Has anybody heard of the new series on The CW called “The Vampire Diaries”? Well, my thirteen year old sister has been watching the show like an addict, and to tell you the truth, I have never watched one single episode yet. If you ask me if I plan on ever watching the series, my answer would have to be no. It's not because I don't want to, it's just that, I heard Vampire Diaries is a rip from the Twilight saga. I mean, no offense but, I just started liking Twilight once I saw New Moon, so for me to get used to another vampire based theme is going to be pretty hard. Anyways, I have received a whole bunch of requests asking that I do a lesson on one of the main characters from the show. So, here I am with this first lesson of the day that will teach you "how to draw Damon Salvatore", step by step. This sketch has actually been sitting in my folder for a week now. I didn't upload it to the site because I had to tweak it a bit. Originally I only drew his head cut off at the neck just under his chin. Once I stepped back and looked at the completed drawing, I realized that it looked like a picture of Damon with a floating head, and that looked pretty ridiculous. SO I had to fix the drawing by adding his shoulders. Damon is played by Ian Somerhalder who is mainly recognized for his time on “Lost”, and a few other movies like “Wake”. His role as Damon is making this actor well recognized with ladies of all ages. In the show he plays a vampire that is a bad boy in every single meaning of the phrase. He also has a brother named Stefan that he loves torturing by causing him grief and misery. Unlike Edward Cullen who is 109 years old, Damon is roughly 170 to 175 years old. He is originally from the town of Mystic Falls, and before he became a vampire, his father used to hunt the blood suckers for a living. The tension between Damon and his brother Stefan comes from the fact that they both have feelings for a human girl named Elena Gilbert. Of course right at the present moment Elena is involved with Stefan, but Damon has feelings for her as well. Anyway, I can't really get into all the details because I have never even watched an episode of the series. I basically got all my info from my sister who has been watching the series since it's start back in September of 2009. The Vampire Diaries is a show that is captivating many, many viewers. Maybe one day I too will see what all the fuss is about. In the mean time, have fun learning "how to draw Damon Salvatore", step by step. I will be back with some other lessons for you guys to learn from so keep an eyeball or two out for those. Peace peeps, and happy drawing!