This book combines practical projects on drawing and colouring vampires with information about the vampire mythology, adding extra interest to what might otherwise have been a standard book on drawing. I thought the mix worked well as the information gave a basis to the decisions the artist made about the appearance of the different vampires she drew.
I didn't always agree with how the artist represented the vampires, but that is simply a matter of personal taste. I loved the section on colouring and blending colours as it is something I have tended to shy away from, working more with graphic pencils. The tutorials were fun and easy to follow, making them suitable for a complete novice or someone with some drawing experience.
This is a fun book that will appeal to both vampire fans and pencil artists in general.