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]