Vampires are always popular, and in this book they reign supreme. Author Eugene Caine guides readers on an informative, artistic journey while he demonstrates how to draw an assortment of spellbinding undead vampires, utilizing a range of techniques from history's master artists - da Vinci, van Gogh, Picasso. Aspiring artists discover the history of each featured master, and revel in the evidence and in-depth research that uncovers the truth about the dark underworld of the vampire - whilst learning to work in oil, pencil, pastel, acrylic, watercolour. Written with wit and humour, this is sure to appeal to the legions of vampire fans, illustrators and aspiring artists and become a permanent part of every artist's library.
Born in Belarus, a land of legends, swamps and castles, our esteemed author, Eugene Caine, followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, joining a grand tradition of classical artists. A graduate of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Eugene studied with the greatest teachers to preserve the history, techniques and secrets of the old masters. He has spent countless hours sketching, wandering through museums, and travelling the world to develop the unique artistic vision that is responsible for the beautiful images you see in this book. Long fascinated with art history and sharing the wonders of art with his students, Mr Caine is joining the next generation of great artists who will pass on the secrets and traditions of the masters.