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Gloom by melora Gloom by melora
"So... do you like it?"

"Oh yes", it replied, staring at the strange coloured box. "It's wonderful."


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So this is all about swamps. Mangrove tree stumps, mud, weird creatures, glowy things etc. Yeah. For school, didn't hate it.
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Given 2008-01-12
A dark and gloomy swamp with this grotesque character and a girl makes Gloom by *melora an outstanding illustration with a fantastic mood. ( Suggested by naeril and Featured by JunkbyJen )
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Radarai Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, very nice work! Great sense of mood and the characters look great too!
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johngrovesart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it, just been re-reading one of the moomin books, this struck me as a 'moomin goes bad' moment. Lots of mystery here. :-)
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foxibiri Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
my mouth waters at how much I love this @.@
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:iconmadammontecristo:
MadamMontecristo Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This reminds me of some macabre Totoro <3 i love it. Such wonderful detail and texture.
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YyanaOni Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
This has potential to be a fantastic novel.
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manfishinc Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful
I love the colors, the detail, the composition and the concept.
Actually, I guess I love the piece in entirety XD
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5ila5 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
aww
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:iconchocolatita:
Chocolatita Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Amazingly awesome job :heart:
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:iconanya-kee:
Anya-Kee Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student General Artist
very cute?
i love it! :-)
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RollingCherry Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
He is so, morbid.
And her expression is lovely,
she seems really concerned about knowing his response.
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
sweet
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:iconteamoth:
teamoth Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
the grey creature is adorable
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:iconinsgesamtingobert:
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
just beautiful. it deserves all the attention :) congrats on the DD
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:iconmrsorrentino:
mrsorrentino Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
beautiful mixture of texture!
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mansongothic Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Featured - [link]

:heart:
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:iconcado:
Cado Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! Great mood, colours, and sweetly humorous.
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Timmato Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
weird...but cool
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suiSIDIUS Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
can't explain why...

but this is so meaningful, ya know?
I just love it...
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ashleyfontones Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
this reminds me of a picture book illustration

very maurice sendak to me =]

love it!!!!
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AbbeyAllen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Wonderful! This is great. I love the atmosphere.
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:icontaika-kim:
taika-kim Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
weird! but so touching...
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:iconburntashes:
burntashes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I think that I like how she looks the best. especially the mud covered legs added a nice touch
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:iconrhahsid:
Rhahsid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
nice
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thevoiceofdoom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder if there's anything in the box, or if the box itself is the present...?

Brilliant work, BTW. I love the girl's expression.
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TheHorrorOfTheTruth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
it makes me feel somehow
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TheHorrorOfTheTruth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
i love it!
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jvgce Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
the emotion just flow in this drawing.......:heart:
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:iconenchanted-black-rose:
enchanted-black-rose Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. :)
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DNAngela Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Creepy, and adorable.
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SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
What an enchanting painting. :aww: I'd love to know more about the characters, but I also love how this painting (and the description) show just a glimpse of the story. It leaves a lot to the imagination.

That creature looks so lovable. :love:
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awgie Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
very cool...really like the creature
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bountyhunter113 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
lovin this, the feeling/over mood is great
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savi3 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I love this!Its perfet!
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Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute. Love the girl's expression and the monster's mask thing. ^_^ Very awesome job.
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Atanio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   Interface Designer
These things are something I love.

They appear creepy but every time I look at it I can't help but find it adorable lol. Well done. :]
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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
i was about to add this to my favorites when i realized it was already there.

...let this count as another favorite. :)
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pretty-fire Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I really like the characters, especially the expressions on their faces, and the little caption works really well thanks for sharing it :)
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SpinachBaron Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
An exceptionally good painting this one, I dare say
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Wishsong214 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
The picture is enchanting, especially with your artist comment. Well drawn, great concept, awesome...(PS: the girl is perfect...from her rather odd garb to her expression to the mud on her legs)
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animefan4eva419 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I love this, what a great concept!
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DominaFairbrook Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Very interesting! I have to say that I really like it.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
congrats on your DD for this fascinating piece! :thumbsup:
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:iconjbinc84:
jbinc84 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Very nice! I like the colours... funny it doesn't seem so gloomy to me for some reason, maybe because the creature seems happy with his present?
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BlackNoseBeagle Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Very cool. Almost a contemperary Beauty and the Beast. It also kinda reminds me of Spirited Away for some reason.

Peace Love and Chocolate
-BlackNoseBeagle-
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dougless89 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
i love the "artists comment" it gave me a big smile.
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GlowingPlacebo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
I... love this. I saw it and my heart skipped a beat. It caused a thousand thoughts to run through my head. If I could favorite it a hundred times, I would.
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squiglemonster Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, I love the subtle use of colour...
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retrobunny Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
i love it :dance:
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:iconfilischi:
filischi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
For sure, He doesn't need to know what's in the box.

It's a very poetic image, compliments.
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
My! this is wonderful :D I love the dark and gritty atmosphere, but also the mixture of emotions given such an innocent and playful situation with the importance of the colorful giftbox :)
I'm also very amazed at your technical level, seeing this is traditional :o
I happened to stumble across your gallery and have to say you have amazing stuff going on; hope you don't mind if I watch :aww:
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