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Apollonian Wight by Keithwormwood Apollonian Wight by Keithwormwood
When experiments testing the viability of tapping into the quantum vacuum for energy were performed on the Apollo 21 Lab Station, reports devolved into strange ramblings about how their conclusions were inconceivable to human minds. Before all communication ceased, garbled messages were sent to earth from the astronauts about their experiments revealing to them the "howling face of the sun." A rescue crew was violently repulsed from the station by corpses in the astronaut's space suits. Footage of the incident show ghostly images of tormented figures hanging just behind these corpses, struggling, but seemingly unable to pull themselves apart from their decaying bodies.

Art prints available here: Apollonian Wight art print
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Given 2009-09-12
:iconjoshflem-art:
joshflem-art Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty fuckin amazing
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:iconaliasalias9:
AliasAlias9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Fantastic!
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:icontron1112:
tron1112 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Kwel
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captain-pie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2017  Student Artist
Spooky~.
But yah, this is great. I could totally see this being in a horror movie or game. A corpse shambling about with the ghost of the body trying to get away from the corpse, but can't.
That is so cool, and creepy.
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:iconmashedpadaders:
MashedPaDaders Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2017
jesus, mary and joesph.
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:iconportlandianmetro:
portlandianmetro Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
I love art that has a story this is awesome and terrifying. Great job!
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:iconmasterzoroark666:
masterzoroark666 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist
he reminds me about cpt. vladimir from nmh2
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:iconnobody-kadaj:
nobody-kadaj Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
I believe my DM actually drew inspiration from this piece when creating monsters to sic on the player characters. My DM took some liberties in the design, however, in addition to what it can do.
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:iconpeanutthing:
Peanutthing Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
+fav 
Are we all just going to ignore his moon afro? 
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:iconportlandianmetro:
portlandianmetro Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
I thought it was a moon afro too! lol
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:icongalacticvikings:
GalacticVikings Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
Pretty sure that's a halo
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:iconpeanutthing:
Peanutthing Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
nah its an afro
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:iconliamhamilton:
LiamHamilton Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016   Filmographer
Ahh, very imaginative! :)
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:iconjjfree:
JJFree Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016
Clap 
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:icontamarandom:
Tamarandom Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! creepy! awesome!! 
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:iconstevenoirproduction:
stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
Just love this so much. The horror has an intense near-beauty, both the idea and the image itself. A sort of semi-corporeal parasite, composed of Victorian-style ectoplasm, in a torturous meld with the host...
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:iconadamantiel:
Adamantiel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Reminds me of the monster in Pan's Labyrinth. I love this creature, and love the halo like appendage in the background.
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:iconbayzee:
bayzee Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice concept, especially good base for a story!
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:iconadamantiel:
Adamantiel Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
Agreed!
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:iconthe-best-man-ever:
THE-BEST-MAN-EVER Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Terrifying! 
...Let's take a closer look! >:3
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:iconmidnight-blue766:
Midnight-Blue766 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
It was the C'tan, wasn't it?
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:iconflumenlimia:
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I wait for a horror film like this.
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:iconpiupiu-littlebird:
PiuPiu-Littlebird Featured By Owner May 23, 2014   Digital Artist
"Hey, who turned out the lights?" :D

Beautiful :iconclapplz:
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:iconcorvinewu:
CorvineWu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Shit that's scary! love it!
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:iconphage-marrowice:
Phage-Marrowice Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Awesome. Sounds kinda like something from the SCP Foundation. And that's meant as a compliment.
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:iconmeylek:
Meylek Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating!
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:iconpixzule:
pixzule Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
You're here today, just thought I'd let you know
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional
Cool, thanks!
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:icondeviantartroll:
deviantartroll Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Aeiou
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:iconnetherdweller:
NetherDweller Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
WOW. i have seen this one in a drawing book on how to draw/paint zombies and this was one of my favorites because it was so outside of the box. 
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:icontheuniversalunion:
TheUniversalUnion Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GOOD GOD, THIS CREEPS THE HELL OUT OF ME. But in a good way.
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:icona-miner-problem:
A-Miner-Problem Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Ground control to Major Tom, your circuit's dead. There's something wrong, can you hear me Major Tom? Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you hear me Major Tom?"
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MisterTotality Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Amazing art, and I love the dark tale associated with it.
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:iconmetalicsoul:
MetalicSoul Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Quite the horrorific creature, but I got to ask from this and the Apollonian Drop Frame. What is coming to earth that is causing all of this?
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional
There will be more about what's going on illustrated and written in the future.
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:iconmetalicsoul:
MetalicSoul Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Interesting then, but given the state of the planet. I doubt there will be much resistance left, more like ruins and scattered survivors and such who won't be able to put up much of a fight.
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:iconpixelowska:
Pixelowska Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is BRILLIANT! Actually, all your works are!
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:icontomatata:
TOMATATA Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
cool work
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:iconavenuewriter:
Avenuewriter Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is superbly terrifying, and the story attached to it, very Lovecraftian. I love it!
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:icondemialc-neeb-sah-em:
Demialc-neeb-sah-em Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Nasaghasts?
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:iconrogenocide137:
rogenocide137 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so creepy but so cool
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:icondervulf:
DerVulf Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovecraftian, not bad.
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:iconbluebumblebee:
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
This is a brilliant premise for a horror film that takes place in space. I find this very, very frightening.
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:iconjake-sjet:
Jake-Sjet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
As long as these things don't start sayying "Hey! Who turned off the lights?" they don't look to scary...though in second thought that is a lie. Bravo.
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HYSM90s Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Is that spherical object supposed to be the moon or simply attached to the ghost head? Either way this is fricken awesome, just love the design.
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional
It's like a nebula in a halo behind the wight's head.
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:iconklinkhammer:
KlinkHammer Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
the story gives me chills
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:icondraweverywhere:
draweverywhere Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Print Please!!!!
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional
You can get a print here: [link]
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draweverywhere Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! If you had one available through dA's print shop I would buy it for our Office. Your work is amazing! Thank you for your endless inspiration.
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