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Nightmare Aura by ChrisCold Nightmare Aura by ChrisCold
One of the older demons.

Tried to visualize his presence, with poisonous chocking-hot air and needles piercing your skin. All the fun.
Took a bit longer than what I usually afford to spend on my stuff so hope you like that one.


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:iconhenrycarreno:
henrycarreno Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Wow. That's striking. Right when I saw it, it was just scary. I really like his red diabolical eyes. Nice overall texture and background. 
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Jdog314159 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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harevh Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
he looks a bit ....sad
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Skipper-doodle1 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the background. :D
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derfagurb Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I named him Carl. Don't know why, just seemed to fit. Probably because me and my friend were browsing deviant art for athf Carl and this came up.
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Jdog314159 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm thinkin' more of a Larry...
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Dark-Vengeance912 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I like how you try to give each demon an unique set of horns, gives them character :)
The first thing I noticed was his mouth, or rather where his mouth was supposed to be.

At first glance I thought the line near his chin was a line that marked the border between
what would be the gums and the teeth. Because the the "crackles" in the skin between this
line and the nose kind of looked like teeth to me, I figured the picture showed no indication of an opening into his throat
because his jaws where closed. 
Kind of like this: api.ning.com/files/nWtNuCxXtQy…

After looking at it couple more times I managed to see the "line" as the lips... Now I kinda feel like an idiot.
But it gives him a nice, yet rather sad emotional expression, something you wouldn't expect from a demon x)

All in all, great use of colors and contrast. (Nothing too surprising there, since you seem to have a great
understanding of those subjects from what I have seen in your other illustrations :).)
Nice detail to the face and horns, as well as the surroundings.

Will you make more stuff like 'Song of the sleeping'?
Keep up the good work! :D
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
Thank you :)

Yeah, actually I was working on a graphic novel all this time, but between work and other projects it's a pretty slow progress. It's also not going to be a poem and much bigger in content, so I'll probably have to release it chapter by chapter or something. Either way, I'm not sure when I'll finish it :p
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gensanity Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
sweeeeeeet
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AmandaRamsey Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome! I love the details!
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Phage-Marrowice Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
He kinda looks sad. Is that on purpose? Doesn't sound like it by your description.

The piece is awesome either way, but it looks more like someone cursed with that look and that presence than some evil monster reveling in the painful aura he exudes.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Well, you're right, in a way.

I mean, i didn't exactly plan for it to look sad, maybe more condescending, or at least neutral-looking towards mortals, as demons do consider themselves above man on many levels.
But basically he wouldn't actively waste time by projecting anger at a lower creature, like being mad at a bug that you can easily step on. So he's not really reveling in the fact that he tortures people just by being there.
It can be seen as a curse, i suppose. His aura is not something he can turn off. It's always present when someone is near him, regardless whether it's an enemy or ally. Kind of like a natural shell, or like the spines of a hedgehog - you can hug it, but it won't be comfortable.

Anyway, that's the best explanation i got.
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:iconpin100:
pin100 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
he's cuteLove 
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
sure is :eyes:
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:iconmachinesbleedtoo:
MachinesBleedToo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like the combination of blues and oranges and the right heavy composition
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benst3r Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
obsessed
like it
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:iconenoa79:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconlazykaren:
lazykaren Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing atmosphere!
Demon looks frightening but a bit sad)
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
thank you

yeah, he just wants you to think that way D:
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:iconmagdah97:
MagdaH97 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
... O. M. G.
no words, NO WORDS can describe this...
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:icongillbait:
Gillbait Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels like he's floating in a nebula of flame and smoke. Truly beautiful
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Wow
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:iconsergeidjw:
SergeiDJW Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
That's pretty cool
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Awesome!
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:iconmrzerospoon:
MrZeroSpoon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
The light and shadows are exceptional
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VijayVega Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
He's got a lot pressance.
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:iconpureverve:
pureverve Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow man, nice to see you put more time into the details.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
thanks :)
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:iconexanimia:
Exanimia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So cool!I really like the spike-needle things in particular.
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:iconswaja:
Swaja Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome details, the colors look beautiful too :)
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it is pretty awesome Chris.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Thanks man :)
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:iconjohnyv47:
johnyv47 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
you're awesome
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
haha, well thank you :)
i'll try to stay that way :P
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:iconjohnyv47:
johnyv47 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
Keep on doing it
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