Mina Harker was modelled by epilogue artist Kelly L. Brake.
My take on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
The thing is, Amy, we are all inspired by each other, I get just as much from you and your beautiful work!
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.
Hi Jeff, thank you so much my friend!
now we're talking! excellent mood aided by bleak environs and somber colors. really good stuff.
Thank you, JM, praise from you is praise indeed!
This is beautiful, James! You have a great imagination, and I can't believe you do it all in colored pencil! Awesome!
Thank you, Vicki, it is always such a pleasure to hear from you!
Thank you, Christy, I do hope and try to get some of the model's personality in there
Thanks, Cath, I know you always like the darker ones!
Hi James! oooo spooky,cool art!Great work as always!
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!
This is quite exquisite,I love the haunted look of the woman, absolutely SPOOKY
Nice work Cathie
Thank you Simon, can't wait to get started on yours!
I'm a little out of words too, Scott, you must know what I mean! thank you my friend!
Thank you, Stephen, sure I'm well. but my heart gets a real boost listening to great comments like yours!
That's pretty spooky, great colours and composition. Looks like oils more than pencil.
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.
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"
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!
Absolutely wonderful, keep going with the imagination
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!
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!
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.
One piece a day (or so) ! And all equally beautiful. How do you manage to work at such a pace, James ??!
Ah a complimentary comment from such a sensational talent makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, thank you, Rita!
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!
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!
Thank you, Malcolm, yeah I kinda over-did the hand using my own like a study, glad you like it!
This is really your most beautiful work yet, James!
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!
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