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The Nightmare by daekazu The Nightmare by daekazu
Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconmidnighttea7:, :iconvinegar: and :iconmaudt:
For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is `daekazu's idea: Interpretation of The Nightmare by Johann Heinrich Füssli >>> [link].

My first idea and another attempt to paint a man.

SAI + a bit of PS CS + Volito2.
+ references!

:star::star::star: Previous art challenges here: [link]

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:iconmainasha:
mainasha Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Creppy
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:iconmario-romualdo:
Mario-Romualdo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
sick dope dope sick awesome
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:iconelyograg1:
Elyograg1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Wow scary. Is that a nightmare demon?
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:iconthe-original-rper:
The-Original-RPer Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the art, don't get me wrong. It's beautiful and follows the theme of the challenge--but...

It's not actually scary. One of the reasons why the 'The Nightmare' to me at least, is so famous is that it is actually unnerving and upsetting. Mr. Johann made terribly creepy paintings and painted pictures that evoked a real sense of dread. This image here is gorgeous with awesome colors and brilliant brushwork but it isn't something that will keep me awake at night like The Nightmare did for a little after I first saw it.
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:iconsampea:
sampea Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
I like the overall creamy color and the guy's expresiion and how the ''nightmare''s ''cape'' floats in the air.
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:icongy00:
Gy00 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] 
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:iconisabellablk:
IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
omg so creepy Come With Me well done.
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:iconbig-k-2011:
Big-K-2011 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nice.

. . . Two questions: where the hell is that demon horse and why that troll creature look sexier than the original version?
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:iconnoneedfornames:
NoNeedForNames Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
I like the reference to the famous painting with the Mare in it.

MAN: The power my penis compels you!!
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:iconelea92:
Elea92 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow ! Congratulations ! It is wonderful !
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:iconjennajane:
JennaJane Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DAMMIT! BEGONE FROM MY PENIS, EVIL CREATURE!
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:iconsquarenuts:
squarenuts Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
More like how Sam Kinison explained how every guy's  penis thinks / works. 
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:iconjennajane:
JennaJane Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
HAHA! I don't even remember writing this comment! 
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:iconsquarenuts:
squarenuts Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Now it sounds your penis is just trying to cover for you. 
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:iconjennajane:
JennaJane Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Not again. 
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:iconsquarenuts:
squarenuts Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
LOL
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:iconzorrogreen:
Zorrogreen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
That's cool. The nightmare looks soo bad. Great work!
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:icondrakonitka:
Drakonitka Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Dusiołek!
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:iconnamelesssaint:
NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow...
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:iconmuhminatali:
muhminatali Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE D CAME ALIVE ,DETACHED AND RAN AWAY
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:iconbabou-shka:
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Gorgeous.
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:iconsjojacha:
Sjojacha Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The little "thing"/ nightmare on his chest looks like charlie sheen :D
And that's just awesome! *.*
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:iconthespikeandkey:
TheSpikeAndKey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creepy I like the character experetions !
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:iconjemsx7:
JeMSx7 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Great job on his expression. I especially love the eyes.
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:iconartystuff:
Artystuff Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:shrug:
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:iconartystuff:
Artystuff Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its very great :)
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:iconmysticana900:
mysticana900 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
"This isn't what it looks like!"
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:iconguitaropathe:
Guitaropathe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inspired by an old paint no?
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:iconandythelemon:
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Woah <3
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:icongreenhousepie:
GreenHousePie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me a bit of "The Truth About Demons" ;)
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:iconsweetdollfromhell:
sweetdollfromhell Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
So beautiful! You have so much talent!
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:iconrabidus-lepus:
Rabidus-Lepus Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I find each picture to stand on its own merits but I find yours to be my favorite. Everything just seems much more real and terrifying in yours.
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:iconnightcatshadow:
NightCatShadow Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
love it =)
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:iconflynnryder:
FlynnRyder Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This is creepy yet so freakin cool.
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:iconcatsurin:
Catsurin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It just looks so realistic that it mildly scares me 0-0
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:iconlinthemysticcat:
LinTheMysticCat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
OMG I know this feeling. What I saw is black figure on top of me....No face, just black
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:iconthe-rose-of-tralee:
the-rose-of-tralee Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Stunning piece :D. Lovely job.
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:iconsunchild22:
sunchild22 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Photographer
COOOOOOOOOOOOOL!~ Man I'm so glad I found your art, you are FANTISMO~ so talented!
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:iconwingathon:
Wingathon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student General Artist
the HECK .. !...lol just amazing :D
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:iconmaxhedrm0:
MaxHedrm0 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Idle hands & all...

Very cool. And hot. The expressions are excellent.
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:icondani-castro:
Dani-Castro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
This is so great
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:iconraingoddessyume:
RainGoddessYume Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I find it interesting how your three fellow artists used women to interpret the oil painting. To me the original painting seems to say that only women are susceptible to what darkest fears are made of. Your using a man as the subject breaks with tradition. Men have MANY of these same demons but no one thinks to remark on it. It definitely makes you think. LOVE IT!
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:iconsarahsmiles916:
sarahsmiles916 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
"The Nightmare" by Henry Fuseli was one of my favorite. Never did understand the creepy horse in the background. >.<
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:iconparrishart:
ParrishArt Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
brilliant, and very creepy!
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:iconrikkuu10:
Rikkuu10 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
could be Xanas (Dark Messiah) little boyfriend :-)
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:iconauroradeboreal:
auroraDeBoreal Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've definitely had a case of sleep paralysis myself, only rather than this little guy sitting on my chest, it was Samsara from the Japanese version of The Ring.
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Most dramatic! I especially love the lighting.
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:iconfeyphantasmagoria:
feyphantasmagoria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! This is the darkest thing I've seen you do so far and I love it!
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:iconalfazil:
Alfazil Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Looks great
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:iconspadearts:
SpadeArts Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Füssli is the best! So wonderful to see a new version of this. ^_^
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