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NightmareBeforeChristmasEyes by KatieAlves NightmareBeforeChristmasEyes by KatieAlves
First off, I'd like to say that the house design is not my own. I used sweetgreychaos' design, so go check her out! Her stuff is amazing! [link]

My house is a way smaller version of hers, so sadly it isn't as crisp, but it's a house none the less.

I had a problem with my new yellow I got... it smudges everywhere! I constantly had to keep fixing that damn moon!

Just out of curiosity, lets see how many of you actually read this little description. Put <3 <3 <3 if you read this! :love:
*edit* Holy crap, I didn't realize how MANY of you read this. I'm impressed! Haha! I now understand!

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Tim Burton's Nightmare before Christmas is a much repeating theme in all areas of art and for a reason. Most everyone love this movie and the feeling of it and share fond memories from childhood watching this on Halloween. Even we who don't celebrate Halloween share warm memories of this movie.

The work itself is a very well executed piece of art with vivid colors and much detail. It manages to keep true to the original feeling of the theme and it certainly does raise the same warm and fond feelings of childhood as the movie does.
The colors are incredibly beautiful especially on the green ghost and the night sky which are very vivid.
The canvas (the eye-area of the model) is flawless and servers as a great base for the work.
I like how the lashes kind of get to play a part in this work, too.

All in all I love it! And I think Tim Burton would love it. It is adorable, , magnificent and very well done. Thank you very much for this inspiring piece of art and have a great day!
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213 out of 218 deviants thought this was fair.

What makes people fresh and original is the use of the existent concepts in different media. this is by all means different - the use of personal, bodily architecture and thus adapting the familiar construct to a demanding surface like ones face is undoubtedly praiseworthy. Blending several motives into just to small spaces requires not only vision, but precision. Moreover, though not the original idea in using body, namely the skin and eye area as a canvass renders the vast possibilities that years for uniqueness such as the one above. In that respect, one should consider and acknowledge the perfect use not only of that canvass, but also its "appendices", in other words, facial hair, that adds the three-dimensional aspect to the whole artwork.
As such it perfectly uses the surface (skin and face) configuration to depict different textures: night sky, pumpkins, the Moon and, finally, the ground.
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McDonoughArt Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Remarkable! I love the use of texture on the boggy man!
ThaiChivette Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing and beautiful!
BBMcKenzie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible.
JimmyFatSack Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Your eyebrows must have have felt numb after this. Looks great though. JFS x
BluegreenPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOAH. This is so cool and unique.
AvengeZelda Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
I can barely draw a single line of eyeliner. This is amazing!
xLoveJeffx Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg. You have made me rethink my make-up.

<3 <3 <3
ChocoboChili Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, all of that effort certainly paid off! <3<3<3
Shaliana Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
<3 <3 <3  ;)
Lawghter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
That looks incredible!

Mdmzll91 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, nice, nice, nice.... *o*
69SkullCandy69 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
<3<3<3 I love it! it's so prettyu. And props for doing it on yourself I presume XD
pavvellek Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
JuniperBerryJuno Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning.
heroinist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 <3 <3 <3 beautiful!
Priscilla19 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG soo cool
harutoyuzuha Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant work no words :o (Eek) Huggle! Heart 
RDizzy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 <3 <3 Must have been QUITE an undertaking! Very nice results.
xSilver-Bellx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is truly amazing! :D
FanficAvenue Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is freaking amazing. 'Nuff said.
TigerLily606 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW!!!! THAT IS AWESOME!!! You should put up a make-up tutorial for that on YouTube. :-)
RoseliaTyler Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Tiana17 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you've incorporated different aspects of the movie. It's so cute and I'd totally try it myself. <3 <3 <3
The-Pasta-Reaper Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Beautiful • w • this movie was my childhood
DawnAllynn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 <3 ,#  Love it... and btw, your smudgy moon is awesome in part because of it's smudgy-ness!
CharmaineWashington Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
HetariMichelleChan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
creativeserenity87 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
WOW !!!! :)
kaspod123456 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
that is cool
Scoobydoobel Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 <3 <3
GabrielleCarlson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! <3 <3 <3
SiroccoFury Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Woah, this is so cool! <3 <3 <3
I love the branches on the house, they almost look like black veins!
Ahborson Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wowza this is awesome!  for fun 
I wish you had a pic with your eyes open too
just to see how it looked C:
oh and three hearts C;
CringeCity Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
<3 <3 <3 So much love for Tim Burton, great job !!
Fl4ndreSc4rl3t Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I read the description. This is super amazing!
Lake025 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
my first thought was that there was no way that someone could apply make-up to their own eyes like that...and then I watched some of your youtube videos.
now I'm mostly speechless...

this is (and you are) so awesome!

<3 <3 <3
NaruDaNarcissist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
YouFall9Times Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]  LOVE IT! MUST HAVE IT DRAWN ON MY FACE! NAW!
Long-Legged-Beastie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so amazing! beautiful!
BangGoesLazor Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this!
mad4disney Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
StormCloud7395 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 <3 <3
silvermist1223 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014 talk about attention to detail
Miutari Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 <3 <3 :la: it's awesome that you can 'paint' this so exactly and lovely..^^
SpeckledHeart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
<3 <3 <3

This is brilliant! Great job, love. :la:
lilred9008 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
Electricalgeek Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
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hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room
Chimagator Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lool noob go away
ChristheZorua Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
Holy cow! That is one sight for sore eyes. XD Incredible! :D
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