Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Castlevania's Dracula!

Here we are finally at the end with our main villain of the Castlevania series, Dracula! He has certainly undergone many redesigns over the many incarnations of the game. I believe my favorite to be this one, where he look more regal with the white hair and ornate costume. Also as I was researching out Dracula for the games, there are a lot of pictures of him looking stoic or menacing. Which is quite cool, don't get me wrong, but I couldn't find anything that shows him actually using his powers that he displays in the games. I obviously couldn't show them all, they range from producing and propelling fire from his hands, the control of bats, turning to mist and/or animals.

With this sketch I wanted to put as much of that in as possible and give a sense of the main boss that you fight throughout these games.

Overall it has been great fun to visit these characters. I'd love to do more, but I already expanded my week to accommodate a few more Belmonts than I intended. Possibly in the future I can get back into the various side characters that make this property so awesome! Thanks for all the support and patience this week. It's been a crazy one for sure!

Castlevania Week: Dracula - 128

“Over the centuries, my hatred for the miserable rabble of humanity grew, as did my power. And the Crimson Stone…it became a part of me, weaved into the very fibers of my being, making me more than immortal…it made me into a deity, entitled to remake this world in the fires of Chaos.”

I just rambled on without knowing ANYTHING about the character. For a more capable description here are Quinn's comments on Dracula:

"What would Castlevania be without Count Dracula? He’s the Prince of Darkness, King of the Vampires, Evil Incarnate, with an insatiable desire to obliterate mankind and remake the world in the forge of Chaos. Only the Belmont clan can stand in his way, and it’s their cursed fate to do so again and again all throughout the annals of history, since Dracula is resurrected every hundred years…unless called back early by the evil in men’s hearts. He always comes back with his confidence unshaken by his past defeats, suggesting the unsettling notion that he’s got something up his jet-black sleeve.

What makes him an even more interesting character is his secret history as a human, a man who once fought for the Church as a holy knight. What drove him to become an immortal master of the undead? This fascinating story is told in the PS2 game “Castlevania: Lament of Innocence,” but in my comic book treatment I delve even deeper into his mysterious past and what made him into the vampire he is today."

Thanks again to Quinn for contributing the descriptions and quotes for this week's theme. 
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