We currently live in a world where vampires are thought of as glitter skinned, angst ridden teenagers instead of terrifying, blood sucking creatures of the night. This week’s Spooky Sketch Sunday seeks to remind the world of the cinematic roots of the vampire. In F.W. Murau’s classic silent film, Nosferatu, Max Schreck portrays the uber-creepy Count Orlok. In my opinion, Orlok is hands down, the most terrifying depiction of a vampire in all cinema.

I’ve been playing around with sketching on different materials lately. This sketch was done on cardboard with colored pencils and markers. I felt the grainy, earthy tone of the cardboard would work nicely in trying to capture the look of the film stock from the movie.

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  1. tyler_durden

    Really nice job on this one Marc!
    Don’t expose it to the sun!

  2. Tiana

    I really like the element the cardboard gives these sketches, great job! and thanks for reminding us that Vampires began as horror, a much needed point.

  3. Jim Anderson

    That’s great. Love the texture. If you ever get a chance to see the film with accompanying score by the Alloy Orchestra, do so.

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