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Barnabas by RECK69 Barnabas by RECK69
This is my interpretation of Dark Shadows' character Barnabas, played by Johnny Depp. I have a realistic style, so it may not be the most "creative" but I gave it my all.

I used Pentalic* drawing pencils in BH, B, 2B, 4B, and 6B. The whole thing took about 5 days of non stop drawing.
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:iconinvader-plukki:
Invader-Plukki Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I love this drawing <3 this scene was awesome xD
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A-Sad-Pandas-Poptart Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why is this your only deviation?
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Doukyusei Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
If it weren't for his hair, I would have thought this was a legitimate photograph! Great job!
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Syomy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
This is really awesome! It's horribly depressing how traditional art is brushed under the rug so much nowadays. :/
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wildwolfwarrior2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice photo shop..........
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A-Sad-Pandas-Poptart Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think so too. :/
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually I don't have photo shop so thanks.....Why don't you work on your own art skills before ragging on someone elses, you should be ashamed of yourself...
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:iconwildwolfwarrior2:
wildwolfwarrior2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
funny......have you no mind, you should be ashamed of yourself for not doing your research
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:iconnoodolls:
Noodolls Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Looks like a photo =O
Gorgeous!
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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TheMilwaukeeProtocol Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope this wins. Even though it's not the most original, it is the most emotive and the most skilled piece I've come across thus far. I wish there weren't so much jpeg compression so that I could see how you made the eyes so photorealistic, but at the same time, I wouldn't want you to submit anything too high rez if you are worried about theft.
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It didn't get in the top ten, but I tried my best! I really appreciate your support though! :)
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TheMilwaukeeProtocol Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Arrrrgh, I saw that! I'm also not surprised, because my favorites within a contest tend to be overlooked. :(
I'm 100% certain that your case was a style issue. Let's just say they were running a contest for book illustrations for Dark Shadows. You would be far more likely to be a finalist with this drawing for a context like that, or something else other than movie poster-type deal.
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Dong-Saeng Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it looks amazing
really great shadows and highlights
your blending is really good too
simply amazing job <3
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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:icondong-saeng:
Dong-Saeng Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome X3
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:iconxxull:
xXull Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Nice photoshop filter
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:iconbattlescar:
battlescar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
shading. e_e it's so nice. i love how soft the picture is.
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:) Thanks!
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CrackWhoreSmackDown Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i like it
well done :D
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconcrackwhoresmackdown:
CrackWhoreSmackDown Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
np
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OkeaChan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truely amazing. I love the facial features and the shading. It looks exactly like a picture.
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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:iconmackayronee:
MACKAYRONEE Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Whoa for a sec I thought it was a phtograph x) Very well done ^p^
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconcupcakenitrouszombie:
Truly Amazing
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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thekawaiiangelx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Cool
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:iconthekawaiiangelx:
thekawaiiangelx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Coool!
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Drakuldemonking Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Looks fantastic!
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconvimfactory:
VimFactory Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Artist
Wow that's good.
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:iconkestrajean:
KestraJean Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is frikin' amazing. Great job! :omg:
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :)
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girlwithapencil Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am quite impressed! Kudos!
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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girlwithapencil Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any time :D I entered one too so I know how much time and effort it takes to create a decent portrait. Definitely not easy.
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:iconfawkmon:
Fawkmon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student
I wanna surpass best artists but simply seeing this gives me an idea of what im dealing with.
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best of luck to you :D
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:iconfawkmon:
Fawkmon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student
Same to you hehe
just uploaded mine by the way tell me what you think?
[link]
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hvnsmrr Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
You amaze me more and more every time you draw
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XxVINTAGExX Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's..... PENCIL???????? :jawdrop:
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:iconfawkmon:
Fawkmon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student
Lmfao I can't believe it
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XxVINTAGExX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Right? This is just too amazing :)
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upsidedownia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Extraordinary!!!
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:iconreck69:
RECK69 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!!
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Tim-Tarnes Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Holy fuck, you've got talent!
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