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Suffocate
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Published: October 14, 2008
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I get sleep paralysis a lot so I did a piece on it for the nightmares show for the UPPERCASE gallery. I even had four bouts of it one night after I had researched the project. I always feel like I'm suffocating, like I'm on the brink of death. It's a scary sensation.
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DEMONJI's avatar
DEMONJI|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've only ever experienced it once in my life (so far), I would hate to imagine experiencing it more than once. 
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TheJung's avatar
UGH I hate sleep paralysis....this..pretty much sums up the terror...Freaking awesome!!
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tscagonic's avatar
colorful lines mixed with talent work like a charm!
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OwlEyeSeer's avatar
powerful image.
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ElCapoeria| Traditional Artist
this is stunning in its atmosphere and color!
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clawfingers's avatar
nice use of textures here, and i dont just mean texture overlays but also the quick hatch lines in the hag's hair and her veins (scars?)
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gravitationaltim|Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing. fantastic. so effective in everything you were going for-- everything works together for a magnificent piece
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Krzyminski's avatar
I like it, the concept is scary, the execution is very good.
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Cropcircledesigner's avatar
Heavy! I love this!
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mezze-tourettes's avatar
i have sleep paralysis..
i love this
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Artsynoodles's avatar
That happens to me too. Often when I have a cold and my nose is all stuffed up. Then after about a minute or two, I think, 'Oh right, I can also breath though my mouth.'
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iron-irony's avatar
Jesus, that's amazing. I've had it before and it was scary. You've captured it perfectly in this picture.
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deviousoul's avatar
Amazing! This makes me think of SIDS, and how ancient christians believed that it was due to the evil demi woman Lilith who would suffocate babies in their sleep.

Everything is amazing lol, and I love the colors.
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Anime-Chibi-Fan's avatar
sometimes I have to answer questions in my dream to be able to breathe...I know it's weird... though sometimes I just try to move my arms till I wake up... whenever that happens to me I always feel like I'm about to run out of air...

it's a scary experience, I usually get sleep paralysis.

awesome pic btw!
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TheWoodenKing|Professional General Artist
beautiful work
love the red suffocating body
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katcanales's avatar
katcanales|Professional Digital Artist
wow!!!
amazing work!!
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nylonwhiskers's avatar
nice interpretation of sleep paralysis!! i experience it too :(
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kaav's avatar
Nice style and complimentary colour choices. I also love the perspective and the cutout paper sort of look.
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Mardi-Malt's avatar
:love: great stuff!!!
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FreakyBabe's avatar
oh my....such a dramatic and scary concept but i like how youve drawn the woman, her expression is funny, i like the green tones, it makes the whole piece even more darker, very well done!
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ShotzgoBoom|Student Filmographer
this is absolitely fantastic! Your work with color, and angles, and everything is just blowing me away!
just flat out amazing work.
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liliesformary's avatar
Love this. Very japanese looking. Great lines and coloring.
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ErilisVampyre's avatar
...like a demon has hold of you and all that you can do is try to scream out in hopes that your consciousness will return you to your body, shaking you from the nightmare. A nightmare that has hold of your very being...threatening to throw you into the pit of dispair and destruction.
Yes...I do know what that's like....all too well.
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PulseMap|Student Traditional Artist
lovin the contrast here! Especially color wise. Very good choices there!
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