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The Spirit of Halloween by BlakkReign The Spirit of Halloween by BlakkReign
2nd collaboration with my friend
When he's asked to help on a projekt, he brings a whole arsenal of elements to photomanipulation; It's always a pleasure working with him. Please visit his <Gallery> I'm sure he will appreciate it. Thanx mate! :)


{Update}
I apologize to the deviants, who had commented, who had +faved and all who viewed the 1st installment of "The Spirit of Halloween." It was sadly deleted. The 1st one had a story that went along with it, if you seen the image, you remember. Needless to say, I didnt have the story saved and I dont remember the story word for word.
(what I do remember of the story is written below)

Rest assured, the 2nd installment of this collaboration is of legal stature.
Many thanks to ~ScallopedLlama for allowing me to use his wonderful (charcoal) drawing inside the picture frame. Without it, the theme would not be complete.
I have also added a couple more elements to the art piece. (If you look inside the wall, you'll start seeing things. Then the old picture look around the border.) Other than that, its pretty much the same.

Without further a'do, the Stock-holders that made this possible are:
:Female model
:Jack Skellington
:Witch
pumpkin
:floor and wall
:textures
and :brushes
:background1
drawing inside picture-frame: > [link] (used with permission)
renderocity :background2
sxc.hu picture frame

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{Story}
Jack Skellington, King of Halloweentown. While attempting to kidnap Sandy Claws king of Christmastown, the spirit of halloween was lost. Sarah, Jack's girlfriend, told Jack that trying to change something he knows nothing about could be a bad thing. Mysteriously, the spirit of halloween was found in the hands of the wicked Witch in the Emerald City of Oz. The Wizard, sent for Dorothy to retrieve the Spirit of Halloween from the wicked Witch, and return it back to Jack Skellington, because it belongs in Halloweentown. Having never met Jack Skellington, she sets off to find Halloweentown. A journey Dorothy will never forget.


(if you commented and +faved before, please support it again.) Thank you for viewing* :)
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:iconmalteselizziemcgee:
MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008   Traditional Artist
I love Jack's expression
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:iconderangednsanity:
Derangednsanity Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2007   Digital Artist
awesome work i dont see a thing wrong with this pic
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:iconguidai:
Guidai Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Hell yesss I love it!!!
OMG! I'm faving!
I'm in love :heart:
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i knew you'd enjoy, thank you :hug:
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:iconguidai:
Guidai Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
:hug: back!
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:iconelu-lux:
elu-lux Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
I loved this chaotic style!

Very cool work!!!
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
"chaotic style"

i like the sound of that, thanx :)
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:iconbookworm0809:
bookworm0809 Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
i love this!
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconbookworm0809:
bookworm0809 Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
you're welcome!
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:iconalivetheycried:
alivetheycried Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
jack!! awsome very nice picture, im faving it
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner May 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
...and Dorothy in the same picture :D
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:iconalivetheycried:
alivetheycried Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
her to but come on, jack
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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:iconsparklydest:
SparklyDest Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this for so many reasons. Halloween, Jack Skeleton, orange....Wonderful work!
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
~DaStafiZ chose the colour tone, yes i agree the orange fits well with the theme.

thank you :)
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:iconangelus-confectus:
angelus-confectus Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   Photographer
:jawdrop: Awesome.
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :) ...and yes, alot went into this piece.
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:iconangelus-confectus:
angelus-confectus Featured By Owner May 5, 2007   Photographer
It's fantastic - you and your friend did an amazing job.
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:iconroses-and-feathers:
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist
Amazing! ONe of the best photo-manipulated pics eva!
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much :hug:
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:iconroses-and-feathers:
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Hobbyist
Your Welcome! I've yet to read the other Oz books!
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:iconirialiti:
Irialiti Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
not bad, i like this. perhaps you guys can do some version of the 'corpse bride' girl? that'd be cool...
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:iconl3zo:
L3ZO Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007
wow nicely done i love it...bad thing about the story :(
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for commenting. :)
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:iconfjordian:
Fjordian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
:D

Well, I hardly know what to say! It's difficult for me to offer you a constructive critique, based on the fact Artwork of this level is way over my head. So, I'll try my best to offer my opinions.

At first sight, the image seems overwhelming - there's just so much depth and complex imagery involved. You certainly like to use artistic metaphor and symbolism, which are clearly conveyed in this piece. You have captured the atmosphere of "Halloween" - most noticeable in the inclusion of skulls, bones, a witch, and the pumpkin.

I feel there is more to the composition than these factors alone. I especially like the surreal looking "skeleton doll" (for want of a better description), and I see it only has 4 fingers - a hidden meaning perhaps. The striped tuxedo and the spider-like bow tie it's wearing are very witty. The lovely model sitting on the floor brings the elements of light, purity, and innocence into the image. I'm not exactly sure about the significance of her open-legged pose - though, artistically, I think it creates a connection with the doll's open arm gesture, as well as balancing out the composition.

The image seen in the picture/mirror on the wall is another clever touch. It's almost as if the lightning from the skeleton's finger, and in the girl's hands, transport them both into the world depicted in the aforementioned picture. This adds a nice fantasy aspect.

Overall, this is an astonishing piece of Artwork - beautifully created and imagined. The textures are brilliant, and I love the way you've painstakingly overlaid all sorts of images. It is a complicated piece, but it shows your awesome skill, and vivid imagination. Great presentation makes this a flawless Artistic masterpiece. :clap:

I like this.

Take care,

Yan :)

P.S. - Please excuse the lengthy comment, but I did feel the image deserved such appraisal.
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thats the best critique I've ever received. :bow:
I don't know what to say after reading a well spoken critique.
:)
Hats off! to you. :ahoy:
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:iconfjordian:
Fjordian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
:blush:

There's no need for you to say anything my friend. It was an honour for me to comment on Artwork of such high quality. I also felt that you deserved to receive an in-depth critique. After all the effort you must have put into that composition, it was the least I could do. :D

Thank you very much for your gracious response. :thanks:

Take care,

Yan :)
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Wishmaker-kc Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007   Digital Artist
Very cool work!
I'm playing catch up .. so a quick run through .. but I hope I'm back now and can stay caught up from here on out!
:hug:
Kat
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Kat :hug:
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:iconwishmaker-kc:
Wishmaker-kc Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007   Digital Artist
you're sooo welcome hon!
:hug:
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:iconcoffeeandshades:
coffeeandshades Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
ive been waiting for a nice piece of Nightmare before christmas art. and i've also been waiting for a nice piece of Wizard of OZ art. You've slated my hunger for both. At 3:53 in the morning nontheless, Thanks.
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i'm glad your hunger was fed ;)
thank you for your words!
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
This looks very nice:)
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you. :)
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007
You`re welcome:)
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:iconcamilah:
camilah Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
This looks very nice:)
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:iconpathar:
pathar Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Photographer
This is really cool :)
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:icondarthgummibear:
DarthGummiBear Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
nice work frizzle. I tried to voice my opinion on your behalf, but the response I got basically told me they blew the whole thing off.
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
jesse, i really appreciate you going that far on my behalf. lets celebrate for this art is now undeniablely safe in the gallery.

:ahoy: :beer:
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:icondarthgummibear:
DarthGummiBear Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
:beer:
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah, i forgot to mention.. the pitcher of :beer: is on me!
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:icondarthgummibear:
DarthGummiBear Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
:drunk:
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:iconquinchilla:
Quinchilla Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
still holds the same surreal atmosphere and is so well put together.
wonderful work!
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
"something that people enjoy seeing, shouldn't be taken away."

...and for it be taken away from you deviants, i couldnt let that happen!

:hug:
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:iconphotostockmarket:
PhotoStockMarket Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
still just as amazing as ever!
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:iconblakkreign:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
thank you again! :)

:hug:
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:iconphotostockmarket:
PhotoStockMarket Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
no problem! :heart:
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:iconkrashark:
krashark Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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