In the "Dark Shadows".... if you look closely.... Barnabas is coming out of the frame... note the dark shadows behind Barnabas' left arm on the frame.
The background is the photo-manipulation of one of the photographs supplied in the contest's asset package.
The frame is the one illustrated on DeviantArt to be awarded the winning portrait.
The image of Johnny Depp as Barnabas is painted by my hand in PaintShopPhoto Pro X3 using both a Wacom Bamboo pen and an optical mouse.
This is my second entry to the contest. Different template and composition.