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Scratchboard. 8"x10"

This is an illustration of my biggest fear in the world, darkness. When I think of darkness, I think of all the things that could be hiding in the dark, waiting for me to make one more move to attack me. I wanted to create a scenery of a dark basement, with all the possible creatures, ghosts, monsters that could be hiding in the darkness.
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Awesome Contrasts of white and dark. I like the style of that drawn image and the idea behind the scenary. what i think could be better is the black edges, they are abit to big.
The image amazed me cause of the story behind the scene that the little boy is scarred in the darkness for monsters and need the light to become save. Remembers me to my old time when i was a kid of 11 and i was alone at home i never wanted to be in a dark room. If i hered in the house something i run at the hole house to turne the lights on and jumped after all into my bet because i had in my had "if i stay on the floor the monsters will get me in my bet i am save" :D
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rgalexandervision Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
Beautiful.  Nice use of the blacks of the scratchboard!  Good work.
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Okashy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
very nice shading and atmosphere
well done!
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midnightgates Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work w/ the scratch board (: The values are well done in this!
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DasSovietCanuck Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Writer
The light... IT DOES NOTHING!

Wonderful way to translate your fear to a visual medium - those creatures that lurk so close around you when there is no light. Marvellous! And very interesting monster designs to boot ;)

Keep up the great work, Trivo! =D
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AnaInTheStars Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Writer
wow very creepy. I'm scared of darkness too, and if those kinds of creature are hidden in darkness...that makes me happy we have light...although light makes it obvious they exist lol...very cool drawing and good luck with the contest
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Deckstor Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
good
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beaulivres Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is fantastic, very atmospheric. The shading is perfect!
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gangstalike Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i absolutely adore the textures here, it adds a lot to the piece as a whole
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klinone Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunning ! I really love this your work. :)
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mannyyannipennynanny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Amazing! What a great style you have.
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ambiguous-smile Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional
I love the saliva on the teeth of the monster on the right.
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chopper481 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the shadows on the creatures, particularly the one in the far back. And the lighting on the person is fantastic. :)
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TamiTw Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW.
I have dont scratchboard art before and it is NOT easy! Can't afford any mistakes. This, is wonderful. Very very nice and imaginative. I love it haha It isn't scary though, it reminds me of monsters inc :P
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quesirrahsirrah Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Wow, this is beautiful. I haven't seen much scratchboard work on devart, but the mood of this art is wonderful.
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SCareyArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love scratchboard art ^^ wonderfully done
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nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!
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froggycomics Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
love the monsters faces their awesome
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Willow-San Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's amazing ! I love the fact that you only used black and white for this picture !
Well done
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Caen-N Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
totally spooky - great way to create a mood and feel to a work. fantastic use of white to
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dreamsofwinter Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013   Photographer
Brilliant work :) x
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MmeThia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
This is remarkable simply for the medium. I've worked with scratchboard, and things like depth and shading can be tricky to craft when every scratch of the stylus has to count and there's no putting anything back.

The particular idea really loans itself to the stark black and white -- the cone of light created by the flashlight and the things looming up out of it. The fact that they're laughing just throws a little gas on the fire.
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ItachiJiraiya Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
contrast and the general composition i as awesome well done :D
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for January!
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Yukime-no-lady Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Writer
This looks great; it really embodies the fear of darkness...
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:iconharlequinchild:
HarlequinChild Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the atmosphere of the picture! Great tonal work.
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job!
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Danieladanix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
aweome, this work is the best!!!
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RyokoAyashi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I really love this! Such a great contrast between darkness and lightness!
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chesya Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Nicely positioned figures surrounding and enclosing the object. I like it when people are so close and yet their attention is not each other. The evil faces look like they are raedy to consume the whole scene in a most frightful and disgusting way. Your medium is well suited to depicting the ironies of darkness and light.
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Rcal Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just great!
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yumi71 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! :iconilavplz:
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zepIyn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He's defiantely scared stiff o.o Very nice!
I always say you can't be scared of the dark... just the things in it.
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NightmareAngel365 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This gives me the shivers. =) I like the sketch-style, makes it so much storybook-like. And reminds me when I was small and would think I see monsters in the dark. Or now when I can't stand walking around in the dark because we have little lights on and the shadows move. XD
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ChristerD Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really cool! One can clearly see that your technique is excellent.
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MissEmeraldEyes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome textures. I really love the feel it gives out. You've done a fantastic job!
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kaileecripson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I never see scratch art on here!! this is awesome, those creatures are so well designed, this is too cool!
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blackava Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
really great job! so creepy:)
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HisashiX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great digital drawing/painting
Always nice to see nice art!
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Acrylicdreams Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Very good drawing, especially the lighting is really well done!
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piojote Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice concept :) the tones are axcelent. :)
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Vampireslullaby Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
wonderful interpretation of this fear. the dark is by far one of the worst fears because anything could be lurking in it. the contrast adds to the eerie effect, nice work :)
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kjillustration Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really love the scratchboard approach!!! gives it a terrifying mood.
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SpookyCrypt Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
lovely concept. I love the texture, it gives it such a great nightmareish theme
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SeaPlume Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I think scratchboard is the perfect medium for this contest. Excellent job!
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3RiiN Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Spooky! :fear: I was amazed enough just by looking at this picture, but after reading the category and finding out that it's done in SCRATCHBOARD... :faint:

Brilliant work & great craftsmanship! :heart:
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f1utterby3 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this piece. By using the scratchboard, it really makes it look like all of the figures are illuminated. The lighting here is perfect, really! And I love the creepy creatures that you've created, the details are great! Good luck in the contest!
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CentralCityTower Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfully haunting. the two demons on the side look like they could be hands of the ghost in the back
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Misiek296 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Technique is amazing, shadows look so deep... You are master of lighting. Seriously
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BrittanyAnnxOx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
this is amazing ._.
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Minioa Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I understand that fear very well. And you managed to show it in an amazing way.
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