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Lazar's Grave by CreedStonegate Lazar's Grave by CreedStonegate
In 1985 and especially 1986, I drew a large collection of vampire and horror related pieces. I used the comic book page proportions and did everything on heavy illustration board in pencil, then inked everything with just india ink and a few different sized pen nibs. I don't use a brush as precise control of shape and line is important in my work. Obviously I'm huge on contrast as I find lots of black gives my horror work depth. Years ago I scanned this and colored it in photoshop and then again recently.

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Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
Hope you don't mind a feature [link]
CreedStonegate Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's an amazing spectrum of talent there. So appreciated, positive reaction to my work is really the best fuel I've found for making new art. :]
Impaled-Corpse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
My pleasure, sir.
By the way, your gallery really is something, don't know how I missed you all this time...
Gotta watch!
rikomortis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
killer stuff here, Like your style!
CreedStonegate Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
When I drew this I really felt that I found my style. The best art I do is heavy on contrast and relies more on shape than line. For me, using cross-hatching in art was the quick and sloppy way to draw what I wanted. But this sleek, boldly contrasted look was way closer to what I was trying to express. My more recent stuff includes those kind of pieces as well as some that I put the subject over the execution and stepped outside my style. I like to make the picture as dark as possible, as if unlit at night with just some edge reflection. Almost as if only a few white lines were drawn, but those were actually the only spots not drawn. I get a lot more into that as this batch of art progresses. There are 11 pieces that I did in 95/96 plus one from 99 in that style to see if I could still draw. It's the same style so I include it and if fits to end my vampire run with one being staked. Thanks for checking out my art and keep your eyes peeled for more...
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September 10, 2011
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