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Laughing shadows by MisterSmiley Laughing shadows by MisterSmiley
This is the Second part in my Nightmare series (stylized nightmare series that is... more good things coming). Meet the shadow walker himself.
Acrylic on canvas
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forsakenimmortal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
hahaha i know the feeling
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TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is absolutely fantastic! I lovelovelove this, excellent work. The stylization and the shapes are just fantastic. Lovely job, lovely job indeed.
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You are very welcome ^w^
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Polysoup Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
very nice. I love love love the stylization. Any time I try that I overdo it and it just becomes a mess. The little creatures in the vines are great.
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
I'm really all about shapes most of the time. I love negative space and tend to sacrifice a lot for more negative space to contrast the positive space or just the figure I'm drawing. This type of stylization allows me to work out those impulses. I'd love to do just this kind of stuff all the time. Plus the shadow monsters are really fun to come up with... especially if I can have them building off each other.
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Polysoup Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
well certainly keep it up. You found an awesome style.
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
I shall, thank you very much
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katshadow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Wicked!
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
me or the painting... either is a compliment, in any meaning of the word "wicked"
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katshadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I really like the painting was what I meant
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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katshadow Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Welcome :D
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mariamism Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
really cool composition and colors!
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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ThePhantomComics Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
you're nice
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Vancoors Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work. :worship:
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! Glad you like my alter ego
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Tkrmz Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
wow, nice style!
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eve34 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
wow this is so amazing!
love it!
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner May 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! Verrrrrrrrry glad you like it!
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eve34 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
youre welcome :D
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heramb Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Beautiful :-)
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
thank you so much! glad you like it!
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heramb Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
:D
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ThreatSignal66 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Digital Artist
really cool style
welcome to the new wonderland :D
the background reminds me a bit at the game the darkness

really nice work
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
thanks... I suppose I took some hints from the darkness... or rather the concept of it because I didn't play the game. I keep going back to the idea that there really are monsters in the shadows or similarly that the shadows are really monsters. Thanks alot and I'm glad you liked it!
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ThreatSignal66 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Digital Artist
yeah it's really awesome
the idea is cool and the mood of it is perfect...hope to see more of this!
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
I have more to come from this, I finished the original 3 part series a few months ago. I just finished the second piece in an alice in wonderland series in the same style... albeit with less shadowy monsters, but I'm definitely planning another 3 part series with the shadows.
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ThreatSignal66 Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Digital Artist
i'm looking forward to it!
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Zickart Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Looks a bit inspired by Alice in Wonderland ... a mix between the mad hatter and the cat .. Imaginative , bit scary .. Nice color scheme
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you! Honestly, not inspired at all by alice in wonderland. I do have a few pieces that were, but not this one. I like sinister figures in top hats... the origin of this guy probably dates back to those smiley faces with the stove top multi-colored hats.
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Nightglider Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice..!
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner May 25, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks alot! Glad you liked it!
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Nightglider Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
ur welcome! :D
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Nightglider Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice..!
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Mookes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
OH wow!!! Definatly an eye-catcher! Excellent choice of colors! I love art like this, but the style you paint it in really brings it to another level! Great Job!

P.S. I love all the little creatures and eyes and everything on the edges :)
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks alot! This is one of my favorite color schemes and I look for any excuse to use it. The concept is rather simple, though.
As for the creatures... I think it would be marvelous if there really were monsters in the shadows.
I really want to do a few more of these and refine my concept, but I have several more works in progress before I come back to this series maybe by Christmas I'll have a few more.
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Mookes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
Yaaay, I think I'll have to watch you now :) haha
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MisterSmiley Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
awesome. Hopefully I'll have some more to put up soon.
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