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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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KeySketch 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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PikKatze Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! You're very sweet. :iconilickitplz:
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:iconmrs-lovett-da-pirate:
Aww, no problem :meow:
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sweetiesh Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist
really nice! love it!
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Kixii Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so jealous I wish I could do stuff like this D;
but its absoulutely amazing you do textures so well
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! That's so nice of you to say that! :blowkiss:
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REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
he looks just like me when i was in my 20's.... V
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PikKatze Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teehee... :iconblshplz:
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REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
???? V
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PikKatze Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whaa? A girl can giggle. :iconblushplz:
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REDVAMPIRE120652 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
hahaha.. yes a girl can giggle... V
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yumi47 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Uff qe weno estaĦĦse maqilla como yooĦxD
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sweetiesh Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist
very cute, love it, really nice
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PikKatze Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I appreciate it! <3
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elodie50a Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great art of an amazing character !!
Can't wait to see the movie again and again :D
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PikKatze Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :) I'm looking forward to it, too.
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Lutessius Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
Мощно! Brrrrr... impressive man.
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PikKatze Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spasibo na dobrom slove! :)

* Izvin9us za translit, net dostupa k russkoi klaviature. :(
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Lutessius Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Да фигня вопрос.)))
(Сначала чуть не подумала что это был испанский)
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PikKatze Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:

I spasibo za watch. <3
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magnificent color and I love the expression. excellent work!
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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SheyDel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome ;)
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todd1000 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Great work T. You do like those vampires
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Thank you! :) And come to think of it, I blame the modern movie industry: they always choose most charismatic actors/actresses to portray the bloodsuckers. :iconblshplz:
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SublimeAnesthetic Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
one of the best for sure ^_^
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you! I guess, we'll find out for sure soon enough. ;) Keeping my fingers (and toes, too) crossed! Starting to have cramps...
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wiloberdier Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Great portrait, Tatiana! Good luck!
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Wil! I'll need all the luck I can get to be in the semi-finalists. :icongrin--plz:
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JennLaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, your kicks my entries butt any day!!!! This is amazing!!!! Looks soooo much like him!!! Amazing work sweetie :hug:
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, Jenny! :) You entered, too, that's cool! I'm a bit behind with my DA watch, I must confess.:blush:
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JennLaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I super super far behind on mine too :D I must have accidentally switched my to sort from newest to oldest and saw yours on my front page... its very very awesome!!!!! I think I probably should have been a better student when I had you - too busy at the time :( - such is life though right :D
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Well, it's never too late to try that again. ;)
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JennLaa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well if you don't mind, I think ill take you up on that as soon as my computer is back up and running :)
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It'll be my pleasure! :D
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Taitaviracocha Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excelente trabajo!!
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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mistressxx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beauty.
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work!!!
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PikKatze Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanx, dear! :iconrose-plz:
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