When I was little, I always feared that whatever was in the darkness would surround my bed and my bed would protect me for only so long... And seeing a bunch of hands come out to grab me would just freak me out. But something more chilling is not knowing what's there while you're sleeping peacefully, eyes closed, waiting for when you finally open them.
This is my submission for the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest.
Created using acrylics on 100 lb paper/ card stock.
I have had this idea for a long while and this contest motivated me to finally do it. The boy is not me, but this is what I envisioned for my depiction of childhood "monsters". Got a lot of inspiration from a variety of things and it was really fun to do.