When I saw the contest for Dark Shadows pop up in my message folder I was pretty excited by it. I've never really done an online contest before and this one seemed like the perfect one for me.
I thought it would be cool to not only do Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, but also pay homage to Ben Cross and Jonathan Frid's interpretations of the character. Then we get to see how over the years Barnabas has sort of changed but also the quintessential things that still make him Barnabas. I also wanted to have some kind of story for the picture that was weird and humorous. No matter what year Barnabas wakes up in, he will never quite understand that lava lamps are not filled with big globs of blood.
This took the better part of a week to make. It was all done in PS CS3 with the natural brushes set. There's quite a bit of detail in there so feel free to take a close look at it all.
The making of this picture:[link]