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The Waltz Before Christmas by Shinkami The Waltz Before Christmas by Shinkami
*anticipates 50,000 mistakes that I won't notice until I finally upload this*

:faint:

....Well, here you have it. I had originally hoped to have this up before Halloween but *snort* obviously that didn't happen XD

Featured is my interpretation of Jack Skellington (here's my drawing of him from last year :D [link]) and Sally as they dance in celebration of Halloween and the coming winter. (lol cheesy) Zero wanted to join in as well :D

If you notice any errors or have any suggestions, please let me know, as I would love to improve upon this piece as much as possible. I realize it is far from perfect. It was conceptualized fairly quickly but I spent many hours in execution.

I would love to sell prints if anyone would be interested! :D

Enjoy!

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Artwork (c) ~Shinkami

All characters/symbols featured (c) Tim Burton and those entitled

...i should've but oogie boogie in the moon...
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StarsDew Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Oh god!!
This is super amazingly cool!!!!!!!
Master job!!
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Whiterisu Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice!! Love both concept and result *-* And it's an interesting interpretation of Jack as well ^^
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much; I appreciate the time you took in your comment. :D
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Whiterisu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! That was no prob at all, I did it gladly :heart:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Fantastic!
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so very much! :D
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Smurfette123 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Lovely!
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D :heart: Thanks for taking the time to comment; it means a lot.
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lilittu Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work!:clap:
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) :heart:
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Silvery-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
*Writes notes to self*
Extreme changes and improvements from last year's... I mean, seriously, it's amazing :)

I can see why it took so long, there's so much going on! I love it! :D I can't even describe it, you just filled every space and there's so much going on. You can really feel the movement. And Zero looks really cute too ^_^
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hehe thank you so much! XD

Dynamic is what I was going for. I don't know how well I executed it, but XD oh well.
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Silvery-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
You're welcome :)

Dynamic was the word I was going for. >.>
Well, you've got to start somewhere right? Maybe you're already finding things that you don't like, but at the same time this is just the start of an era of new artworks.

Sorry if that sounds cheesy XD
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AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the only mistake I really see is the anatomy. Otherwise this art piece is fantastic! I really think this art style fits very well with this series :). I also like your interpretation of Jack :D. One of my fave that you have done so far :hug:.
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha yeah, I really did take some liberty with the anatomy here... XD

Thank you so much for your sweet comment! :'D It means a lot. I'm so happy you like it TuT
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AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yasvmw my friend :iconsquishhugplz:. I'm glad you're happy :D. By the way, what gave you the idea for the border? It's pretty awesome :).
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I actually wanted to do the border for several reasons. ^.^ One is because I've been working with transparency a lot more recently, because I tire of the traditional boxed-in look, AND because of the brilliant frames :iconlaauraf: creates. I wanted to try my own hand at one. :)
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AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you do that transparency thing? Yeah she does have some pretty detailed, creative, and cool looking borders :nod:. You definitely succeeded :hug:.
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In photoshop, transparency appears as a checkered background. To start out with a transparent document, you just select it from one of the drop down menus in the New dialog box where you choose your image resolution and size and whatnot. (sorry, I'm so vague, I'm not able to open PS at the moment x.x) Or, if you already have a document with a colored background, you can either delete the background layer, or use the magic wand and eraser tools to clear away the opaque background and make it transparent.

For this piece, I just started with a transparent background so I didn't have to worry about clearing away the opaque background around the frame. :)

my explanation probably makes no sense whatsoever

I wanted to say I'm sorry again for taking so long to send you the in-depth review I promised so long ago. V.V I'm ashamed. I will definitely make it up to you, though!!
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AnonTheDarkOne Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No worries dear I know what you mean :). Thank you for the lesson :D. It's ok, I know you can be busy and my story isn't going anywhere so I can wait :hug:. Don't let it bother you ok?
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OMG this looks so cool! The perspective and composition are amazing :faint:
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hehe thank you so much! That means a lot coming from you; I really admire your work. ^.^
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your comments mean just as much to me, since it's impossible NOT to admire YOUR work <3
I mean, DAYUM, look at that colouring! And Sally's hair! And Jack's knuckles! Everything's perfect~!
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Shinkami Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh shucks. XD I'm blushing. STOP IT U.
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raru-tan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NOPE xD :iconohuplz:
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