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Barnabus Collins by Girlgoth Barnabus Collins by Girlgoth
My entry for the Dark Shadows Barnabus Collins portrait contest!

I pretty much love everything about this contest, so I couldn't *not* enter! :D

8x10" White Prismacolor pencil on black illustration board. Accents in Scarlet Lake, Crimson Red, and Tuscan Red.
Around 30-35 hours.

WIP Animation here: [link]
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CreativeName01 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Artist
Love it!!! Just the other night I watched the movie, and fell in live with Barnabus! Again, AMAZING!!!
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Dilligaf-paw Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
its Barnabas and what about the old show its on netflix, check it out
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REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
He looks like me in my 20's... V
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abigail-leigh Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
this is really incredible. it does look just like him <3
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Thank you so much! :)
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ferrignofan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY CRAP, it looks just like him!
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Awesome! Thanks! :D
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ferrignofan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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ShadeOPale Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The black illustration board was a good choice. This is a formal portrait, in keeping with the original series' take on the subject of Barnabas. The facet in his garnet, or ruby, pendant is perfect, and mirrors the mixed reds and blacks of the ascot; the metalwork on the chain is quite detailed, giving it a pewter finish and texture. I prefer to think of it as tarnished silver. The hair and clothing are also finely nuanced.

There is just the right amount of shadowing around the eyes without making him appear garish. The shading of cheekbones, nose, and mouth are also subtly done. Although Mr. Depp's face is somewhat broader, there is a remarkable resemblance to the regal expressions Mr. Frid would often acquire, especially about the eyes and arched brows. The kewpie-doll lips are strictly Depp's but add an interesting effect, nonetheless.

What a striking portrait!
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Wow, thank you so much! :D

I'm so glad my piece was able to reflect a lot of my intentions, as well as the familiarity of the subject. I am a fan of the original series, as well as of Depp/Burton, so I worked hard to make sure both incarnations of Barnabus were there. :)

Thank you again!
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SaraMars Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Ohhh Myyyy Gooood !!?? ... Seriously ?????
This is so awesome and pure !! ... love it !!,great job ... :D:D
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Thank you so much! :D
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Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! This is the first "new" Barnabus that still reminds me some of the original.
Growing up on the original Dark Shadows show, I am partial to it.
Have to Fav it for sure! Super job & good luck with the contest! :trophy:
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Thank you! I love the originals, and wanted to keep Barnabus as proud and stately as he would be. :)

My piece didn't make it to the semi-finals :( but I still enjoyed making this piece. :)
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Miss-A-sketches Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh....they're nuts. It should have made it for sure. :(
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AlterEgox5 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
I know the focus is supposed to be on Barnabus but....that pendant is just so great - you managed to sneak in the facets and the gleam and everything without the actual angles being overtly present.
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank you so much!

I worked that pendant quite bit with the highlights and the red, to make sure it didn't come across lumpy or lopsided. I'm so glad it translated as much as it did with the whole piece! :D
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drawu1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
!!!Brilliant!!!
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Thank you! :)
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Ela-Hara Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice - Good Luck!
Love all of your detail and the choice of your white on black with red accents - so much expression with so little. The fading into the background is Perfect!

Hope you do win at least one of the top three slots!
:love:
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Thank you so much!! :blushes: I am keeping my fingers crossed!

I think the red helps give him a little 'life' (fitting for a vampire ;)).
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drawu1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING JOB!!!
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:icongirlgoth:
Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Thank you! :D
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That movie's gonna be great! ^^
Team Barnabas Collins!!!!
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I can't wait! :D
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megacraze Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING job!! love the detail :D
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Thank you! :)
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jorloc Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
this image is so gorgeous. i <3 your art so hard.
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:icongirlgoth:
Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thank you! :D
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Artman2112 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
nice work Lily :D
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks! :D
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AmberBeSerra Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
very nice
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you! :D
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SilkenWinds Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Great job and the details are stunning. Love that pendant thing he wears.
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you! The pendant was a little intimidating at first, but totally worth it, it's a cool piece! :)
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AshleytheDragon Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I foresee a gilded frame in your future.
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
THAT WOULD BE AWESOME.
(then can I say that I'm a gilded Lily? :D)
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I love this one, i also used the gray tones and added red areas, looks great
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you! Besides the red, I actually only used white pencil to make all the tones on the piece. :)

Yours is really nice too! I love that you kept the 'gothic' feel of his character. :)
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reyjdesigns Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Wow, only white, you did an awesome job....yeah i went back and added more details to make it look more creepy...lol

Thanks and good luck in the contest.
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you, you too!

I just added a WIP animation of it too! [link] :D
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Rock-A-Fire Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your craftsmanship is nice, but where is the creativity?
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I wanted this to be a more realistic portrait, so I limited my creative decisions to choosing what details I wanted to present or hide from view, and how the overall atmosphere of the piece represented Barnabus Collins. :)
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symbol Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
saucesome!
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
:D Thank ya!
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the1pony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
So awesome. :D
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:icongirlgoth:
Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you! :D:D
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auntydonut Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Artist
just amazing
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Girlgoth Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you!
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terimkel3 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
That is beautiful! Love the detailing and I tend to like to work on the black, too. It makes you see the image differently~almost backwards.
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