Title is Latin: Beautiful night, murderous love. Here you can see my vampire character Triya. She's originally Roman, a senator's daughter, and was named Terentia, but she changed that later on. She was married at the age of 12 to a 40-year-old colleage of her father who abused her terribly. One day, she was 19 at the time , he went too far and when he left her she was so badly beaten she'd surely have been dead by his return if Rayne (= another vampire character of mine & one of the main characters in the story, you can see his picture somewhere else in my gallery) hadn't popped in, lured by the smell of blood and gave the young girl the chance to avenge herself by turning her into a vampire. She took the opportunity with both hands and has been one of Rayne's most loyal allies ever since. She makes it a sport to feed only on men who hit their wives and children, pimps, pedofiles, sort of all the worst people out there, hoping to shield others from a fate like her own. And as you can see in the picture, she knows perfectly how to get them to come near her. She's here shown in one of her numeruous apartments, she owns lots and lots of these in all sorts of major cities around the world since hunting is most easy where there's lots of people, teasingly inviting today's dinner to join her on the couch. The two black panthers are her pets and they're called Umbra (Latin for shadow) and Tenebra (Latin for darkness, for those who know Latin, I'm aware the word is one of the pluralia tanta and normally only exists in plural, but I used a composed singular here because that simply sounds better as a name) Made august 2008, entirely in graphite pencil. It was first of all meant as a body study but I managed to get myself so far as to do the surroundings as well this time. :P I especially liked figuring out Triya's pose and drawing the two panthers in this one. Spent quite a few hours on it, so I hope you like it! Both the character and her background story are fully copyrighted to me, please don't steal.