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.: Salvatorn :. by Cataclysm-X .: Salvatorn :. by Cataclysm-X
Slightly changed the shading. Looks better now (:

He's always had my heart
He needs to know
I'll break free of the Miracle
It's time for him to go

This feeling
Inside me
Finally found my love
I've finally broke free

No longer
Torn in two
He'd kill his brother if he only knew...

Finally Free - Dream Theater

(Dream Theater for all your lyrical needs :thumbsup:)

Salvatore brothers Damon (left) and Stefan (right) + the beautiful Elena from the TV-Show The Vampire Diaries. I got a whole lot of requests, at least 20 of them, for a Vampire Diaries drawing. So who am I to not listen to your calls. ;D

If you don't know what this TV-Show is all about, then you probably don't know how to interpret this drawing.

2 seperate drawings blended into one. While Elena is still whole, each of the brothers both appear in a different frame.

Let me explain:
Elena, the girl, is torn in a never-ending battle between 2 brothers, Damon and Stefan, who are both vampires for over 145 years. While Stefan has a relationship with Elena, Damon went searching for Katherine, the vampire who turned them. She is a relative (and therefore a lookalike) of Elena.
However, he never found her.

Eventually, Damon fell for Elena, even though he doesn't fully admit it. Which makes Stefan act suspicious and annoyed, as both brothers used to date Katherine back in the day. It's the same old Salvatore bros-war all over again.

My Facebook buddies had the privilege to see the work in progress of this drawing. Lots of fun discussions we've had :3 got some excellent ideas which I added to this drawing. Therefore, thank you, dear Facebook people. <3

Spent over 50 hours on this drawing. Drawing 10 hours a day made me nutty. Or nuttier.

While the entire drawing was almost finished, I screwed up the entire left part. So I took half a sheet of paper and started all over again. :lol: This also means I now have two A5 drawings instead of one A4.

That's 30 hours wasted, my dear deviantART friends. 30 hours. That's how loony dedicated I am.


Stuff used
:bulletblack: 4H, 2H, H 0.5mm mechanical pencils for skintones + structure of Damon and Elena
:bulletblack: H, HB, 2B, 3B 0.5mm mechanical pencils for skintones + structure of Stefan
:bulletblack: B, 2B, 3B 0.5mm mechanical pencils for all the dark parts
:bulletblack: tissues, Q-tips and cotton pads for blending
:bulletblack: mirror for discovering mistakes
:bulletblack: A4 paper + A5 sheet for the redrawn part, Hahnemühle Nostalgie sketchbook paper
:bulletblack: Promo picture of the Vampire Diaries as reference

Time spent approx 50 hours. Or more. Too much.

Work in progress, in case you're curious:

**********LE GASP**********
A Daily Deviation??? Really? :happycry: THANK YOU SO MUCH. Oh goodness. Thank you, sweet *Gwendolyn12 for the suggestion, and generous ^rydi1689 for the feature. Ugh. :heart:
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-09-19
.: Salvatorn :. by `Cataclysm-X captured my attention from the very first moment! You can really feel their breath on your skin just by looking at this, and the composition plays a fantastic role in the portrayal of the concept Catacysm-X went with! Definitely worth a look! ( Suggested by Gwendolyn12 and Featured by rydi1689 )
agnes21 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Love it! :D (Big Grin) 
Ainslynn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! You have some seriously amazing pencil skills! :)
vicktori01 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ivedada Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
miresalaj Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yOU are amazing
linka-zarkibaer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
i love tvd ... and this picture , it looks so real ... amazing O.O
fillesu96 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing i love it :)
JacobChilds Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love Vamp D. the show is awesome
UtiliaMignano Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! A llama for you ^_^
Calaymo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
I hope you doesn't mind
Stapic Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I had NO idea you did this!! It looks AMAZING :D
A-Breezy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
is that a picture?! I can't believe it's a drawing that's way too realistic
mlufishonek Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I'm BLOWN AWAY by this drawing!!! :heart: I am always uncomfortable using mechanical pencils as they are really rough and I can't master the blending part ;P
Anyway, I'm even more blown away as I realised today that Paul Wesley speaks my first language and visits my hometown every year :wow: I'm from Poland and today an interview was released where he speaks Polish (but then quickly switches to English ;P) I was laughing so hard at the part when he was speaking about a girl working in one of polish shops who freaked out when she realised who he was and, on top of that, he started speaking Polish :-) So here's a little surprise for his fans. The interview is translated into Polish, but you can hear him speaking English in a background, so don't panic :D Enjoy :) -> [link]
H-lena Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had no idea he was polish! it makes him even more cute honestly!
penelopa94 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
RaynaLioness Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Katherine is a slut! D:
jfvaj17 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
OMG i wanna draw like this!
maaike1995 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!! ik heb echt nog veel te leren xD
echt super goed!
btw <3 vampire diaries ^^
FeatherThatIs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ArtByMalloryMorsa Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
:wave: I was just going through my favorites and came across this wonderful piece - I had the opportunity to be "in awe" again because of that, so thank you! I thought you might be interested to know that I am hosting a Vampire Diaries Contest, and I would be honored if you would participate! We have some great prizes, I hope you will consider! Just click my icon/name to see my journal, thank you!
WritingObsessed Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lucky elena. hhaa awesome drawing. :D
weepingwillowcat369 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I just like the imagery-very cool. :)
xsannea Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Freaking perfect :D echt vet goed!! xx
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
dank je :D
a-Arietis Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Best thing ever. :horns:

DT :heart:
sigma1984 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
wwow!!!a big wow!
violetscarletblue Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist
I just died.... it's.... arghh I can't speak!!!!!!!!! :D You're the best artist ever!
Psichae Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I haven't words...

selavi13 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Student General Artist
KayNeeTee Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing... how do you make it look so smooth~
I've tried making my realistic drawing look 'smooth' but I fail O.O
TheTragicHeroine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
OMFG that's drawn???
I thought you just edited the image. That's so freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Skumar07 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Very impressive .... showing Lust... :)
AngelinaBenedetti Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MCP1985 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
wowsers! this is awesome!!! you are amazing! :D
xobirdie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...this picture made me realize how much Damon looks like Tom Welling, lol
shell31 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Stunning drawing!!!!
inkcharmer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy Smokes! This is HOT!!! ;D Awesome work!!!
iMAGGInary Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
awwwwwwwwwww tvd *___*
KewlKaylizzle Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Absolutely breathtaking. Enough said.
I also love the title! Very clever!
KewlKaylizzle Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Absolutely breathtaking. Enough said.
I also love the title! Very clever!
shelovesart92 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Beautiful Work !
JunkoKiu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Awesome ! O-O
You did a really, really great job ! :D
JunkoKiu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Awesome ! O-O
You did a really, really great job ! :D
El-i-or Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has been featured for :iconmasters-of-graphite:'s news article! [link]
Livia95 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
it's AMAZING!! I also tried it but it's never as realistic as yours... O.O
swimmer13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Wow you are incredible, I hadn't even realized it was a drawing!
DarthJudicare Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! It's so beautiful and realistic!!!
MrFixit741 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh My God this is such an amazingly done drawing!!! and the idea of blending the 2 into 1 is just the coolest thing I have seen here..I love the show and this is just well.... WOW!!!!
Toolittle2late Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Writer
OMG!!!!! This is perfect! <3
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