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Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins by PikKatze Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins by PikKatze
Digital painting done in Adobe PS. Photos were used solely for referencing, there's no paintover or photo texturing. Brushes are either default basic ones or those created by me.

I wasn't sure how much of an updated look was required, so I decided to make something in between old and new. He's wearing 1970s attire (the shirt's collar is particularly obvious :P), but I tried to make it look like his style - dark, gothic and classy. ;) Anyway, he's supposedly sitting, that's why the cane seems so tall. I painted the chair, too, but it kinda broke the composition, so I left it out in the end.
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ShadeOPale Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! I am impressed by the smoothness of his skin: the luminosity of shades--the gray tones of face and hands--which shouldn't be so and, yet, are. The maroon velveteen scarf adds a rakish flair when combined with the open-necked, unadorned shirt collar and is matched, color-wise, in the highlights upon hair, ring, and nails.

The ivory cane has a waxen quality you would expect from such, and acts in conjunction with the bright whites of cuff and collar to become the prime sources of light. A subtle and broken line highlights each shoulder and serves to keep the dark-suited Barnabas from receding into the shadowed night.

These are the things which I see and they are exquisite!
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful in-depth review! I really appreciate it!
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CaptJackSparrow123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
thats so awesome :)
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it. ;)
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CaptJackSparrow123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
your most welcome ;)soon i am going to cosplay Barnabas Collins i hope its going to work out just fine but it isnt this costume that you have pianted but his first costume where he is awaken from 18th century style
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck! :)
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CaptJackSparrow123 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
thanks luv :)
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KeyCreations Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student General Artist
WOOT love this XD
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx :)
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*speechless*
You are amazing.
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