Friday, January 8, 2010

From The Vault: Count Dracula - 1997

One of my favorite "from the vault" pieces, I did this portrait of Christopher Lee as Dracula during a really hard time in my life, when I was working a really rotten job and wondering if my life was ever going to get better than this.

For a long time, I didn't work on many new pieces because I was so demoralized, but eventually I started trying again. Seeing how well this piece came out really gave me a shot in the arm, confidence-wise, and fairly soon after this I started getting back into the swing of things.

I really like the hard red lighting on the one side, an effect I haven't replicated all that much, but should try again (gee, how many times do I write that?).