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Sally's Song by blackwoodfarm Sally's Song by blackwoodfarm
"I sense there's something in the wind
That feels like tragedy's at hand
And though I'd like to stand by him
Can't shake this feeling that I have
The worst is just around the bend
And does he notice my feelings for him?
And will he see how much he means to me?
I think it's not to be What will become of my dear friend?
Where will his actions lead us then?
Although I'd like to join the crowd
In their enthusiastic cloud
Try as I may, it doesn't last
And will we ever end up together?
No, I think not, it's never to become
For I am not the one"


Inspiration: Tim Burton's A nightmare Before Christmas

I've always wanted to work in a piece inspired by one of Tim Burton's movies, one of my favourite directors of all time. But I still wanted it too look mine, and not just a idea stolen from one of his works. I used this scene [link] from "A nightmare before Christmas" as inspiration, so as the Halloween Town's details [link] , that's were the swirly things come from.

The title also comes from one of the movie's songs; the theme song of Sally, the most important female character portrayed on the film. Her constant feeling of loneliness also inspired my work on this piece.


The spiral part was drawn and cutted from a mountain texture found at sxc.hu. The cat comes from morguefile, the girl is , the other texture from , brushes from , and the thorn ones are mine.
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SabakuNoIno Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that song spoke to me =,( beautiful
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surlymermaid Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
This is amazing! Completely gorgeous! I love the tone of it all, it's just so emotional! Magnificent job!
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anneanddibforever Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
I love that song and the pic looks spectacular!!!
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flyability Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Lovely!
I love Amy Lee's cover of Sally's Song.
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Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
beautiful
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Vrolok87 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student General Artist
On a thumb it looks like a horse.
Good work! :clap:
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momoko243 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
This very much reminds me of Desdemona's song from Othello, "A Poor Soul Sat sighing, Sing Willow," it's a melancholy and pretty piece, and i find Sally to identify with Desdemona in the way that they are both futilely imprisoned by a male counterpart, and a morbid fate awaits them if they attempt to escape
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Emily-Winnacott Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
good job! :)
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Nana-loves-chocolate Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Wonderful ! :o
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ceciliay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I featured you in my journal:[link] , if you don't want to be feature let me know and I'll remove you.
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kimpossible753 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
The beautiful art for beautiful song! This is amazing! I love Sally's song and your art's so awsome!
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VampireLouislove Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Student Writer
ver beautiful, i love that song and the picture is wonderful
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TheMagicFerret Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Wow, the background looks absolutely beautiful.
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xXJPuffSlayerXx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
This is just wonderful :]
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katethegreat19 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, sorry I forgot to give you a link of one of my posted songs..>w<

[link]

I hope I can use your incredible piece, but if not, that's okay! ^0^
thankyou!
~katethegreat19
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katethegreat19 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O.O Oh wow!!! This picture captures Sally perfectly and adds a mysterious lonliness on top of that since we can't see her face...
I wanted to ask a favor >w< I'm a singer on youtube and I wanted to release my own version of Sally's Song for Halloween and I want to make a slideshow of deviantartist's 'nightmare before christmas' fan-art for the video...
Could I ask your permission to use your Sally picture? >w< I'll make sure full credit is given in the video's information so people can find your deviant page.
I understand fully if you say no, but the picture's so amazing I just had to ask.....o_o
hope to hear from you! ^-^
~katethegreat19
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rAbIDMCRgurl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous.
Absolutely Lovely.
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:iconbecksgirl:
Becksgirl Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!! i love it!!
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:iconzolecito:
zolecito Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Can i say I luv u???? this is amazing!!!!!!! so tim burtonish! best sally drawing i'vew seen in years!!
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Ayumi789 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008   Photographer
its very good i love it.:XD:
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Beautiful. I love the atmosphere. :D
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shammooo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
aww i love this picture and the song she sang.
beautiful work! well done :+fav:
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kat1608 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
that is my favorit song in that movie and i love the pic
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xWonderlandXChaosx Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007   Writer
I remember that song... very beautiful artwork :) <3 -faves-
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PhoBug Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful :aww:
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AFIsecretninja Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
WOW!! I am so impressed I LOVE IT!!!

Oh and HI!!!:wave:
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brunobbx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely!
I like a lot this picture
I'm a Nightmare Before Christmas fan, and i have to say this representation is gorgeous.
Also love the colours, really great work! ^^
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mimi45girl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
i love it!!! thats my favorite movie and one of my favorite songs!!
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autumn-nightingale Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007  Student General Artist
Incredible. Those are my only words to describe it.
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bananaboo2 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
That is SO beautiful!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!
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Tinkerpuff Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful...
her song is so sad.. you really made the song show through nicely in your technique, definately a fave. :P
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gwilly-crochet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow. i love that! *faves* my favorite moive ever!!!! i think....xD jk.
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
goregeous!
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rammgeist Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :clap:
Love it :heart:
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Oukan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful.
I love that song. So sad, and yet so peaceful
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rapturousregret17 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
beautifully done... very much sally but still different.
that song is my favorite.
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lightdragon1987 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Student General Artist
Wow that's so pretty I can feel the sadness coming from it though. You're really good.
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Emolicios Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006   Writer
this is amazazing
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xXArxaithXx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
I really love this. It looks kinda like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride combined. Great job!
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xSlippyx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
WOW! wish this would have been my idea ;) I love nightmare before christmas! GREAT
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candy-cloud Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006   Photographer
It's beautiful :heart:
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BeautifullyStrange Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2005
wonderful
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ladyobeah Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice job :D Burton should be pleased with this ;)
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Blashyrk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005  Student
Legal! Gostei do jeito q vc usou o roxo.
Sua técnica é ótima! :horns:
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urbex-fantasy Featured By Owner May 7, 2005
it's the Mr Jack curl mountain! :D
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kinderlovegrrl Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2005   Photographer
So pretty.
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snawmana Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
Lindissimo!!! :clap:
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CrystalCobra Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2004
So so sooo gorgeous!! :wow:
I love it!!! :D
It's a perfect interpretation of it and totally original...fantastic :clap:
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deekay156 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2004
I like this one a lot. Very nice composition and color choice, it really draws me in.

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fourthwall Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2004  Professional Photographer
this is awesome. i love nigthmare before christmas, but u avoided totally stealing from them and instead made it original enough to be your own interpretation. bravo!
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