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Totale Finsternis by Starlene Totale Finsternis by Starlene
Okay, I know I'm drawing way too much these days, and all I draw is stuff that's not in any way related to my illustration project...
It's a combination of getting rid of my stress, which drawing helps me to do - stuff like where-shall-I-study-after-high-school is getting on my nerves a bit - and just not caring anymore: I've only 16 days of high school left! I admit I skipped my maths homework in favour of colouring this.

So, Sarah and Count von Krolock from Tanz der Vampire.
This is heavily based on one of the promotional photos of the Finnish production - though, in my usual fashion, I worsened it along the way. First of all, I realize I shouldn't have even tried to colour the blingies hanging from the chandeliers by hand - if I'd left it for Photoshop, I'd been able to make the background colour more smooth. Also, I made Krolock way less awesome than he really is. Sorry.

Tanz der Vampire is not mine. See the picture I used as a model at [link]
Will I do my homework tomorrow or will I just procrastinate again? Time will tell!
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Romy-Schneider Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tanz der Vampire is my favourite musical!
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Starlene Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My second favourite! It's just so amazing! :heart:
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AnneCat Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
...you know, I really like good vampire tales too much to have left this musical alone for so long...

Can I just say how much I love their hair and expressions! The haaaaair... Also, his dressing gown. What i wouldn't give for a fabulous dressing gown like that! It must have just about made your hand fall off to draw it, though!
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Starlene Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As long as you familiarise yourself with any of the European versions, you'll be fine (I don't know if there are bootlegs of the whole show floating around, but seeing how popular it is, I suppose there are)... Just don't start with the Broadway version. It's called Dance of the Vampires too, but that's about the only similarity to the European one - they mutilated the plot to the point where it's not recognisable as the same thing anymore. It closed after two months or so, luckily... Tanz'd deserve a proper English production, though!

But hey, thanks so much! Yeah, the dressing gown was a bit of a challenge to draw...
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
No idea what this all is, but the chap with the long black hair has a very cool pattern on his clothing. Kudos on drawing that.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's only the second-best musical I've ever seen! ;) But yeah, thanks - the pattern almost killed me, but whatever, it looks neat now.
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EntirelyInsane Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
(need to see it...)
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01Kaddy01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore this dress!
I mean, I really like the dress Sarah is wearing i the musical but this drawn version is as great as the original. I especially like the way you did the folds. Same for Krolock's cloths.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, I'm really glad you like! :hug: The clothing from the Finnish production was a great inspiration, it's so lovely to look at!
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01Kaddy01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm... I don't know the finnish production very well.
Maybe I'll search for a few pictures...
You're welcome!
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Check out [link] for pics and [link] for trailer. It's the world's first non-replica Tanz, I believe, and a very good one at that! One of the best musicals I've ever seen, definitely. :)
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01Kaddy01 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the links.
It's definitely different to the German production, but in some parts it looks similar. (Hard to describe in english, to be honest).
It's a great musical, indeed!
I'm going to see it possibly next year in German. ( :fingerscrossed: )
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could see the German production one day... Hope you'll get your chance, I bet it's a great show!! :aww:
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01Kaddy01 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It surely is!
(Got the german audio for christmas :squee: )

I really hope I'll keep enough money to pay the tickets but first I'll see Cats a second time in January :w00t:
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cats is amazing too! When I visited German last summer I was all sad the tour wasn't where I was - it was the first musical I fell in love with, and the Finnish one was so much fun, so I'd love to see other versions! I hope you'll have an amazing time! :la:
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Zuuh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Amazing 0.0
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: Thanks!
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Zuuh Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Love you´re art so much, by the way: How are you?
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Our Christmas holiday just begun, so all good! :la: How about you?
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SYCD Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
I like what Krolock is wearing, it seems more casual than what he usually wears. It makes him look comfortable :)
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes sense to me, too - why would he be wearing any grandiose cape thingies when he's just hanging out inside his castle? :D Thanks for the fav!
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SYCD Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
You're welcome :)
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missXimpossible Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I like how Sarah almost seems smug, while the Count is less confident. Nice attention to details too :)
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the Finnish version's Sarah, at the very least (haven't seen other productions yet, though I really wish to see some one day!), is a strong-willed woman who knows what she wants... Thanks! :aww:
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Kalia24 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, why this guy is wearing a dressing gown?...
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Because I can't do justice to his beautiful costume in my drawing at all, that's why! Seriously, it looks great live but not so good here.
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Kalia24 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm... I haven't seen the costume. Maybe it's because u gave too strong contrasts here - those colours seem too light for von Krolock to me.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't really find more pictures of it than [link] but maybe you can see something there. But yeah, you're right - I'll do more Tanz art soon again, I think, I'll keep the colour thing in mind!
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Kalia24 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He really looks strange for me - completely different-style-Krolock than I'm used to. Looks... youner ( o.O ) here... And a bit Herbert-style.
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Starlene Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah - the Finnish one's the world's first non-replica Tanz, so no wonder if it looks a bit different than what you're used to!

But, heh... You should see this production's Herbert, then! Actually... ---> [link] - not really too much like his daddy... :D
But yeah, too bad there aren't too many good pictures of all the costumes and stuff! There are some at [link] and then there's a trailer at [link] if you want to see more, though. :)
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