By Chris Jalufka | 11.14.2013
Polish illustrator Bartosz Kosowski‘s take on Bela Lugosi’s classic portrayal of Count Dracula is an inspired look at the legend.
Kosowski’s minimal color palette brings new life to the horror icon — here, Bela is a swirl of architecture and blood. The character reduced to a Joker-esque crazed murderer. Kosowski’s line work is loose but exact.
He’s having fun with the character, exploring the raw energy of the Count. The blue, as cold as Dracula’s blood. The mouth smattering of red, a thirst for blood. The manic swirl of hair, the fevered lust to feed — constantly in search of new meat.
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6 thoughts on “A Brief Look: Bartosz Kosowski’s ‘Dracula’”
Check out his other Halloween drawings. Bartosz is one crazy talented dude.
I actually live in Poland. Quite a lot of really talented people here, only you have to look for this stuff on the internet, because you never see it around, sadly 🙁 I love the vibrancy of his line.
Any other Polish artists you think are worth checking out?
I have some works in my mind right now, but don’t remember the artists’ names… (Checking some right now) 🙂 There are some cool murals around the world by Natalia Rak, Maja Wrońska does great watercolour paintings of architecture, Emilia Dziubak does very nice children’s illustrations… that’s all I can think of right now, but there’s more where they came from!
but I’m checking out your blog right now and methinks you’re more into a more “rebellious”, punky style (whereas the artists I just gave you are more “tame”) – can’t really give you any more examples of that off the top of my mind… (thanks heaps for following my blog, by the way!)