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Nightmare by jerry8448 Nightmare by jerry8448
~o~ Nightmare ~o~

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This doesn't really fit the season. Sorry about that :D

I came up with the idea last night. The picture makes more sense if you know one of my older pics called "dreaming", so take a look if you haven't seen it yet ;)

Back when I was working on my Magic Gateway series I painted the dark version first and then had to create a lighter version. This time around I challenged myself to turn a light, happy picture into a gloomy, frightening one. It was definitely fun to do...^^ And on a side note: This is probably my darkest picture so far. Not sure whether that's a good sign... :P

Thanks for looking,
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MindTuber Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nightmare version is maybe better than dreaming
darkallegiance666 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
This is really fantastic!!
pranile Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great painting !!
Poetic-Stitches Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Paired with 'Dreaming', this makes for such an awesome piece!
(Not that, as standalones, they're bad at all!)
You have such great ideas in your landscapes. Well done :meow:
gurl355 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012 come neither of them got a DD?...
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've had my share of DDs! But thanks nonethless :D
Witchbaby-22 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this xcept for the sign.
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've had other people tell me the sign was the only part they liked... :shrug:
CelebLhach Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Wonderful contrast to the "Dreaming" - picture. The troubled water is beautifully done.
Everch Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is in such sharp contrast to the previous picture. It’s so dark and eerie but I think I like it better than the other one. Mostly it makes me wonder what could have happened here since the last visit. How long has it been? Why is everything blackened? Is it even safe here anymore? There seems to have been a devastating fire that was recently put out, since the trees are still smoking. Maybe the cold snowy wind extinguished it. Even though it looks like the environment is destroyed, it still seems to have benevolence towards the dreamer, using the signs to warn him or her away. You do really great and detailed work on all your drawings, but I think this one is my personal favorite. The grayish, black, and red color scheme is one I particularly love. It also reminds me of Sweeney Todd, both visually and thematically. The thorny vines and strangely glowing red stuff that’s probably blood really adds to the overall feeling of fear and foreboding. It also seems like the lamp from before has been replaced with a cage with blood dripping from it. Very striking and beautiful drawing.
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