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-The Vampire Armand- by wycked -The Vampire Armand- by wycked
"Your hair's like something spun from amber, as if the amber would melt and could be drawn from candle flames in long airy threads and let to dry that way to make all these shining tresses. You're sweet, boylike and pretty as a girl"
--from "The Vampire Armand

I finally decided to swallow my dislike for my Wacom tablet and have a go at airbrushing. It turned out better than expected. Credits: Deep down somewhere there is a stockphoto of this guy [link] from *virgin-stock I thought he was the perfect Armand and I hope you agree :)
I didn't know where to submit this as it isn't really a photomanip, -nor is it airbrushed from scratch as I painted over a photo, so I chose miscellaneous. I hate that category =/
Oh well nevermind, hope you like my interpretation of Armand, -or Amadeo as I prefer to call him ;)

characters of the Vampire Chronicles are ©Anne Rice
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:iconshadowstorm1000:
Shadowstorm1000 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
This is one of the best I've seen of Armand. 
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:icontempeststormsong:
TempestStormsong Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I've been looking for this pic for ages to find the artist of it, it has been an off and on search for years to find this page. I have been looking for one reason, and that is to say "Were you spying on me in high school?" This is what I looked like AND how I dressed. A friend showed it to me originally having thought it was a photo I posed for.

Fantastic work by the way. Creepier for me than it is for others that are calling it creepy, but very wonderfully done.
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:icongairid:
gairid Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Nicely done indeed...more like I picture him than many I've seen. Great work!
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:iconkarmacreature613:
Karmacreature613 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
spoooky. love it.
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:iconspoon-snake:
Spoon-snake Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
This is fricken crazy - it's brilliant <3
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:iconzlobanajvacsia:
ZlobaNajvacsia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
beautiful :heart::heart::heart::heart:
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:iconmelissa-light:
Melissa-light Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Your Armand is amazing!
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:iconyaiden:
Yaiden Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Digital Artist
awesome !
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:icondrkreavyn:
DrkReavyn Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
niiiiccccce take on Armand
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:icon68-dare:
68-dare Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is how they should have made him look in Interview with a Vampire >.<
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:iconmil-lka:
Mil-lka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful <3 and so many details.. well, makes me a bit scary *hiding behind the sofa* Bravo!

Your Armand reminds me one of my favourite paintings, sure you'll like it, "L'Ange Déchu" by Alexandre Cabanel, have a look... =)
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:iconsmexyriku:
smexyRiku Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Amazing! Exactly how Armand would look!
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:iconsalemcat:
SalemCat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured here..[link] :D
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:icongothbarbiegirl:
GothBarbieGirl Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
Lovely drawing
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:iconarmaz:
Armaz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009   Digital Artist
Hate to be a douche, but Armand's hair is kinda curly ^_^
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:iconleliachant:
LeliaChant Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! so as I imagine him ^^
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:icondeoxymelt:
deoxymelt Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Beautiful! I'm putting this piece in a journal entry of my favorite vampire art.
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:iconarourallis:
arourallis Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Yay ~:heart: Andrei/Amadeo/Armand! I'm suprised he dosen't have any sort of identity crisis in the books.
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:iconstormclyde:
stormclyde Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
wow I luv it
Armand is my favorite book
I Adore him
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:iconshininggolden:
shininggolden Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Ah, you chose a brilliant reference photo for him! Armand looks just like a sulky teenager in this one ;) Great work, the painting over the photo is virtually seamless.
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FangieYin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I only found this now (4 years after it was posted?) but I just wanted to say that it's beautiful! It's great to see Amadeo as he should look :P
I love everything about this, really, fantastic job!
It doesn't help with my obsession with the book any, though ;);)
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:icondeadsonnet:
DeadSonnet Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Best Armand pic on DA, hands down. :+fav:
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:iconcity-n-colour:
city-n-colour Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Great job!

Amadeo is one of my favorite characters, I just loved his history <3
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:iconredreira:
RedReira Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
very nice!
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:iconrain-drop:
Rain-drop Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student
Ah! He looks so intense and cold and beautiful! Perfect Amadeo! I am reading this book right now, "The Vampire Armand," it is excellent! Her writing weaves a spell.

Enchanting interpretation on him. :)
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MabushiiIkimono Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
wow very good job
i love book too <3
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:iconmetalsharinganxiii:
MetalSharinganXIII Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
Amazing! This is basically how I picture a modern day version of Armand. I love it!
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:iconcloudestic:
Cloudestic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
talented at air brushing
well done
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BanditOfDreams Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
that is amazing! armand/amadeo is my favorite character, and this pic is perfect! this is how i see armand ^^

i wish i could draw like you
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withinsimony Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
He's beautiful! I always saw Armand as the feminine looking boy who could make a straight man stop in his tracks. Your work is stupendous!
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SodaiiDasLaylah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
oh...I founded you at last)
you know, It haven been a few years ago when I started to watch your gallery.
From this one. I founded it on some site and then looked after for other works.
I'm glad that you're doing well in your art)
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InuyashasDaughter Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
The original edward cullen bitches
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:iconelgira:
Elgira Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Wow ! ... it´s great. When I would want to meet some vampire, he should look similarly like Armand ... ;)
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:iconmil-lka:
Mil-lka Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty! Your interpretation really suits the real Armand, not like the one in Interview.
Then he reminds me Satan in a painting by Alexandre Cabanel, maybe you know it =)
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:iconhinoiri-chan:
Hinoiri-chan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
You captured him perfectly! Exactly the image I got of him..!
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lothlorien-vampyre Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Amazing job. I actually like Antonio Banderas as an actor, but he is sooo NOT Armand. This is much more as I pictured him.
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:iconfinalrice:
finalrice Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
ah...my favorite vampire...
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:icondegonia:
Degonia Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
I like this is Armand
Wow!! Cute Cute Love :heart:
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:iconoddphantom:
OddPhantom Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
this is absolutely beautiful
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:iconvivalacharlie:
vivalacharlie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
I really like his face, missing a wee bit of the childish angelic features, but still one of the better Amadeo's i've seen so far:)
great job XD
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ToddD87 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Oh my god. This is amazing. I think you're the only artist I've seen that has captured Armands feminine beauty without making him into a girl, as well as getting his age exactly right.

This is remarkable.
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veaclaire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008
*dies* :heart: :heart: :heart: I love Armand! Soooo sexy, so wonderful! And that evil-ish eyes! And the face! And the hair! I think it's the best picture of Armand I've ever seen :D Similar to the one im my imagination - though I imagine the hair a bit longer and maybe more curly.
:+favlove:
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:iconmeow-woof:
meow-woof Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
-melts-
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:iconmeow-woof:
meow-woof Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
-melts-
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:iconnarcoticglitter:
NarcoticGlitter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007   Writer
Very much how I see him, too.

That's saying something, seeing as no one else has come close.

:+fav:
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:icondiana6echo:
diana6echo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
..it's great but he's not look like Armand (and I don't mean Armand from movie played by Antonio Banderas ;P).. .but it's your own vision :).. .
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:iconraven4ever:
raven4ever Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Student Digital Artist
SEXY ARMAAAAND!!!!! You are amazing.
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:iconceursche:
ceursche Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
omfg...:heart:
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:iconladyshinigami:
LadyShinigami Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Very nice rendition of Armand. I'm a big fan of the Vampire Chronicles.
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:iconkagosama:
KagoSama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
oh,my God...this pic is perfect....beautifull.hot and cold.....
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