and gray wash.

There’ll be another picture up next week and we’ll learn more about the star of my graphic novel.