Tim Burton Tribute Sketches (Part 1)

It has been a while since my last blog post, which is nothing new right? Well in August I decided to draw tribute sketches of a long-time hero of mine, Tim Burton. I started on August 3 and sketched one drawing a day leading up to his birthday August 25, 2016. Each sketch represented a movie or highlight in his career.  I wanted to share those with you today, at least part of them, and the rest will follow on the next blog post. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram this is will be a recap, but I hope you enjoy seeing them again. So finally, something new for the blog.


Top Left: Tim Burton’s first stop motion short, Vincent. Top Right: Mars Attacks! Bottom Left: Frankenweenie Bottom Left: Voodoo Girl from The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories Book.


Top Left: Large Marge and Dinosaur from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Top Right: Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. Bottom Left: Helena Bonham Carter as the elderly witch in Big Fish. Bottom Right: A mash-up of two films Dark Shadows and Big Eyes.

Left: Corpse Bride Right: Toy duck from the live action Hansel and Gretel for the Disney Channel (check YouTube for this one).

My favorite Tim Burton Movie: Edward Scissorhands.

My favorite Tim Burton Movie: Edward Scissorhands.


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3 Responses to Tim Burton Tribute Sketches (Part 1)

  1. Avatar Paul Bowler says:

    These sketches for Tim Burton’s films and characters are really good, great work David 🙂

  2. Avatar David Hurley says:

    Thank you so much Paul, I appreciate that. My favorite of these is the Edward Scissorhands sketch.

    • Avatar Paul Bowler says:

      Yes, Edward Scissorhands is such a wonderful film, great sketch of that. I like the Mar Attacks alien as well. Burton’s films are so full of fantastic imagery and classic sci-fi and horror themes. Always enjoy watching his films 🙂

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