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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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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 )
ivedada Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
miresalaj Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yOU are amazing
i love tvd ... and this picture , it looks so real ... amazing O.O
fillesu96 Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing i love it :)
JacobChilds Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love Vamp D. the show is awesome
UtiliaMignano Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! A llama for you ^_^
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
I hope you doesn't mind
Stapic May 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I had NO idea you did this!! It looks AMAZING :D
A-Breezy Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
is that a picture?! I can't believe it's a drawing that's way too realistic
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]
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