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Old 05 May 2005   #1
Nightmare Before Christmas: Inspiration Comes Standard

So, just last night I watched Nightmare Before Christmas for the first time ever. I must say the storyline was not what I had expected. It was rather cute. Overall, though, I liked it but I'm not sure if I would buy it.

But then a miraculous thing happened that may make me change my mind: I sat down right after watching the movie and painted a picture, in less than an hour. I've never ever painted a decent picture that fast before, and I think the movie somehow shoved me in an appropriate direction. I think the picture turned out fairly good.

Perhaps I should buy Nightmare Before Christmas, so that I can experience that inspiration thrill more. It was a nice movie, and the graphics and claymation was excellent, not to mention the lovely songs (really the only thing that bugged me was some of the more juvenile parts of the movie, such as the Mayor and the Boogie-Oogie Man's little helpers).

Have you guys ever seen this movie and been inspired by it?
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Old 05 May 2005   #2
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Yep yep. I have it back at home somewhere (Though on VHS; for that reason it's been a good while since I've watched it), and I happen to know it's one'a my girlfriend's favorite films. I'm a real sucker for Tim Burton's sense of design; although I rarely try to imitate him, I can't help but appreciate is creativity and his skill at taking even century-old ideas and putting a new spin on them.

He's a talented visual director, but even more I admire him as a dreamer.

Keep an eye out for Corpse Bride later this year. It's lookin' to be awesome.
 
Old 05 May 2005   #3
Yep - I liked it (Tim Burton is a genius!)
Hey how about posting the picture you did!

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Old 05 May 2005   #4
Ok, GordonM, just for you, lol



Ok, so there are several things wrong with it, but it came out well enough to make me proud of it. It also has nothing to do with Nightmare Before Christmas, but the movie apparently had enough power to cause me to paint well after watching it.
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Old 05 May 2005   #5
That's one of my fave movies..it just has such a great visual style! I have been like that with movies before. Whenever I watched "Tin Cup" I used to play alot better rounds of golf lol. Great painting by the way
 
Old 05 May 2005   #6
Nice painting dude!... It does have a Nightmare Before Christmas feel to it!

Oh, it's my fave film of all time!
 
Old 05 May 2005   #7
Originally Posted by vyntax: Nice painting dude!...


"Dude"? Ehem...dudette, if you will. =D Thank you for the compliments!
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Old 05 May 2005   #8
Stephanie...er...dudette...er...Sylanya

Good work! Inspiration is such a great thing - wouldn't it be great if it could be summoned on demand!

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Old 05 May 2005   #9
You mean you haven't found the 'inspire' button in photoshop? It's one of the pull-out options in the brushes section It uses bluetooth to send inspiration directly to your brain, pretty nifty, eh?

shhh....our secret, ok?
 
Old 05 May 2005   #10
Originally Posted by paperclip: You mean you haven't found the 'inspire' button in photoshop? It's one of the pull-out options in the brushes section It uses bluetooth to send inspiration directly to your brain, pretty nifty, eh?

shhh....our secret, ok?


Oh, no, I didn't know about that yet. I should try that out, thanks for telling me about it.



Haha, paperclip, you're such a trip. Thanks
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Old 05 May 2005   #11
Oh my, I have the song "What's This" stuck in my head now. I keep catching myself dancing to the tune. I love that song! *squee!*
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Old 05 May 2005   #12
What's this?

from whom, who made it?

*winks at paperclip*
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Old 05 May 2005   #13
Here is an image I painted whilst watching a Tim Burton movie (my favorite, actually) Beetlejuice. This one was not finished that night though, but it was finished after watching Nightmare. Interesting...

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Old 05 May 2005   #14
Originally Posted by jmBoekestein: What's this?

from whom, who made it?

*winks at paperclip*


The same people that made XDUGEF.
Maybe it is and maybe it isn't...
These people are geniuses... I love them
 
Old 05 May 2005   #15
Originally Posted by paperclip: You mean you haven't found the 'inspire' button in photoshop? It's one of the pull-out options in the brushes section It uses bluetooth to send inspiration directly to your brain, pretty nifty, eh?

shhh....our secret, ok?


Hey Cool - I just found it !
- oh no, mine has a 30 day trial period - and it just expired hehe

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