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Born of Shadows by Shiroiyuki3 Born of Shadows by Shiroiyuki3
Okay, so when I found out about this contest I just about passed out from excitement. Tim Burton judging my artwork? The chance to draw something for him?? To finally get my chance to have him see my work and for me to pay tribute to his awesomeness, even if only a small way...

:O!! Seriously, my fiance had to make sure I was still breathing...


I love Tim Burton. No, no that isn't even cover half of it -- I hold this man up on a shiny gothic pedestal as the pinnacle of my animation-wannabe career. I LOVE HIM!

He is my idol, my inspiration, the light at the end of my fuzzy little tunnel...I absolutely love every single thing he has ever produced. I'm not even exaggerating -- there is not one thing he has done in his lengthy career that I don't love. He has served as an inspiration to me over the years and it has always been my most fondest dream to one day work with him as an animator *squeals* :la:

He is the reason I have been training to BECOME an animator all this time! To even have an ounce of the charisma and talent of this man...oh boy, I would just die!

Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite ^_^. I love claymation and have made two shorts myself, following in the great Tim Burton's footsteps. But shhh, back to Dark Shadows...

:D



Anyway, so when I finally was able to breathe again I decided that I wanted to paint something which channeled all his quirky, gothic, fun halloweeny style...something that really put all my personality (all his personality, really *sigh*) into it, and so I came up with this.

Barnabas born of little spidery ink tendrils, splatters of paint, shifting shadows and mismatched patches of darkness, and a touch of color, just a touch, right in the center of his heart (medallion :P) as he acclimates himself to the 20th century. It's gothic, it's dark, it's quirky, it's bold, it's everything I know his work to be.

This is my tribute to Tim in all his glory. I really hope he likes it :heart:

Edward Scissorhands, as I always think of Johnny no matter what he does ^_^, looking stylish in his frock coat...a monochromatic man in a colorful world ^_^

Ink wash painting done on 16x20 watercolor canvas board :dance:

[EDIT]Removed my signature because (after re-reading the rules) it stated this couldn't be on there. Hope I'm not too late >_<!
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Masterx3 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
how would you react if tim burton touched your hand. or even kissed it.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Nose bleed* *Sputter* *Dies*
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Masterx3 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
noooo!! shirayuki!! SHE NEEDS THE BREATH OF LIFE!!! -gets close to her face and breathes life into her.
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Filly8 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool, one of the more interesting pieces i have seen submitted :) I love the style you have made this in what with thte inky drippyness and all. You also manage to capture the likeness of him very well congrads. It may not have made it into the semi finals but it is still a piece to be proud of :3
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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Filly8 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)
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Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I love the effect of the inky drippy awesomeness!
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, thank you! It was wild :P
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AmandaPainter87 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry yours didn't make it. This among alot of others should've made the finals. Very cool!
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I just hope Tim Burton still gets the chance to see it somehow.
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caolcaoimhe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is reaaallllyyy awesome! I was hoping to see many more entries that were stylized and creepyish and in different media than were picked for the semi-finals. Yours should have been in there.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a feeling that it was because I had a signature...:(


I saw in the rules that signatures were not allowed at the last minute and ended up editing it out about an hour before the winners were announced. So...I think I was too late. Shame I'll never know for sure now >_<

But thank you very much for your comment. I'm glad you liked it ^_^
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Tadpole7 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Great expression. It's what I noticed first. :)
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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A1auraGl3nn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
this should have made top 10.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you...shame you weren't one of the judges, haha...
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A1auraGl3nn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
well, i admire anyone who can do watercolor well. it's a tricky medium. there's a few pieces that i'm bitter didn't make the top 10. i'm almost always dumbfounded at what's 'most popular' on this website.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too, actually. Although I admit that Alice's portrait was my favorite by far and (to my knowledge) is still the most popular in the lineup.

Shame she wasn't elligible because she's a staff member. I really do think she should just send it to Tim Burton herself like she did for Lea Michele.
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Orion12212012 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your work. I think people in the field you are interested in would do great having you on board.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, thank you so much for saying that. I hope you're right ^_^
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timshinn73 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like the inking technique you used very much. Nice job!
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It was a very fun experience :)
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Kaykayiscrazy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This looks awesome, well done! Good luck with the contest =D
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)!
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AphroditeHalosydne Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, really original :D
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! ^_^
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AphroditeHalosydne Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :D
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zombie-cat-Shizui Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Gorgeous! :heart:
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^!!
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kaybabe300 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
freakiing amazing :D
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Thanks!
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kaybabe300 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ur welcome!
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KeysMsS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very awesome work!!!! i love it, congratulations!! ^^
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^ Thank you so much!
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KeysMsS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome
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Fehnwrites Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish you the absolute best and I really hope you win!!!
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words ^_^
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DanaToony Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my gawd what kind of sorcery you used because thi is so awesome!!!
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee :D Thank you!
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DanaToony Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sure no problem ^^
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songii Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck in that contest!! Your use of colours is magnificent, it caught my eye in the group galleries! Hope it wins!!
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :)
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Best of luck in the contest. Nice job.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^_^ Thank you very much!
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're quite welcome Kelly.
I would like to invite you to visit my music site [link] when you have the time.
There's also a poll concerning my music, located on my DA profile page below my ID, if you would like to participate. Your feedback is appreciated.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, I'll check it out ^_^
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! Hope you enjoy the tunes Kelly.
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Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:dance:
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marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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Viperosity Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is BEAST!! Great work, not complaints here, haha!
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