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Creature concept sheet: shadownymph by zero0810 Creature concept sheet: shadownymph by zero0810
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A skinny female-shaped creature that infests dark and isolated places (mainly urban).
Its length varies between 160 cm (5' 2 approx) and 170 cm (5'6 approx), and it's extremely light.
It have no eyes: it doesn't need them, since it usually moves in total darkness. Hearing and smell don't seem particularly developed (shadownymphs have not been studied in depth, since no live specimen has ever been caught and decomposes very quickly without leaving a trace - with an exception that I'll deepen later): is supposed to use a echolocation system to move and hunt. The source of this ability seems to be a stone located in the head of the creature. This black-matted stone is the only thing that does not decompose, and - reduced to dust - is used in various disciplines (such as medicine, for example) with the name of Nymph's Black Powder.
An other part of the body that is used are the hair, though it's difficult to obtain them - because hair should be cut when the creature is still alive, and placed immediately under formaldehyde. Due to this difficulty, they're payed very well. After being treated, hair - along with other textile fibers - are used to pack coats or other garments that help to blend into the darkness (a hot item for thieves, spies and murderers).
Of course, to enjoy these products, you first need to deal with those numerous and sharp teeth, strong enough to pierce even the leather (so be sure to wear a resistant armour when you face them, or to be particularly fast). IT can widely open their jaws. In addition to the teeth, there are claws. The long - very long - tentacle-like tongue is used to catch and drag the prey. Moreover, from the opening on the belly, it can emit tentacles (usually 4 or 6).
It usually moves crawling (almost never standing), and can easily scale the walls. It can attack alone or in a group - useless to say that is more difficult to escape if they are in many rather than one. They attack anything that moves - animals, humans... -, but seem reluctant to attack vampires (although it can happen).
They are extremely hostile (and non-sentient), but it is not clear why they hunt: is not for eating, 'cause they don't swallow the flesh that they tear from victims - rather they spit it. Is not for defending their territory, because they move often, not occupying a particular place permanently. The only supposition is that shadownymphs attacks for the fun of it. Their cry is high-pitched, as nails on a blackboard.
Another mystery concerns the reproduction: shadow nymphs they all look the same. Despite the feminine appearance, they don't have visible genitalia. The popular view shared is that they simply pop out from shadows.
Their biggest weakness is the light: even the light of a torch can irritate their extremely sensitive skin - sometimes enough to run away (useless to say that shadownymphs move around exclusively during nighttime). While firearms are useless against them, cutting weapons are the most effective. They have thick black blood, that evaporates almost as soon as it comes into contact with a surface. Cut off some limbs is usually enough to kill it.

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Phew, I did it! I created a creature. Here's an evil thing that will keep my OCs occupied for a while, until I'll invent something more evil, dangerous and creepy xD
I'll also tried this super-thin lineart

It was already a bit 'of time I had in mind this ... thing, but until now it was only a vague idea. I know, I know, it's not particularly original. I'm sure you can list at least a thousand creatures that resemble ist (please, have mercy of me and don't do it :iconunsurecryplz:)
So, the idea that one day suddenly came in my mind was basically this: a female-like creature with long black hair that crawl like long-black-haired girls in horror movies. Then, a lot of non-original things has bombarded my mind, gave birth to this assemblage of inspiration-plagiarism thingy. ...well, is the best I can do, it seems ^^' Moreover, while I was writing the description, I realized that I was heavily influenced by Alan Wake (especially the parts about light that hurts them yada yada yada)...
At first it had to be all black, but when I started colouring I realized that the result was a big black stain, so I changed the colour of the body. I also added that cute(?) tongue, that wasn't in the project.
Huh, wait... are you still reading? Congrats! xD
Huh, and sorry for eventual errors: I wrote this in the middle of the night, and for sure I will not re-read this before submit it (laziness rules over the world :iconbadassplz:).
I hope I have written all.
I hope one of those won't visit me tonight. é_č

Shadownymphs (c) me
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:icondeziludraws:
DeziluDraws Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
I love this so much and want her as a character. She is too cool! 
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madhailstorm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist
I love it, like the teeth and tongue
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:iconzero0810:
zero0810 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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VarichMortemius Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow that is very awesome. i was asking if if you could do a male version of this? sorry if i bother you with this request. but this is very awesome.

zero0810 
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhm, why not? I might try :P
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WhiteDwarfStarr Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
dude dude dude dude crazy coincidence time! i wrote a little mini story and it featured a monster eerily similar to this, but this is the first time ive seen your drawing

www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comme…
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InstilledPhear Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This needs to be implemented into a horror video game somewhere! I especially love the idea of the shadownymph using echolocation--it's always scarier when you can hear a creature before you see it. 

Dat mouth. Positively horrifying! I love it. :la:
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zero0810 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
I think that there are already similar creatures scattered in horror videogames - I mean, it's not a concept particularly original :iconnamisweatdrop-plz:
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NachoDarkJoker Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What the awesomeness is this.!! It makes me remember Alma from F.E.A.R And also makes me remember of Slenderman :D Cool OC.!
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zero0810 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
Not the most original concept, I guess. :iconeheheplz:
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NachoDarkJoker Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha.! It's really creepy and cool.!
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NachoDarkJoker Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha.! It's really creepy and cool.!
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WallowBlacklake Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I missed these drawings.
Also NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE!!! :iconnope1plz:
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
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Kallian91 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Figa, ma spero di non incontrarla mai :fear:
(E complimenti per la descrizione! xD)
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Davvero? Ero cosė rincoglionita dal sonno che mi accorgevo a malapena di quello che scrivevo xD
E grazie! :D
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Trellia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wicked :D
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you... I guess xD
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Arkayy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Writer
So awesome o.o <3
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zero0810 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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