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Nebulous Nightmares by Chromattix Nebulous Nightmares by Chromattix
A solar eclipse was often considered to be a harbinger of doom, and after several false alarms it seems that one day the sun disappeared and never came back, as star-hungry "Pillars of Destruction" with red eyes and black hearts had claimed their next target :fear:

Anyway, it's Halloween time again, hence the spooky themed art. I'll admit I did have something entirely different planned but I ran out of time and so that one can wait 'till next year. But I realized I haven't done a space-themed artwork for the holiday yet, even though Christmas now has received two. Coming up with ideas was hard, from pumpkin-shaped planets to... well, that actually was the only other idea I had :slow: Then I remembered how often I've had nightmares over the course of my life, especially while younger that involves eerie ghostly, shadowy forms, vaguely resembling sickly human figures with no discernible facial features or even proper "heads" - sometimes eyes were represented by dim red lights and nothing more. I've always found such forms to be more intimidating than typical "TV/movie ghosts/demons" which are still too human-like to me. My idea of a nightmare-inducing supernatural presence has always been somewhat more organic and alien-like in form, and the eerie formations of the famous "pillars of creation" photo seemed to translate into this form very easily in my mind :idea:

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Used with paid permission by the music group Dead Eyes Always Dreaming. This is not available for use on any additional album covers.
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:iconel-skully:
El-Skully Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
The planet is my free time, the ray is homework and the creatures are teachers.
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PortentosaMan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love this
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AnArtsyAsshat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking for the source of this image for so long. Thank god I've finally found it.

Instantly watching as gratitude for blessing my eyes with such a piece.
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Amjell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student General Artist
HI bro! it's very beautiful!!!  What is the price of the license?
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The price for one like this is quite high. Though this one is already being used as an album cover for a band :headbang:
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Amjell Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks for your answer brother xD , but for how much would you accept? 
500, 1000$ xD ?
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The band bought the non-exclusive use for $300. I'm starting to think now I could have done better but I didn't know how popular this was going to be at the time. Also that was just non-exclusive use so I think I can sell it again (provided it's not for another album cover or anything music-related) but even so once an artwork is sold I try to push having an original one similar to it made instead for anyone else who wants one like it.
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:iconamjell:
Amjell Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018  Student General Artist
Okay, thanks you my brother for your answer :)
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cherringo-sama Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is actually pretty cool!
(I remember seeing this being used in a meme and I had no idea it was a recent painting)
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfft, stale Dorito's!
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cherringo-sama Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
yep!
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kaisernero121 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Gorgeous!
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:iconhoulee:
Houlee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Now THATS how i want the void lords from WoW to look like...truly stunning
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:iconigokapichka:
IgokaPichka Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
"In this world, is the destiny...
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
These giant human-shaped shadows remind me of dementors in the Harry Potter universe, but in a more cosmic essence. Just like they devoured anything positive and happy out of one's mind, these ones seem to be devouring anything light that brings life.
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A few people mentioned the Dementors. Funnily I never thought of those since I could never get into Harry Potter. They would have given me nightmares as a kid though :fear:
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Frankly, the Dementors were the first creatures that came to mind while seeing this artwork of yours. Well, now that you're not a kid anymore, you may get into the Harry Potter universe anytime you see fit (if it interests you, that is....aside from all sorts of weird creatures, animals (beasts) and landscapes it has...).
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SpectrumDT Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
This is awesome! It reminds me of the throne Azathoth, around which "dance slowly, awkwardly, and absurdly the gigantic Ultimate gods, the blind, voiceless, tenebrous, mindless Other Gods whose soul and messenger is the crawling chaos Nyarlathotep".
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting reference. That one's new to me :D
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SpectrumDT Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
It's from H. P. Lovecraft's "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath".
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JustSomeoneWhoDraws Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!!
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:iconmetallearner:
MetalLearner Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017
Well.... now we know where "Dead Space's" Brethren Moon's come from :fear: or Hellstar Remina........ be afraid..... BE MOST AFRAID!!!!
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EbonyShroud Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is awesome! I love how menacing the creatures are!
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Since their brains appear to be red dwarves, they will be a problem for trillions of years to come...
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds... fantastic ^^;
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SkarabX Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Well as I am inclined to my own opinion...  I could say stunning, magnificent, wonderful... but what came to my mind is "This artist either has many a muse or is .. a ... god.."
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's your opinion :evileye:

And it's a good one!
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Almokar Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Wow...
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drawingplenty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is epic!
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gmodguy1023 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
Hi I was wondering if I can use this amazing piece to make gun skins on a Gmod server I play on. Thanks in advance. 
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I'm not sure. Someone else already bought this one to use for something else and that really restricts who or what I can lend it out to :hmm:
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gmodguy1023 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
It isn't anything serious and I do not profit at all. Just a fun thing that gets to get in the server.
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WendigoMoon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is incredible! What an amazing concept!
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CynicalSonata Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woow holy hecking cool! It kinda makes me think of Eagle Nebula as well as V838 Monocerotis (Despite the latter not really being a nebula lol). All the space pieces that you make are so cool and make me think of how cool it would be for places like them to exist in real life! Though this would be really horrifying if it were real ;A;
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Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gotta agree I'd rather this one not be real. The Eagle Nebula is a recurring inspiration of mine when it comes to this sort of thing :)
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HaydenDS3002 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang, i can only make pixel art, but it's not as good as a bunch of people.
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pixel art can be tricky, I know as I've dabbled into it before. You have a much more limited range of tools you can use :nod:
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unbracingnine45 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Student Artist
this is the part that we can't see on the other side on the pillars of creation
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pillars of Destruction are closer than we think :fear:
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tomprime99 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Holy sh- That's creepy AF (but still a nice work)
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RockLou Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Someone online told me her husband has tattooed this on his arm!
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess it was going to happen eventually. Still don't know where I stand on people tattoo's of my stuff.
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RockLou Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd take it as a massive compliment, people really love this pic. Do you feel like it's a form of art theft?
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose I shouldn't really call it theft, it's not like anyone is making any profit off it (unless the tattoo artist is claiming it as one of their designs, but more likely it was a customer request)
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RockLou Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Btw here's the tattoo: imgur.com/gallery/qoXSE
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:iconchromattix:
Chromattix Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the link. I think I've had people get tattoo's of my stuff before since some even asked me first. I just can't remember which ones. I'll just take it as bragging rights - people at work were impressed when I mentioned this yesterday =p
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RockLou Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that's some real street cred
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:iconrocklou:
RockLou Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I reckon it was a customer request. Has anyone else ever tattooed your stuff?
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timeshark Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017
Very unique and well done
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