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April 24, 2012
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Barnabas Collins - Vampyre by jimkilroy Barnabas Collins - Vampyre by jimkilroy
Graphite, Watercolor, Oil, & Photography pieced together in Photoshop CS2.

The wings were made out of twigs which were tied together with jute twine.

I should have just painted this on a canvas but, I haven't tinkered with Photoshop in a long time & I need the practice.
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stramp1a Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Fabulous! Excellant stitching mulitiple techniques! I give you two 10's!!!

blueislandboy2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
looks like an old fresco
SantiagoSoulmate1994 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeez...this is so freaking creepy and kick-ass it makes me want to run around like a mad woman!
aliencatx Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I love this, reminds me of something one would find in an occult book
Susan-Petersen-Roper Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so good and so crreeeeeeppppy! When I first saw the wings in a smaller image I thought they were bat skeleton wings, the twigs gave it a more primitive feel though. Great job!
MiseryInMemories Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
This. Is. AMAZING!!!!! I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO keen for this movie! Can't wait! This is amazing! I love it! :D
ShadeOPale Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mere words fail me...The mediums which you have chosen combine effortlessly to give this a completeness without being complete--if that makes any sense. Based on what I see here, I think it is fine to be left as is, but that is your decision, as to whether you want to add more to this composition. This is an extraordinary piece; in particular, the inclusion of the twined twigs as bat wings. What grabbed my immediate attention, however, was the detail work of the cloak--how the left hand is half-covered by the sleeve's cuff--and the stiffly dripping points of the shirt's collar and cravat: the raggedness of line suggests age and a deterioration of the grave clothes themselves. Then there is the background coloration...scratches, scribbles, flecks of color, each nuanced with precision. Forgive me for asking, but is that a side-long gaze, or did you intend that his eyes be white orbs? Either way, it is spectacularly spooky. Exquisitely crafted.
SilverDragon90 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is so original! This looks utterly amazing! You should be proud of yourself, this is really good.
DianaCandelario Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student Artist
U should have definetly have been on the top ten. I still love this art awesome.
jimkilroy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
It was only 50% finished & I was not expecting to win. I have been kicking myself for the past couple of days for uploading this piece.

I'll get around to finishing it in a couple of months.

Thanks again for your comments Diana.
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