Here is my entry for the Dark Shadows competition! I am very pleased with how it turned out. Even though the film takes place in the 70's, what I've always loved about Tim Burton's works is the Victorian aesthetic that they have, so I chose to run with that. The title of this piece is a quote from the trailer. I was really excited to participate in this because I've always loved the dark, whimsical nature of Burton's work. Well, I guess all that's left to say is "enjoy!" and make sure to take a look at the other entries, too! There's some super awesome work out there.Edits 4/23:
Lots of edits today!! I'm just making sure it's 100% done and that I'm completely satisfied before the contest ends tomorrow. I added much more detail to his face and hands and fixed a few things that looked weird. I added more sponge brushwork and detail to the background to give it a painterly look, incorporated some red, and added a few Burton-esque environmental elements, such as the curly tree branches, that I've always adored. I also attempted to make Barnabas look more like Johnny Depp. I made the wine glass more realistic and gave it a crack (I mean, he can't expect the stemware to have aged as well as he did!) Lastly, I added a Black Widow spider on his hand, and some cobwebs in the corners both to give the piece some boundaries and to connect the logo more to the image.
I sincerely hope you enjoy it!! I'm much happier with it now. Edit: I would like to thank everyone who has viewed, commented on, and added this piece to their favorites or collections so much! I'm not what you would call a "famous" deviant, so the attention that you guys have given to this is both surprising and heart-warming to me. Thanks for all of your support!!