This is one of my new characters for a short film I’m making called “The Monster”. The concept came from this drawing I did quite literally called “Vampire Hunter Realizing That The Common Vampire Weapons Don’t Work This Time” which shows a woman in panic as a vampire taunts her choice in weapons.
For the animation, I had a different style in mind and I recreated the Vampire first. I started with the profile because I wanted to have the brow transition smoothly into the nose with a smaller mouth below. From there, I drew the front view, playing with the triangular shapes of her jaw and torso.
While I wanted my animation to take place in the present, I wanted my Vampire to be stuck in the past, wearing period clothing. When I first started writing my story, the setting was a 16th century castle, so Adelaide’s dress mirrored that time period. As I wrote more, I changed the location to a Colonial Mansion (18th century) so her dress and hairstyle changed.
In the final version, I changed her hairstyle, removing the curls, and made her eyebrows bushier (more akin to the time period). Also, despite the fact that vampires are most attributed to Bats, I used the Peregrine Falcon as a reference, primarily because of it’s association with being a protector (This plays a role in my story). The Falcon’s feathers were an inspiration for Adelaide’s skirt. (It was completely coincidental that her face resembles that of a falcon!)
I will add to this page as I make more progress with Rigging, Animating, and Dialogue!