I made this for the Dark Shadows Contest, somewhat obviously. I wasn't able to do what I really wanted with this drawing, but I think having a calmer background than i originally anticipated really helps pop the face out. This is the first drawing i have made using my new tablet, and it seemed to stop functioning amazingly the second session i worked on this. This is also the first time i have drawn johnny depp, so i'm rather pleased with the outcome. I think it took me around five hours, but i wasn't counting very accurately. Including my signature, and the dark shadows title i used six layers for this. Here is a peek at the WIP before i fixed the top of his head and added the background and color: [link]
i think i got disqualified because i signed it. totally did not see that in the rules. Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, reference was one of the photos in the asset pack per contest rules. Character and imagery owned by Warner Brothers.
other celebrity drawings: