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...
!! 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*
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...
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
) 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
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
[EDIT]Removed my signature because (after re-reading the rules) it stated this couldn't be on there. Hope I'm not too late >_<!