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My offering: Barnabas Collins

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Published: April 13, 2012
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My offering of Barnabas Collins for the Dark Shadows Contest.

Spent roughly 20+ hours on this.

Lost my sight about 2 times, and had to take breaks.

Most of that time was spent doing inking, and painting.

There are 20 layers that make this image.

Most likely going to do another one of a different image.

This was created with GIMP 2.6, Paint Tool SAI, and INKSCAPE.

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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Thanks guys for all your support !! Congratulations to all the winners !! I've learned so much about my own style, and from others that this experience was worth it's weight in gold. Even though I didn't place. It's okay guys, I already have people ordering Oil canvas of some of my entries ! YAY !
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ryu716Hobbyist Digital Artist
three words "awesome at gimp"
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Four words, thank you very much !
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HOW DID U draw johnny depp as a vampire this fast i just saw the preview for it yesterday !
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Well it took a lil over 20 hours to draw. I got the invite for the contest about a week ago now. Upon receiving the invite I immediately started, and about 3 days after was finished. Since then I have done a couple more. If you're interested I can link you to them.
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YshinreitsunHobbyist Traditional Artist
woaah!really nice work!keep it doing so!
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
I'm going to keep it up, promise. This is my newer entry [link]
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YshinreitsunHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad to read that =) I will keep an eye on your work!
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Thanks.
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KasaiNoKokoroHobbyist Traditional Artist
I like all the details :)
The shading is really well done, and you've got the angle just right :D
Very nice
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much., This is nice feedback.
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KasaiNoKokoroHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
Speaking of, thankyou very much for all the faves :D
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
You're welcome. Trying to spread goodness around the community. Do you color with copics?
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KasaiNoKokoroHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's nice of you :)
Yeahh, got any tips for me, by any chance?
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Well, i've yet to have my own collection of copics. In traditional medium I just use graphite, and watercolor pencils. My friend brings over his prismacolor, copics, and blick series markers usually every couple days. You color much better then me in the traditional medium.
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KasaiNoKokoroHobbyist Traditional Artist
They are a pain to buy..
Watercolour pencils are great, they have such rich colour don't you think?
Thankyou ^_^ You colour much better than me in the digital medium so that's pretty fair haha
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Yes, i've done some very detailed work with the watercolors. Thank you for the digital comment I would have to say it's fair.lol.
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ShadowCrowAssassinHobbyist General Artist
Very awesome!! No idea where it came from but still awesome!!
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
It came from me ! I'm happy you like it, and thanks for the feedback.
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Any time!
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ShneeKristallStudent Traditional Artist
oooooh, i know this movie. My cousin in America told me about it. looks good! before i clicked it it looked like an actual scene from the movie and not a painting
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LevitatingBuddhaProfessional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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ShneeKristallStudent Traditional Artist
y'welcys.
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CrystalShinigami29Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!!! :)
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