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.