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Dark Shadows Portrait by CATtheMinion Dark Shadows Portrait by CATtheMinion
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]

EDIT 04/27/12: :ohmygod: i think i got disqualified because i signed it. totally did not see that in the rules. :sadangel:

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.

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ShadeOPale Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes a lot of talent to be able to use tablets and other computer-generated means--and considerably more time and patience than it does to use traditional means. My hat's off to you. This turned out exceptionally well. I love the contrast between the dark background and his face. Wonderful coloration, there, too.
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   General Artist
thanks so much for your kind comment.
it was far easier than drawing with the mouse, even thought the pressure/thickness stylus feature crapped out on me :)
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acidreamingss Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I :heart: it, good luck to you!
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   General Artist
thanks :D
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UncleGuts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty awesome.
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   General Artist
thanks :D
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UncleGuts Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For sure! :D
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Nerdicon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
This looks amazing.
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CATtheMinion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012   General Artist
thanks! :icongromp:
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