2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the musical Tanz der Vampire, created by Jim Steinman and Michael Kunze and based on the cult movie The fearless vampire killers or Pardon me, but your teeth are in my neck by Roman Polanski.
As a huge fan of the musical, I couldn’t let the opportunity go by and decided to pay tribute to this wonderful show the only way I know how: with a piece of art featuring my favourite character Graf von Krolock. I posted it online in time for the premiere in Vienna on September 30th, where the musical had its world premiere 20 years ago on October 4th. The first time I saw the show was in Stuttgart back in 2001 and I fell in love with it instantly. After that, I saw the show 5 more times in Germany, before losing interest in musicals altogether due to my studies and personal issues. But right in time for the anniversary, my love for this show got rekindled with a vengeance :D. I’ve fallen in love with the Viennese Revival production in particular. Especially the set and costume designs by Kentaur are simply stunning with their richness in detail. Watch the trailer for the Vienna Revival production of Tanz der Vampire to see what the show is all about.
Since this piece was too huge for me to film a proper time-lapse video, I’ve decided to write up the steps of painting this piece. Enjoy the read 🙂