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NightmareBeforeChristmasEyes

By KatieAlves
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First off, I'd like to say that the house design is not my own. I used sweetgreychaos' design, so go check her out! Her stuff is amazing! [link]

My house is a way smaller version of hers, so sadly it isn't as crisp, but it's a house none the less.

I had a problem with my new yellow I got... it smudges everywhere! I constantly had to keep fixing that damn moon!

Just out of curiosity, lets see how many of you actually read this little description. Put <3 <3 <3 if you read this! :love:
*edit* Holy crap, I didn't realize how MANY of you read this. I'm impressed! Haha! I now understand!

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
3522x1620px 3.07 MB
Make
SONY
Model
DSLR-A350
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/6.3
Focal Length
40 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 13, 2011, 11:07:25 AM
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This is truly amazing work. When I saw this I was completely speechless.Very Very creative. The art work has just the right amount of detail , not to much not too little. The detail on the house is original, I like way it goes off the eye lid. Whatever technique you used worked brilliantly. And the colors, the colors are magnificent I love the blue you chose. You also added just the right amount of orange. Then the bright, yellow moon with Jack standing there tops it off. You have really captured the essence of "The Nightmare before Christmas". I hope that you will never give up and share your art with the world because like I said this is truly amazing.
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if I could do this....0u0 yeah, this is some awesome artwork, this had to take forever, and the amount of skill you have is unbelievable. keep it up because this.....this is amazing. i love everything about this, the colors, the contrast, the sheer elegance of it. if i could do this i would wear this everywhere ha ha. no but seriously this is stunning and i hope that you never EVER give up on this type of art because this right here proves to the world that you have what it takes to amaze people all around the world with your awesomeness <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>
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Wow, this artwork is really creative and original. The fact you did this all with makeup brushes and colors is amazing. Nightmare before christmas is one of my favorite movies, and I have seen it incorporated into many different pieces of art, clothing, and other. But I have never seen something quite like this. I know how hard makeup and facial paints can be to apply. Especially with such detail. My friend told me to think of it this way; paint on your skin that you can remove. I know, it doesn't make any since, and it hasn't been that helpful. But you have seemed to master it. Keep on doing this amazing art. It is stunning, unique, and amazing!
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I sware to simethig that this so gid damn awesome! This is the most collest\awesomest thing I have ever seen!! I mean I cant ever psint my nails right and u can do this-amazing!!!! Like you seriously blew my mind!!! Like wow!! My friend nearly fainted about how awesome this is!!! I just wish I was as good as make up as you!!! This is so awesome!!!! You did the mkst awesomest work that ive EVER seen!!!!!!!!!! You are a serious master at this!!!!!! You litterally blew my mind with the awesome work!! And for such mind blowing work I friend tip my hat to you. Idk what it means but I like the way it sounds.
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you are just plain epic for having the ability to do that with make-up! And it's adorable, creative, and inspiring. I wish i had the ability you do in make-up art! Keep posting more like it and i'll be there to favourite it~ I absolutely love the Nightmare Before Christmas and you've inspired me to do my own make-up for it! You're an inspiration to me and i greatly respect your skills! Please keep up the amazing work that you do! I'm a big fan of you work and just wanted to let you know that! Much Much love from Tara~
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First off, This looks amazing. The detail given to each individual person and object is insane! hats off! I like the moon, but it seems as if Jack didn't have as much attention as Zero or the house did. Other than those two things I believe that the work is very well thought out and planned technique wise. The reason I gave 4.5 stars for Originality is that the house was someone else's design. I really loved the makeup design and when I first saw it, I was super excited that someone had done it, keep up the cool work!
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That is just so amazing. I love the whole scene. I can definitely tell what you're trying to express. It is a wonderful art and I just love this all the way. I love the way the colors aren't smearing into each other. I love how you lay out everything. I have to say my favorite side is the left eye. I love how detailed the eye is. Though I do wish that the green guy is not blurry, It seems it to me by the picture. I love the way you made the road look all wavy. and I think the whole piece is just wonderful. I wold love to see more!
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100 words is very difficult for a person that doesn't speak the language... XD
It's freak amazing the fact that you did this in yourself! (Did you make in your on eyes, right?)
The drawing is awesome too!
I love Tim Burton's job... he really is an amazing influence this days... and you make a magnificent work! Really good!!!
I don't know how to express myself in English... Language barrier is so sad... sorry about anything, ok? I'm brazilian and my English is barely so so, but I still try it anyway... XD
So, let's just say that I love it! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="15" height="15" alt=":D" title=":D (Big Grin)"/>
Keep going with the good work!
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Wow, this a beautiful piece of work, the detail, the color contrasts, and the fact that this was all done n the space between your eyelashes and eyebrows amaze me. The blue background's sparkles make it look like there are stars out, and the Boogie Man.....

I am a freak for The Nightmare Before Christmas, so i look up a lot of Nightmare before Christmas artwork, but I have NEVER seen something like this. I wish I could see the branches extending from the house though-- but besides that almost everything about your makeup work is amazing. I really suggest you end up doing make up for movie stars in Hollywood!Beautiful!
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This is absolutely amazing, I have NEVER seen ANYTHING like this or this detailed. You did a great job, this is amazing, stunning and beautiful. It definitely must have taken you like A LOT OF TIME. awesome.I will have to show this to my cousin Laura, she loves makeup, she does her eyeshadow in a blend of 2 colors with gems EVERY DAY, and she is a huge fan of the movie. Epic. I know that a lot of people may have said this about your idea here, but i think it's amazing. I also love the bogey man monster and floating dog, it adds just the right touch to the overall look, making it absolutely epic. (yes i know i say epic alot.)
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This is stunning. The yellow and the blue contrast just right and the thick black shades really brings out that 'creepyness' that The Nightmare Before Christmas is known best for, especially Tim Burton's version.
The shot itself is great too, the pale skin really makes the eyes stand out.
This must have taken you ages! You have some serious talent, in Makeup and Art.
I honestly love this, And the shape of the lashes and eyebrows add to the scene. That is really creative.
You get 5 stars for originality. This is simply beautiful. I haven't seen anything like it before.
weird and wonderful. I like it.
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Very-very good critique! In fact I'm also working writing critiques now only on the works of this artist! Maybe you would look through some of them?
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Of course! Maybe i can write some too! XD
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What makes people fresh and original is the use of the existent concepts in different media. this is by all means different - the use of personal, bodily architecture and thus adapting the familiar construct to a demanding surface like ones face is undoubtedly praiseworthy. Blending several motives into just to small spaces requires not only vision, but precision. Moreover, though not the original idea in using body, namely the skin and eye area as a canvass renders the vast possibilities that years for uniqueness such as the one above. In that respect, one should consider and acknowledge the perfect use not only of that canvass, but also its "appendices", in other words, facial hair, that adds the three-dimensional aspect to the whole artwork.
As such it perfectly uses the surface (skin and face) configuration to depict different textures: night sky, pumpkins, the Moon and, finally, the ground.
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Tim Burton's Nightmare before Christmas is a much repeating theme in all areas of art and for a reason. Most everyone love this movie and the feeling of it and share fond memories from childhood watching this on Halloween. Even we who don't celebrate Halloween share warm memories of this movie.

The work itself is a very well executed piece of art with vivid colors and much detail. It manages to keep true to the original feeling of the theme and it certainly does raise the same warm and fond feelings of childhood as the movie does.
The colors are incredibly beautiful especially on the green ghost and the night sky which are very vivid.
The canvas (the eye-area of the model) is flawless and servers as a great base for the work.
I like how the lashes kind of get to play a part in this work, too.

All in all I love it! And I think Tim Burton would love it. It is adorable, , magnificent and very well done. Thank you very much for this inspiring piece of art and have a great day!
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oh my goodness thats so cool
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this is really coolHeart 
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Can't even wing my normal eye liner properly how does one do this on their own eyes XD
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Amazing
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WHAT EVER YOU DO...... DONT..... BLINK.......
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Fabulous
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