Of course this was gonna be the monster for "V"! It'd be almost a crime for it not to be, right?!
Actually, the most obvious, was not the easiest, and it's my own fault. This is the second drawing I did for my Vampire entry in the Monster Alphabet. I did another one that was very similar except the vampire was in a different pose. It was one of those cases where it didn't look quite right when I penciled it, but I thought I'd fix it when I inked it. When I inked it I thought: "Not much better. Maybe it'll work itself out with some colors added to it." and so on and so on... I colored and shaded and completely finished the whole drawing... and was not happy with it.
I figured I'd sleep on it and see what I thought in the morning. I woke up... and scrapped it. There are drawings I've done where the work is not my best, but it's passable. There comes a point where you have to get things done and "good enough" is good enough... this was not one of those times. Everything was off and it just made the whole drawing unsatisfying and weak. I could not, in good conscience include it in this series. It would bother me and dig at me forever if I had.
Long story short(too late, I know)I started over completely and finished the piece as you see it above. Is it my greatest work? Probably not... but I am happy with it, I had fun drawing it, and I'm thrilled to include it in the Monster Alphabet Series.
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