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September 12, 2007
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The Lord Of Nightmares by Centi The Lord Of Nightmares by Centi
the scratching at your window
the shadows of the unseen
the howling when there is no wind
the things that plague your dreams

Born from the darkness
living in the night
the lord of nightmares lives
to fill your heart with fright

Born from my pre sleep visions. I was half asleep when this came to me and I knew that moment I had to capture it on paper. I'm not really a macabre artist of any kind but lately these sorts of images have been what my fingers so desire to produce it seems. Ah well I hope you all like it too. Seeing as how its a really off chance I'll color this I spiffed up the lineart but 90 percent of the work was done traditional with my own pencils, as the color tint and texture took the whole of about 5-10 minutes. ENJOY!


drawn with a plain ol mechanical pencil
spiffed up in photoshop
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aynessa Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*was totally expecting a Slayers fanart, and has been happily surprised* This is awesome. =O Wow. You should make a coloring contest out of this, you'd get some seriously awesome entries.
Centi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
I cant ;__; some of my pictures are just too dear to me to offer up as coloring pages
aynessa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, that's fine and perfectly understandable. =3
SilverSkye Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Sorry I am not a good commenter lately! I blame my school!! (for more than just my lack of commenting :shakefist: )

For not being familiar with this style of art, you sure don't show it! :D This is a great blend of dark beauty with your bishi style, and twisted beasties!!

Upon looking closer, I realized that he is holding out his arms (I thought they were shoulders at first) and the perspective looks a bit off. Looks like he has tiny arms or something. Especially his right arm - looks like maybe you drew the monsters framing him first and then drew in him? Maybe if you made his arms more too the side you could avoid the lack of space? just a suggestion.

The overall design and flow of this images is flawless I think! I mean, the way his clothing just flows into these beasts, and how the beasts are well positioned to bring the viewer's eye full circle!! I lie not when I say I am jealous of your design skills! Especially when you used jagged lines to make these critters... very impressive indeed! :D
ddrfreak13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Wow, thats amazing!! :D
animerocker535 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
I justed wanted to tell you that this picture gave me some inspiration for a story I started today. =3 I mean, just the idea of a Nitemare Lord gave me the basis for the pretty much the whole thing(Though it's probably not going in the angle you think it might...considering it's an action/romance...but still) So I just wanted to say thanks for drawing this piece of awesomeness, and that I credited you and this pic in the first chapter I just posted! <3

Keep drawing on drawing coolness! =D
Centi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
^^ Alright thanks and I'm glad it was inspiring. Actually I had a dream with this guy in it. Where when he falls in love he pulls you into his web and holds you in an entire waking walking nightmare. Poor guy ends up hurting the ones he loves haha
animerocker535 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Wow! That kinda sucks huh? xD I feel sorry for him though...
Cklaighe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist

i love the composition!

kidoairaku Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and you've been expressing them really well too
the monsters coming from the outfit is really clever
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