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Photomanipulation self portrait inspired by The Joker ala Heath Ledger’s portrayal in The Dark Knight.

Single photo, multiple original grunge textures added in Photopaint, with coloring provided in both Photopaint and Lightroom.

Canon Rebel Xti, f/3.2, 1/60 sec, ISO-400, 50mm

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joker, batman, dark knight, heath, ledger, jack, nicholson, clown, makeup, face paint, creepy, scary

I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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  • Gregoria  Gregoriou Crowe
    Gregoria Greg...about 2 years ago

    Cool portrait Randy… It made me smile… ;-)

  • Thanks for looking. This was my first attempt at the now famous (or infamous) makeup and dark photography.

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Thanks for the fave too Greg!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • MrDeath
    MrDeathabout 2 years ago

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 2 years ago


    So good that it is absolutely criminal!!!
    June 14, 2012

  • Thanks for the feature Deborah!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • CRose
    CRoseabout 2 years ago


    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature! Your Host: Crose 06-26-12

  • Thanks so much for the feature, so appreciated!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomabout 2 years ago

    Nice work!

  • Thank you Penny!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • ©Marcelle Raphael
    ©Marcelle Raphaelabout 2 years ago

    FABULOUS!!!!! I love that movie and Heath Ledger’s performance. You did an excellent job recreating this.

  • Thanks Marcelle, I started with the same makeup Heath used, shot in low light then added the texture to make more interesting. Appreciate the comment, since the darker images like this tend towards fewer comments.

    – Randy Turnbow

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 2 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thanks so much for the feature Francis!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 2 years ago


    7/2/12

  • Thanks Karen, really appreciate the feature!

    – Randy Turnbow

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