Dark Embrace by somerset

Dark Embrace

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Added: Oct 26, 2005
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Mina Harker was modelled by epilogue artist Kelly L. Brake.

My take on Bram Stoker's Dracula.

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somerset's picture

The thing is, Amy, we are all inspired by each other, I get just as much from you and your beautiful work!

hunterhayley's picture

ANother breathtaker James. You take my breath away so easily with your drawings. Thank you for the comment on Meredith. I have not posted anything for a while beacuse I have been trying to...eh..renew my style. You inspired that James. You artistic show off you.

somerset's picture

Hi Jeff, thank you so much my friend!

thejeff's picture

now we're talking! excellent mood aided by bleak environs and somber colors. really good stuff.

somerset's picture

Thank you, JM, praise from you is praise indeed!

jmleottiart's picture

This is beautiful, James! You have a great imagination, and I can't believe you do it all in colored pencil! Awesome!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Vicki, it is always such a pleasure to hear from you!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Christy, I do hope and try to get some of the model's personality in there

somerset's picture

Thanks, Cath, I know you always like the darker ones!

bernie's picture

Hi James! oooo spooky,cool art!Great work as always!

babs111's picture

I really admire your talent for depicting your figures with personality, even with a more subtle expression. I think I've said before that your work looks like oil, but the colored pencil adds it's own texture and unique look to the picture that I really enjoy. Beautiful work James!

Guest's picture

Hi James
This is quite exquisite,I love the haunted look of the woman, absolutely SPOOKY
Nice work Cathie

somerset's picture

Thank you Simon, can't wait to get started on yours!

somerset's picture

I'm a little out of words too, Scott, you must know what I mean! thank you my friend!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Stephen, sure I'm well. but my heart gets a real boost listening to great comments like yours!

Guest's picture

That's pretty spooky, great colours and composition. Looks like oils more than pencil.

sdavis123061's picture

I'm a little late this time with my comment James so I'll just simply say that I echo everyone else's thoughts. Fantastic piece, amazing detail in her blouse and the overall concept is great. Your abiltites in working those colored pencils continues to amaze me sir. Smile

Guest's picture

hi james,
hope you are well,
it seems you have done it again.
your an art robot with computer chips turned up to eleven! how you keep producing beautiful portraits so fast is beyond me. i really like the way you have given this piece a sensitive
atmosphere...i love the detailing in the costume, again chips tuned to eleven, dracula looks cool. make you want to shout,"don't turn round love"

somerset's picture

Thank you, dear Guest, sure I will endeavour to keep my imagination on a high, with lovely comments like yours this won't be so hard to do!

Guest's picture

Absolutely wonderful, keep going with the imagination

somerset's picture

Hi Craig, good to hear from you, actually I based the idea on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" classic! I wanted to get a feel for the period so I did some research on Victorian dress, thank you for your great comment!

somerset's picture

Actually, Pierre, I'm on a bit of a roll just now, heh heh not quite one a day! but believe me when I start to slow down I'm practicaly static! LOL! thank you so much my friend!

Guest's picture

Knowing that the model is a real person puts a special edge on this portrait. The portrait at first glance appears to be a Victorian style portrait that could be hanging in an old mansion. But the figure in the mists makes it haunting and makes me wonder. Was this person pursued by evil or perhaps does this mean the person had evil hidden with in her. I may be way off base with my assumptions. But what is important was that it made me sit and look it over for a while. One more thing, the artwork is excellent as always.

carles's picture

One piece a day (or so) ! And all equally beautiful. How do you manage to work at such a pace, James ??!

somerset's picture

Ah a complimentary comment from such a sensational talent makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, thank you, Rita!

somerset's picture

Ho ho, Kelly, of course you do know that it is really the model that sparks the whole picture! thank you for adding the beauty into the mix!

somerset's picture

Ha yes indeed, Joanna, I'm glad you noticed that I tried to create a patchy velvet effect! you have made my day, thank you!

somerset's picture

Thank you, Malcolm, yeah I kinda over-did the hand using my own like a study, glad you like it!

Guest's picture

This is really your most beautiful work yet, James! Wink

rita's picture

James - just another outstanding painting. It seems, you are getting better and better with each piece -even it seems to be impossible, as your are already such a great artist! Keep up your great work James!

Art at its best.