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Sharpie pen drawing of Johnny Depp as Barnabas by ladyjart Sharpie pen drawing of Johnny Depp as Barnabas by ladyjart
This is a sharpie pen drawing of Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins for the Dark Shadows contest..
He was drawn with fine and ultra fine and large sharpie pen on heavy light pink card stock paper to stop the sharpie bleed..The drawing took nine hours non stop..on my face book you can see how the drawing came to be..[link] [link] [link] [link]
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Enjoy..:)
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:iconnorsesnow:
NorseSnow Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
that's amazing!
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aliencatx Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
as a sharpie enthusiast and fellow artist I must say this is amazing, great job
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much..I really love your work to..:)
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AmandaPainter87 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This definitely should have placed!!!! Was for sure a favorite out of all the entries i've seen. LOVE IT!!!
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are sot sweet..Thanks again..:)
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE the textures you created...and the perspective, looking at at him...He looks very regal.
Good luck in the contest ! :D
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend..Could you do me a favor and tell me what you think about my new Dexter drawing..The one with the news paper..Is there anything i could do that would make my drawings a little more alive..I don't like using that much color..just not a color person for my drawings..Put I'm using colored card stock paper now..which adds something different to the feeling..and reds is all i want in my pics..So please be honest..if i could do any thing different with this drawing..like the hands..im really bad with hands..but I'm trying..So if you could i sure would love it..Thanks my friend..Glad everything is going good..It really going well for me to..:)
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Cynthia-Blair Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Damn! I find hands harder than faces. There are so many little muscles and bones in them...and hands can convey almost as much emotion as a face, too. When you're using such a limited color and line style, each littl mark you make counts. It's more challenging in many ways than what I do when I paint.
So - the thickness and thiness variation of each line helps describe the form, like in comic art. And placement of each line is critical! Also design composition - the shapes and placement of the figures. Composition can make or break an artwork, take it from ok to wow. In the case of Dexter, think about where the light direction is coming from... maybe somehow darken either him or the newspaper, to creat a depth of field? Since his eyes tell so much about what he's thinking, maybe think of a way to emphasize that?

If I were painting him in color, I might first simulate the lighting effect I want in Photoshop, then use that as a guide when I paint. It the way I usually compose my artwork before starting. of course I'd use value and color to accent the things I want, I usually deviate from the ref photos, add or remove things, etc. But I have alot of "wiggle room" in case I make mistakes, I just go back in and re-work them til I get it right :XD:

In your work, it's hard...I give you much credit there! You have to get it right the first time! Maybe study some other great pen and ink artists, comic artists that do linework, see how they tackle those same issues. Have you tried other marker types? Like brush markers, or rapidographs? I used to do stipple pen and ink, which is a bit similar to your style (using all dots to create the image on bristol board) I used a rapidograph, but they're a pain to keep clean, the nibs are expensive! It was really precise, though. Brush markers are cheap, have a nice thick to thin stroke...I use them now, when I'm drawing tattoos in my paintings.

I hope this helps a little...but you're doing great with your style just as it is! I know, we artists always want to take it to the next level ;)
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend....i just feel I'm kind of stuck..I can't really seem to change it much more..Ill check out some other pen and ink artists maybe i can learn from them..But yeah id like to take it to a higher level..Cleaner and more depth and finer lines..Maybe i should try some finer pens and sharpie..I play around see what i come up with..Thanks again my friend of helping me out..Talk to you later...:)
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
- Barnabas really have a awesome look! :wow:
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much..Glad you like him..:)
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
- Youīre welcome!I donīt know this Tim Burtonīs work,but you did a good pic about it. 8-)
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SophieShimazu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
The outfit is so cool - I love the texture and details. :D
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much..Hes is allways fun to draw..:)
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shikonari89 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW this is certainly interesting way to draw, great work.
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend glad you enjoy him..:)
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shikonari89 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not at all it was my pleasure. keep up the great work.
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hopper195 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent drawing, Johnny dep as barnabas is just plain scarry though.
Not your fault, nice job.
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much..Im glad you like him and thanks for taking a look..:)
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hopper195 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yer welcome...
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GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY SHIT! This is pretty epic! I hope you win! This should win!
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww..Thanks so much..:)
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GhostMaster12345 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yw! don't listen to those idiots who say it's bad. it's pretty dang good!
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AnonymousLobo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Hope you win, because that is awesome!
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for your support..:)
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AnonymousLobo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Did you win?
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No..Don't know till after the 24th, But there are some really great artists..that have submitted their wonderful works..i wish everyone good luck..:)
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AnonymousLobo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
True, but I can have favorites!
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Orion12212012 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend..And for the favs..Hope life is good..And your garden is growing well..:)
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Orion12212012 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was out planting and amending soil all day! Pumpkins and corn are next. I think I will grow some Indian corn for decorations this fall. Maybe some orange and black flowers.
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That sound so wonderful..Take some pics for me will you..I hope you have a magical garden this year..and that it teaches you many things of our great mother earth..May the Goddess bless you and your garden this year my friend..:)
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Txelan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's always perfect !!!!

Love the little touch of red on the ring :D
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks my friend and thanks for the fav on him..:)
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:icontxelan:
Txelan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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jonnyjaqk Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice job ma!
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank so much son..Hope things are going better for you..You can always tell me anything it ok..really....Love you..:)
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bwall49 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is a good work. But my interpretation of the instructions was to 'update' his look to reflect the times...1970s. I think that if you had put him into a different, era based attire, your efforts would have stood out better...just my opinion. ...but what you did was really good...;-)
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much..Glad you like him..:)
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IWillPutAspellOnYou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Very well done! Best luck for the contest
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so very much..:)
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! Why does this remind of Hellsing (anime moment)? Love the details :)
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much..Im so glad you enjoy him..He took nine hours no stop to draw..Thanks again..:)
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your effort really shows! Man, nine hours, I know how you feel. All those details are wonderful though, they make it worth it - fantastic :) (ok, so I'm biased. I LOVE details lol)
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks i am so glad you like him..Did you see the other one i submitted..It a little more simple but really looks like Johnny..It only took about 4to 5 hrs on this one..But it has a lot of black..Thanks again my friend..:)
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ChristopherDavid420 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Nice work... But doesn't look like Johnny Depp... They should take it down like they did three of my pieces I entered for the contest...
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:iconladyjart:
ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like him..:)
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seasonscall Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Woah, beautiful work! I'm excited you're entering the contest. I hope you win.
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ladyjart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your so sweet..thanks so much for your surport..:)
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AuthorAndArtist Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Wow amazing
I hope u win this my goddess
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