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The Weeping Mask by ECTmonster The Weeping Mask by ECTmonster
As a kid I always hated basements. Something about the huge empty void of pitch black, where all your hairs stand on end and if anything touches you, that's the end of it. This piece is inspired by that terrible time when you have to reach and grasp for a pull-chain for the light. As much as I hated the dark in basements, the only thing I dreaded more was what I might see standing there with me when the lights finally came on.

It has to be said that I did this piece entirely while listening to Joseph Bishara's excellent soundtrack to Insidious. Gave me the willies!
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Slaydus-The-Severn Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
All aboard the NOPE TRAIN to FUCKTHATVILLE.
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ElvinGearMaster Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*joins you.* Onward!
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ajlamb Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
I couldn't even lift my arm to turn on the basement light with out covering my armpit for fear of some creature tickling me in those dark spaces.
I love this piece of work, it has the same demented power of Chet Zar, keep bringing us your awesome view of the macabre.
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Petita72 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
AWESOME
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CreepyPastaKing Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Writer
GEEZ I love your crude surreal pics. kudos!
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seyavashbit Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
creepy! great work!
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RedDeadRezzy081 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Man you really captured that debilitating dread we all faced at one point or another venturing into the unknown. Love it!
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Dark-Drone Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love horror and this gives me the chills well done my friend well done.
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DaShizer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Unnerving and creepy
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lnstantNoodles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I sleep in my basement..... :thumbsdown: oh goodness. Maybe I'll just sleep outside today :matteo:
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ImanAlbinoSheep Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Ha~! We don't have a basement~! *smirks* ...is it me or is it getting cold here? *looks behind*

You made me rethink, is it scarier with the lights turned off or on?
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CMHardin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's it, I'm installing the Clapper on everything...

O.o

That face is genuinely terrifying.
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DarkAngel1024 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
So dark in here. Someone turn on the light.
*click*
turnitoffturnitoffpleaseohpleaseturnitoff
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Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No matter what, I am NOT going to turn off the lights in my basement tonight. Great job on the mask, by the way! Good luck in the contest!
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ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional
Thanks! If I can make people afraid to be in their own houses, then I consider the illustration a success.
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Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was successful, I'm looking over my shoulder right now.
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ThatSummersGuy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jesus Christ...well, I WAS going to go to bed...
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ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional
Muahahahahahaha
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Baddahbing Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
sweet work dude check out my entry when you get the chance good luck !
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somethingroguish Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Awwesome. 
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Godzilla2003 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mask:"Kiss meh."
Guy:"Later."
*turns light back off and casually walks back up stairs*
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Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will make me laugh for 5 hours straight and 5 hours afterward.
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Kaamosrutto Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Have you ever posted on Reddit?

I believe r/creepy would love you.
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Satsujin89 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holyfuck... that feeling. I HATE THAT FEELING. I get the feelin when looking out windows at night. XD
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NBVega Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, this is the creepiest thing ever. Very few things creep me out. This is creepy as shit. Good work!
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karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow -- talk about the willies!  You've nailed it -- that primal fear of the things we can't see in the dark.  Awesome!
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ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional
Thanks! Joseph Bishara's music brings very vivid images to mind, sometimes too vivid. :O I immediately regretted working on this late at night to his music.
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AlphaCrucis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Frightening, least to say. It'd be awesome if they added this into the movie.
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ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much :) though I'm afraid of what might happen if he does end up on the big screen 8o
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AlphaCrucis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Haha, why do you say that?
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ECTmonster Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional
Because if he ends up in a future Insidious movie, I'll end up getting the pants scared off me by my own creation. Then I'll be embarrassed as well as terrified.
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AlphaCrucis Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Lol, I see. But it would be cool.
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HENVOK Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is creepy and just strange....I love it!
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Little-MockingJay Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite entry : D
Gave me the creeps~!
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analillithbar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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