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BARNABAS DAYLIGHT by ditalinda BARNABAS DAYLIGHT by ditalinda
oil painting on canvas. This is Barnabas, pre-curse, on his bucolic estate, Collinwood, in his blithe existence before his fateful encounters with Josette and Angelique. This painting is a pendant to BARNABAS MOONLIT; I painted both paintings at the same time, photographed them and loaded each as a layer into Photoshop, lined up so that Barnabas' metamorphosis can occur upon command. This was my favorite TV show as a pre-teen, so this is a blast to join in the entries. I'm sure the movie will be as wonderful as all of Mr. Burton's, Ms. Bonham-Carter's and Mr. Depp's other work. Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing all of the fantastic work.
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ShadeOPale Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that Mr. Depp has come the closest of the several actors to play the role, to Mr. Frid's concept of the regal and stately Barnabas. In the original series, we were treated to the 1795 story arc in which we were familiarized with the youthful, somewhat naive, and very human Barnabas. So little of that was shown in the new film; yet, you have captured with your painterly skill and eye for detail, the pride which this young man had for, not only himself, but his grand estate.

You have done masterful things, here. His hair is reminiscent of the Emperor Augustus style worn by Frid's Barnabas. The facial features are colored and outlined in such a manner as to recall Impressionism with its deference to sunlit moments. His Garrick coat is painted in the hasty, outdoor sketchiness of an itinerant painter come to call upon Mr. Collins. The pastel sky and hazy glimpse of Collinwood's towers and spires, give this a wonderfully olden air. The trees are in the manner of Constable and Turner. All of these artistic styles come together in a rich and complex manner, and make for a far better interpretation of Depp's pre-vampire Barnabas than that which hung over the fireplace mantle at Collinwood.
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timshinn73 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like both versions very much. Nicely done.
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VampireKnight-girl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
A beautiful classic portrait, I love it. I really like the castle in the background, and the colors work very nicely together.
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ElGatito Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's great to see other traditional work! Seems like most things on DA these days are digital. This looks great :3
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VKMarshmallow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is nice. You and I had a similar take on this. I wish there were more entries like this. Unfortunately, I don't have time to finish mine. Midterm week says "no" lol

Good luck to you!
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