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Critter and Undead by Stephen-0akley Critter and Undead by Stephen-0akley
Some personal sketches
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:iconkhasdannyanlord:
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
like ever awesomenes level: overflowing!!!
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a ton for the kind words!
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DroneUnit-33 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
Costal towns have begun falling silent in these recent years. With a handful of villagers showing up at watchtowers and hill forts, wide eyed and bleeding, telling tales of strange scaled beasts emerging from the black waters like living nightmares. Setting upon sleeping townsfolk silently and with sickening skill. Bladed limbs and scythed faces cutting through the hot flesh of man. Garrisons from nearby towns that explore these ghost towns find the butchered corpses still in their homes, sometimes still in their beds, as these aquatic demons diced them up in their sleep. Yet the bodies of these unfortunate people are marked. The open wounds bleed salt water, and are crusted with barnacles carved from the very flesh of the person. If touched, these bodies burst with a gush of salty blood and chunks of rotted meat, reeking of dead fish and polluted water. Those unlucky enough to be covered by the poisoned offal choke and gasp, struggling to breath like a fish out of water.

The tribes of the plains have always buried their dead ritualistically and with the utmost respect. Dressing the deceased body with the carved bones, hide and charms they wore in life; before carefully burying them in a grave out in the grasslands they had once hunted. But recently a strange plague has set upon these tribes; one that kills ruthlessly, only to revive the dead mere hours after their burial. Clutching hands grasp at the skin of what were once friends and family. Ornamental clothes and totems becoming stained with blood as these ghoulish creatures feast upon those they once ate, played and hunted with. And with them comes the plague, travelling from tribe to tribe, village to village; leaving only ruin, blood and death in their wake. The living try to escape, but no matter where they hide, be it hidden caves and tunnels, or amongst the tall grasses of the plains, and no matter how far they ride, upon pack animals or fast steeds the ever hungry hordes with come for them; dragging with them an infectious disease that bestows an agonising end with the merest of touches.


Loving these one offs Stephen, and my GOD this story took multiple directions, I hope you like the outcome, I certainly loved the art!
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:iconkhasdannyanlord:
Khasdannyanlord Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
oookey it buys me!
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DroneUnit-33 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Sacred? Mwahahaha
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Lovin them!

 I like to image the cuts almost immediately growing the barnacles, would be a sick effect. Really horrific and cool.
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DroneUnit-33 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Sleep deprivation does wonderful things doesn't it?
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Its the destiny of all creative minds O___O
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DroneUnit-33 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
We've all been there...
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:iconstephen-0akley:
Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Aye.
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Very cool as always :D
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
TYZILLA!!!
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Nemo-krad Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
As always, awsome job ^_^
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Danka :D
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Nemo-krad Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016
Always a pleasure my dear fellow ^_^
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quiroz2 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Awesome
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:iconstephen-0akley:
Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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ThatHappyGhoul Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Reminds me of Chaos daemons from Warhammer...nice ^^
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Far closer to Ghouls for the ole Vamp counts i wager :P
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firerockbird Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student Artist
nice work.
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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T-I-Kman Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Student General Artist
S P O O K Y
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:iconstephen-0akley:
Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
DOING US ALL A REAL FRIGHTEN
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T-I-Kman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Student General Artist
GIVING ME THE SPOOKS!
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing characters!!

Red Bird La La La La La La La La La La La La La La 
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Stephen-0akley Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :onfire:
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

Pikachu Loves It Plz 
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