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Barnabas says- Have A Nice Day! by Kapow2003 Barnabas says- Have A Nice Day! by Kapow2003
Whew! Well here's my first entry. I contemplated doing this digitally but I've had so much fun with my Copic markers recently that I decided to just do the entire thing traditionally.

Also, I wanted to modernize him as suggested but didn't want to overdo it with too many elements so I decided that the lone smiley face- a popular icon from the 70's- would be the perfect fit to counteract the moody demeanor of the piece (Plus, it's funny!)

I still might send another entry in with a dash more color but I also really like the contrast between the drab grey tones and the bright yellow of the 70's Smiley Face button.
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:icondarklight6277:
DarkLight6277 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Love it!!
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thanks, Lisa!
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khp2020 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
FANtastic!
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Atlantisvampir Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Love him hands. congrats.
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SwirlyEyesHypnotize Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent! :heart:
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Maija Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hey, nice work with the markers, and a good likeness as well. I think you went with the right decision with that little spot of color, it's a nice emphasis on the difference of his more gothic past and the glaring 70s present.
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Kelley-Michelle Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The detail on this is AMAZING! I love the hands and the folds of the coat, especially. And the necklace, holy crap. Great job! Really nice. I wish this had placed in the contest. The little smiley face against the gray tones and his serious face is hilarious and seems very Burton-esque. It's a crime he can't have judged this :/
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:iconukilles:
Ukilles Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I like it, looks good
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Thank you, sir!
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Nephthys76 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a big fan of the smiley face, personally, but I don't hate it. It just looks a little out of place with the rest of the drawing to me. But I think the rest of the drawing is magnificent! I absolutely love it. Definitely top 5 for me.
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ditalinda Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh, and fantastic trees as well
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ditalinda Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
very beautifully done and funny too. I think the color is great...less is more
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Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Thanks, Linda! Up to the last minute I had considered entering a version with more color but in the end it seemed the piece just looked better without the enhancement. Plus, I suck a color. :P

Thanks again for the kind comments. :)
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alicexz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful copic marker usage... good luck! :)
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thank you so much, Alice. You have a lovely piece as well. Good luck too! :D
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MoonlitFantasy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great over-all image! I love that it looks somewhat comic-book style with the outlines. I did giggle at the smiley face. The background fits perfectly. Great job!
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psychocouac Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
This is all markers?!!? Woaw I'm speechless!
Well I will still be able to say this is great but that's all!
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks so much man! Yeah it's all Copic marker except for the outline of the coat hands and head which are PITT ink pens. I love using those little Copic brushes!
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ThisNameIsPwoper Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
this is absolutely fantastic!
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thank you so much, dear! :D
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:iconthisnameispwoper:
ThisNameIsPwoper Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Welcome! :dance:
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theQuarryman Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I applaud you for doing this drawing the traditional way.

Amazing coloring with the Copic markers.

I think this is the best one out of all of them.

Great job!
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Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Wow! Hey thanks so much, sir. I really appreciate the kind words.
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:iconmadgirlsrock723:
madgirlsrock723 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Someone went to Wal-mart! lol :giggle: Amazing picture :D
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Haha! I didn't think of that. Maybe they'll make him a greeter at the front. Perhaps he can bite the shoplifters!
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madgirlsrock723 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student General Artist
well they don't give stickers like that out anymore,but they did when I was little :nuu:
:rofl: that would awesome... he would be the best greeter ever and better than any security system!
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Jimbeanus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This great so much detail with the Copics! What size is it? I think you hit it on the head with the contrast and the hint of the 70's with the button
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Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks, Jim. I drew it up on a pad of Bristol board paper that measures 19x24. Which was good for getting the detail but because of the size, it dried up some of my Copics pretty quick (Which sucks because I have another project I need to use the greytone Copics on. D'oh!)
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Jimbeanus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that is huge! How long did it take you? I did a 12x9 commission portrait and it took awhile! Awesome work!
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Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
It didn't take as long as I thought it would. I split up the piece so that I only worked on specific parts each day (Worked out the head on the first day, the body on the second day and the background on the third). I probably could've had it done in a few days but I didn't want to burn myself out on the piece.

I also drew an extra Barbabas head just in case I screwed up the first one (The rules seem to suggest that the likeness is very important so I didn't want to mess that up on the final piece).
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nonnahs144 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, really nice technique! I love the volume of the folds you got using the markers. The addition of the button totally makes his intense face hilarious all of a sudden. Nice~! :thumbsup:
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Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks so much! Glad the humor of the scene came through.
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Txelan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the badge make everything :D it's very great !
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks! I didn't want over do it with the modernization. I think the single button works very well.
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:icontxelan:
Txelan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, you have a great idea ;)
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
Thanks so much! :D
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:icontxelan:
Txelan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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AliceInAutumn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student
wow! So wonderful!
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.
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:iconaliceinautumn:
AliceInAutumn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student
you are welcome! It's so beautiful... Seriously, see if you can put the design on t-shirt and bags and stuff~
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tomasoverbai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic piece. Well done and best of luck in the contest.
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks, man. Good luck yourself!
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ChippoTheChipmonk Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that is awesome! :batty:
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks a lot! :D
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meekssandygirl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you dear! :love:
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Zerone-Penguin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Excellent job here, the smiley face was just the touch to set it off
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:iconkapow2003:
Kapow2003 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thanks, man!
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