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Orphaned by Crittercreator Orphaned by Crittercreator
...by 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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:iconelvingearmaster:
ElvinGearMaster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sleeping by my parent's tonight now.
Butterfly on the bed curtain and then the black spot on the roof.
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Good work on finding the easter egg.
I'm glad I could inspire the same feelings I felt when I was little.
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ElvinGearMaster Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Watched Mamma. :3
Well, you have defiantly succeeded. 
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SupportCOMMAND Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy very much
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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!
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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
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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.
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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]
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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.
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MicahBlack Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
ahhh, thou makest me virtually blush:))
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okaminoriley Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
(The 'easter egg' is the moth in the drapes of the bed.)
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:iconmicahblack:
MicahBlack Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
wooooooow I NEVER would have seen that! gooooood sht mang.. really [sickly] good piece!
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!:)
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
Those are some awesome photomanipulations you have.
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Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) ;)
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Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this picture and was like "should I zoom in to find the Easter egg?" Yeah....NOPE! ahaha
As Eli Roth said somewhere, and something along the lines of: "you know you were successful in making a great horror movie when you know no one saw it, because they were hiding behind their hands the entire time" If your 'horror' works continue to be this amazing then I sincerely hope that I never see another one ^__^
Good luck in the contest! I love the expression on the kid's face, and that added detail of the foot going through the bed. Gaah going to look at pictures of cute bunnies now so I don't have nightmares ><
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, thank you very much! I found your words of Eli Roth hilarious.
Glad you found it frightening. :D I used references of Alvin Schwartz's scary stories in the beginning to inspire the correct feeling.
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Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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jhnyv Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's a really amazon piece.
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:iconjhnyv:
jhnyv Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*amazing
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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phantomdrac1820 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found them both. the butterfly and the strange growing black splotch on the ceiling.
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you were able to! And I suppose the cracked ceiling could count as well, as it was inspired from the horror-type effect.
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phantomdrac1820 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you made it available
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Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok so searching for the mentioned 'easter egg'... Could it be the moth on the bed curtain? Could possibly be reference to Mothra? There's also a Japanese legend that if a butterfly lands on your shoulder, you're destined to die within the coming days. Could it be the creature's face? Which looks like a sheep so in reference to Black Sheep? Hmm... Oh! Could it be the face which much resembles Scream in the bottom right corner? And I think I see an eye, or something shining, within the spaces of the exposed floor boards near the child at the bottom left corner? Spider cracks in the windows could be reference to a number of spider related horror movies. The child's eyes perhaps? I don't know why but the spirals make me think Hitchcock... Was this the intentional easter egg? Oh, and by the way, fantastic piece, nightmares will duly follow it I'm sure.
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Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*EDIT*
Re-reading over your artist's comment, and I read that it is not a horror movie reference as such, but a reference to the MAMA poster which I have failed to of seen... So ignore above ramblings about trying to find any horror movie references haha, sorry about that :)
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nonetheless, those were many intriguing ideas you had! You are very good at finding international easter eggs, many of which I hadn't thought to consider; I simply wanted to add character to every bit of the picture (like the cracked window panes or the child's spiraling eyes).
It's delightful to hear that some do see the little details, like that Scream-like face in the bottom right corner or the little creature in the floorboards.
Greatly appreciate your comments, very fun to read!
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Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it although it did just turn out to be nonsense hah~ And in the worlds of Sherlock; "It's the little details that matter the most." And it is a big art piece, which in turn needs to be studied to appreciate its full beauty. You obviously put a lot of time into this, and therefore it should be properly appreciated :3 And it is lovely when the little things are noticed, they're some of my favourite comments to read actually :3
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zopdog Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this si the scariest pic I've seen so far.
you should win.
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
I did actually make it to the semi-finals; but since I was one month too young, I got disqualified. Being selected completely took me by surprise. Though it was still a whole lot of fun!
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zopdog Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
0o0
ONE MONTH?!
im actually really mad now!
thats not fair! :(
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was pretty disappointed; but I had read the rules, so I understood when the administrator said how it wouldn't be fair for the others.
Though like I said, still a great experience. :D
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zopdog Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats true!
I'd be stoked if I made it that far!
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irisholland Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Artist
amazing and creepy at the same time!! good job.. :D
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad to hear it, thanks! :)
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irisholland Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Artist
your welcome!! :D
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RobbiLee100 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Awesome
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Tharamin-Thar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow this is amazing creepy but amazing and i love all the detail
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! This one certainly did take awhile for that detail.
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Tharamin-Thar Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which payed off cuz everyone LOVES IT!!
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CrewOfTheBloodyDawn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Heh! Ah, my teachers used to tell me to draw nicer things when I used to doodles creepy creatures in school. I never stopped ;D

This piece if wonderful though. The bowing of the door frame there really sets off the viewer,- make the picture really active, and for me, personally makes me feel uncomfortable! Which is a good type of uncomfortable. Its a disturbing piece! XD But I love it. Those poor rats, a great addition, really. Your choices in colors are also very good, and I just adore the glow from the lamp. :3
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Many thanks! I greatly appreciate hearing input like that. I'm always curious how others view my art.
Good thing you didn't stop doodling, you've got some great art yourself! :clap:
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CrewOfTheBloodyDawn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Ptphhh, nothing in comparison to the stuff I've seen ya do! XD But thanks! I appreciate that ;w;!
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Vampirik-Gackt-sama Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY LORD!!! Amazing art work done on this piece. You got skills Fello-Deviant. I'm not too familiar with the message inside the art but still loving the graphic effects shown here.
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
I suppose one representation is that being orphaned, losing your parents (in any way, not limited to being devoured by a Thump), is a harrowing nightmare in itself.
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BigRedCurlyGuy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work, good luck!
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, good luck to you, too!
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GninjaGnome Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
wow. This nails terror. Jerry's gonna have nightmares.
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Crittercreator Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
He said he did. ;)
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mycreativeinsanity Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this one I think its the best one
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