Elena from The Vampire Diaries

Pencil drawing of Elena from The Vampire Diaries
Pencil drawing of Elena from The Vampire Diaries
Pencil drawing of Elena from The Vampire Diaries

This is a pencil drawing I did recently of the character Elena from the CW TV series The Vampire Diaries. I dropped in the text and blood spatter in Photoshop.

Honestly I never gave the show a chance because I thought it would be like Twilight, but this seems to be a lot more grown up. Or as grown up as a vampire show can be.

Anyway, I drew up some others as well, so I’ll probably post those later.

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7 thoughts on “Elena from The Vampire Diaries

  1. Amazing sketch. Did you have training in are and sketching or is this something that comes naturally to you? And if schooling what kind of school… I am interested in drawing and animations as well :)

    1. Hey Sara, I started out just copying comic books when I was a kid, but then I formalized it with some art training in high school and college. Figure drawing classes and such. do you have any of your work online?

  2. I don’t watch that show but that picture is gorgeous. Her face is all only in pencil? I’ve been sketching since I was a kid and some of my stuff comes out okay but I find that I can never quite get the image in my head onto the page…and I think it’s the shading that throws me off. I shade and blend as much as I can but for some reason I can’t get it right. :(

    1. Hi Lizzy, yeah it’s pretty tough to do sometimes. I did this one all in pencil (I adjusted some of the tone of the pencil in Photoshop).

      There are all kinds of different shading/smearing tools to help smooth out the pencil, but I rarely use them (which is why it still looks kind of cartoony). It’s hard to do a true photographic representation. I can do it but it just takes me a lot of time to get it right.

  3. Well, I think you do an incredible job. Your work is really amazing. Do you have any desire to get it on display anywhere like a museum exhibit or something? Or do you sell any of your work?

    1. Well, I’m not really a museum type fine artist, so I never seriously considered that. I’ve got an “art store” part of the site brewing now, i’m just trying to figure out the best online fulfillment place to work with.

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