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Commission - Kristian - TNBC by WillemXSM Commission - Kristian - TNBC by WillemXSM
A Nightmare Before Christmas full-sleeve for Kristian.

Use this Tattoo Design as Inspiration only. Do not reproduce / copy this design!! Contact me for a custom design.
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OK, My thoughts, opinions, and general critique of this piece.... First and foremost, GREAT JOB! I love the way you incorporated all of the elements of the movie into this elaborate scene. I know from experience that it is far from being an easy task, especially when you have so many elements that the customer wants in the tattoo and you have to make it look the best you can. The overall composition of the piece is nice, however it seems like you were trying to get every single character in it, and because of that it almost seems too busy with too much going on. This can cause lack of emphasis of the most important parts of the design. Personally I think that if you picked 3 or 4 elements (like Jack, Sally, Santa, and Oogie Boogie) and made them take up the majority of the lower part of the design (maybe the lower 2/3's or 3/4) by making each element bigger and then maybe putting the curly thing jack walks on (like on the cover) up at the top to cap off the whole piece. This would give more emphasis to specific elements (the characters), make it more noticeable from a distance and allows you to really put a lot of detail into the elements that are there, as opposed to putting in more elements that are smaller and less defined.

Just some things to think about from a different perspective... Hope I helped.
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cesarugusto Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
HoneyBatty16 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... OwO
DeliciousTacos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable <3
ScarletMagpie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore your art and this piece but why does it say full sleeve when this is clearly a half sleeve?
Horrorcoco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Would I be able to share this on my horror page, I will of course credit you for it :)
FunGh0ulz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What brand of colour pencils do you use?
tomasax Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
lexus147 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just Amazing :) i love it!!!
Emerica86 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is how it looks in the skin

RocknRolla91 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
When I tried to do my own design for my future Nightmare Before Christmas tattoo came out very badly, but this...this is just I'M IN A AWE MOOD :D!!!!!!! Loveeee it!
mythias Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
i do tattoos for a living and i have to say that i love this piece. I'm a huge Tim Burton fan.
kiradeathreaper Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG AMAZING! I love nightmare before christmas
demonade Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
this reminds me of the sleeve tattoos of Davey Havok, singer of AFI.
Forte74 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Looking for a sleeve tattoo if interested big fan of nightmare before Christmas and would like to go with that theme
GotichGirl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I love the nightmare before christmas, and have since I was 4 years old. I don't agree 100% on what Inkobsessed wrote.
I read that it was a full-sleve. If you was to take away some of the villains, Oogie boogie is after all THE bad ass and the 3 henchman is for me, a major part of nightmare at christmas. I love the effect both Oogie and Jack has. Makes it really pop out and really cool.

the bats, old houses, the hill, tree road, the yellow moon (and the rest) gives me nightmare and old scary movie feeling. I really like this. so well done!

The pumpkins are also eye catching too, to me this seems thoughtover where how stong colouring/shading / blackness you have used :3
alexmanzo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
How much would you charge for a half sleeve design (forearm)?
tat2dmama Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I absolutely love this. I love the incorporation of Lock, Shock and Barrel.
Daedream1502 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love Jack and the design!!!!
robbinlara Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gosh you are ABSOLUTELY jaw dropped going through your gallery so many times...
N01se-unit Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Hello. Cool design. Can I use it to make yourself a tattoo?
ghost609 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
wicked nice and fresh ..
dookinausore Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg!! i really really like it!! damn your good!!
mystryghost Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
i love the idea and i am glad u said as a inspiration and, one because everything should be individual and second because it was already intended for someone and well i hope the enjoy the product if they got it because it looks like it would be awesome to have.
TerisRrogen Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Awesome! I LOVE it! xD
JtotheC Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Rockahula Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Found this somewhere..
WillemXSM Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for showing me - but it's actually quite different than mine! nevertheless, cool tattoo!
Rockahula Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I showed it to you just becouse it's the same idea, not saying, that either one is better or something ;)
WillemXSM Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
cool :)
the-enchanted-bunny Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
wow, love this design!
great use of color :nod:
LRFitch Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I love it! Love the balance of the black and gray and the flashes of bright colour, it makes the piece really pop.
GHOULSCOUT1369 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
that is so awesome.i want a tattoo milar to that
wrtluvonherarms Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
I've been looking for a Nightmare Before Christmas sleeve design for a long time now, it is my ALL TIME FAVORITE movie and passion... I have drawn up a few ideas of my own, but nothing I've done compares to how amazing this looks. I'd love to talk to you about possibly drawing something up, with Sally included. I would be so thankful for your time. You're so talented!! Please get back to me.
eza-eza-eza Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
what pencils do you use?
Ryoichi-IV Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
WOW. :iconilikeplz:
morbidpumpkin Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
I really love how the art is dark but yet still has nice vivid colors and you can still see all the rich detail!
Mikey13Mayhem Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
I have been wanting a Nightmare piece for a long time. Half sleeve most likely. Would u be interested in designing it? This is by far one of my top favorite TNBC pieces i have ever seen. I'm not entirely sure what I want in it though. Whether i want a scene like here or a group picture of my favorite characters. Please get back to me.
nAioM Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I think this is rad. I agree with the critique that it's a little bit much, but then again I think it kind of suits the design
blackdragonflower Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Student General Artist
This piece is so badass! I know someone who would definitely wear this as their tattoo. It's really awesome. Great job!
Lucky88 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Oh, it's sooo cool!! I love it! Especially the "thingys" down there :D Fantastic :flirty:
Jedrzej-kun Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Love it ! Jack Skellington is one of my favorite "bad dude's " ! Propert work mate !
arosone Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
very very nice big up:)
KellyGirl1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent :) Love the detail and the flow.
Two-stars Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Awww this is so amazin my friend loves TNBC Wicked work.
Alextheaddiction Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Not sure where they get off critiquing this piece especially with the fact their own art is far from desirable .... As far as is being to "busy" i personally think it works perfectly . the way you started out with the oogie Boogie man at the bottom and having the road lead all the way up to the town incorporates all the elements of the movie. Such as the 3 trick or treaters, Christmas land, zero, the town, and the hill. Again my own opninion is that this piece is well thought out and represents the movie as a whole very well!

jayteerox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
i love love love this. pete wentz has a nightmare sleeve, but i prefer this one. i would get this inked easy peasy :)
Husscoffee Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
Butterfly-9 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, ik ben helemaal weg van jou tekeningen !
kengibson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Looks great man... would definitely wear on my arm!
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