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HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 2: Count Dracula by KrisSmithDW HALLOWEEN 2016 Day 2: Count Dracula by KrisSmithDW
#Halloween2016 is here!  31 days of horror movie monsters!  My take on 31 of them of my choice, I'll be posting them in chronological order, come back each day to see who's next!
(I'm playing catch up for a few days, but I'll be on track by the weekend.)

DAY 2: Next up is Count Dracula, from the 1931 film starring Bela Lugosi. Useless fact: I never really noticed/paid attention for YEARS to the fact the Lugosi's Dracula did not have fangs, in fact I don't think Dracula had proper, "traditional" fangs until the Christopher Lee/Hammer films. Anyone able to confirm or correct me on that one?
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ComicBookArtFiend Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
There were a couple of low-budget, obscure Dracula movies that gave him fangs prior to the Hammer cycle, but I'm blanking on their names right now and frankly, most people wouldn't even be aware of them. Hammer may not have been the first to go full fang on Dracula, but they're certainly the ones who made it a big deal in the film and TV versions. Then again, if we really want to be picky, NOSFERATU did it before any of the subsequent films, even if they had to rename their Dracula "Count Orlok" to try (and fail) to avoid copyright issues.

I have to say that I really like how Dracula's cape has the gray lining of the actual film costume. Even though red is the traditional go-to for Dracula's cape, I always like it better when the cape is either solid black (Lee's first cape in the Hammer films) or the gray Lugosi wore. It gives Dracula a more wraith-like quality when his cape is darker and more muted.
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I think I saw some of them, I think the fangs were different but I forget (were they Orlok style?  i forget).  All obscure flicks it seemed.

Glad you like the cape lining touch, I did try my best to research on what colour those characters were actually supposed to have been (and I learned in the process that the Bride of Frankenstein's hair was actually red and not black, I did not know that!), was a bit of a pain and I'm probably not entirely accurate, but I gave it the ol' college try :D  I also saw some Lugosi capes that were gold lined, but those were for later movies I think.
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
he look really awsome :)
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avenger09 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Going with the Monster Squad version.
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Encyes Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks kindly! :D
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Dracula is one of the most iconic monsters. ;)
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Gossamer1970 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job on Lugosi!
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016
Gotta love Dracula, the classiest of the monsters! Great work :D
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man! :D
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
How do you spell class?  D-R-A-C-U-L-A.
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KrisSmithDW Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL XD
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