This is one of the pieces of artwork I created to promote Von Herling, Vampire Hunter and to include within the book itself.
I used photo reference to come up with this drawing.
I basically took a photo of myself holding a broom (a prop for the wooden stake) and a ballpoint pen (the cross). The photo was then reversed and converted to black and white via Photoshop.
Drawing from photo reference is a big boon. I’ve been doing that more and more recently.
BTW, prints of “With Stake and Cross” are presently available for sale on DeviantArt.