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Haunting And Daunting Halloween 2011 by disdaindespair Haunting And Daunting Halloween 2011 by disdaindespair
Never judge a book by its cover and always look over your shoulder. You can put on a pretty face every morning, but at the end of the day you can't suppress your inner demons completely-- they're haunting and daunting, picking at the scabs of your wounds. I know all too well.

I chose more challenging subjects and composed what you see here. I wanted to do something that reflected the darkest time of my life. You just have to pick up enough pieces of yourself to crawl out of bed and carry on.

I'm making it a habit to do a drawing for Halloween, the best holiday ever, every year. I think it's done? I'm far too tired to tell if I have any flaws or in dire need of touch-ups. I'm going to sleep on it first before I submit it in. Wish me luck everyone! :D

I will be entering this in :icondreamarian:'s contest: [link]

-- Meks

Duration: 13 hours
Medium: Generals charcoal pencil HB
Size: 9" x 12"
ZERO touch-ups on Photoshop also. It actually looks a lot smoother in person, my scanner = lame.
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:iconoffermoord:
offermoord Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Great work! Truly wonderful concept.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconsabrinaashley:
sabrinaashley Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
i don't even have the words

i wish i was this talented, truly.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are too kind! Thank you very much! Keep practicing and drawing. :D
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:iconlou-luce:
lou-luce Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely work
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmoreno-a88:
Moreno-A88 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconmoreno-a88:
Moreno-A88 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Subtle & powerful! Great work!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are too kind, Thank you! :D
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:iconvishw:
Vishw Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not, you're very talented! :D
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:iconplayer1ne:
Player1ne Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Artist
Amazing work c:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconteetaylor89:
teetaylor89 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
nice shading!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconteetaylor89:
teetaylor89 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
your welcome
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:iconsweetcoconutmilk:
SweetCoconutMilk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
wow!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconsweetcoconutmilk:
SweetCoconutMilk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
no problem! ;)
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The horror of this is wonderfully subtle. Well done.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I was hoping for a silent, but deadly effect. :D
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It worked :D
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful, love the concept!
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:iconyoungmoons:
youngmoons Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, I featured you in my journal [link] :heart:
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:iconnomad55:
Nomad55 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:woohoo: Congrats Meks on the runners up thats awesome.

But in my opinion you should of won :P
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconnomad55:
Nomad55 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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:iconjoannamoory:
JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Your work has been featured in my journal [link] :pumpkin: !
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
:iconpumpkinplz:
CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU WONRUNNER UP IN FOR MOST SKILLFUL IN THE HALLOWEEN HOO DOO CONTEST!

You have been featured here: [link]

Simone.
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured here [link] :hug:
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:iconsubhankar-biswas:
subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
brilliant! :clap:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you bunches! :D
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:iconsubhankar-biswas:
subhankar-biswas Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
my pleasure! :)
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:iconmossi889:
mossi889 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional Writer
really great! tnx!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmoonwolf17:
moonwolf17 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
this is AMAZING! good luck in the contest =] I 'tweeted' this entry for other's to see :)
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! You are too kind. :D
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:iconquie-tone:
quie-tone Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Halloween is my favorite holiday too.
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Halloween is the bestest! I wish it were Halloween every day!!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi!:iconpumpkinlaplz:
This is the notification for the Halloween Hoo Doo contest VOTING.
Go to the link and read the instructions on how to vote.
Good luck!
:iconpumpkinplz:

:star: [link] :star:
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Thank you, Simone! I'll head over later today to check out all the entries. :D
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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:icondibbs0njasperxx:
Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Wow this is so eerie!!! I love it!!! And it looks so realistic which makes it even more frighting!!! I love Halloween!
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Me too.. I heart halloween!
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:icondibbs0njasperxx:
Dibbs0nJasperxx Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
It's one of my favourite holidays!
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:iconxxbatzyxx:
xxBatzyxx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your charcoal work is amazing, and so is your subject, as always :) Much love for this one <3
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:icondisdaindespair:
disdaindespair Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw thank you Jodee! You're too sweet. :D
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:iconxxbatzyxx:
xxBatzyxx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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lackasleep Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Super creepy! I love it!
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