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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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:iconsolzephyr:
solzephyr Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
This reminds me of Full metal alchemist :D! "God Nomz" 
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:iconcyberrapunzel:
cyberrapunzel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is fantastic!! I love your use of shadows and how you've made part of your creature. It reminds me of the old silent short films you sometimes see late at night, I love it!
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:iconthewolfblack:
thewolfblack Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
el lado escura .....mmmmm que meido.......oh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :3
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:iconnesarakomire:
NesaraKomire Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
kinda creepy
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:icondragon70:
dragon70 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
De miedo Clap 
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:iconaldal:
ALDAL Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Naruhina became canon

I was like that all day, jeh
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:iconsoifon101:
Soifon101 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW...:o (Eek) 
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:iconcrystalaura------1:
CrystalAura------1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*claps* that uh that smile and them peepers jeepers mister your going to scare some kiddies
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:icontitaart:
Titaart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
scary ;)
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:iconcyberwolf1:
Cyberwolf1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Artist
Okay...
*grins*
Amazing work though and creepy...
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:iconnpaw:
NPAW Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is soooo creepy, its AWESOME!!!!  :D
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
D-d-deeply disturbing!!!!!
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:iconwinter-of-hearts:
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!
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:iconkavita-alore:
kavita-alore Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
This is so incredibly creepy, and I love it!
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:iconpsyyke:
Psyyke Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Jesus Christ, this is creepy.
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:iconmaybeelater:
Maybeelater Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you do this picture? (The one puzzling me the most is Fun) BTW, you meanie, I'm gonna do nightmares :D
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:iconstyxdracosi:
StyxDracosi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
....... ......
;-;
Well... I-I'm not sleeping.... 

;_;
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:iconeyesofthecosmos:
EyesOfTheCosmos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Hellish glee, chilling and free. See how the eyes smile?
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:iconladylollypop:
Ladylollypop Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome
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:iconicediamond7:
icediamond7 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student General Artist
which story is this from, can anyone tell me?
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:iconchristianevictoria:
christianevictoria Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Night, night, little ones..."
LOL, good grief this is terrifying! You did a great improvement on this one. GREAT WORK INDEED.
I get the heeby-geebies everytime I look at the eyes!!!! pewdiepie gasp 
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:iconjake821:
Jake821 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
NOPE

NOPE

NOPE NOPE NOOOOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE SO MUCH NOPE.
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:iconliiwie:
Liiwie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Welp//
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:iconasurama:
Asurama Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Are you sure that someone will buy tht book? It's scary as hell.
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:icondonnablack:
DonnaBlack Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant:happybounce: 
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welp guess I'm not sleeping tonight
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:iconkalyxeclipse:
KalyxEclipse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
so cute
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:iconaoekrossboy:
AoEKrossboy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want to know how to effin delete it from my front page feed. Sincerely this creeps me out every time I see it. I am not happy, and I want to get rid of this becasue I can't stand getting into Deviantart and having to see this piece. 

I am not happy but I have to congratulate you, creepiness archived :c
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:icondanslaneko:
DansLaneko Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so scaried!!! That's my phobia!! ;AA; 
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:iconlilangie19:
lilangie19 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
this...is....sooo....freaking....SCARY! 
I'm so glad I didn't look at this in total darkness, I would have peed my pants XD
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:iconhermafrodite:
hermafrodite Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ive sene stuff like this all my life
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:iconcoconutcz:
CoconutCZ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This version is better in my opinion
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:iconthemexicanduck:
themexicanduck Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
spooky
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:iconcrazygobb:
CrazyGobb Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice work. :)
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:iconfaroffpromise:
FarOffPromise Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
and this is why black people don't take pictures in dark places
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:iconnuminiousnihil:
NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Now these are terrifying. Well done!
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:iconprincecaeruu:
PrinceCaeruu Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
This...really never ceases to scare me. I did slept fine last night but hell.
Simple and yet creepy.
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:iconvinceishype:
VinceIsHype Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
"AY LIL MAMA LEMME WHISPER IN YOUR EAR"
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:iconlightbleueyes:
lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is for children? ;_;
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:iconawesumkun:
Awesumkun Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was thinking the same thing: This reminds me of the things I shouldn't have seen as a kid! xD This is seriously well done.. That said; I don't think this is a good artwork- but only because the audience is wrong -in my view. Maybe some kids but I know I wasn't a sensitive one and still..this.. let's just say that I had/have a wild imagination and this shouldn't have been in it.

I've liked horror as long as I can remember - it's been a stress-remover like games are to some people. I think it's an important genre: Sometimes it's so well done that it consumes you for the hole night - so that your own trouble's won't seem that big after all.

I also like the fact that in most horror movies the villains aren't necesserily evil because they wan't to be or because they're simply bad. Oh..now I'm just saying things out of context..
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lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, I suppose it depends on what the artists means by "children"! Kids from the ages of 1-11 probably shouldn't view this, but anybody who is 12+ probably can! A lot of kids from that age watch scary anime, read creppypastas, or play horror games! ^^ 

I love horror! ^^ But mostly psychological horror! ^^ 

Well, I usually don't watch Horror Films, but I get your point! The villains can't read do anything about the state they are in! xD 
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:icontheprojecthp:
theprojecthp Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What are you saying? children who are 11 year old shouldn't see this? This is not scary at all.
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:iconawesumkun:
Awesumkun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how old are you then? :3
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:iconlightbleueyes:
lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm saying generally. Obviously I can't go into every 11 year old child's brain to see if it's scary or not for them. But if it isn't scary for you, then good for you. :thumbsup: 
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:icontheprojecthp:
theprojecthp Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well obviously it isn't scary for me because I am not that young but I don't think even generally 11-year olds are scared of that.
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:iconbelial1980:
belial1980 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Sweet!
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:iconswannightmare:
SwanNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Well.... I wasn't going to sleep anyway... 
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:icongabrielwillames:
gabrielwillames Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
creepy
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:iconfxtve:
FXTVE Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This genuinely makes my heart beat faster. So Simple and yet so darn Freaky. Love it! 
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:iconpetros-stefanidis:
Petros-Stefanidis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
o.0
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