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The Price of Playing Ilona by TwinEnigma The Price of Playing Ilona by TwinEnigma
EDIT: Check out what a later revisit on my part of this concept turned into. :pointr:

:w00t: FINALLY!! I finished this! HAH! TAKE THAT! ^^; Oh, yes... you'd be wanting a description now.

Alucard draping all over Integra, naturally. I was thinking of how they met, rewatching Coppola's version of Dracula, and doodling - a bad combination, I'm sure - and this popped out. Her skin is actually a bit more natural-toned, but I put a red overlay on the whole thing, which complimented the highlights and the bloody red background real nice. Bordered it with the same dark fuzzy black aura that hugs Alucard and with the curving arch up top, it looks like his shadows are slowly engulfing Integra and the image. =D

Okay! On to materials...
Sakura Micron Pens, Photoshop coloring (layers, layers, layers...)
Background stock photo: :iconbonnita-stock: (Great stuff, well worth checking out!)
Brush used to make the texture on Alucard's shirt from [link] (many, many brushes there!)
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:icon1234wyatt:
1234wyatt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty good one. I like it.
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AlicePhantomhive1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I've seen Dracula when it was done by coppola...but who's Ilona? Is she the lady who killed herslf?
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HellsingThess Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
/Dracula nerd hat on

Technically speaking nobody knows if that woman who killed herself was his wife, most likely was just a mistress (because the child they had known as "Minhea the Bad" was regarded as illegitimate and was sent as political hostage by his father). Unlike the Coppola version, there wasn't a big love between this woman and Vlad historically speaking. Vlad was... in the castle when it was raided, he escaped using an underground passage (while she killed herself). Radu, Vlad's younger brother, led the attack to overthrown him. He was heartbroken for his brother's betrayal, not because this chick died (he often killed off his mistresses himself).

Ilona is the only 'official' wife of Vlad III, they lived together for ten years or so and had a relative happy marriage until he was killed in battle. She remained in Transylvania with their only living son (Vlad IV).
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:iconalicephantomhive1:
AlicePhantomhive1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
*history overload* I see....makes sense.
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:iconhellsingthess:
HellsingThess Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Heeh. :heart: I'm a geek, what can I say.
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:iconalicephantomhive1:
AlicePhantomhive1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
aren't we all?
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:iconhellsingthess:
HellsingThess Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
o///o

I have been a Dracula geek since I was like eight or seven. XD Gosh...
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:iconalicephantomhive1:
AlicePhantomhive1 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
cool.
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TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
She was the second wife of Vlad the Impaler. :pointr: [link]

His first wife's name was never recorded, though the first wife was the source of the Princess's River legend used in the film.
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AlicePhantomhive1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
oh! ok!
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:iconfilledemarius:
FilledeMarius Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
This is lovely.
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Thanks. I have to remember to update it with a newer version eventually.
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:iconfilledemarius:
FilledeMarius Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Indeed. Someone actually wrote a fanfiction and posted it based on this picture.
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:icon1234wyatt:
1234wyatt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh I know I love that fanfic and that same person even made a sequel 2 it.
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
Ooh, really? I did not know that. I'll have to look for it.
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:iconfilledemarius:
FilledeMarius Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Here it is:

[link]
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Ah, thank you!
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:iconfilledemarius:
FilledeMarius Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
You're welcome! What do you think of it? It's an interesting concept, certainly.
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:icontsuki-no-rakuen:
Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good, I love the position, and I lol at seeing a ring on Alucard.
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Thank you. xD I think I could do it better justice now.
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:icontsuki-no-rakuen:
Tsuki-no-Rakuen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I would totally like to see it how that would come out ^^~
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:iconbeautyandmadness:
BeautyAndMadness Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this picture :o
and MY name is Ilona >:3
This is awesome
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Thanks.
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:iconbeautyandmadness:
BeautyAndMadness Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh you're welcome ^___^
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:iconnaginaoe101:
NagiNaoe101 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
I love the picture, it is so nice. Alucard looks so hot.
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Thank you! :)

I suppose I should come back to it and touch it up eventually. >.>
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Bitcrossfire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yesss ^^ i love these two.fav.
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:icondragon-of-legend:
Dragon-Of-Legend Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
I love the textures! It makes it look so...creepy.
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Mmm... Yeah, the textures just gave it the extra oomph I was looking for. I should probably re-ink it digitally and clean up some stuff though. :p
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Nemene Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
wow, awsome! very nice :clap:

i'm probably extremely ignorant, but who is Ilona? ^^;
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:iconhellsingthess:
HellsingThess Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Ilona's Vlad's second wife.
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SleepyShippo Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Marvelous piece you've done here! The expressions.... the postures... almost turns me on! :horny: Whoa,... sorry, getting carried away there! Generous and highly skilled use of colors here! I'm definitely impressed! :clap:
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
and to think, this was just a doodle in my sketchbook... >.>
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Amandacw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
It is perfect! Great job! I love the Background. :clap:
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:icontonomurabix:
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eee I love their pose~ <3 And the coloring is so nice - I like the texture you used for Alucard's coat. ^^ And the bg is cool!
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006
Thank you! :hug: That stock photo for the background was a perfect find. I was so thrilled when I found it!
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:iconbishonen-no-hime:
Bishonen-no-hime Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
I love it! Gorgeous!! =D May you get a special place in heaven for mentioning the Integra/Ilona comparison :worship:
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
Danke! :hug: Ouuuu... I'm honored! =D
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:iconbishonen-no-hime:
Bishonen-no-hime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
Sadly, I just now noticed the wedding band on his finger! ^^;
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
=D I was wondering when people would notice that. :lmao:
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:iconbishonen-no-hime:
Bishonen-no-hime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
well, that goes to show you how observant I am :giggle:
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
I don't know if anyone else spotted it. :hmm: :shrug: Oh well... You did. :highfive:
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:iconbishonen-no-hime:
Bishonen-no-hime Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
:w00t:

But its good that it isn't blanantly obvious too, because this way it subtly adds to the overall details.
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
=D yes, indeed. Subtle is gooooooood.
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:iconhellsingthess:
HellsingThess Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
*SMIRKS*

I'm glad someone knows about Countess Ilona. Because she screams Integral to me. Faving!
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:icontwinenigma:
TwinEnigma Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
=D Danke! I'm glad you like it! :hug:

PS. I absolutely adore your fanfiction. :worship:
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:iconhellsingthess:
HellsingThess Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
Thank you. :) *blush*
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