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January 8, 2013
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Orphaned by Crittercreator Orphaned by Crittercreator the collector.

This is a depiction to something I called a 'Thump' when I was little, because that was the sound it made as it roamed the ancient halls at night that it called home, seeking out your mama and papa, because unlike most nightmares, this one only sought out the parents for their skin, leaving the scrawny kids to peek out their door after something thumped down the hall and witness their new life as an orphan.

I like how its presence even sent the rats fleeing, and the wife grappled with the beside table, sending it crashing spectacularly to the floor.
On a side note, I never imagined that shattering vase would cause me so much grief... Things you have never drawn before and surprise deadlines do not pleasantly mix.
I dearly enjoyed the angle of the scene, as it offered that warped, fainting perception of "IT'S ABOVE ME."
I thought it fun to add a bit of an "easter egg" in the drawing, something relating directly to the 'MAMA' film poster. Can you find it? (Though I admit it likely isn't that apparent.)

Drawn in Photoshop.

Dedicated to Jerry, who said I should draw pretty pictures.
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SupportCOMMAND Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy very much
Crittercreator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm delighted to hear you enjoy it.
Your artwork for the Tomb Raider Reborn contest really caught my eye. Remarkable piece you have there!
DasSovietCanuck Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Writer
Ho-wow! This... this is wonderfully, horribly twisted! That is one absolutely horrific monster there, Crittercreator! Excellent design on it - the detail you put into that inhuman monstrosity is absolutely fantastic (Goat eyes? Yeesh... creepy as all Hell!) But the monster is only tangential to the real horror you created with merely the title - you could have even conveyed it with only that poor, scared-out-of-his-skin kid there (again, wonderfully, horrific detail there) - Orphaned. Wow. I'm (debatably) an adult now, and still that concept scares me. That concept, the fear of loosing you parents, that you illustrated so clearly in this piece... absolutely masterful! The blood, the limbs, the torn sheets, the cracked lamp, the scurrying mice, and... WHY IS THERE A SKULL THERE?

All in all, a brilliantly detailed, absolutely horrific piece. Keep up the stellar work, eh? =D
Crittercreator Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Thank you for such an in-depth comment. That was incredible observation. I'm thrilled to hear the 'orphaned' concept did indeed strike the daunting cord I had strived to depict. After spending so many hours on that piece, it was easy to grow numb to the feelings I had first portrayed, so by the end I didn't know if it still carried that weight.
Thank you for taking the time to write that. It made my day.
MicahBlack Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
GOOOOOOD SHT MAN!! really, really nice work.
like.. really:)
[and no, I can't find it, but I might not be looking hard enough]
Crittercreator Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
I could say the same about yours; very unique style! You're a master with a ballpoint pen.
MicahBlack Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
ahhh, thou makest me virtually blush:))
okaminoriley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
(The 'easter egg' is the moth in the drapes of the bed.)
MicahBlack Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
wooooooow I NEVER would have seen that! gooooood sht mang.. really [sickly] good piece!
Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!:)
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