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Another paranormal deviation. This one was based off of a true account. There have been several stories of people witnessing apparitions that look as if they are wearing white porcelain masks.
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EmiNguyen Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
Love this!!!
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Luffykins Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I'm normally never freaked out by horror, but this picture freaked me out.
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Dramira-Official Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's ridiculously creepy. I like it a lot. The way you chose to draw it, the pose and lighting-- wow. And it's in a closet, that's so fucked up, hahaha.
As a child I was afraid that because I didn't believe in ghosts in monsters but thought they were interesting, my imagination would cook them up so basically, I was afraid my mind would play a trick on me and I'd see one because I had such a fascination with horror. I always believed such things were your imagination acting up/product of the mind and that meant MY mind was capable of doing the same. Weird right? :giggle:
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your kind words! I'm glad you appreciate this! And I've never heard of anyone being afraid they will hallucinate a ghost as a child. How interesting. What's also creepy about this piece, is that since uploading it I've had several people claim to have nightmares about this exact thing as a child. And some people claim to have seen these with their own eyes as an adult. If hallucinations though, I wonder why and how people can hallucinate the same thing when none of them were exposed to the image before. ;) *cue creepy x-files sound effects
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Dramira-Official Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I mean since I felt they were hallucinations but no one WANTED to see them, it meant who knew the limits of my own mind and if I'd see them because I was so focused on them.
hahahah the cue X-Files-- def heard the theme start LOL...I say that same thing when I mention something odd and creepy :P or just link a youtube vid of the intro hahaha

You know what masks are legit scary to me? Ever see the movie The Strangers? those sack mask things, super creepy and disturbing, more than the white doll face masks. Since I'm not a believer in the paranormal, real human horror like that is the scariest kind of horror for me. And when you do put an almost human face over a person's face, yeah, that's always a mind fuck lol
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't seen the strangers! But when it comes to horror I'm the total opposite. I think subtler, subdued creepy built up suspense horror is the creepiest. Particularly with the paranormal. Violent horror usually just makes me feel sad and crappy because it's not that it scares me but it reminds me that there's so much of it in the world. If that makes sense?
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Dramira-Official Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I do like paranormal stuff, too. Japanese horror <3
and yeah def understand
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
funny though but I do enjoy violence in other genres like action and sci-fi. Love Tarantinos violence. Kill Bill was a scream!
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Dramira-Official Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like that one a lot :)
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MarikitHetalia Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
Scary...I had a dream when I was young that had people wearing white masks. All I remember from that dream is seeing the ones wearing white masks in every room I went too. Gosh, that was one of the creepiest dreams I had. Anyway, awesome picture! It really did creep me out :)
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're the second person to say they dreamt of these when they were young!
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jerred144 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
when i was little, Shadowman was a fun video game, i wonder if anyone else remembers it :p
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard of it but haven't played it. This deviation isn't the same thing, but thank you for commenting!
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BrianZG Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
I like the very subtle shape/shadow of the figure. very cool
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Sheishido Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would have been perfect for the mama scared stiff contest. When I seen the announcement, this came to mind instantly lol.
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it still going on?
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Sheishido Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! Deadline is Jan 09. I thought it was today and was grumpy about it last night, til my sister seen I read it wrong :D You should enter. The topic fits your type of artwork. :)
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PfantzyPantz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh fudge barnacles, I remember one of my most vivid nightmares as a youngling, was one where a completely white figure slowly chased me, and either it has a white face or was wearing a porcelain mask... This certainly brings back the feeling/ doesn't help that my closet is slightly open and very dark right across the room. Awesome stuff yo
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've even spoken to DA user's who tell stories of their children claiming to have seen these assholes. So as trippy as this sounds, I think these things are out there.

Not to scare you even more though! Thanks for the comment!
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one a lot. The textures are really nice, especially on the mask! Really well done. This creeps me out a lot, I would be terrified to see something like this just staring at me!
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! It was hard to keep everything sooo subdued. This deviation is so dark it almost needs to be viewed with the lights off to notice all of it. But that would be freaky! :p
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Meranda92 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
oooooo this gives me goosebumps!! Great job :icongreatjobplz:
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I try to give goosebumps. Gotta entertain! :) Glad you appreciate it.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is really cool
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Sheishido Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seen this on the thumbshare forum. It`s so creepy. I would definitely be scared crapless if I seen this in real life.
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yea I would be too. 0_0
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Sheishido Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think my daughter seen that. I remember when she was 4...she ran out of my mother`s room screaming her head off saying a thing with a white face was in my mother`s closet and it tried to hug her.

I`ve seen lots of things in that house...the house is bad news lol...but I haven`t seen "this" thing there...I assumed it was her imagination, but now I`m not so sure. This soundss exactly like what she described. *shudders*
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, that's amazing and horrifying. What have you seen in the house? I take a lot of interest in true accounts of the paranormal and draw inspiration from that. As well as cultural folklore and traditions. Consider adding me to your dev. Watch list to follow my supernatural art. :)
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Sheishido Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I`m going to send you a note lol. I`ll put you on watch, also =)
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theyellowroom27 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice pic, scary...
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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theyellowroom27 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats ok m8, its a nice pic, very ominous..
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sophiaazhou Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
ooh that's such a lovely creepy. :heart:
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Selenys Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012   Digital Artist
This one is realy good too ^^
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LilianSK Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And I'm now officialy creeped out, thank you very much.
Good art, though!
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Achievement unlocked! thanks btw. :)
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RoomsInTheWalls Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool! This is really inspiring~
It's so cool that you say that there are stories about apparitions wearing white masks, for I have seen a photo of such a thing before on a site based on collections of scary stories. There have been theories of who/what is in the picture, and right here is exactly what I had in mind!! (Heehee, sorry for randomly rambling)~

Very awesome work, I love your art style~
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No no, ramble away! I love talking about the paranormal. Do you remember the site you saw it on? And I want to start creating more deviations based on actual ghost stories. So if you know of any good ones let me know. And thanks for the compliment btw, I have more supernatural deviations in my gallery. :D
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RoomsInTheWalls Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok!! Heehee~ I love talking about the paranormal as well xD
The site is "Creepypasta.wikia.com". It has mostly just pictures and creative stories based on urban legends, 'actual happenings' or inspired because of actual happenings (Or just made-up in general), almost anything. Not all of it is true, but it's nice for ideas or passing time (even if some stories tend to be super outrageous). There is a description on the front page for more info.
If I can remember any sites with witness-based accounts of paranormal things, I'll try and link them to you~!
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You're welcome! I'll be sure to check them out, definitely!!
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll be sure to have a look. I'm a big fan of the forum abovetopsecret.com. A lot if users post their stories there. It's more in the realm of conspiracy theories and ufology but has some general paranormal stories as well.
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Materclaws Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Another scary and great work =O, reminds me to slender XD, but i more like the demonic hybrid .-.
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Mater! I'm glad you appreciate this and the demonic hybrid. :)
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Lupilstinskin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
GREAT WORK!!!
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch! Check out my other paranormal stuff when you can.
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Lupilstinskin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
OKi :D
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow. Amazing work. @.@
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GregoryTom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank ya very much! I used a photo reference of my closet that I took, digitally rendered over it as well as a mask photo reference. Which was changed quite a bit from it's original. I'm glad you enjoy this. :)
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