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Master Barnabas Collins by Anastas-C Master Barnabas Collins by Anastas-C
I've never entered one of these contests before so thought I'd give it a try.

Originally I was going to add something more to this but because I'm at the end of my semester I haven't got the time. Might be better this way because my original idea might not have been qualified as a portrait. It still bugs me that he didn't look enough like Johnny Depp, more like a cartoon of him. Meh, I hate that. Since the story takes place in the 70's I wanted to lighten up this vampire's surroundings a bit but not using intense colors because they just wouldn't work. The lava lamp attracts enough attention as it is.

:iconphotoshopplz: CS5/ Wacom Tablet/ many hours
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HarajukuLolita Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa, this is cool, it really captures the feel of the character and the atmosphere around him, very well done :D
ShadeOPale Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, the ever morose Barnabas Collins... He had brooding down to an art form. Not only have you captured Mr. Depp, but also elements of his predecessor, Mr. Frid. In how that you've stylized his facial features and hands, I detect a nod to Edward Gorey, illustrator of the macabre. Whether this was subconscious on your part, or not, it still adds an air of whimsy appropriate to the Burton-Depp interpretation of Barnabas Collins.

There is so much to like in this piece. I think the pose is both telling and amusing--the glumness of his expression and the slouch of his body speak of utter dejection. What few elements of color there are-- the purple majesty of drapery, similar moonlit hues upon the floor tiles, glowing orange-red lamp, a maroon velvet chair, blood- red ascot--all try mightily to cheer this fellow up. He won't have it; so, sullenly he sits.

A tale you do weave with your artful rendition of Mr. Collins' world of dark shadows. (The glow of the Lava Lamp upon the table and books is priceless.)
Anastas-C Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! Though I can't say I know of Mr. Frid or Edward Gorey, but I think I may look into that some time. :)

I really went for a scene to say it all, but alas that's not what the judges wanted.
Fihyn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I saw the trailer for that movie. XD It looked hilarious. Awesome job on your drawing! =D It looks so detailed!
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Writer
Awww. He's not happy with all the attention he's getting, even though he needs the help of his fans, desperately! :giggle: Good job with capturing that expression.
ForeverFrosty Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Finally AN Entry That POPS out at you!!!!!!!

Great Job!!!!!!!!!
Anastas-C Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
Eliyora Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw crap. Not like I thought I could compete before, but now I know I can't!!! TT_TT I'll never get to meet Tim Burton...
Anastas-C Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think you get to meet him, it's just that he gets to decide the grand prize winner.

Don't be discourage of me, before I finished this I browsed the latest submissions and found someone else already did this and a whole lot better. I moped for about ten minutes before reluctantly painting again.
Eliyora Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww.... no meeting Tim Burton? But I love his work!! Oh well. Even having him look at my work would be pretty awesome.

Maybe you're right, but I have no idea what to draw, and even if I did, right now I have no way to scan it. ...... I'll figure something out, God damn it!
Anastas-C Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I second that. :)

It took me some time to figure out what to make too. I didn't want to just mimic a photograph or reuse anything the posters already provided (like the glasses). I believe the deadline is tomorrow so you'd have to draw something real fast.
MikeIEA Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks great
I like the pose :)
love-within-u Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist
What more is there to say?
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April 22, 2012
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