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Barnabas by squonkhunter Barnabas by squonkhunter
My entry for the Tim Burton Dark Shadows contest.

Ink painting. Background was spread with my fingers because I was really high on three espressos and it seemed like a good idea at the time.

21 April 2012
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:iconfrozendex:
FrozenDex Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the movie it's so awesome and also little bit funny.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lol thank you.
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reno2112 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I really like this piece. There are too many photorealism art pieces in this competition. Although they are rendered very well and show the artist's talent, they are not much different than a photograph. Yours, however, captures an essence, character, and immagination.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :) In these contests, people tend to go digital anyway, though.
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Ravern-Caelot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
While I do not like Tim Burton's version of Barnabas, this is a marvelous piece. :)
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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Ravern-Caelot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
You are welcome.
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.....you did a fantastic job!
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i just saw that movie..it was awesome!


(anyways did i ever reply to the roleplay or did you just never get around to it?)
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I replied just now, actually. Yeah, Dark Shadows was pretty good. Couldn't top The Avengers, though.
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Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Dark shadows and avengers are neck and neck.


anyways you replied a few minutes ago...and i sent you a reply back
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I enjoyed The Avengers way more, but that's my personal taste.
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aliencatx Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Love this! I really enjoy how long and thin he looks while keeping the Johnny look.
Amazing work my friend.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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ShadeOPale Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops, that's Victoria, not "Vidtoria" Winters.
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ShadeOPale Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looking into my crystal ball, I see that an expresso machine will be arriving at your doorstep within the hour... If that's what it takes to get an artist going, then let the java flow.

The background with its splatters and blotches gives it a feeling of old horsehair plaster and crushed clamshell plaster of the kind Mr. Collins in the original series speaks of when describing The Old House to Vidtoria Winters.
Barnabas' twisted body in this is a nice, intimate touch as if he's describing some intricate architectural detail of his home. You have drawn the lines and shaded the face, hair, hands, clothing, and accessories to perfection. Of note are the folds of the coachman's cloak which are impeccably rendered. This has an Edward Gorey quality to it but with a caricature that is clearly the present Barnabas Collins. Well done.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I've been meaning to watch the original series, though I did appreciate how the pacing of the film had a very soap opera feel. I'm really glad you read that much into my painting. I'm very happy to hear it, and the fact that you compared it to Edward Gorey has buttered my buns immensely, and I thank you for your gracious comments. :)
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LAvenus79 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the style!
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:iconsquonkhunter:
squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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KissofCrimson Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Awesome. :D
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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KissofCrimson Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
You're welcome. :D
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theintrovert Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
see what I mean? The lines are crisp and resolute. The ink values without blemish. You give yourself far too little credit, squon :) I've no love for the subject matter though: That trailer was cringe inducing :P
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha thank you. I sort of rushed it. Probably wouldn't have made top ten anyway, but that's alright. I have to say, when Isaw the trailer, I had the same reaction, but then it sort of grew on me and I actually will see it.
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OddDuckQuacking Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one that is happy for the winners?! O-o

I mean, I love your piece! Would have been nice to see in the Top Ten but why is everyone so upset?!

I don't understand. ;..;
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the ones chosen for the finals, too. Especially this one: [link]
DAYUM that's nice. Brilliant in how much it conveys, looks somewhat like the original Barnabas from the TV show, yet also unmistakably Johnny Depp. Very creative. I hope it wins first place.
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OddDuckQuacking Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is my favorite: [link]

But I love them all! The one with the lava lamp was pretty neat!
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's quite incredible!
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OddDuckQuacking Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed!
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AmandaPainter87 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is alot better than most they picked as winners! Really cool
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, I disagree, but I appreciate the comment.
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schoolessay Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
As simple as it is, it should have been in the top 10.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm very happy to hear you say that, but I do like the ones they chose. I should have put more time into this one, really.
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KickMePlease Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome, I love it!
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconmaija:
Maija Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is great, it really stands apart from the other entries.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! That's very kind of you to say.
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tomasoverbai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well done, best of luck in the contest.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
You too! And thank you!
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mistressxx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your technique o_o
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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mistressxx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome ^-^
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cipher-0x Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Brilliant Interpretation! Props on the figure rendering & attitude, strong, clean line work & your distortion works well!
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol I wasn't going for a distortion, but the paper was so bumpy with all the ink I put on it that I'm flattening it now. I'm hoping to get a better scan and upload something with less distortion, but we'll see. Thank you. :)
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timshinn73 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like it.
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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lsarver Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's cool! Love this!!!!
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squonkhunter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :3
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CoraOrvat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh shi~ he's awesome :la:
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