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Bella The Nightmare Carriage

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      This is artwork for encounter #4 of the encounter short stories for my series Blackhaven Institution which is written below. the day Blackhaven Institution a house for orphaned children and unwanted infants burned to the ground mysteriously, the souls of those trapped inside became corrupted by an evil that warped them into demons that dwell in an alternate Blackhaven Institution. Having become demonic corrupted reflections of their former selves, they await those who are dragged at random into this alternate world by an unknown evil force. The encounter with this nightmare “Bella The Nightmare Carriage” takes place in the "Nursery Wing" as follows: 

After witnessing his friend Derek's heading being chewed off by the horrific monster in encounter #3 pyramiddhead.deviantart.com/ar… we find Jerome running down the hallway deeper into the depths of Blackhaven Institution.

Screaming Jerome exits the room blindly running down the hallway, deeper into Blackhaven Institution after witnessing the gruesome act that happened to his friend Derek. As the hallway come to an end Jerome stops to take a breath, overwhelmed he starts to feel a deep guilt thinking that he was responsible for Derek's death, that he would still be here just if he didn't decide to push him into the room. As tears begin to roll down Jerome's cheek the surroundings suddenly start to change. The charred and ruined walls revert into a state of being intact. Lights that were previous broken became anew and turned on lighting the entire area. Lastly the intense atmosphere of dread completely dissipated. Jerome looks around baffled he soon other people. People dressed up as nurses and caretakers from a different era walking all around in and out of rooms, holding children, and talking in groups. Jerome calls out to and even tries to touch one of them but people but they seem oblivious to his presence, and his hands go through them as if they were projections. Jerome eyes notice one suspicious character that doesn't fit in with the rest. A tall man dressed up in some sort of strange outfit enters the room to the left of Jerome. Curious Jerome looks in to see the tall man talking to nurse. Jerome watches as the conversation turns into an argument, the nurse pleading to the man to leave her precious Bella alone. After a moment of silence the man walks away and the nurse stands over a specific infant for a few minutes whispering to herself. Sudden she stares in Jerome's direction for a couple of seconds, then looking down to the infant and whispers “My precious Bella I will not let them take you, I will be your mommy...”.Bella's head turns towards Jerome letting out an innocent and happy giggle. Jerome does not understand at all what he is witnessing when suddenly the scene changes and he finds himself in a burning hallway. Behind him a carriage and in front of him the nurse trapped under fallen debris. He is paralyzed, his heart feeling heavy as he hears the dreadful shrieks of Bella and the nurse. His vision begins to blur, forced to watch the anguish in front of him as the nurse's skin chars and flesh melts as she reaches out towards him.

Regaining his composure and vision Jerome finds himself once again in the dark decrepit hallway he was previously in before the vision. Looking to his right he notices complete darkness as if the right side of the hallway had vanished. Slowly stepping in that direction he feels into the pitch darkness and realizes theres a drop and nearly loses his balance. Regaining his balance he nervously peers down into the darkness, noticing as the wood floor oddly appears as if it was melted off. Feeling a sinister presence something catches his ear is he begins to believe to hear something faint coming down from the darkness. Shrieks and cries come from below becoming louder and louder as Jeromes heartbeat rapidly rises. Jerome become especially anxious as he begins to smell the scent of burning flesh noticing faint light rising from the darkness below. In horror he watches metal cribs rise up from below, inside fleshy masses of infants consumed by a raging fire, melting them into their cribs as they burn quivering and shrieking in pain. Jerome falls back drenched in sweat and with a heart beating at the pace of a machine gun's fire, he feels as if he is going to suffer a heart attack at any second. Turning around he notices a door not far behind him, dashing to it he struggles to open the locked door, kicking and screaming at the door. While berating the door he looks down and notices a teddy bear, one similar to the one he saw in the room he pushed Derek into. Among the shrieks and cries of the burning infants Jerome hears a distinct and loud familiar giggle echoing from behind him, his heart sinks into the lowest pit of his stomach. Turning around slowly Jerome's eye instantly widen, his mouth drops open breathing heavy short breaths, his body starts to shiver as he is overcome by terror gazing upon a monstrosity staring at him from other end of the hallway. 

Letting out a viscous cry similar to a lion's roar, the monstrosity charges swiftly towards Jerome. The wheels of its decrepit carriage squeaking, as it gets closer Jerome who paralyzed in fear and can only watch. A filthy stained dress covering ghastly pasty white/gray skin,elongated arms with charred black hands,but the most terrifying feature of all its infantile face with an intense expression on as it oozes a pitch black liquid from its mouth. Thoughts of what to do and where to possibly go cannot even formulate in his head in time before the monster reaches him. Before considering jumping off into the darkness it grabs Jerome lifting him up by his neck. Jerome struggles with the demon, while being choked the intensity of the situation is to much for him to bear. Suddenly he goes into cardiac arrest. In his last moments he notices a headless woman behind the monster but is forced to stare into the grotesque face of the demon as it strangles every last remnants of life out of him. Jerome passes out, the demon throws his body off the edge of the right side of the hall into one of the ablazed cribs. As the burning infant holds on to him, Jerome's body is set ablaze. His burning body and his soul sinking into the depths of the alternate Blackhaven Institution...

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icarostrange's avatar
icarostrangeHobbyist Digital Artist

Great!

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MaskedMidnightHobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! 
inda26's avatar
inda26Hobbyist General Artist
You s should redraw some of these with the updated designs you have in the profiles folder..
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
Warden-U48's avatar
What kind of insanities have to be crawling inside your head to make this? ... well don't worry if your insane then we have alot in common and before someone says I'm not insane to try to make me feel better about myself, don't just don't I know i am insane and Imbrace it.
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Not that I'm aware of, maybe an overactive imagination + playing horror games.
QueenBeliar's avatar
So disturbing I can't stop looking at it.
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
romanov302's avatar
romanov302Hobbyist Photographer
This reminds me a lot of H.R Giger works.
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Really,thanks!
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romanov302Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome this art makes me think of H.R Giger designs if he ever work on Silent Hill.
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Blackfire2QStudent Artist
"It burns burns burns"

Well I see we found a boss level, and it's a QuickTime event god damn it.
joeyv7's avatar
Awesomely chilling image - the bizarre characters are really effective, but I think my favorite part is the skillful way you handled the perspective and the empty space with the floating baby cribs.  Really intuitive, with a singular style :nod:
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D this one was a bit of a challenge with the perspective n stuff cause the image looked rly flat at first but I found I way to make it work and also with the empty space I didn't really plan on having it but when I was done with the upper part it was there n it took a bit of thinking of what to possibly fill it up with then I imagine those cribs rising outta darkness
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GabrielGrob Traditional Artist
I haven't seen many scary artworks here on DA, but this really is! Very good work!
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Awesome its nice this falls under the actual scary artworks category of DA thanks :D
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GabrielGrob Traditional Artist
:D I don't know others opinion, but at least for me it's really scary and original. Keep up good work! :)
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Randy-CushmanProfessional General Artist
well realized!!!!all the way 'round!!!!!
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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HITMONTINStudent General Artist
do you use pencils ?
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Yeah pencil and graphite
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HITMONTINStudent General Artist
cool
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PyramiddheadProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
Shatter34g's avatar
fucked up and disturbing,I like it.
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