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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!

~Centi

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.
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Centi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant ;__; some of my pictures are just too dear to me to offer up as coloring pages
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aynessa Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, that's fine and perfectly understandable. =3
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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
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ddrfreak13 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Wow, thats amazing!! :D
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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
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Centi Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ 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
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animerocker535 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
Wow! That kinda sucks huh? xD I feel sorry for him though...
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Cklaighe Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:jawdrop:

i love the composition!

:wow:
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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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deletaccount Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
will you colore it?
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dont know yet. It depends on my time availability and my muse
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DarkAngelGirl1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Wow that looks really cool!^-^
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little-reisuke Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
your too good at drawing sexy stuff...
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NinjaNobody Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Dude this is way awesome.
I've been trying to draw something similar to this.. only not.. But I cant get it to go on paper as well since I either loose patience or just get bored of it and never finish.
Love the details.
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome job on this! ^o^
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SuedeTruama Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's pretty wicked. :D
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wolflover90210 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Oh that is AWESOME!
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mousegirl Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is amazingly beautiful
the mask looks amazing, and her dress, turning into the birds
It is amazing, and I can't stop staring at it
It looks soooo very cool.
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Centi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ It ended up being the "lord of nightmares" because I didnt know if it was a boy or a girl BUAHAHAHHAAHAHHA >< But yeah I had a lot of fun with it
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xbluxmoonx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
yah, very surreal. but it's very awesome. nice job. =]
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
creepy but fantastic! great outfit detail :D
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FayneFirestar Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ho crud! Another awsome drawing from your awsomeness-ness drawing skills.
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Crescent-Pallas Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
are you going to have a more colorful version soon...? cos i think it would look better in multicolor instead of just one color... :S still love it though!!
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Centi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe. Depends on my time and motivation. Two people just quit at work so I'm gonna be working a lot more for a bit
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Melody-Hikari Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
.... Just frackin' sweet. I mean it. Awesomeness.

And it came to you at a time of half-consciousness? (Pre-sleep?)
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Centi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep pre sleep
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Melody-Hikari Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
... Many peoples are nocturnal. :nod:
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potterfan22304 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
ohhhhhhh*wants to see this colored*awsome.
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LordViking Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Really cool, those creatures are great.
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KinaMorii Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is too cool ^_^
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greyorm Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Surreal creepy. I love the background lighting/web effect. Do you ever plan on coloring this?
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe ^^;
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obsidiansea Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Oooh his arms creep me out... I've actually had dreams about that o.o
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Friederike Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The dragons -demons?- are fantastic, I would like to draw dragons like that
very nice picture
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>< *just finished another similar feeling lineart*
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OKi3xDoki3 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
my god that was deep....

WAYYYY DEEEP.

totally faving~~~~~~~~
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Shaish Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
It's fascinating to look at, I really like it.
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klaydson Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
awesome
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is cool and sexy at the same time!
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Metanaito-sama Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
I LOVE his costume! <3 That has to be the coolest costume in my life!

Creepy + Sexy = Awesome, in my book.

One question, though: How long did it take you to draw those spider webs?
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ I really had fun designing the outfit. I was excited when I was sketching it out.
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needs-a-bullet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Wow, intriguing. Considering you drew this half asleep, I am very very impressed.
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no I just sketched it half asleep. I cleaned it up awake-ish
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needs-a-bullet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Still, the 'ish' gives you status :)
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TigrisCalmer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
:O Woah, that's pretty awesome. I've been drawing more horror style and morbid pictures lately too o_o coincidenceithinknot! :B
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TigrisCalmer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
heehee. Long live the elf <3
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CarnivalChild Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
yes, they do. blue furred nekkid mutants.
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mreviver Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those tiny arms are creepy! o___o
There was a really bad dream I'd had a few weeks ago that I'd wanted to draw an image from, but never did.. it was really bizarre- my face was all effed up!
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DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
I agree with Centi, you oughta try it! My dreams have influenced my pics before, and I've always benefited from it; in theory it should help you, too. :D
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