The photo I used reminded me of this quote from the trailer. [link]
[Barnabas stares at a lava lamp] Barnabas Collins: [drools at the "blood" inside] Aaahhhh...
I made his eyes red for the obvious reason the hunger of blood that he is craving. I felt it would stand out and make an impact. I loved this expression and couldn't resist. I previously started this a few days before I found out about the contest. When I found out, my jaw dropped hitting my table and then I couldn't sit still for a hour or so.
Inspiration I used while working on this, I listened to alot of Danny Elfman music. I listened to the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack the most. Music really helps with concentration but what other way for this piece than to listen to some Elfman music.
Helped me with the template, if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have been able to submit this to the contest.
Tools used ~ 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, Red Pencil for his eyes! ~ Stump, Q-Tip, Finger Used the stump for the dark areas, used the q-tip for the light areas.
This I really amazing and I love this movie. The only thing I'm not so keen on is the eyes. I think the vibrant red takes away from the rest of the portrait, giving it a less realistic and mature look. You shading is wonderful though. You have some serious art skills my friend. Awesome!