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Dark Shadows by PennyHorrible Dark Shadows by PennyHorrible
I've decided to invoke the great Tim Burton himself for my entry. The asymmetrical shadows and exaggerated lines are an homage to German Expressionism, one of my favorite periods in art/film history.

I am a HUGE fan of Tim Burton, so as soon as I heard about this contest I got to work right away! I've been a fan my whole life, going back to the first grade when I dressed up as Catwoman for Halloween. I dragged my Mom to the theater to see The Nightmare Before Christmas half a dozen times when it first came out and I have seen every film he has ever made and anticipate each new release eagerly. I even traveled to New York just to see his show at the MoMA! He is my favorite director, artist and kiddie book author. To be judged by him would be a dream.

I am very influenced by his work, so if you are also a fan, be sure to check out my other entries and my gallery.

Thanks for looking, commenting, and favoriting. Best of luck to all other contestants! :pumpkin:
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InsanePaintStripes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely lovely. The blue and pink swirls, reminiscent of veins and arteries, are a nice touch! I especially like the jagged edges of his shirt sleeves, because it really brings out the Tim Burton style! <3
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PennyHorrible Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the thoughtful feedback! I am glad you enjoyed this piece.
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ElRinaZuza Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting artwork! Yes, I agree that this Barnabas is just a little bit similar to the Victor from "The Corpse Bride"; nevertheless it is one of my favorite animated cartoons so I don't have any complaint to your character.
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PennyHorrible Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I will take that as a compliment :D
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ElRinaZuza Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome and yes, it was a complement.
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Biggerontheinside10 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
He looks a bit like Victor van Dort from 'Corpse Bride'.
But it's a brilliant piece all the same! :laughing:
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PennyHorrible Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Victor is much cuter lol! This guy looks demented. Thanks :)
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Biggerontheinside10 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconlaughingplz: That's very true....
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Ha! So very cool! I love this! Good luck in the contest! :dance: from tarpalsfan
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PennyHorrible Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :D
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