A Brief Look: Bartosz Kosowski’s ‘Dracula’

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.

 

'Bela' by Bartosz Kosowski

‘Bela’ by Bartosz Kosowski

 

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.

 

'Bela' by Bartosz Kosowski

‘Bela’ by Bartosz Kosowski

 

'Bela' by Bartosz Kosowski

‘Bela’ by Bartosz Kosowski

 

'Bela' by Bartosz Kosowski

‘Bela’ by Bartosz Kosowski

 

'Bela' by Bartosz Kosowski

‘Bela’ by Bartosz Kosowski

 

For Kosowski’s portraits of Frankenstein and Vincent Price check out his SITE.

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6 thoughts on “A Brief Look: Bartosz Kosowski’s ‘Dracula’

      1. 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.

          1. 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!

          2. 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!)

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