Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
April 20, 2012
Image Size
5.4 MB
Resolution
2501×3126
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,385
Favourites
134 (who?)
Comments
60
×
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 >_<!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmasterx3:
Masterx3 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student General Artist
how would you react if tim burton touched your hand. or even kissed it.
Reply
:iconshiroiyuki3:
Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Nose bleed* *Sputter* *Dies*
Reply
:iconmasterx3:
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.
Reply
:iconfilly8:
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
Reply
:iconshiroiyuki3:
Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
Reply
:iconfilly8:
Filly8 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :)
Reply
:iconmikau-010:
Mikau-010 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I love the effect of the inky drippy awesomeness!
Reply
:iconshiroiyuki3:
Shiroiyuki3 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahh, thank you! It was wild :P
Reply
:iconamandapainter87:
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!
Reply
:iconshiroiyuki3:
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.
Reply
Add a Comment: