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Demon Cat

By Patriartis
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Have I heard of it? Of course I have, I work on these grounds, I've heard everything there is to hear. Hell, I've even seen it, just like the stories, sitting there on that grave where its keeper lies. I've only seen it a handful of times in my 40 years on these grounds, but I see the sparkle of the chains and trinkets in the corner of my eye everytime I pass. It may sound unharmful, but it's an unsettling, cold vision. When I was your age, the old folk told me that there lies a wealthy lady, a countess or baroness or some such, who had a great affinity for cats. Her cats were her babies, showered with jewelery and the like, ate finer food than most families in the parish. Her favourite cat was a black one, as dark as a shadow in the night, its fur so lean and groomed it almost reflected light. That's the one they buried her with, according to her request. Some say they buried the cat alive within her coffin, and that's why it returned. Others say it's the ghost of the lady herself who sits idly on that cross on those clear moonlit nights, sparkling trinkets and all. It may play the part of a cat, but it's not fooling me... within rests a soul of something very sinister, a presence out of this world. But, I let it be, and in return, it lets me do my job. I stay clear though, and I advice you to do the same.

Groundskeeper Dilly


Made for "Cold Blooded contest" over at supernatural-art.deviantart.co…. Great opportunity for me to stretch my legs and do something different =)
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I fell in love with this picture the moment I saw it! I love it! keep art-ing! you're amazing! :love: :w00t:

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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist

This is a real oldie, but I'm glad to hear a lot of people like it still =) Thank you!

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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
That's fine, as long as it's not for commercial purposes, and you don't claim to have made the image yourself.
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Portallove108Hobbyist Artist
Okay, thank you! =D
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First thing i thought of was "Sif".. Very alluring and dark souls :D
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, I totally see your point =D
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Yandere-MaheukoStudent General Artist
awesome!
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Yandere-MaheukoStudent General Artist
no prob ^^ Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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Amazing work! Just to let you know, your artwork was featured here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=23mnUs…
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Shadowfang64009Student Artist
Love the artwork, love the video, and your now my new fav!..... music... idk sound creator? It is sounds I suppose.... hmmm... melody??? Help. (Reads description. The description says Vocal in it.) Well, woops, I should read covers more often. WAIT, covers are for books. Nvm I am outta here before I continue my stubbornness. 
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I appreciate that =)
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I want to be buried with a cat... seriously.
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
I can relate ^^
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That is creepy as heck especially paired with the narrative! Great work, really unsettling piece! 
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I rarely do creepy, so I'm glad it worked out that time =)
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Love this image. Its so awesome
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks =) Glad you like it!
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MayhemAceHobbyist Writer
The glowing eyes are what get me. Glowing eyes in the midnight hour. Creepy.
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks man =) Yeah, they add an unsettling contrast to an otherwise dark (no pun intended) feline!
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Congratulations, your piece is featured on DarK, with your interview!
>darkorg.altervista.org/patriar…
DarK loves you!
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PatriartisProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the feature, I appreciate it! =)
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midnightrain17Student Digital Artist
Creepy! Great job!!!
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