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VHD vol3 Sketches by FreakingArG VHD vol3 Sketches by FreakingArG
I had drawn these sketches a few months ago after reading the third Vampire Hunter D book, "Demon Deathchase". Volume 3 is probably better recognized by it's movie release as "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust", but much like the first movie, the book is quite different.
I personally was never that big a fan of Bloodlust, but I really liked the original story. Much darker and really seemed to do a better job of gripping it's reader.

I posted this now because ~E1L0n3wy wanted to see my take on the group.

She also let me know that volume three of the VHD manga was just released. Grr... Really wish I had more money so I could go out and get it. I'm really curious to see the artist's take on the characters' designs. Oh well.
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Oh can you do one for The Rose Princess? An interesting take on the characters, especially Leila since the Manga really has her shown differently. Poor little Grove as well.
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TeranMingOgilthorpe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Hee hee D is my favorite of course ;D
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Chazralia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student General Artist
This is great! Thanks for posting this!
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ColdAcidTemples Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Doesn't Leila get rapped by all her brothers in the book?! poor lass
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Uberwulf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
lol, dead-looking grove.

i really enjoy how your d here looks like the d from the original movie, when he takes his hat off.
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Lukia-GravenHeart Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Awww... Grove's still my favorite :D
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mandeh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Bloodlust is a personal favorite of mine, simply because of the animation being superb. That and I can never have too much D ^^;

As for the book I found it one of my least favorites, simply because of how horrid the Marcus brothers were as people. The plot is great but I really didn't give a damn about Leila's brothers at all. The Barbarois mutants were much more interesting though! The manga is worth getting too! The character designs aren't too shabby either (and of course D looks awesome) and it actually made me like that story more than the novel did~
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009   Digital Artist
Bloodlust actually never really appealed to me as much as the first movie. The animation was absolutely beautiful, but there just wasn't much in the movie that pulled me into it.
Though on the contrary I did really like the book. I felt that it was much easier to understand and care about the characters in the book.
That's just my opinion of course.
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DarknessGivesLife Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
I LOVE IT~ i'm a huge fan of vampire hunter d and your art work warms my soul :P
so little art of D on DA
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009   Digital Artist
My stuff warms your soul? Well that's definitely a compliment, thank you ^_^
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seph-hunter Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I like your Nolt a lot.
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
I like YOUR Nolt a lot.
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seph-hunter Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I like YOUR MOM'S Nolt a lot.
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Don't you be talkin' bout mah momma's Nolt.
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seph-hunter Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
who HASN'T talked about it?
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Atwista Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Beautiful work as usual *sighs dreamily* Hey hey! Could you show me how to put in patterns like you do?
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Sure, just let me know what you mean specifically.
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kamon-san Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
I love the way you draw these characters! I wish I knew more about VHD, then we could discuss it... D looks very awesome this way, and his glance reminds me of Zelgadis from Slayers... X3

And I must say it really is awesome to be able to compare how different artists view the characters from novels. ;3
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Meowtwo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I have never seen Vampire Hunter D, but these are all very, very smexy.
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
No sir. YOU are smexy.
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eeeee :excited: *w* I love them :heart:

Aww your poor grove looks so perfect and droopy T_T

^^ Leila looks awesome, Petite but Powerful XD

>w< Borgoff looks like a proper Bear ^^ and Kyle looks like an Upstart :giggle: just as he should...

>_o I see what you mean about Nolt...Hard to characterize...hmmm :shrug: :giggle:

*w* I looooooooooove the way you draw D! He always looks so sharp and intense...with that shadowed gaze...

:giggle: I like your take on his eldritch aura...hehehe You always draw little black dots accompanying him ^w^ :heart:

:glomp: Thanks for putting this up so fast =D
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you for noticing those little dots around him lol. I think it must be some sort of Amano influence or whatever, but it just doesn't feel complete unless I do that.

Yeah, I had zero idea as to how to do Nolt. I sort regret my choice of colors on him now that I look at it.. I can't help but think of Michaelangelo now.

I'm greatly pleased to see you approve of my versions of them *takes a little bow*

Once again I must point out that I love how much attention you give your comments and replies XD
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w< I know what you mean about something just Feeling right to draw...and not looking complete without...:giggle:

heheh ^^ :tmnt3:

^w^ well...I write what I think...and I guess I think fast...and thoroughly :giggle:

Oh >w< did I tell you earlier that I was quite happy that you wanted to color the line art of D's mystic bird pose =D?...

If you would like, I would draw a request picture in return *w* :heart:.
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FreakingArG Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009   Digital Artist
I'll definitely take you up on that request! I'm totally planning on doing my own interpretation of that bird pose too. I love your drawing of it, but I think the coloring doesn't really do you justice. It'll be a neat collab :3
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E1L0n3wy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah...:giggle: I just can't color stuff on the computer...(well ...in the normal way anyhow...X'D I figure this turned out alright [link] but it was just made by overlapping different color layers and erasing...)

I guess I think in Grayscale >w< (I am shading the picture Even now mwahahah... )

I tried to color it with markers...and D; failed again...^^; blarg...oh well...can't do everything :shrug:...well, I Can use Watercolors...^^ but those aren't right for everything...

^^ I will look forwards to seeing your drawing and your colored version :heart:

and I will wait for your request *w* mweheheh

:dance:
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