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Jack Skellington - The Pumpkin King by Ravyn-Karasu Jack Skellington - The Pumpkin King by Ravyn-Karasu
This is the first time I've ever done ANY Nightmare Before Christmas artwork. I was in the mood to do a painting for Halloween since I won't get to do too much else on the day. So, I chose Jack Skellington.

Originally he was just going to hold an ordinary pumpkin, but then I began to find his Pumpkin King form [the scarecrow] rather fascinating, so I decided the pumpkin he is holding would be the head of his scarecrow form.

I was playing with colors and such. I know the coloring is a bit off considering the direction of the jack-o-lantern's face...but if I turned it any more it would just look odd as half a face just for the purpose of lighting. So...yeah there are some mistakes in it, but still a piece I'm rather pleased.

I've learned...that I hate pinstripes. They are a pain to make and the layers are a pain to keep track of...however I wouldn't say this would be the last time I ever painted Jack.

So...I hope everyone enjoys my very first Nightmare Before Christmas painting.
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FunnyFurryFox Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh somewhere deep inside of these bones, an emptyness began to grow
there's something out there far from my home
a longing that I've never known
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Neui Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Quite lovely, I find the 'perfect circle-ness' of Jack's head and the accompanying tilt a tad bit eerie :B
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
LOL I couldn't get that imperfect shape right so I kept it perfectly circular. The tilt though, I definitely wanted that eerie enchantment Tim Burton often delivers.
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Sarahalexis13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely done.
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Thanks! ^-^
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Cindy-Brilliant Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist
This should a valentine for the St. Valentines Day, where it should be written: "Be my Pumpkin"
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Awww, that's a cute idea!
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littleredridinghood4 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this alot
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Thank you....it game me back a lot of confidence I was missing. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to paint anything good again. I'm glad he turned out as well as he did...and on time!
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TyendavDoekjes Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav:
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Great job!
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ciscobuddy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
You did a beautiful job!
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blessedboydragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have a friend who would SQUEEE for this. Shes crazy for jack. Nice work.
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
LOL definitely get her to look. LOL I love Jack too. He's an awesome character
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blessedboydragon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
XD
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Azure-Goon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Pumpkin King looks like real
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thnx. I spent a great deal of time working on every single piece of it. It took 2 full days [I think] for the shading and texturing and lighting alone
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Azure-Goon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
full two days ? This is much time for me .This is an awesome pic
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Yes. Definitely a dedicated project. Normally I was averaging 3 days on a painting. I'm hoping to do another Jack Skellington painting...this time in his Pumpkin King form...with a special crossover. Hopefully it works out as planned. Keep an eye out though...as usual, I announce when I'm going to broadcast.

Tomorrow I'll likely clear out some hard drive space so it won't be as laggy next time I broadcast
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Azure-Goon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) I hope to see that picture, I use Tool Sai my drawings
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I use Gimp 2.6 for my paintings. I also paint with just the mouse on my laptop.
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Azure-Goon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ . ^ I have a wacom tablet, for many years, is very large, it is the first tablet that took
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I worry that if I spend money on a tablet, I'll set it up and find out it doesnt work with my programs.

Also, my hands are in terrible shape, so doing things by hand is getting very hard. Mouse work tends to solve a lot of that.
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AprilONeil1984 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
I love it!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Awesome one of jack
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Ravyn-Karasu Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Thnx...it took forever to do but I think it was worthless
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WDisneyRP-Jack Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Worth it...it was worth it. I hate typos.
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choco-latte-squirrel Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice. :)
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