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Inner Demon by Crazy-Dragon Inner Demon by Crazy-Dragon
I wear this skin to hide, but sometimes it's not strong enough.

I got in a fight with a family member, hurtful things were said, so I drew this.

Basically the idea behind this is that there is this protective shell that everyone sees. Everyone gets to know this shell as the happy go-lucky person that helps you in a time of need.
But sometimes this shell, no matter how badly you try to keep it up (represented by nails and staples), peels off to reveal a much darker side to you that needs release.

BLOOD!

Mechanical pencil + paper + 30 mins of angry scratching of the pencil.
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Flamegirl34568 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Excellent! So powerful!
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dananew1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
Aww, he's cuuute~
I love the eye sockets in this, that kind of scurred me. xD And all the motion is nice, especially in pencil lines. :3
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, there is certainly a lot of emotion in this piece
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ChassyGirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever read Jhonen Vasquez' JTHM Graphic Novels?

Just wondering, because your comment about this picture reminded me of a paragraph that is written in the front pages of his Director's Cut book. It basically says the same thing you did - a little monster hides inside of everyone that eventually needs and wants to be fed. So we imagine grotesque things upon our enemies to keep the monster fed, and that's what helps us remain "normal" and "sane" in the real world.

:P Sorry I wrote so much, I really love that book! ^^ Love the picture, btw. I love how sketchy the teeth look; it gives it a comic-like emotion but stays savage in the meantime. Fav!
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
To be honest it was just what I thought about my life at the time
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Elks0ng Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
raw emotion + pencil + blood = :heart:
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Neminder Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
That´s very true. =\
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leCCio Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
:jawdrop::jawdrop::jawdrop:
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manifestedmachine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, yes, I know what you mean ): The facade can only withstand so much..

This demon creature is great! I love the drippy blood, and the scratchy shading helps to show the anger. I also luv its big horns and fur, and that splattery background x3
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SalaciousSalvation Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
oooOOooo i like it!!
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Scurge-lonely-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007
:omfg: Whoa! :omfg: I'm speachless! O.O

btw, forgot to tell you with the first pic i commented on ^^; - Soz for the late replies/comments - recently got back from a holiday in England :-)
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Professional Filmographer
oh that's alright! Thank you ^_^
How was your trip in England? actually... *pops over to your page to see if there's a journal entry about it*
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Scurge-lonely-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
:XD: ya, i made a journal on it =D :-)
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McFlabwobble Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know the feeling. Course...can't say I don't wear that kind of face all the time. -innocence-
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
:XD:
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artistic-arthur Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Student Interface Designer
The pic is just superistically fabulous! :wow: :chainsaw:
I have an inner demon too :3 wish I could be him all the time or at least see him :D
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pureheartofdragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
well - i hope that everything is okay now, and that hopfully it is put behind you and forgoten about - when i go through times like that, i think about the halo 3 launch here in england
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
LOL very good thing to think about!
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bloodscales Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Student Photographer
oh god this shows i feel abuot my sister she torments the hell out of me and after 14 years (being my whole lifetime) i msick of it
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Egh siblings really are a pain. My sister (21) pretty much thinks the world revolves around her.
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bloodscales Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Student Photographer
same my sisters 20. She oh so littlwe miss perfect and is scary as hell >_< Im so sick of the way she treats me today im sleeping round a freinds jsut to get away form her for a night
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I try to hang out with my friends to escape too! ;p
It's normally my mother and sister who are the pains around here.
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bloodscales Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Student Photographer
Nah its just my sister though my dad can be a right pain at times >_<
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unbeatablpab Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Awwww *holds his Queen lovingly* Well, family can be a pain at times, but they're still family. Hope things cool down and get better over there, my love. That being said, I think you did a wonderful job with this. Truly filled with raw emotion from real life, as all good art is. I think it's great that you used your amazing artistic talent to help deal with your anger and frustration ^^ Amazing work, Laura! :smooch: I love you! Forever and ever, sweetheart! :love:
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Red, everything is fine now, usually these spats only last a few hours at the most. I want to try and use more of my emotion towards drawings because then I tend not to plan. It's the emotions that are drawing so to speak and my artistic critique is thrown out of the window.
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unbeatablpab Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
You want to use more emotions in you pics, eh? :eyes: How bout lust, sweetie? >;9
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Drac0nis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all have a part of ourselves we'd like to keep hidden forever..
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VaelDragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very emotional pic o..o
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SheWulph Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
O.o evil looking... cool... Just don't byte me....
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RandomK Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
I'm actually afraid to draw my own inner demons... I'm glad you're a braver person than I am.
Glad to know you're feeling better.
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JZLobo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
PRETENDER SHELL! :P
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
LOL!
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SquidBuckets Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Student General Artist
Great job^^

usually my stress-reliving-drawings have holes were the pencil went through the paper....
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Niohoggr Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
A master piece!
I like drawing somewhat similar pictures, some even have a litle contestn behind them, something that makes the feel of it a little much deeper than your average... But you have far greater talent in it than I do!
Brilliant! n .n
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TotemChakra Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
I wuz any demon! *Huggles him* :ecxcited:
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XSI-Apprentice Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
sweet, you gotta love the inner, darker you tho, :D, well i like mine hehe
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Nomisluck Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist
nice, im impressed you could give your inner demon a form, and a ram at that ^^ very scary
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Well if I were to actually have in inner demon, i dunno if this is exactly what it would look like, this is more just figurative of my feelings at the time instead of a specific character. Just sorta scratched it into the paper without planning, think it turned out well.
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Nomisluck Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Hobbyist
oh lol, yeah I suppose you would draw that more dragonlike ^_~ more teeth and darkness, less ram? *shrug* nice sketch, it did turn out nicly
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Naw I think I have drawn a lot of dragons, something different is a nice change.
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Blazer-Flamewing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
everyone has their own skin
everyone also has their own demon

I like this drawing
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Yup :3
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raptordocker Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007   Photographer
I very much like this, great expression, and a lot of thought was put into it. I really agree with your caption too. If only I actually turned into that when I needed to. :D
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InvisibleCatfish Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
SECKS
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
D:
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InvisibleCatfish Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:ohnoes:
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LunaDarkGoddess Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
I hope you get to feeling better. .-.
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Crazy-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Filmographer
I'm good now that i've had a few hours to cool down ^_^, thanks anyway Luna :3
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Xemos Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Damn....I get that too. ><

Fucking AWESOME.
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Lazer-pirate Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
i can feel the frustration!
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