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Barnabas - Gaze of Hunger by InsaneKane87 Barnabas - Gaze of Hunger by InsaneKane87
My entry for the Dark Shadows contest

The photo I used reminded me of this quote from the trailer. [link]

:bulletred:[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.

:bulletred: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.

:iconmeryheartless: Helped me with the template, if it wasn't for her I wouldn't have been able to submit this to the contest.

:bulletred: 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.
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:iconmarycosan:
Marycosan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
his eyes look like candies :D  ...delicious :D
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What flavor? lol
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:iconmarycosan:
Marycosan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
red caviar :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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Missdelayingit Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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! :D
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconmissdelayingit:
Missdelayingit Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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:iconveross:
veross Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
So cool! your portraits are always so detailed ,love it!
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:iconabigail-leigh:
abigail-leigh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
this is so awesome
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww thank you Abby.
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:iconabigail-leigh:
abigail-leigh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student General Artist
youre welcome :)
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:iconbluegirl546:
bluegirl546 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this and the movie. Very well done! :)
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:iconriostarkey:
RioStarkey Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Looks fantastic!
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:iconolgawilson:
OlgaWilson Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Hihih ^_^ love that movie <3
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:highfive:
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:iconfergalamalu:
Fergalamalu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Goodness, this comment is coming late.... I was likewise disappointed! I don't think I would have been quite as upset if the digital work was done well, but most of it looked like crap!
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ianessom Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Digital Artist
looks cool
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:iconbluemysticart:
bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Excellent draw, my friend :clap: Did you win the contest??? :eager:
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha no, most digital art won. Only like 2 traditional pieces were accepted.
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:iconbluemysticart:
bluemysticart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
:sadangel: That sucks :(
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:iconklarem:
KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think it's absolutely awesome!!! I love it :)
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :bow:
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:iconklarem:
KlarEm Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very much welcome ^^
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ScorpionsKissx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats amazing. your insanely talented
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconscorpionskissx:
ScorpionsKissx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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shaman-art Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work! Can't agree more about the music. I think it really helps a lot.
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! All the time :D
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:iconkarolinaskauniverse:
KarolinaSkaUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Wow that is some incredible shading! Plus I loved the movie
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconkarolinaskauniverse:
KarolinaSkaUniverse Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
You're welcome :)
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
pretty cool reminds me of Johnny
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:iconelodie50a:
elodie50a Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow that's scary :D
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:iconderezzing:
Derezzing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thats pretty sick!
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconshipeh:
Shipeh Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
LOVE IT!
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:iconpleuntjuhh:
pleuntjuhh Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
It's so AWESOME!! :love::love:
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :D
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:iconpleuntjuhh:
pleuntjuhh Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
You're welcome!! :huggle:
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:iconmania25:
Mania25 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!
I love love love it
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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:iconmindxscape:
mindxscape Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
You should have been a finalist.
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :) I wish!
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:iconrighteous-scalliwag:
Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful. The facial structure is so exact.
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, really tried going for that.
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:iconrighteous-scalliwag:
Righteous-Scalliwag Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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DisneyFanJulia Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i love this scene xD this is so good! :o
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you read my journal you will see I didnt. Thank you tho :)
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DisneyFanJulia Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol ok sorry ;w; maybe I'm thinking of a different scene?
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SiriusBlacklover777 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Wow this one is soo beautiful His eyes made that i visited here, so impressive. And the second reason is that i love Johnny Depp, but the art, really amazing!
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:iconinsanekane87:
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for you're kind words, means alot!
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