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Aug 24, 2013, 11:29:42 AM
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Grin by moppaa Grin by moppaa
(Illustration for a children's book of horror stories)

thank you all for the comments, I appreciate it     Grin-version 2. by moppaa -
Version number two.
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Things like this have always creeped me out, ever since I was a kid! You made this piece really creepy, but without overdoing it. I love the simplicity of it, and the details that you can see if you really look closely!
I'm imagining waking up in the middle of the night and seeing this in my room...I'd probably lose my shit! Or just die of fright, or something...Something about disembodied facial features just freaks me out really bad! Especially mouths and eyes...
Really well done! Your work is always awesome, but this one definitely has to be one of my favorites!!
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The human mind is often plagued by superstitions and fears of the dark, and I think this piece here puts those thoughts into shape. I find this picture thought provoking, spine-chilling, and very well executed. It makes me sit here and wonder, "What is that?" -- "Is that a woman, a man?" -- "Does it like to eat bones and hair?" and all while I refrain from peeing my pants. I must say, I think this picture is amazingly terrifying. It is what horror should be--not bloody and gore with chunks of flesh here and there, or blood streaming from it's mouth, but chilling and haunting. This is something I can easily see in the shadows of an old horror classic, something that the camera only pans across, and leaves the viewer stumbling in horror, trying to recall what that was in the shadows! I must say, I really, really like this, and I think you've earned a watch from me.

In total, lets mark it up: the piece is not too gaudy, but has just enough to keep one focused and attentive. Even with it's simplicity, it is incredibly detailed (especially in the teeth, and the tufts of hair). It is, as I've said numerous times, thought provoking, and ultimately, terrifying! I don't want to leave my closet open at night because of this, or my curtains!

I hope to see more horrifying pieces from you!
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NPAW Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
this is soooo creepy, its AWESOME!!!!  :D
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D-d-deeply disturbing!!!!!
winter-of-hearts Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Is that Michael Jackson when you turn off the lights?! :o

Seriously though it's very creepy. Good job!
kavita-alore Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
This is so incredibly creepy, and I love it!
Psyyke Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Jesus Christ, this is creepy.
Coroko-the-dragon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member
How did you do this picture? (The one puzzling me the most is Fun) BTW, you meanie, I'm gonna do nightmares :D
StyxDracosi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  New member
....... ......
Well... I-I'm not sleeping.... 

EyesOfTheCosmos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  New member
Hellish glee, chilling and free. See how the eyes smile?
Ladylollypop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome
icediamond7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
which story is this from, can anyone tell me?
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