Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Portrait by Zezkah Portrait by Zezkah
:iconcommentplz:
I'll accept all group invites.
:iconflailingplz:

I thought to myself. What if I Barnabas was posing for another portrait? I thought it would be clever to have an artist painting him in front of the portrait of himself? Well from what I've seen, the portrait behind him looks like the actor from the old TV series!

All that said. I think it was a better idea than just redoing a portrait of him. I'm not much of a portrait type when it comes to using required content. :<

I'm afraid to say my technical skills still lack luster. but I'm sure after my hand heals I'll be back to my usual tedious detail.

Edit: Made a lot of changes and added a lot more detail. (especially in Barnabas' face) Seeing how well some of you are doing I feel the need to up the work. :P Plus my hand is recovering well. :D

◈ Thank you guys ◈
Add a Comment:
 
:iconastrid-vp:
astrid-vp Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Awesome!!!
Reply
:icontalentcallcom:
Talentcallcom Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Hi
I saw that you’re interested contests, we really love your work. This is why we’d like to invite you to take a look at Talentcall.com open calls. I think you’d enjoy them. They are free for artists like you!
Reply
:iconayelid:
ayelid Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
I like your unique approach to the concept. Good on ya.
Reply
:iconjanetaquadro:
janetaquadro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Love your style! Fun approach, nicely rendered!
Reply
:iconpentos89:
Pentos89 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
I llllllllike it! :dummy:
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconthumbsupplz: Cool!
Reply
:iconsupersockmonkey:
supersockmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
very cool! :D
to me, it stands out from the other entries in this contest :heart:
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:giggle: Thanks! I really tried to be unique. I'm sure that Tim Burton would appreciate the attempt.
Reply
:iconravenvolf:
ravenvolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very unique, much different to the other entries I've been seeing so far! Very good idea :)
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :dance:
Reply
:iconravenvolf:
ravenvolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no probs :D
Reply
:iconbigpoppajnutz:
BigPoppaJNutZ Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Kick ass idea and I love the style of it too!!!
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. My Gf told me my style is so like Tim Burtons. xD Though I think his is more surreal.
Reply
:iconbigpoppajnutz:
BigPoppaJNutZ Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Either way, your work is quite excellent!
Reply
:iconchobo-ling:
chobo-ling Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing :clap: :D
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:bow:
Reply
:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this.
I also like the flailing cat in the Artist's Comment. You can't have the internet without cats.
The thing you said about posing in front of a portrait of himself in the comment is just what I was thinking almost before I read the comment, so wow. lol.
Is this still a work in progress? It sounds like you might add some more, or you could after your hand heals. And it looks like there's room to add more because the picture's not cluttered with stuff.
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. Hopefully there will be enough time to add more.
Reply
:iconlovelikejoelle:
LovelikeJoelle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey! Love the concept! I'm doing oil paint myself, but I'm not a digital expert. Once I photograph my art, how do I get it on the template? Thank you!
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :3


To add it to the template you need photoshop, gimp or anything that can open a psd file.

Then open your image into a program where you can copy it and paste your image into the template 1 layer under it. So move the layer down if it's above the template. If your image is too big press ctrl T and hold shift while you adjust the size to keep the aspect ratio the same. You don't want to flatten your image.

The template has transparency but if it does not look right mess with the effects of the layer, like multiply or overlay. Don't change the height and width of the template/canvas. From there Save it as a png to keep the quality and upload it to dA.


If you don't have any way to do this I can do it for you. Just send me a note to the image and which template you want me to use. :D
Reply
:icontabascofanatikerin:
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, this looks great!
But does it feel weird painting someone painting someone? :D
Back to topic: good job!
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:dance: thank you!
Reply
:iconlonely-in-winter:
lonely-in-winter Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Writer
love it!
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:bow:
Reply
:iconnowaki-star:
Nowaki-Star Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D ty
Reply
:iconashotguntoyourhead:
Ashotguntoyourhead Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
hahahaha this is such a good idea ^^
awesome
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D Thanks! I hope Tim thinks so.
Reply
:iconkeskesen:
keskesen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Excellent concept without being a total rip off of the movie. Good job!
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:dance: Thanks. I appreciate being noticed.
Reply
:iconkeskesen:
keskesen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Of course I noticed your entry. Excellent and very original.
Reply
:iconsyrethyne:
Syrethyne Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Best In show...lol
Reply
:iconsaillytheshippy:
saillytheshippy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! You have an interesting concept, plus I love how ghostly Barnabas looks and, I have to insert this, I love the lady's hair. Dang tho, if I could paint like her...lol Great job! :)
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D Thank you! I was worried about Barnabas' face.
Reply
:iconchristopherdavid420:
ChristopherDavid420 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Great work... except this doesn't look like Johnny Depp... SO they should take it down, Like they did to two of my pieces...
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Even though a picture of him is in the unfinished painting. :eyes:
Reply
:iconreapier:
reapier Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very dramatic use of B/W e nice composition.

Maybe you might detail more the real face of the male character..

(sorry for my english ^^')
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I was thinking about it. It would make sense to be able to see the character more.
Reply
:iconamberlovegaara:
amberlovegaara Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
omg niceee ;o
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:3
Reply
:icondropdeaddream19:
DropDeadDream19 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Great concept. And you did this with an injured drawing hand?! It kind of strikes me as neutral-cartoonish rending of Barnabas (the one modeling) being made into the Johnny Depp Barnabas (the one of the canvas). Idk if that's what you were going for but hey, I like a lot. I'm no professional, but I think this is one of the best in the contest, if not the best.
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D Thank you. Yes my hand along the bottom where my pinky is has been bruised and very sensitive to pressure.

Yes that's the idea I was going for. :> I wouldn't say the best. >.> I know the real artists are working on something.
Reply
:icondropdeaddream19:
DropDeadDream19 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Well, I think it's one of the best ones, so there :D
Reply
:icondropdeaddream19:
DropDeadDream19 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
*rendering
Reply
:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh WOW! 8D
You are SO gonna win that contest! X3
Totally love this, my friend, it's very creative in thought!
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D I hope!

And thanks.
Reply
:iconswirlyeyeshypnotize:
SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hee hee! You're very welcome!
Reply
:iconnuranooni:
NuraNooni Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really do love this, its a lovely idea. But I have to tell you that you weren't supposed to use the photos they gave you in the asset pack. They were only for inspiration and reference. I know its only a small part of this piece, but I'd hate for you to get disqualified.
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I read up but I can't find anything saying specifically not to use the images provided.
Reply
:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hmm. I was kinda confused about that part. I can paint it in there. :> Thank you for letting me know.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 10, 2012
Image Size
5.8 MB
Resolution
2500×3125
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,036
Favourites
304 (who?)
Comments
58
×