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Bonejangles Presents by GoblinQueeen Bonejangles Presents by GoblinQueeen
Happy Corpse Bride dvd release day eyeryone :party:

Ok, so it's not that huge of a deal, but I've had a rough version of this in my sketchbook for about 3-4 months or so now, so I figured it was a good chance to finish it out ;)

I had been toying with doing something along the lines of the old melodrama theater posters when the title hit me and from there, everything else just fell right into place. There's a couple of Burton/Elfman related jokes hidden in there. A couple are obvious, but one is more subtle and I'm curious to see who catches it.

(and yes, for those of you paying attention, that would be a live bride there ;) )

Media: Drawn lines done with Col-erase brown on vellum, background scanned papyrus, text done in Photoshop, painting done in Painter.

Corpse Bride and its characters copyright Tim Burton and Warner Bros
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donovandelaney Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Student
I like this art. This is nice art. Needs color.
ampharosisawesome Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Good lord I love this movie.
Very VERY well done work here. The artwork definitely gives the feel of an old time, boardwalk sort of poster. I especially love the subtle Beetlejuice reference with The Handbook of the Recently Deceased.
HalfMadCharacter Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This is the most perfect thing I've ever seen in my life. Bonejangles is the coolest. XD Love the poster.
EatYourHeartOut46 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that, is so cool. :/
AeonsShadow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Now Here is a play that one would DIE to watch. 'Course most of us are dead here anyways so that doesn't matter now DOES it?
DragonQueen13 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
This is amazingly cool.
EclecticConcierge Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011! Brilliant!
Lady-Adly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Aww brilliant!!!
LovelyMissRose Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can just picture Emily singing All That Jazz from Chicago at that pub for some odd reason... o:

Come on babe, why don't we paint the town? And all that jazz!
musicmermaid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
twofacetoo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
nice betelgeuse reference at the bottom!
Lily-of-the-Valley02 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
Well Hello GoblinQueeen.
My name is Mella and I'm new in deviantart.
I'll go srtait on the request; I would like to ask you a favor. When I saw the drawaing you made of
a poster of the Corpse Bride, I fell in love with it. The fact is, I'm planing to put on stage
the Corpse Bride, as similar as the movie as possible. When I saw your drawing
I thought that it would be a terrific poster for the promotion of the play, and I would like to
ask you, if you allow me to use it. The use of the poster will ONLY be for the promotion of the play
and naturally,if you want your name on it, or a link at your deviantart profile, it will be a pleasure for me to put it on the poster. So I'll be waiting your answer.
Thank you


Ps: sorry if my english's bad and tell me if it is. I usually speak french
Misunderstoodboi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
:O *goes to see performance* D: I HAS TO DIE I Can leave body adn soul at door T^T
LunarLadyLupa Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
This is so amazing! :D <3
KitsuneRagdoll Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
You get extra points for the Beetlejuice reference.

ncpenguinlover Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Filmographer
This is amazing!
RagDollBabe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
so cute!!
very well done
i love it!
qwertypictures Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A superbly vintage-based poster that stays faithful to Burton's dark but original style. Verreh orsum 8-)
Kenny-The-Zynph Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see Nightmare Before Christmas, Oingo Boingo and Beetlejuice references here.

charlotte-rhubarb Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
this is just so BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm incredibly jealous and I love this picture!!!
Caila Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovin the vintage feeling. great job!
twistedxsketches Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Very vintage, awesome movie. :+fav:
twistedxsketches Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Oh yes, and awesome Elfman/Burton references. ^^
MajesticLozzA Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
I would luv to go see that performance! LOL!

Nice work there! ^^ :+favlove:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Kudos on the Corpse Bride fan art.
Viperousmullein Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
This is amazing! I love it! :D Very, very clever.
NikkiXOdd4eva Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Student Filmographer
wow really well done. i love it! favs!
and the jokes are hmmm... Skellington players = Jack Skellington
Lamenting story = the song Jack's Lament
melancholy tale of the corpse bride = the melancholy death of oyster boy, one of Burton's early works
listed in the handbook for the recently deceased = the handbook in Beetlejuice
oblivious-to-her Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007
very well done
damneddeadeyes Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I do believe that this is the most amazing piece of Corpse Bride fanart that I have ever laid eyes on. Great work!!!
Bnspyrd Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Heh heh, this is really wicked!
Disturbed-Sanctuary Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Is "The Melancholy Tale of the Corpse Bride" a little play at The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy?

Just wondering. Great picture by the way.
0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I love this movie, and I love how you did that small nudge towards 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' with that bit about the Skellington Players. Brilliant!
So faved.
CAMartin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
the design of this is wonderful!
Icabod Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
guerox Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
excelent job!! you work very good with fonts.. and everything
UnashamedXFelinity Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
Very nice indeed, you pulled off that old time-y feel very well. =3

I think my favorite part is the way you used Bonejangles to sort of border the top text, that was a nice touch indeed.

vampbutterfly23 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
OMG I love it
Robot-Lust Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
Love the way you added beetlejuice in at the bottom
ReaderWriter Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007   Writer
Wonderful :D I have yet to see the movie though, but I have a friend that's just going to adore this aswell!
demofighter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
wow this is really good. i don't think i would have the patience to do something like this i have a huge problem with trying to draw backgrounds and such. although pictures look about ten times more interesting with a background.
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
art is all about patience ;) The best part about having a problem you know about though, is it's that much easier to focus on and work at getting better ;) The think with backgrounds is they don't always have to be complicated, in fact, if you ask me, it's better if they aren't so that it does not distract too much from where you want the eye to focus in a given piece. Sometime, just a hint of something is enough to establish what you need :)
demofighter Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
thanks! your right of course i must now try to draw a background :D
x-CameraWhore-x Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
i want a handbook for the recently deceased!!!!
amazing job!
IndianaFan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Might I just say, this is FANTASTIC! I've never seen artwork expressed in such a creative way.
Having the picture be like an advertising brilliant!
I love this! ITS SO GOOD
Vanessa55 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Amazing! Love the references to the other works of Burton/Elfman. :thumbsup:
Skellagirl Featured By Owner May 21, 2007  Student Digital Artist
BRESSEND Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
So cool!!!
SquirrelOfChaos Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Awesome! I love the feel of this.
AnnaSparrow Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007  Student
Waah lovely!! ^^D How much dos a ticket cost? :D hehe
SilverLady7 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is perfect! Emily´s expression, Bonejangles framing and the letters... pity they didn´t had this idea for the posters of the movie.
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