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Andromeda Vondran by Luciferspet Andromeda Vondran by Luciferspet
So, I thought I'd have a stab at Seventh Sanctums 'Twilight of the Vampires' contest. The name Andromeda Vondran came up and I knew I had to use it.

She's not the usual vampire that I come up with. Andromeda is a space pirate vampire.

She turned herself into a bloodsucking creature of the night by messing with her DNA. Vampirism became fashionable somewhere around the 31st century so it was easy enough for her to beg, borrow and mostly steal the items she needed for the conversion.

It's so easy to be a vampire in space. Her ship only raises the metal plating on the front deck when in dock, so she lives in perpetual darkness. Space is the never ending void, perfect for a vampire to live and hunt. People go missing from remote mining stations all the time, after all. Sometimes they fall out of an airlock...sometimes Andromeda eats them.

Andromeda's ship, The Nocturne , is a spiffy pirate ship. Made up from a mish-mash of stolen parts, it has artificial gravity, a cold fusion engine, nuclear warheads, atomic and virus missiles, three mounted machine turrets and a black hole warp drive. The warp drive doesn't work too well and mostly Andromeda prefers to use the regular engines.

The Nocturne is one ship you most definitely do not want to run into on a space jaunt.

Time Taken; Approximately 2-3 hours
Sketched in ArtRage, coloured in Photoshop
Fail background is fail. This is also more of me trying to practice my digital paiting skills and failing miserably. Sorry.
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VampiressBite Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Did she salvage the Vampirates 'Nocturne' anc convert it?
(can't wait for the next one!!!1one! :dummy:)

Love the idea! Vrery original!
Good luck in the contest!
Luciferspet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't realise the name till you said that! I need to catch up on my Vampirates reading. Hmm, maybe she did...that'd be pretty snazzy.

Thank you!
Shadowed-Serenity Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Artist
Very nice backstory! Definately not one of the stereotypes. :#1:
I think in the picture, her eye is slightly too large and placed too high on her head, if you ever want to go back and fix it. :shrug: but its your call. I like the way you did the teeth. :)
Luciferspet Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I need to work on getting proportions right. I think it was in the right place in the sketch, then I painted and messed it up XD

Her teeth are one of my favourite parts too. =D
Shadowed-Serenity Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Artist
Welcome! and that makes total sense, i'm sometimes reluctant to color, because i think it'll mess everything up, lol! :)
Death-By-Life Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is seriously epic mi amor <3
Luciferspet Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
^-^ thank you!
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June 21, 2010
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