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April 23, 2012
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From The Mind Of Tim Burton by timshinn73 From The Mind Of Tim Burton by timshinn73
Here's my entry for the contest.

I did a quick pencil sketch to establish the composition and the likenesses. The sketches were scanned and the painting was done using Photoshop CS5 and a Wacom tablet.

Took about 6 hours from start to finish.

Had a lot of fun working on this. I have a strange connection to Dark Shadows. My first professional job as an artist was at a NYC art studio. One of the artists there was Ken Bald. He was the artist who did all the Dark Shadows newspaper comic strips. I learned a lot from him as an artist and a person. He's a perfect gentleman and a real pro. I look back on those days fondly.

Anyway, hope you enjoy my effort. I'm digging a lot of the other entries and wish you all good luck.

Thanks for taking a look!

EDIT: Here are a few links to work in progress images for this piece:

WIP 1: [link]

WIP 2: [link]

WIP 3: [link]

WIP 4: [link]

WIP 5: [link]
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Catherine62 Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cooooooool!
I love this one.
eyeshineentertain May 1, 2012   Digital Artist
wow I missed this one I agree you should have been in the top for sure way amazing :)
I agree with JNRedmon and mikeerson, you should have been in the top 10!!
there are no words. This is just plain awesome. I can't believe this wasn't in the top 10; it's easily one of the best ones I've seen. For some reason this art reminds me of MAD.
timshinn73 Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I did not follow the rules. My signature is on the piece and I included someone other that Mr Depp in the piece. It's my fault for not following the rules properly. I'm glad you liked my work. Thanks!
I've been disappointed with the outcome of the Barnabas contest.... I figured there were 50 good pieces out of the thousands.... None of these I would of picked. I'm disappointed my Art "They Tried To Stoning Me My Dear, It Did Not Work" didn't make the top ten, but I'm really surprised your's did not make it.... I thought for sure Burton would of chosen yours as one of the three.... and I could see him making money off your image, I just don't understand why they chose this art and not the art that truely deserved it.... I've been venting - lol.... I thought it would be nice of me to tell you I had you picked as one of the 3 Burton would of chose - excellent art man.
timshinn73 Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
No need to be disappointed. I'm not. I had fun. :)
DanaToony Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my god so cool!
timshinn73 Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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