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I was reading Dracula a while back, and decided to do a painting of Lucy. Lucy gets a bad rap in the movies--Movie Dracula is seductive, and so Lucy is a slutty slutty slut because she falls for him first and gets vampirized. In the book, Lucy is a wonderful woman, and her only real flaw is having idiot friends who are too stupid to actually protect her.

Seriously, the thing reads like Van Helsing and his cohorts have some kind of memory disorder. They keep leaving the near-dead Lucy alone, and either Dracula breaks in, or the house staff freaking LETS HIM IN by opening the windows in Lucy's room and taking down all the garlic because it smells bad. This happens again and again and again. Surely, you think, surely THIS TIME Van Helsing will stop being a baby and just spend the night in the room while Lucy's suitors search for Dracula and kill him. But no, nobody does that, and so Lucy has to die. Worst vampire hunters ever.
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Your Welcome! You can find the book on Xlibris.com.  For a quick shortcut, go to the artpiece titled "if your there, knock once" by LilithRow.  You'll find a link in the comments that will take you directly to the spot on Xlibris.com where you can purchase it.
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kireekun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks 4 the awesome work
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TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I know the same feeling for poor Lucy.... I haven't had the ;luxury' of seeing the movies, but I absolutely adore the book... But I have a question- why do you think Dracula smiled when he was finally staked? I think there might be more to the story.
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are probably right! The book is so good and meaty--there's a lot of different things you can get out of it.
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TwiztedDagger Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Definately a delicious bit of literature, to be sure! Btw, good job on the work- I kindof geeked out first- my bad.
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, no, don't apologize! I am happy you like it, and I always love getting comments. :B :heart:
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Cyluho Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wa sso sad when she died :'(
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I love the composition and how haunting this image is.
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Phantasma1 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Lucy in movie versions always reminded me of the character Scarlett from 'Gone with the Wind' someone who got her own way, acted a bit obnoxious and a flirt...i never really paid much attention to the character. But i love this! :)
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Popinns Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is just so MARVELOUSLY AMAZING! O_O
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Awesome.
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
well, Stoker wanted to have her stabbed*, so she had to get vampirized first. Plus she regrets not being able to marry 2 guys at once ( or is it 3 ? can't remember ) so in victorian terms she was a total slut and got it coming.

But you're entirely right in your assessment of that part which is the weakest of the novel ( a weak novel in my opinion )

* it's been rather convincingly argued the stabbing scene is as much of a gang-rape as could be written at the time
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
Umm...technially Lucy wasn't stabbed, she was staked through the heart.  Just thought I'd tell you.
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
silly me Waaaah!  

otherwise I still think I have a point… 
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I agree with you.
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ashimbabbar Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
today there's only 2 of us… tomorrow the world ! XD
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
You're welcome.
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ViZuo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I agree; in the movie Lucy is a slut. :T It's disappointing! HOWEVER this piece of art makes me forget about that mishap. Well done! Awesome colors and hair. o_o
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I totally agree with you! Poor Lucy.... Have you ever read Fred Saberhagen's The Dracula Tape? It's the events of the original book Dracula, only from Dracula's point of view, and it explains a WHOLE LOT.
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
Speaking of points of view, does anyone wish that someone would write a version of Dracula that tells it from Lucy's perspective?  It would be interesting if we could figure out what her thoughts on the story's events were.
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
That WOULD be interesting.
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Yeah. The idea itself raises some interesting questions.  Like, "How would the other characters in the novel be depicted?, How would Lucy react to her transformation into a vampire?, How would she react when she finds out that Arthur has married?" Each has multiple possible answers.
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Nawni Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Hmm... I never gave Lucy a lot of thought, to tell you the truth. You pick up on some pretty neat stuff. c:

Just love her hair!
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MySweetPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
I saw her in the bram stoker one with gary oldman. I didn't think she was slutty, she just fell in love! I mean she was a flawed character but when she was seduced I understood her. but maybe I'm a slut deep down too haha.

love the piece SO MOODY
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hellcorpceo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The thing is, in the original book, NOBODY was seduced, and nobody fell in love. They were victims of Dracula, who was genuinely repulsive and horrible.
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MySweetPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
right right, i was just defending the "slutty" movie lucys!
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ZtheDoomyPirate Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right? She gets total slut treatment in all the movie adaptions.

DADGUMMIT I LOVE YOUR ART.

This is beautiful. :love:
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goreos Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hahahaha i remember all of this XD never seen the movie though..
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Monsoonmagicmoon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
really awesome, i love that the entire painting looks bitten, bleeding, and gaping
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12airabella12 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
mmmmhm.
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MorriganAnneAensland Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor, poor Lucy. Aside from Dracula himself, she was my favorite character in the book. I just finished re-reading Dracula for the umpteenth time today, actually.
I like how her hair kind of melds with the clouds in the background. I also like how you kept the color kind of neutral, because Stoker's character descriptions in general (barring Dracula himself) are very vague. I've seen her depicted with almost every natural hair color ever. :\
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tavumkal Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really need to read the classic horror stories. i'm tired of feeling out of the loop.

excellent work by the way. spooky too.
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Shigo-Oxymoron Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you are correct, sir
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Hallway-Ninja Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
It looks like she was suckin' blood in zero gravity! Kinda adds to the surreal, deam (or should I say nightmare?) like quality. Very cool!
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devilfern Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Agreed! They were really stupid. Your painting is lovely though.
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BlizzardLynn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing piece
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Caelra Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
lol i didn't know that's how the story actually went XD
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NickKartha Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know...finally someone understands me...
Van Helsing sucks...blade...now, blade there's a vamp hunter
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dannytink Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Bloofer Lady! The Bloofer Lady's coming for you!
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MoonChildYuuki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even though that did happen, if Van Helsing were never there, everyone would have turned, and Lucy had to go through that in order for the story to happen as it did. I had to analyze this story in my Literature class, so it's understanding why the author did what he did.
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Soprity Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nice I'm actually reading it now lol
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BlackSnowWonderland Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing, and hauntingly beautiful. :)
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chyminy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool highlights on the blood *shiver*
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JessTheCool1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I always hated that in Mina's case they take a strong, smart, independent woman and make her a damsel in distress in all the movies.
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smartguy776 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Independent? That is honestly the last word that I would ever use to describe Mina (At least the version of her from Stoker's novel) It's true that Mina is a progressive character with her studying new machines and being intelligent, but she does all her work in the service of helping her husband and the band of hunters.  A smart character and definitely one of the strongest, if not the strongest, characters in the novel, but an independent one, no.
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ChisSweetArt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunning movement
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