Pear

Today’s still life sketch – a pear!

 

Pear

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Rusty in Canoe

Just a drawing of a character from Sunnyville Stories and it’s none other than Rusty Duncan, the star of the series.

 

Rusty in canoe

Peggy Jo Warner

I’ve introduced you to both our protagonist, August Von Herling, and our antagonist, Vlad Magnus.  Now it’s time to meet our deuteragonist, the lovely waif Peggy Jo Warner.

Peggy Jo Warner

Peggy Jo Warner is essentially the equivalent of Mina Harker from Bram Stoker’s Dracula.  She’s a young lady of fourteen (two years younger than Von Herling) who has lived all her life in Richten, Tennessee.  She’s best friends with Brittany Mary Parsons, the most popular girl in school (we’ll meet her in a future post).

She’s very shy and silent, yet can be incredibly resilient to everyone’s surprise.

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.

vladmagnus2

 

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 »

Cherry

Nothing special here.  Just a sketch in HB graphite pencil of a cherry.

 

Cherry

Nuts

Another one of my still life drawings.

Nuts

 

This was sketched with a flat sketching pencil, an HB pencil and a 2B pencil.