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Those Who Play for Ghosts by TheMichaelMacRae Those Who Play for Ghosts by TheMichaelMacRae
There are pieces written for the ones forgotten. They linger unmoving while their shriveled hearts long for the dulcet tunes of a living, breathing soul.

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Given 2014-04-21
Those Who Play for Ghosts by ricochet188 tells a hauntingly beautiful story. The details, composition, and muted tones make this a truly impressive work of art. ( Suggested by Kida-neechan and Featured by breerothman )
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Saddust Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018
Incredible ! (yes, I know...)
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Isotopic43 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  New Deviant
I really love this piece, and I can't precisely decide why. What I feel is amazing talent in its composure aside; it has an errie sense of sadness to it, as well as kindness. I'm left wondering if the young man is not at all forced to do what he does, or whether he chooses to play for those passed on.

Excellent work! :D
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MoodyMaud Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2018
Wow! This is breathtaking.
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night2003bat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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XanderDogcarcass Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  New Deviant Student Filmographer
amazing !
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UglyPotatoes1 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is just amazing. It tells a story, it has it's own spirit, it evokes emotions. Digital art is art too. You're a great artist. 
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Gipsymoon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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PiusAlien Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2017
very cool
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VilleVector Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
Very good! Remainds me of Laurie Lipton drawings but with colour.
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Chuchu-cheezy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So many emotions in this drawing ... It is really beautiful !!
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ProtocolZero Featured By Owner Edited Nov 23, 2017
Is this a young man who can see ghosts, or is he stuck in a place actually populated by the undead?
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm thinking a bit of both. They're everywhere, sometimes seen other times not but he has a special connection to them
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YaBoiBelowAverage Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
*plays spooky scary skeletons*
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note-princess Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
omg
amazing....
piano and ghosts...
just amazing....i can feel it

 Austria emote
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kinkycaramelfingers Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Gorgeous
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Moonriel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
OOH that's really spoopy..and great perspective too <3
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I love creepy shit <3 love the perspective dude Ravenlord Horns Up 
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FuriousClown43 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
Scary and very beautiful, at the same time :)
You got the perfect mix, i love it. hehe
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realfans Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
This is stunning!
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Nyarloth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2017
It’s very strange, but i found this pictures really poetic. :)
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effigytormented Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017
"Alright, alright, hand me the music book."
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skipshot Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the line.
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Hassan-Draws Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scary.
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tard15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh, damn! Like!
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SydneyQDallas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is soooo beautiful. Wow. I'm in awe.
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CoolTies Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Professional Artist

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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no
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evilcomenotnear Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is so awesomely creepy!
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Covianna Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
pretty evocative...I can see some form of affection in the woman...but some scenes can be explicated only with a plot or in a context...
love it
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D-Y-O-O Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O WOW
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CharlyHarte Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Clap 
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ItinerantDjuradhan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a piece. Truly a thousand words and more do I see here before me. It truly sheds an entirely new light on the phrase "play it again, for old time's sake". Masterfully drawn, and masterfully done!
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Aryk8 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
great!
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Humble-Bean Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't help but think the lady behind him is thinking "your hair smells so nice."
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Suuno Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
O mg 😂
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im-waterproof Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.  I love it.
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RebellingLemming2 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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ProxBeta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a short (truly short indeed) novel based on this! :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) >>  Those Who Play for Ghosts Hope ya guys like it! 
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psychowolf21 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
That was a sweet yet haunting story
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you post that on reddit some time ago? I swear I've seen it before
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ProxBeta Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even have reddit haha. Must be because I sent you a message asking for permission :D (Big Grin) 
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CorneliusRem Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Strong picture and story behind. It feels familiar when u grew up an live in an old house.
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AiraCousland Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! 
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BuhKeer Featured By Owner Edited Aug 22, 2017
Pressed "watch" immediately. <3
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LtTora Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017
Words fail me, but but thats good.
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InvictusMori Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
I will buy a print of this one day
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WheezyWallaby Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing *_*
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bunnywithmonocle Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an eerie yet beautiful picture.
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fernandocoutinho2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017
Great Image

Fernando Coutinho
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

Michael MacRae
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