Starting off the painting I always do a light colour glaze over the whole canvas and this was a very watered down Crimson Red and whilst it was wet I used a light brown acrylic paint to sketch with the paint brush the basic vampire in the middle and the two at either side of him. I didn't want to draw with pencil before hand as that would have been a waste of time, so instead paint sketch helps mark everything out that you want on the canvas, because you can paint over anything that becomes a mistake anyway.
|The middle Vampire up close painted with a light brown acrylic paint|
|Painting the general shapes with brown acrylic paint helps create an under layer for more layers on top|
|The middle Vampire is starting to take shape slowly with the huge Vampiric tongue with blood drips|
|The left hand side Vampire isn't meant to look as impressive as the middle one, but I still want to add some cool detail in on it.|
|Only half the head is showing on this Vampire, I wanted to get a sense of them stood in a crowd and I'll probably add a few more figures in the background later on in the shadows.|
|Taking a step back to look at my painting I noticed that the background needs to be darker and so that's what I did next.|
|The Vampires are looking more defined now that I've added a huge amount of shading, a few areas need cleaning up slightly as I've over shadowed them somewhat.|