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Shadow Man

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Another paranormal deviation. This one was based off of a true account. There have been several stories of people witnessing apparitions that look as if they are wearing white porcelain masks.
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Love this!!!
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GregoryThornHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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I'm normally never freaked out by horror, but this picture freaked me out.
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That's ridiculously creepy. I like it a lot. The way you chose to draw it, the pose and lighting-- wow. And it's in a closet, that's so fucked up, hahaha.
As a child I was afraid that because I didn't believe in ghosts in monsters but thought they were interesting, my imagination would cook them up so basically, I was afraid my mind would play a trick on me and I'd see one because I had such a fascination with horror. I always believed such things were your imagination acting up/product of the mind and that meant MY mind was capable of doing the same. Weird right? :giggle:
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GregoryThornHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind words! I'm glad you appreciate this! And I've never heard of anyone being afraid they will hallucinate a ghost as a child. How interesting. What's also creepy about this piece, is that since uploading it I've had several people claim to have nightmares about this exact thing as a child. And some people claim to have seen these with their own eyes as an adult. If hallucinations though, I wonder why and how people can hallucinate the same thing when none of them were exposed to the image before. ;) *cue creepy x-files sound effects
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Yeah, I mean since I felt they were hallucinations but no one WANTED to see them, it meant who knew the limits of my own mind and if I'd see them because I was so focused on them.
hahahah the cue X-Files-- def heard the theme start LOL...I say that same thing when I mention something odd and creepy :P or just link a youtube vid of the intro hahaha

You know what masks are legit scary to me? Ever see the movie The Strangers? those sack mask things, super creepy and disturbing, more than the white doll face masks. Since I'm not a believer in the paranormal, real human horror like that is the scariest kind of horror for me. And when you do put an almost human face over a person's face, yeah, that's always a mind fuck lol
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I haven't seen the strangers! But when it comes to horror I'm the total opposite. I think subtler, subdued creepy built up suspense horror is the creepiest. Particularly with the paranormal. Violent horror usually just makes me feel sad and crappy because it's not that it scares me but it reminds me that there's so much of it in the world. If that makes sense?
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I do like paranormal stuff, too. Japanese horror <3
and yeah def understand
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funny though but I do enjoy violence in other genres like action and sci-fi. Love Tarantinos violence. Kill Bill was a scream!
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I like that one a lot :)
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MarikitHetaliaStudent Writer
Scary...I had a dream when I was young that had people wearing white masks. All I remember from that dream is seeing the ones wearing white masks in every room I went too. Gosh, that was one of the creepiest dreams I had. Anyway, awesome picture! It really did creep me out :)
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You're the second person to say they dreamt of these when they were young!
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jerred144Student General Artist
when i was little, Shadowman was a fun video game, i wonder if anyone else remembers it :p
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GregoryThornHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard of it but haven't played it. This deviation isn't the same thing, but thank you for commenting!
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I like the very subtle shape/shadow of the figure. very cool
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SheishidoHobbyist Digital Artist
This would have been perfect for the mama scared stiff contest. When I seen the announcement, this came to mind instantly lol.
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Is it still going on?
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SheishidoHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Deadline is Jan 09. I thought it was today and was grumpy about it last night, til my sister seen I read it wrong :D You should enter. The topic fits your type of artwork. :)
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PfantzyPantzStudent Digital Artist
Oh fudge barnacles, I remember one of my most vivid nightmares as a youngling, was one where a completely white figure slowly chased me, and either it has a white face or was wearing a porcelain mask... This certainly brings back the feeling/ doesn't help that my closet is slightly open and very dark right across the room. Awesome stuff yo
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GregoryThornHobbyist Traditional Artist
I've even spoken to DA user's who tell stories of their children claiming to have seen these assholes. So as trippy as this sounds, I think these things are out there.

Not to scare you even more though! Thanks for the comment!
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I like this one a lot. The textures are really nice, especially on the mask! Really well done. This creeps me out a lot, I would be terrified to see something like this just staring at me!
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Thanks so much! It was hard to keep everything sooo subdued. This deviation is so dark it almost needs to be viewed with the lights off to notice all of it. But that would be freaky! :p
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Meranda92Hobbyist Photographer
oooooo this gives me goosebumps!! Great job :icongreatjobplz:
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Thanks! I try to give goosebumps. Gotta entertain! :) Glad you appreciate it.
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