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April 22, 2012
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Portrait of Barnabas Collins by nonnahs144 Portrait of Barnabas Collins by nonnahs144
With a little bit of photo-manipulation and a lot of digital painting, Barnabas Collins is now ready for his close-up. :)

EDIT: in case anyone is interested in what my process was like, here is a run-down of it:

-First I made a list of things that I want going on in my image.
-Then I made sketches of different poses and directions I could have the character go in and made tiny value thumbnails of the whole composition in pencil. [and picked which I liked best]
-I took the two reference images I needed from the asset pack into PhotoshopCS5, then liquified, warped, and re-painted certain areas until they matched my sketches.
-Converted everything into black and white.
-Used various Photoshop brushes and painted everything on new separated layers for easier access and editing. [also referred back to the ref of J.Depp to make sure there was a likeness, as well as referred to myself in various lighting conditions to get things consistent]---This is the part that took the longest, I made such tiny strokes!
-Went through various background and border ideas, until I settled with this one.
-And lastly colored! Made a new layer and set it to color. Played around until it was where I wanted, and Bam! Finished~
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is just
JoviClaire Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think you deserve to win!
KawaiiChibiKuro Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*squee* :iconlove:
Wow, cute! It's a Barnabas chibi!! I love chibi Vampires!! (not the MANGA... although I like that one too)
staclouica Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
aw how cute!! love this <3
Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really surprised Tim Burton didn't pick yours...since it looks a lot like something he'd do himself.

adelaidegladney Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Photographer
i think it looks like johnny depp! *scowls at comment below*

this is totally Burton. i love it : )
Synferi Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
This is really an awesome portrait, but I have to say it looks nothing like Johnny Depp, which is confusing because that's what the contest was about...
nonnahs144 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I also thought Johnny Depp as this character looked quite different from usual (I think its the lack of facial hair), but when I asked people who my portrait reminded them of, they always said Johnny Depp.
Synferi Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Well, it is pretty awesome either way.
ComatoseLily Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist
this is so Burtonesque. i think you're gonna win.
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