If I had all the time in the world, I would revisit every trope you can think of in storytelling, and challenge the conventions to try to re-envision it in a way you hadn't thought of before. I know it because it's the feeling I chase when I see something extraordinarily cool in a movie or game and think "damn that's clever, why didn't I think of that???" This is one such idea for a vampire as a withered husk, intending to gorge on blood like a mosquito. I'd really like to paint it up sometime, so show off the translucency of the heart bulging with blood, like the mosquito's thorax.
"Dont' let the bastards grind you down." This is a quick and dirty render of a creature I couldn't stop developing. I wanted to play with the idea of some kind of inexorable abomination that's all gnashing teeth at every angle. The pinkish appearance is meant to look kind of like he's made of gnobbly gums all over, and inflamed around the gnarly molars used as clubs. For extra effect, his inner torso should look like a fleshy tongue to savour his unlucky victims. Even with all the added accents, I can't help but feel it could use more character/details. Or maybe I've just been staring at it too long...Anyways, The whole idea was inspired by an album by "The Red Cord" called "Fed Through the Teeth Machine."