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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 creepie.....lol
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JoviClaire Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Digital Artist
I think you deserve to win!
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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)
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staclouica Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
aw how cute!! love this <3
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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.

>_<!
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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 : )
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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...
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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.
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Synferi Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Well, it is pretty awesome either way.
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ComatoseLily Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist
this is so Burtonesque. i think you're gonna win.
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