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Vampire, Claudia, portrait, victorian, vintage, beautiful, stunning,colorful, keywords to express what this painting is. A digital painting impression of ‘Claudia’ a woman child trapped for all eternity in a body she does not want. A child forced to commit unspeakable evil through no fault of her own to continue living. This is present in reality of our own time, The Pol Pot children, the child soldiers of Africa prove our humanity is a thin veneer easily shed. As a starting point I used a piece of a small figure and a piece of a Russian border design from Dover Publications copyright free archives.

Mouse drawn and painted in photoshop 5.5. Windows ’98 platform.FRAMED PRINT


beautiful, claudia, colorful, portrait, stunning, vampire, victorian, vintage


  • franticflagwave
    franticflagwaveover 4 years ago

    Wow this is amazing work!!!

  • Thank You

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    This is stunning, Norval, one of your finest, and one of my favorites of your beautiful works. She looks like a porcelain doll…. I shutter to think she’s a vampire. Your coloring is beautiful. Love the background “wallpaper”, her dress and shoulder pin, her one super-fantastic earring, and close-set eyes. So good.

  • Thank You Frannie

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 4 years ago

    Best add this to Solo, too. :)

  • Thank You Frannie, I see the wonderful work on their and I would be embarressed to.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • mhkantor
    mhkantorover 4 years ago

    wow! farout. fantastic work.

  • Thank you, this one built up mega bites so fast I had to jepeg her twice to my old computer from freezing up.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work of art Norval. Superbly done.

  • Thank You Bunny, this ones been percolating in my head for quite a while and I decided yesterday to just give it a try.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Vampire….NOT!!!! She’’s too beautiful. Love those eyes & hair. Wow!

  • Thank You Marsha, the hair was the last thing I worked on the eyes were the first.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Norval! fabulous color!


  • Thank You Kevin, I had never worked with purple and green until Nefertiti and Shangai. I actually like those colors now.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • SandyDeLuca
    SandyDeLucaover 4 years ago

    Very, very nice.

  • Thank You

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    tis is so well created, wonderful work Norvil a beauty even if a vampire !LIZ

  • Thank You Liz, I came away from this one with a heck of a headach though. I think it’s because the color palette on this was so hard to work with. I had to squint.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

  • banrai
    banraiover 4 years ago

    one of your finest Norval, amazing work!

  • Thank you Banrai, your comment means a lot to me.

    – luvapples downunder/ Norval Arbogast

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