Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Bad Blood... the Vampire Saga has a name at last

As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been working on my Vampire Saga story (which will be named BAD BLOOD: A VAMPIRE PROPHECY) for quite awhile now.... I first came up with the idea as a 14 year old who had been inspired by the Stephen King classic Salem's Lot, specifically the 1977 TV adaption starting David Soul and James Mason. My story has changed a lot since then, but elements from the story as written back in 1999/2000 will still be very prominent in the version that will see print. Here are some pages that I drew back then. The first one is something I'm still very proud of to this day, and hope to use somewhere in the final version. The second image is possibly the style of artwork I'll be going for... a watercolour wash, to separate it from my usual, old-school style superhero artwork. And the third, is a character design sketch for the master vampire. As it is though, I'll be doing something totally different for the main big-evil. Something totally different from any vampire ever seen before.....

The fourth image is a more recent piece featuring one of the lead-characters (the same character featured in the first piece of artwork). And believe me, this guy would eat both Team Edward and Jacob for breakfast...

Fingers crossed I'll have more to show and tell soon......

One of the main characters in

An old page of artwork, from a previous version of the story.
Drawn around 1999-2000.
Character design sketch for the main, master vampire.


BAD BLOOD: A VAMPIRE PROPHECY and all related characters are ™ and © 2012 Simon Williams. Do not use without permission.


Simon Wyatt said...

Wouldn't want to mess with the mutha in image 1! He'd probably break you neck before sinking his fangs in!

Love the grayscale, sweet!

Great 'master' sketch, all Salem's Lot/Nosferatu style just a tad more vicious!

Really looking forward to seeing this story!

Simon Williams said...

Cheers Si! Yep, that bad boy in the first image is going to be a major character in the book... and trust me, he's going to be as bad ass as he looks! Glad you like the Master sketch as well... like I said, I'm looking to do something different with the master vampire in this though... this version may show up in there somewhere though!