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EDIT: I wanted to say a little more about what this image could be. We all see this as a horrifying image but as noted by one great DA member I have drawn the spirit about the same size as the girl so could also be a child. This could be a mother holding an image she has looked at many a time as the wear shows, maybe to remember a lost child that could just still be trying to play hide and seek. That is what is so great about art we can each add our own narrative.
To all of you who enjoy my work I am re-entering my artworks into the competition and would be greatly appreciative to all of you to look at my work again as all of your favourites and comments have been deleted when my work was removed. I like to get back to each and every one of you who honour me for taking the time to favourite and comment on my work and look through your galleries to reply in kind, thank you. To those who are interested I wanted to experiment with this competition by taking a base photograph and drawing directly over the top, adding the lighting the phantom and the smoke as well as to heavily edit the base photo. I have edited all photos to make the subject unrecognisable. All of the references used as a base belong to me and were taken for this contest.
EDIT: The response to this has been amazing and I am truly thankful to all of you. I will be slowing working through my messages to say thank you to so many of you.
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I had another idea for this contest and again wanted to find something very ordinary. The thought of being absorbed into a book just felt haunting. Please let me know your thoughts.
Based on one photograph taken by me for this contest, edited and drawn over in photoshop. The book is an 1864 publication of Ingoldsby's Legends which is in the public domain and has no copyright. This book is a collection of myths and ghost stories so I felt was quite fitting.
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To all of you who enjoy my work I am re-entering my artworks into the competition and would be greatly appreciative to all of you to look at my work again as all of your favourites and comments have been deleted when my work was removed. I like to get back to each and every one of you who honour me for taking the time to favourite and comment on my work and look through your galleries to reply in kind, thank you. To those who are interested I wanted to experiment with this competition by taking a base photograph and drawing directly over the top, adding the lighting the phantom and the smoke as well as to heavily edit the base photo. I have edited all photos to make the subject unrecognisable. All of the references used as a base belong to me and were taken for this contest.
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With a Baroque style lighting and color scheme, I wanted to achieve the horrible feeling of the viewer seeing what the subject cannot. I for one, was always unsettled when either reading with a flashlight, or on my computer in the dark, and looking away only to see complete darkness until my eyes could adjust. Unbeknownst to her, there is something lurking right beside her.
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And another entry, you can click the links below to see my other pieces for the Ugly Truth competition. All references used are my own and produced in Photoshop on a Wacom as usual.
EDIT: I decided to work on the smoke a little more and to have it passing into the undead as I felt this portrayed the concept a little better.

These are links to my other entries if you are interested.
THE PRICE IS TOO HIGH ARTWORK

THE BEAST IN YOUR LUNGS

THE HIDDEN NIGHTMARE
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I feel this is a better composition and wanted to take my existing piece and focus on the phantom by cropping the image, making it a portrait orientation piece. I hope this feels much more personal and focused rather than having the broader view. I also wanted to make the colours much more vibrant and add more details and stronger lighting. Please as usual let me know your thoughts. All references used belong to me and all created in Photoshop.
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Just wanted to share my work in progress.
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Added more details to and changed up a few things version 1 - 7/7/2013

Version 2 is out...I just submitted it. Please if you have time give it a peek
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Created in Photoshop CS5, using a cintiq.....Total time to create 40+ Hours...
Insidious 2 Submission for the contest.

PLEASE VIEW FULL SCREEN TO VIEW ALL THE DETAILS.....

Cheers
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It was always there in the shadows
Watching while she worked
Waiting







Very fun, and very creepy to work on. C: Always learning and crafting; the download is rather huge.... since the canvas is a little under 20x12 inches... >< (Originally I was working on a 50x30 canvas)


Also, When I upload things to DA the files seem to darken substantially...and I lose some of the detailing in the dark areas, is anyone else having this Issue?
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