Gouache, inks and coloured pencils on watercolour paper
Original Size: 12" X 18"
I kept going back and forth about entering this contest. (It's my first on deviantART.) I've had so much else on my plate lately, I wasn't sure I'd have the time to get an entry together. But then I thought, how could I not? I love Tim Burton. I love Johnny Depp. And I love vampyres (unfortunately, I wasn't born when "Dark Shadows" originally aired, but my mother was a big fan). The way I saw it, this was a perfect contest to enter.
Also, this piece is a first for the colour scheme. It's subtle, but I only used black, white (a little brown) and the three primary colours. Usually I try to go with some colour scheme with my paintings (although it's most often complimentary colours). That said, I had to take some liberties with the colours in Barnabas's vest to match the theme. Hopefully that's not an issue for the judges.
Anyway, best of luck to all those entering the contest!
J. M. DeSantis
Writer - Illustrator
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