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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! :pumpkin:

Boy, I had fun working on this one!  As soon as the weather gets brisk, I have an uncontrollable urge to draw spooky things.  This is my favorite time of year! :la: Have a great Halloween, everybody!
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:iconthatguy4545:
ThatGuy4545 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
I love all of these, but what was your inspiration for ghost nori?
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Thank you, sir!  Ghost Tori is supposed to be reminiscent of the kinds of ghost stories you tell at a campfire--usually about a ghost girl wandering the road.  I included the grave marker (the kind you'd find on the side of the road, from a fatal accident) to hint at what might have caused her death.  Kind of morbid for a Creepazoid, but the gloomy feel of this set seemed fitting. :D 
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Awesome!!!!!!!!
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Thanks, man!  I had so much fun with this set! :la:
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Gamer28 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
These are all great, but I really love Crunch's design the most.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Thank you!  Crunch might be my favorite, too!  Along with Hitch... and maybe Solemn & Grundy.  I have a lot of favorites. :XD:
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Shadow2809 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, i'm so inspired right now! I think i'am going to do a cla Hitch to see what it looks like in my own hands, when I do him, I will try sending it to you MurderousAutomaton!
But how?
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Thank you so much, sir!  I'd love to see your interpretation of Hitch!  That'd be amazing! :la:

If you're posting it here on dA, you can link me to it, or attach it in a note, or email me directly at murderous_automaton@yahoo.com.  I can't wait to see what you come up with! ^_____^
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Shadow2809 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright! Preparing to send it right now!
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
Great!  Can't wait! :la:
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Shadow2809 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Here it is, Hitch! It's not in the greatest quality, but at least you can see him! 
Clay Hitch
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
I love him!!!  Fantastic work! :la: It's really cool to see a Creepazoid in three dimensions, especially since I picture them as mini-figures. :D
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Shadow2809 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
And if you want me to do another one, I can try! 
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner 2 days ago
That would be amazing!  I'd love to see another, but only if you want to--I don't want you to feel obligated. :D
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Shadow2809 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I really appreciate your work to! You do a glamorous job with your figures!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner 2 days ago
You're too kind, sir! ^____^
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ashenbach Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018
I love them! Hitch and Roadkill are my fav. Your next set should be inspired by Urban Legends! :)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Thank you, sir!  Ah, that's a good idea!  I've been toying with that concept for a while--also a set comprised of weirdos from tabloids, like the Bat Boy. ;p I've had them both on the back burner for a while, waiting for the ideas to coalesce a bit more.  In the meantime, series 20 will actually be volume 2 of fan-created characters!  I still have a slot open--would you like to think of one? :la:
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MiniMinx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Volume Two of Fan-Created Characters?!?! That means I missed my chance at Volume One! What must one do to submit a creation to the MurderousAutomaton?


Loving these Creepz. Except for the bottom three. If I saw anything remotely like Roadkill, Boxcar or Hitch on a road trip, I would attempt to break the sound barrier in my car.

Miles Marker is easily my fave. He looks like some kind of bureaucratic faerie or goblin. If you happen to strike upon its arcane rules and follow them to a T, then you'd be completely safe. If not...
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
I'm glad you asked!  Just let me know what you have in mind--it can be a loose concept, a detailed description, a sketch, a poem, an interpretive dance--it's up to you! :D I think I have one slot left, so it's gong to you!  All the slots filled up before I even had a chance to post a call for entries!

Thank you, as always! ^___^ Ha!  Yeah, those three are particularly unsettling.  I feel like all the others would be somewhat friendly. :)

Nice choice!  He's a fun one!  I picture him as some sort of faerie-type creature, too, and his job is to wander the roads, placing old-timey mile markers everywhere.  He's got all the stuff he needs on his back for the long journey!
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ashenbach Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Cool - I love the idea of including the tabloids! LOL

HECK YEA! When do I need to give you the idea by?
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:iconmurderousautomaton:
MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Sweet!  You've got time--I haven't started the set yet.  Maybe by the end of November?
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ashenbach Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
Is there any sort of unifying theme for set 20, other than being fan-submitted? I can definitely see a bunch of OC-inspired Creepazoids in the future! I'd love to see a Tenet version. :)
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
Oh, that's an idea!  A few other people here on dA have suggested their original characters for series 2!  And yeah, there's no unifying theme aside from the fact that they're all fan-created--I'm just doing the same concept as the last time.  I might even do a '90s-inspired background again!  You know me and the '90s. ;p
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ashenbach Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2018
Well, I'd love to see a Tenet Creepazoid for the OC batch, but for this one, I'll go with:

Hezikim (reference: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014…)
Description (from Ambush):
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“Oh. No.”
I spoke the words softly to myself, but they echoed loudly in my own ears. Even in the quickly waning light of the setting sun, I could barely make out a form of a demon. Luckily, while I could not spy the creature, I had an excellent view of the soon-to-be battlefield before me.

Who am I kidding? There’s no such thing as luck.

Timothy’s car had been forced to stop at the summit of one of the many broad, gently sloping hills that comprise the stretch of I-5 that passes through the eastern arm of the Los Padres National Forest as it meanders toward the valley of L.A. To our left was, of course, the northbound lane of I-5 and beyond that a near-sheer drop into a canyon; while to our right, casting the road in ever-deepening shadow, was a large rounded hillock filled with scraggy brush, cactus, and unremarkable dirt and stone.

Far below, near the nadir of the hill, a seven-car pile-up had occurred. I say, ‘occurred’. More accurately, the horrific wreck had been caused. Many people believe that wrecks just happen—and some do—but most large-scale wrecks are the work of nefarious beings that distract, confuse, or outright attack. Some of the Learned and the Wise believe that these creatures do this merely to delight in the subsequent pain and suffering. While most of the Fallen do, indeed, delight in these things, it is not why they cause widespread accidents.

After all, demons have to eat too.

Ignoring Timothy’s frantic cries begging me to return to the car, I began moving quickly and stealthily toward the heart of the wreck and the tangled mass of metal and meat. A sea of blood-red, glaring brake lights swallowed me, and the closer I came to my objective, the more blaring horns, bellowed curses, and disgusted outbursts assaulted my ears.

I could not believe the callousness of these people! Did they not know that just yards beyond their windshields people lay writhing in pain and dying? It was then that I heard the warbling growl, immediately followed by a whizzing sound, and an arrow-like projectile embedded itself into the forehead of a driver to my left. He never saw the spiritual attack, of course, but he immediately furrowed his brow and began laying into his horn and screaming obscenities at everyone within earshot.

I wrinkled my nose like I had caught a whiff of carrion. So it was a Se’irim I was dealing with, most likely a Hezikim. These were ferocious creatures, who in the most ancient of days—when they did not fear to reveal themselves to mankind—the tales that arose in their wake gave rise to the legends of the Chimera and the Manticore. But when one imagines a creature like a manticore, the thing which lurked somewhere in the darkness before me was far, far more terrible.

It was then, surrounded by the screaming faces bathed in the blood-red light of hundreds of brake lights, that I beheld it… The Hezikim was as large as a full-grown African elephant: thirteen feet at the shoulder and easily fourteen hundred pounds. From the flat plane of its disturbingly human face to the tip of its massive, and barbed, scorpion-like tails, it was nearly twenty feet long. It had two mouths and three tails, I noted, making it a fairly old beast—one that had likely seen the rise and fall of the Roman Empire in its youth.

The demon was worrying one of the many victims from the wreck. With its large, lower maw, the creature ripped into the woman driver of a sedan while her two infants caterwauled, entombed in car seats within the vehicle. To a casual onlooker, to one who could not see The Truth Of Things, it would have appeared that she was merely suffering from convulsions. There were several other victims nearby, but I could plainly see why this woman was the target of the Hezikim.

She was one of the Redeemed.

Her soul shone like a flashing silver stream amid the lurid red light and gathering gloom. Demons persist on the life force of the living and gain power from the willing worship and sacrifice of the same, but they delight in nothing more than devouring the sanctified souls of the Redeemed. While they cannot totally destroy them, they can weaken and disorient them until the point where they might not be able to find their way Home.

This was something I could not, would not, allow.

The Hezikim growled and shook its quillmane, shooting out a shower of arrow- and needle-like projectiles into the night. Many struck the humans nearby, causing them to suffer outbursts of rage or despair, frustration or lust, emotional or physical pain. There was no way to know: each spike, arrow or quill affected its victim in its own uniquely perverse way, speaking to his or her individual weakness or temptations. New spikes never stopped growing, corkscrewing themselves out of the Hezikim’s body, putting the demon in constant and eternal pain.

Pain that it desired to be rid of; pain that it loved to share.

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Art Direction: Note that the Mask is the creature's face, and it just happens to have two mouthes - often time as a Hezikim speaks, it uses both mouthes in sync, just to mess with people's minds... when it really wants to mess folks up, it speaks with the mouthes OUT OF sync.
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Aetostheronin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
I just realized the tiny descriptions at the bottom of each one of the Creepozoids sets, very nice touch. Also this set is another very welcomed addition to the series.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Ha!  Yeah!  I wasn't sure anyone was noticing those. ;p Thanks, man!  I had so much fun with this set--it's probably one of my favorites!
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Aetostheronin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
Glad to give credit where it so rightly belongs. Here's to the Creepozoids series and the many more sets to come.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Thank you very much, sir!  Rest assured I've got a ton more ideas for new sets. :la:
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Aetostheronin Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I can hardly wait to see what you have in store for all of us.
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Motorhed Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
I want to BE Roadkill.

Damn, I never thought I'd be one of those 'kin' people. XD
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Ha, ha!  I'm not sure I know what "kin" is, but I say embrace it. :XD: 

Is that like the horror sub-genre of creepy people in the wilderness, like The Hills Have Eyes? 
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MireleKings Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Roadkill is a weird kind of cut hah, I love your creepazoids!

Also I have no idea if the willow is friendly, but I wanna confort this sad tree
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Thank you!  Creepazoids are a good outlet for the cute/creepy designs. :D

That's nice of you!  But don't worry, she's fine--trees just aren't big fans of fall. ;p
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jaggidfire Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Man i wish i could actually collect creepazoids
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Thank you!  You and me both! :la:
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Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
my favorite one is the weeping willow!!! ... i fell like it a bit... well not much oh... im ... whatever!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Ah, yes!  We've all felt like that at one time or another, but it always gets better! ^_____^
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
Very nice! I think I like both Roadkill and Hitch. You did a very good job with the fabric and clothing design! :D
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Thank you, sir!  I wanted the clothing to look very worn, since a lot of them are quite hobo-like. :D
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StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
No problem! :D
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M-a-x---Q Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
#170 Roadkill ist ma fav!
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Nice choice!  He's a creepy one! :D
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SIADmander Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colors on this one... so many of these series are pretty vibrant, so it's cool to see some muted colors.
Also, as always you're amazing at giving stitched-together, worn fabric a really tactile appearance.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Thanks, man!  Good point!  I wanted this one to scream "fall", and nothing does that better than drab browns and grays, with only occasional bright leaves. :D This might be one of my favorite sets!  I had so much fun with it.

Thanks again!  Most of the characters are some variety of hobo or wanderer, so I wanted their clothes to look worn and threadbare. ^____^
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Colinscrod Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another triumph.  Hitch is especially appealing.
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Thank you, sir!  I had a lot of fun with this set.  Good choice--Hitch might be my favorite, too, although I like Crunch a lot... :D
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KernaaliTanuli Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Another great set :thumbsup:
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018
Thank you, my good man! ^_____^
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JohnCheshirsky Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist
Loving them, as usual! Miles Marker looks very cozy in that scarf! Gotta love the scarf season :D
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