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The Bloofer Lady Westenra by TonyGCampagna The Bloofer Lady Westenra by TonyGCampagna
I've always wanted to do a tribute to Stoker's Lucy Westenra, aka "The Bloofer Lady". Turned early on by Dracula, she ended up feeding on young children, always portrayed in white. My favorite character of the classic tale of The Count.



Here are the credits:

The Bloofer Lady: :iconlindowyn-stock:

The Tower: :iconlugubrum-stock:

Female statue: :iconbeltanefirestock:

The Moon: :iconwachowicz:
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful photo manipulation! :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
It is truly my pleasure! :)
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Lostsoulofonesbeauty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tony,.. Your art work is just totally awesome,. I love your style :heart:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Likewise...and thank you, that makes my day! ;)
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Lostsoulofonesbeauty Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So glad sweetie :hug:
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Melanie-J-Howle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured [link] by :iconwhats-the-piont: :evillaugh:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Many thanks!!!
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Melanie-J-Howle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome :D
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really amazing!!!!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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gairid Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
NIcely done, indeed-- I always felt a little sorry for Lucy, but she's pretty magnificent in your rendering.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well thank you very much. I always thought of Lucy as a tragic figure who wasnt quite strong enough to fend for herself, who needed acceptance. Much appreciated. :) :handshake:
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KeithEKimball Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Writer
Ah, a great tribute to a great novel. Excellent composition; and washing out the original Bloofer Lady into an almost-spectral presence as she starts her nightly hunt is a great touch.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated, thank you. Every time I've picked up Dracula, this is the vision I've had. I tend to focus on the secondary characters more than the main. So often overlooked, they really make the novel. ;)
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KeithEKimball Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Oh, you're welcome; you deserve plenty of compliments.

And I have to admit that in most modern works, whether novels or not, I think the writers try too hard to make the main characters an Everyman so absolutely everybody can relate to them. But in doing so, they make the main characters too plain, too generic, and it's much easier to relate to the secondary characters. I say take a risk and give your main character a flaw or two to overcome in their story; don't just set them up with an antagonist and leave them at that.

Although I still share you fondness for great secondary characters too. You're right; they really can make the novel/movie/whatever sometimes. Try to imagine Holmes without Watson; there were indeed a couple of actual Holmes stories written by Mr. Doyle himself like that but, unsurprisingly, they weren't as good.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Most kind my friend.

As with my taste in women, it also goes for books, movies, art etc... I love the flaws. It shows originality and reality in a fantasy setting. I never got into the protagonist, the antagonist or their lackeys and entourage saying all the perfect lines or doing exactly as they should. Flaws show thought and passion for what you've created. It shows ownership for the world you've brainstormed. I've been writing a book for the last 4 years. One of the reasons it's taking so long, is that I can't accept expected, poorly written cliché. I CAN accept clever tribute to all the reference that brought me to write my story in the first place. It all depends on how you present the story and those who live inside your world. Obviously, I don't have to tell you that. You get it.

As with Holmes and Watson, and many other literary icons, you don't always need a "buddy" story, but if it aint broke...... ;)

“That which is clearly known hath less terror than that which is but hinted at and guessed.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles ;)
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KeithEKimball Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Writer
First, I apologize for my very late reply. It turned out I had about five abscessed teeth back in July that needed to be taken care of. Meaning first they had to try and kill the infections, then remove the teeth; but thanks to my health insurance they had to do each tooth one-at-a-time. Finally had the last one taken out and I'm feeling pretty good as I work on my last round of antibiotics to get rid of any lingering infections.

Anyway...

I have to agree fully on your words in your previous reply about how annoying it is to have too-perfect characters in any type of story. That's why I outgrew Superman at a very young age; too powerful to provide any physical tension and too perfect mentally to interest me. He's just the first example off the top of my head; Harry Potter is not as powerful but is also too bland of a protagonist for me.

I can see how getting that level of characterization into your novel would take a long time; but please keep at it. It will doubtless become another great facet of your work to help set it apart from the crowd and bring it the acclaim it deserves. Even if it's extremely hard sometimes. I had a short story I was working on while recovering these last two weeks; just twenty pages of material. But oh, man, between the stupid drugs making me fall asleep at the drop of a hat and trying to put in just enough characterization... It really did take me two weeks. For twenty pages. :D If I was felling well, that would be a hideous amount of time. LOL Might as well draw a monthly comic book by doing a page a week!

:D And I love your quote from Mr. Doyle's work at the end there too. It is indeed true.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey, Im sorry you've been going through that. I had my wisdom teeth out last December and though it was only two and not five, the stupid drugs and the infection took their toll. Glad you're feeling better.

Coming from you, I appreciate the inspiring words. Sometimes it's so hard to sit down and get the keys tapping. The ideas linger and churn, but as you know, being an artist, we are the best at procrastination. Ugh. I give you credit for trying to write while recovering! 20 pages mustve been a chore that way, but its also a sign of a true professional with vision and integrity. Congratulations on your diligence to your craft. :) :trophy:
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BUMCHEEKS2 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Perfect and leaves me speechless :)

Nice one :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :) It's one of the best books I've ever read, probably why I keep coming back to it for a subject. :handshake:
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BUMCHEEKS2 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
:)
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1AjuS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
An excelent piece! I love it! :jawdrop: :) :blackrose:
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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ZawArt Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Good work!!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated, thank you!
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Great interpretation! I always loved the classic tale: all horror and unvarnished evil :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Much appreciated. I've always seen her in the same light ;)
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MMSmith1777 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Wonderful story, wonderful pic :rose:
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Quickblade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
[link] This has been featured! :D
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much for the feature and the suggestion! Most kind :) Your other features are indeed worthy :trophy:
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Quickblade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
:) It's no problem. :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
But sincerely appreciated! :handshake:
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Quickblade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
:handshake: Still, I'm amazed at the skills put into this. :)
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well.....you made my morning, thank you :)
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Quickblade Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010   Writer
My pleasure. :)
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HisashiX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good work! no excellent work! lol
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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HisashiX Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no prob ^^
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Anthony-1000000to1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
This is a great piece, well done. It is very dramatic and sinister.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Many thanks to you. :)
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AecKz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!!... you caught the idea that i had in mind when i read that part!! :] amazing job!!
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
That was always the vision I had while reading that part in the book. Glad you liked it! Thank you :)
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TappaaKissan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Writer
I absolutely love this picture. It's epicness of epic.
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TonyGCampagna Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I think thats just about the best compliment I've ever gotten, thank you! :)
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TappaaKissan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010   Writer
Aaw, you're very welcome! n 3n
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vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Digital Artist
Feature here ♥ [link]
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