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Vampire Hunter D by Gido Vampire Hunter D by Gido
So, for Halloween I wanted to do vampires...... because I've been watching The Strain diligently for the past few weeks now.

Now, if i've been watching The Strain this whole time, why the hell draw D?  Because I loved Quinlan.... and he was basically a dhampir.... and when I think of dhampirs, I automatically think of D.  Ladies and gentlemen, my train of thought.

Also, the last time I actually drew D was back in 2005 (gido.deviantart.com/art/Until-…).... memories..... Llama Emoji-20 (Grumpy) [V1] 
So, I thought that drawing him would be something fun to do, in light of all these deadlines I have now.


I will try to come up with something more seasonally appropriate soon.

EDIT:
Process shots can be found here:
Facebook --> www.facebook.com/HinchelOr/pho…
Behance -->www.behance.net/gallery/442323…

BTW, i had this track on loop the whole time i was drawing this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=99_ZYB…


(Download for glorious hair-strands in HD?)
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:iconjflaxman:
jflaxman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
A great tribute to a great film.
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:iconprcalo:
Prcalo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Here comes some Hellsing art .) GJ man
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

Yes.... Alucard.... soon.... Llama Emoji 35 (Desire or Want Something) [V2] 
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Coldlightning14 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  New Deviant
Am i the only who thinks this looks like Alucard from Hellsing
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:iconceasworld:
CeasWorld Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
This is amazing good job xx :)
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Coincidentally, I have been meaning to do Alucard as well...
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:iconcoldlightning14:
Coldlightning14 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  New Deviant
You really should. He's awesome!
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:iconkehxkeova:
KehXKeova Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my YES!! :heart:

This looks absolutely amazing!! :wow:
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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:iconkehxkeova:
KehXKeova Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!! =D
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Crimzen250 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MAN how good was that anime?!
The most visually gorgeous of all time IMO
this is a great piece, even without the hand you can tell its D straight away
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Vampire Hunter D was-- and always will be-- one of the greats.

Thank you! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is truly amazing and you captured everything so well. I am not much into anime or mange but adult ones like D here are my all time faves. You did him a world of justice! :heart: :+fav:
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!  I'm glad to know that I did D justice. Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're More Than Welcome!
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:iconpsychomob:
psychomob Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
Oh, my childhood crush! Stunning work!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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:iconrazrius:
Razrius Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
This is amazing! Great job on my favourite vampire of all times. This is going to be a wallpaper for me for months to come :)
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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:iconasderuki:
Asderuki Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yesss great character :D
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yes he is.  Thank you! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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:iconirondoors:
Irondoors Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust was one of my favourite cartoons growing up. Thanks for a great depiction of a great character!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome.

And thank you! Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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:iconks-claw:
ks-claw Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Hot daaaamn! He looks super good! I love all the little details you got in ^^
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] 
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:icontammyfuentes:
TammyFuentes Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
I love this.  More modern and steampunk.  Excellent. 
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :iconblushthanksplz:
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:iconjdmann79:
jdmann79 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconpeirrin:
peirrin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Ah, the classics...
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Old but gold....
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:iconwiwaldi24:
wiwaldi24 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconfurkanholmes:
FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
nice work :clap:
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :blush:
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:iconkelthazan:
kelthazan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016   Writer
This is gorgeous. Great job!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Your version of him looks more stern and manly. He ironically looks more western on the outside and more elven on the smaller details. 
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
There was this scene in the animation where Carmilla releases D's more feral nature... that was what I had in my head while drawing this, so maybe that's why he looks manlier haha Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 


Great observation on the details!  I did try to make him look more elven!
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dennisartss Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Soooo so nice, I love the artstyle. I do myself prefer the more gothic original with the sharper and longer hat. But I must admit that this is amazing nonetheless!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

I know what you mean, D's original design is elegant.  At one point, I do remember doing a rough of him that was closer to the original design.... but I guess I thought that it would be cooler if i tried something different.  Llama Emoji 41 (Sleepy) [V2] 
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dennisartss Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Indeed a good choice. Thats what caught my eyes, I first saw Lefty and thought, oh that is familiar and took in the whole image. It's really awesome and feels a bit more westerly than the original, paler one.
I hope to see more!
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm just really glad to hear that it turned out so well.  Thank you!
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:icondennisartss:
dennisartss Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
I do a lot of different art myself but I allways love to praise talented artists. Especially when it's about my favourite vampire hunter;-)
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!

I see you do a lot of trad art!  
The only traditional medium i'm proficient with is pencils... i've never really tried my hand at traditional painting. Llama Emoji 41 (Sleepy) [V2] 
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dennisartss Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Well, you no doubt have the mind to do it. Techniques you learn by doing it and trying different things. I have some upcoming works and I use everything, acrylic, spraypaint, watercolors crayons even wallpaint.
I could never do what you do since I haven't got the patience or skill.

You should try traditional I bet it would evolve you even further.

Anyways I'll most likely have something new up by the weekend or earlier, something a bit more gothic. Be sure to take a look if you have the time;-)
I look forward to seeing future entries and will be following you!
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Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016
Epic art :woohoo:
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:icongido:
Gido Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :iconblushthanksplz:
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:iconmihoshi5:
Mihoshi5 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
You're welcome :aww:
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:icondaikagaru:
daikagaru Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally awesome! D is an amazing character, and you showed his nature very well! ;D Great colouring, fantastic work. >w<
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