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Chthonian Sloth by jflaxman Chthonian Sloth by jflaxman
“Who can say when this city was built, or what ancient race constructed it? Were its builders much like us – or were they more like the sentient beings who live in spires above the clouds, or tunnels deep beneath the earth? Those who never see the sky tell of even stranger creatures: pale, blind, barely mobile things that somehow derive sustenance from the city’s liquid wastes. Some are said to spend their whole lives clinging to a single pipe – but who knows where they go in dreams?”
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TINGTINGUROTHERBUTTH Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional Artist
daddy?
is that you?
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pookiesaurus4 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017
That's your daddy? He must do a lot of drugs
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LittleBlueFlare Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Who needs sleep
Crazy 
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n-o-m-a-d-i-c Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This brings solipsism to a new level geez
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GrahellArt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016   General Artist
Creepy as hell and i love it. Would not want that thing hanging above you in the dark..
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acarter51 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Dark Dimension Sloth by acarter51
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acarter51 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
looks cool, can i use this for a yugioh card I'm making with the dark dimensions?
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Sure thing!
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acarter51 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thanks.
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Macaronnicat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought it was a sack of meat at first.
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G0atboy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Amazing drawing. Did you write the text or is that some quote out of some Lovecraft or Stephen King story?
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
The text's all mine. Lovecraft might have been an influence, King definitely wasn't.
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:icong0atboy:
G0atboy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
That's amazing man.
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multithebig1 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you should do character design for silent hill
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GarasuKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing picture, reminds me of H.R Giger.
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TascaFordGirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever got around to making a guide of all you're creatures with their wonderfully macabre tales.. I would definitely buy the first copy. This is wonderful! you truly remind me of one of my favorite artists (*nato hatori www.wwwcomcom.com) I couldn't believe what luck I had stumbling upon this your depth and dark imagination are truly a treat
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nnq2603 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
It even more creepy with the fact, it's smiling... :fear:
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Everyforkhasclaws Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Maybe... it finds sloth a substitute of happiness?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this appeals to me. Its name, its design, its environment, the idea that it might just hang off the same pipe sucking sewage for its entire life...it's poetry.
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torbjornhirsch Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, great title and painting! :)
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ghostexist Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job! i absolutely like the story and the picture! this creature is so creepy and in the same time inspiring...

"Some are said to spend their whole lives clinging to a single pipe – but who knows where they go in dreams?" - yes, yes it true....... :iconskinscaredplz:
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DARK-NECRODEVOURER Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good work mate!! it's very dark :D
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Ivory-Ire Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Woah, love this! Made me bring my knees up. <3
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megsamirafauth Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I want one. Heh. ^^;
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Dark7Hero Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
amazing i like the idea of just going walking and finding this thing...just...HANGING THERE....doing absolutely nothing....barelly knowing if it's alive and too freaked out to even test the theory, it's like a train wreck, you don't want to see it but you can't look away
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MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just wanted to inform you that this wonderful image has been featured in my latest journal. Feel free to take a look at:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   General Artist
This deviation is being feature in my current journal:
[link]
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thanks heaps! You've got a great collection there, it's an honour to be part of it!
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TheFantaSim Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome, and thank you!
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Featured [link] :iconlawooplz:
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intUnderRain Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty nice drawing.
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UndeadPuppetMaster99 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!!
Do you think you'll ever finish the story?
Because (I'm not trying to ask anything of you) I think it would be even more awesome at full-length.
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
A lot of my pictures start with a story and I've written a few longer ones but haven't posted them online. I've got vague plans for a dystopian novel that includes some of the images, themes and creatures from the Necromechanics series (this picture would fit perfectly) though the same goes for Scorched Earth and Occult Creatures and for now I'm focusing on visual work.
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UndeadPuppetMaster99 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome. If I ever find it somewhere I'm going to read it.
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cadillacphunque Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
o.o
...wow, that's creepy, but amazing at the same time.
Holy crap.
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Biomech44 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Love the story and the art. Awesome as always :clap:
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JTHMFrAeK Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work.
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Ruedefaux Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
it's quite a creative character
i also like the darkness and creepiness of it all :D

awesome job :D
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danceingox Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
you never cease to amaze me Mr. Flax
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Thanks man. Last week was pretty stressful and I got less done than usual but things are looking up again. This pic's been on my mind for a while, didn't take me very long and turned out better than expected.
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danceingox Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Quite impressing honestly : ) it mixes between a mutated creature and just a damned once was human. Not speaking literally, just the feel it gives to me : ) by the way, I would love to ask if you would be able to spare a few ideas, if I requested them, ofcourse, not ones you've already made?
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Sure thing, I've got more time now! Did you get my email?
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danceingox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
you sent me one? am afraid I didn't Mr. Flaxman. I will take another look at my inbox, but if you would be kind enough, can you use the deviantart notes to resend the email? I apology for such an odd request, but it seems that Hot mail and my Macbook aren't very close friends anymore :3
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NanoAngel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
:O this is damn spooky and mystifying.
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work! :clap:
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