Literary vampire portraits
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This past October, I set myself the challenge of drawing a different fictional vampire every day, loosely guided by official Inktober prompts. Most of the characters represented came from tv/film, so I had official character designs and/or actor likenesses to start from, but a few of my favorite (and most challenging) vamps from the set came instead from literary sources.

Included here are “The Man Upstairs,” from the very strange 1943 Ray Bradbury short story by the same name; Lord Ruthven, from John Polidori’s “The Vampyre” (1819); Bunnicula, from the children’s book series by James and Deborah Howe; Eli, from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s “Let the Right One In” (2004); and Lacrimosa de Magpyr, from the Terry Pratchett Discworld novel “Carpe Jugulum” (1998).

To see all 31-ish vampires (in truth, it ended up being closer to 35), check out the daily posts on my Instagram feed from last month.

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Justin DeVine is an illustrator, graphic designer, and beard-grower. Originally from the West Coast, he now resides in the Upper Midwest with his wife and too many cats. He likes b… Show more.

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