Usually, when portraying vampires, I have noticed that most people portray them with bared fangs and looking either very regal or down and dirty. I have done my share of that too. With this picture, I went for a more subtle approach. I decided not to have visible fangs or claws or gleaming red eyes, but rather ad softness to the vampire in question, and instead hint at what she is. Most people that have been to my gallery before are familiar with Angelique, since I have posted a few pictures of her here before and most people pick up on the vampire part pretty quick. I love cathedrals and old castles, and I decided to use that as a backdrop for this picture. Lofty old castles may be a cliché for vampire illustrations, but I didn’t really care about it here. I felt it suited the mood. I imagined Angelique retreating to this old place before dawn, a kind of sanctuary, where she could spend the day without fear of the sun or possible assailants. She has had her nightly feeding but been slightly careless, as indicated by the blood stain on her blouse. The statue in the background has a tie in to her story, as she and a group of others spend most nights in pursuit of darker forces, hunting them down. As for the title? Well, I came to think of the story of snow white, in the beginning of it, when her mother pricks her finger and a drop of blood touches the infants snow white skin. The bloodstain on the snow white blouse. My first 100% computer sketched and painted picture.