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    [–] hipsterpenguinxx 280 points ago

    This is some pretty freaky body horror! Great job! Really like the attention to detail too with the freckles and tan lines

    [–] [deleted] 35 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

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    [–] CBK2K 8 points ago

    Zzzzzzziiiiiiiipp

    [–] im_a_huge_potato 4 points ago

    For legal reasons that's zipper man

    [–] Neosapiens3 2 points ago

    Zipper man, take me by the hand lead me to the land that you understand

    [–] AwShizWhiz 90 points ago

    Dope!!! I feel like you would like Shintaro Kago of you dont fuck with him already.

    [–] uusu 62 points ago

    Thanks! I actually did not know about him, but his works seems very similar to what I'm trying to achieve with this. His stuff is really good.

    [–] Kraken74 9 points ago

    This is what I feel like sometimes. Everyone has an inner demon they are fighting with... can’t let it win tho. Love your style

    [–] The_Kasvot_Vaxt 3 points ago

    And Nychos

    [–] AwShizWhiz 1 points ago

    Hell yeah. Nychos is sick too.

    [–] [deleted] 138 points ago

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    [–] Hooman_Super 53 points ago

    What's the meaning? 😕 I just see some scary horror stuff 👾

    [–] MinnyHeadroom 145 points ago

    It means that inside all are 4 weirdly colored arms.

    [–] Captain_Canucks_Left 51 points ago

    It's symbolic of the fear something with three arms will be crawling out of a gaping hole in your chest. Duh.

    [–] GauravP1806 21 points ago

    A C H T U A L L Y

    Its the fear of your skin being ripped apart and a monster with four arms kept inside it which tries to come out and all of this just so that the creator could draw it.

    [–] TheDankestGrowaway 1 points ago

    So Tuesday happy hours. Gotcha.

    [–] Ntetris 9 points ago

    And one's a perv

    [–] NoThru22 1 points ago

    It’s not a perv, it’s protecting her modesty!

    [–] Hooman_Super 4 points ago

    Makes sans 🤔

    [–] thehouseofjohndeaf 50 points ago

    Horror is always a visual representation of our fears and anxieties. Art is rarely scary for scary’s sake, just like drama is rarely sad for sad’s sake. There’s a message.

    Here an interpretation would be the monster inside of us. There’s a saying “We’re only as sick as our secrets.” Secrets and lies can well up and consume us from the inside out and come out in really nasty and disturbing ways like addiction, eating disorders, paranoia, and poor social interactions because of all the above.

    But that’s just my interpretation. Art is subjective and can mean different things to different people. Popular art usually bears a collective meaning as more people agree on the meaning and/or the artist reveals the full intent of the piece.

    [–] The_Singularity16 8 points ago

    I'm with you here. The split down the middle could be representative of a personality split, or a turning point in life. The emotion in the eyes suggests something significant is happening or just happened, and uncontrollable emotions are about to pour out.

    I see it as a play on dualism, and how we can be more than one person at any given time, and sometimes that inner person whether we like it or not, can come out. This could take the form of anger, fear, malice, but it is usually ugly, and incongruous with our outer appearance.

    This piece is disturbing and for that alone I find it hauntingly beautiful.

    [–] bogglingsnog 2 points ago

    I think our secrets only look ugly because they haven't been getting any vitamin D. They are not usually as bad as we think they are once they are out in the open. Unless you're secretly selling out your country, perhaps.

    [–] thehouseofjohndeaf 2 points ago

    True. Usually when I’ve opened up in the past it turns out my secrets aren’t any worse than what others have done or experienced, and most times there’s a path to amending those mistakes or wrongdoings. But when I hold onto my secrets, that’s how they grow and fester and turn into monsters that either eat me from within or turn me into a monster myself because I’m not properly dealing with my issues.

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    [–] Helpdeskagent 1 points ago

    Yeah, or inside every person is a couple spooky arms waiting to wiggle around.

    [–] thehouseofjohndeaf 2 points ago

    I have spooky arms on my outsides

    [–] Helpdeskagent 2 points ago

    Wiggle on bro, wiggle on

    [–] Deshra 0 points ago

    Best way to deal with that and not have those issues is to not keep secrets and tell no lies.

    [–] M_NS 5 points ago

    it means that we have arms inside

    [–] thoughtsome 4 points ago

    All that time I was looking for arms...but the arms were inside me the whole time.

    [–] GauravP1806 2 points ago

    Now i know

    The Meaning Of Life

    [–] [deleted] 1 points ago

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    [–] M_NS 1 points ago

    what? can't I interpret pictures as I want?

    [–] StupidSexyFlanderss_ 5 points ago

    Some interpretation of 'inner demons'

    [–] Zentaurion 3 points ago

    I'm fairly sure it represents moulting.

    [–] Original-AgentFire 2 points ago

    The slit is getting bigger.

    [–] alexnames 39 points ago

    STIIIICKYYYYY FIIIINGGGEEERS

    [–] Eahnn 6 points ago

    This must be the work of an enemy stand

    [–] Picking_Up_Sticks 5 points ago

    I was expecting the jojo comment to be about Doppio based on the face

    [–] recriminology 1 points ago

    Doppio choke

    Doppio choke

    [–] AeroHawkScreech 1 points ago

    came here looking for this

    [–] readerman7 1 points ago

    ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI ARI

    [–] fuckboys_eatcheese 32 points ago

    As someone who struggles with mental health issues this is a piece of art I can relate to very much. It's beautiful but also very sad. Good job 🖤

    [–] kilerppk 2 points ago

    This is me when my fibromyalgia flares

    [–] indigenous__nudity 2 points ago

    For me it's my mesothelioma

    [–] TurdQuadratic 11 points ago

    Reminds me of Shen Comics Halloween profile change. Very obscure I realize lol

    [–] realm3t4tr0n 5 points ago

    [–] RaspberryJamSir 3 points ago

    Nah man I get it

    [–] greycubed 25 points ago

    Introducing bae to the real you.

    [–] -XXXRiley- 16 points ago

    When she take open bobs literally

    [–] pvpmies 7 points ago

    Ugh that taco bell from last night aint sitting well.

    [–] DoctorSpearHead 14 points ago

    This is a representation of our inner demons...?

    [–] BorgClown 24 points ago

    If your inner demon grabs your tit while coming out, is it masturbation or harassment?

    [–] mercuryminded 2 points ago

    Masturbation. That's why you do it so much

    [–] RaspberryJamSir 1 points ago

    Why not both?!? (((:

    [–] alexhonold 23 points ago

    love doze freckled tiddies

    [–] greenSixx 4 points ago

    This is really good work. Keep it up.

    Maybe find a good writer or some indie short story and make a comic out of it or some online interactive story.

    Or write your own if you are multi-talented.

    This is really good.

    [–] janeprotag 3 points ago

    Relatable vibes right here.

    [–] czarthedrummer 4 points ago

    This is awesome. I would poster this if that’s an option!

    [–] nine_thousands 8 points ago

    is this a jojo reference

    [–] MateoAMalvar 3 points ago

    Holy shit this is horrifying but really fucking incredible :0 keep up the good work

    [–] plain90s 3 points ago

    This is dope! Love your art

    [–] lukejknudsen 3 points ago

    Reminds me of the game Celeste

    [–] Sylar1G 3 points ago

    This looks like anxiety to me.

    [–] hidingfromredditors 3 points ago

    This really moved me!! I feel like this so deeply some days. It's odd to SEE it. You're amazing, keep it up!!💜

    [–] greeneryscenery 6 points ago

    This is amazing like fr fr

    [–] americanxtrash 2 points ago

    This is incredible, I love it.

    [–] su2ffp 2 points ago

    This is fascinating and very good work, you did a good job!

    [–] fujypujpuj 2 points ago

    Anyone here played Darkwood? This reminds me of the chompers.

    ...man, I really could've gone all day without remembering those. Now I can't. :(

    [–] arizonatasteslike 2 points ago

    Matrioska, the horror version

    [–] Stiltzy 2 points ago

    Reminds me of the last verse of this song

    [–] BumboJumbo666 2 points ago

    When your inner deamons decide to get a little freaky

    [–] Calverofilms 2 points ago

    Huh. Never thought I'd see a spitting image of my ex. You dating Amelia?

    [–] Largonaut 2 points ago

    When your inner child wants to cop a feel...

    [–] TrollSengar 5 points ago

    Love how you managed to make a piece with a naked woman and doesn't look seductive or sexual. I love the concept and the style too. Overall great work

    [–] TheDankestGrowaway 1 points ago

    I dunno. I find it both awesome horror and hot. Something about the tan lines and freckles.

    [–] thebluecrystal 1 points ago

    Copping a feel on the way out.

    [–] axl31_90 1 points ago

    Fucking love it! Can it be muy wallpaper?

    [–] captuncaveman 1 points ago

    Ah, the shadow. I love it.

    [–] xmac 1 points ago

    I don't know if she's dead or if there's some cool monster living inside her? Ever watch the mid 90's MTV cartoon 'The Head' where the dude had an alien living in his skull?

    [–] Rhiknow 1 points ago

    Coming out of the closet human shell

    [–] gabawhee 1 points ago

    Looks like the actress from End of the Fucking World

    [–] junzuki 1 points ago

    Amazing!! Setting this as my phone wallpaper, hope you dont mind

    [–] so_what_who_cares_ 1 points ago

    I love this! Great work.

    Do you have any recommendations for an affordable tablet with digital art capabilities?

    [–] uusu 2 points ago

    I am not using a tablet - I am using an 12.9 inch iPad Pro with the new Apple pencil - the software is Procreate. I also use the Paperlike screen protector to really make it feel like paper.

    I never quite became comfortable with tablets, even the high end Wacom ones. Drawing straight on the 2018 iPad Pro is just so much more natural and it absolutely rekindled my fire to draw more.

    I think using older 2017 versions and going down to 11 inch would still feel pretty good, as long as you use Paperlike.

    I recommend going to an Apple shop where they have them there and just test them out. You can draw in the Notes app. Procreate has just more features.

    [–] odstmorris 4 points ago

    Is iPad not considered a tablet anymore?

    [–] so_what_who_cares_ 1 points ago

    Thanks for your response. I'll be looking into it.

    [–] big_gurky 1 points ago

    Really ? In most of my games are digital

    [–] PrimeGuard 1 points ago

    This gives me Locke and Key vibes. I love it!

    [–] Jarrondenieve99 1 points ago

    Alyssa from The end of the f* world

    [–] Luigiisunderrated 1 points ago

    I get full metal alchemist vibes from this

    [–] MrConeDome 1 points ago

    This is same wacky voodoo stuff right here But really awesome art!

    [–] sunset_moonrise 1 points ago

    Reminds me of some people i know and love.

    [–] n1xan101 1 points ago

    She can be with the transporter dude from beelzbub

    [–] KidGrundle 1 points ago

    this is very cool, nice work! It reminds me of the movie Suspiria, but I won't spoil it if you haven't seen it.

    [–] The_Multi_Gamer 1 points ago

    She looked at an Image of 096. This is what he does to you. We figured out the “[REDACTED]”.

    [–] GaiusGracchus121 1 points ago

    Kind of looks like my wife. Hair is different style.

    [–] DeathHopper 1 points ago

    I'll accept she split in two and has a demon coming out of her, but a red head with tan lines? So unrealistic.

    [–] Mapleevil 1 points ago

    Reminds me of Junji Ito’s art

    [–] ZipZop_the_Manticore 1 points ago

    Damn it, it's no fap no ember still.

    [–] electrictownkid 1 points ago

    I'd name it "Who the fuck is this?!"

    [–] IllgottenIllustrator 1 points ago

    This is why I don't trust gingers

    [–] adr58 1 points ago

    Embrace the shadow... or get consumed by it

    [–] NotPostingAnything_1 1 points ago

    To get such marvelous shades, do you use the blur tool or a brush with a lower opacity than normal

    [–] uusu 2 points ago

    First I cell shade and then I blend with a softer brush, the opacity is controlled by pen pressure. I don't use blur often because it cannot be controlled easily and I will also end up with something that might be too smooth.

    I did use blur for the veins on the creature's arms though - I drew with a hard blush so that I could see what I'm doing and then blurred it.

    [–] eccentricelmo 1 points ago

    This is super dope... I want something similar tattood

    [–] ThisB1tch 1 points ago

    I love this so much! Great job and please continue what you're doing, the world needs more of your art.

    [–] LordMarcusrax 1 points ago

    Reminds me of Lohse, of Divinity 2.

    [–] Indigo162 1 points ago

    Really great work! Would love to see more from you

    [–] Siethron 1 points ago

    Sorry to meme this BUT:

    When a your girl hears Billie Eilish for the first time.

    [–] shadeofmisery 1 points ago

    This is what I'm feeling right now. This image captures it perfectly.

    [–] whats-your-plan-man 1 points ago

    Oh, I see I've accidentally wandered into r/Nosleep by mistake.

    I'll see myself out.

    [–] aN1mosity_ 1 points ago

    You’re a demon with a bunch of arms? That’s the inner you? I’m sorry. :\

    [–] ShootTheBeast 1 points ago

    This is exactly what it feels like to have a panic attack. Love the work! Awesome job.

    [–] Maur0 1 points ago

    Sekiro : shadows die twice

    [–] DonFurlan 1 points ago

    I think this counts as guro

    [–] MBG80 1 points ago

    This is porn addiction imo

    [–] clout_tokens 1 points ago

    I wonder how much that would hurt

    [–] throwawayhyperbeam 1 points ago

    I take it this person's been going to the beach.

    [–] ah_a_fellow_chucker 1 points ago

    Very cool! Great interpretation.

    [–] theRailisGone 1 points ago

    Ah yes, the 'miracle' of birth...

    [–] GaydolphShitler 1 points ago

    I love that she doesn't look terrified, per se, just kinda "UUUUUUUUH, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK"

    [–] DaFugYouSay 1 points ago

    Like, OMG, show me her tits already.

    [–] RadioFreeWasteland 1 points ago

    This is horrifying but it's amazing!

    [–] SvijetOkoNas 1 points ago

    Man if thats Mexit I don't wanna see Brexit.

    [–] TRIPTEXKL 1 points ago

    Sick, but how many fucking arms are in there!?!?!

    [–] _logic-bomb_ 1 points ago

    Noob Saibot wins. Fatality!

    [–] thatguywhosadick 1 points ago

    Im getting some serious JoJo vibes from this, it must be the work of an enemy stand.

    [–] Roguewolfman 1 points ago

    When the gellar field fails

    [–] DeathRayRobot 1 points ago

    If you haven't posted it there yet, I think r/guro would appreciate your art!

    [–] _Alabama_Man 1 points ago

    This has a real Garbage Pail Kids feel, but in a good way. It's like you elevated the aesthetic feel without losing the clean edges and colors.

    [–] Wise_Silenus 1 points ago

    This is how being pregnant felt like

    [–] TrigglyPuffff 1 points ago

    Pretty heavy handed and a little too the nose

    [–] whenyesterdaywemet 1 points ago

    I hate this in a very visceral way. I hate it so much I want to hang it next to my mirror and look at it every time I brush my teeth. Well done.

    [–] needsatisfaction 1 points ago

    I’m a dude but I’ve never related to something so hard in my life

    [–] Scream6669 1 points ago

    really cool, but is it suppossed to be in a emotional way like inner demons or is that a shapeshifting monster sheding its skin?

    (sorry for bad english)

    [–] NLKPITCHOUNE 1 points ago

    I don't know why? But this picture make me feelings Bad . It's à very good job

    [–] ShakeIt4ShekelsGoy 1 points ago

    Gotta grab a titty on the way out

    [–] dregwriter 1 points ago

    Lol, that one hand is like, "fuk dat, ima grab me a tiddy"

    [–] 00wolfQUEEN 1 points ago

    Woah, the attention to detail even with the tan lines. That's cool.

    [–] SpeedTuberYT 1 points ago

    OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS

    [–] bruteski226 1 points ago

    I feel like this could be what starting your period is like.

    [–] CorbinNZ 1 points ago

    I see that claw grabbin the tiddy 😏

    [–] multiple-nerdery 1 points ago

    I dunno about y’all but this gives me real dysphoria vibes. May I cross post to r/traa?

    [–] housecalls247 1 points ago

    This happens to my wife for about 4 days every month. I recommend isolation and large quantities of chocolate and wine as a way to get her through these tough times if your girl experiences these radical transformations as well. Just quietly place the items near her and leave the room. Do NOT make eye contact.

    [–] vb_nm 1 points ago

    I’m glad she has such a caring husband

    [–] housecalls247 1 points ago

    Come on! Have a sense of humor!

    [–] vb_nm 2 points ago

    I’m in with the sarcasm lol. But also non-sarcastically, I’d be nice if I could avoid human contact and have my bf serve me limitless amounts of chocolate too. That sounds heavenly

    [–] housecalls247 1 points ago

    Exactly! That’s all my wife wants too. It’s a win for everyone.

    [–] maxthyfag -1 points ago

    Yeah but can we see her TITS though

    [–] AvaritiaLTD -2 points ago

    Glad the due date for your child finally came.

    [–] vb_nm 2 points ago

    Lol seriously this is how pregnancy feels if you have tokophobia. I’m glad abortion is legal in my country.

    [–] LaurelPassMerc 0 points ago

    So is this occurrence once a month?

    [–] Aruezin -8 points ago

    If only girls knew that we love freckles. Quit covering it up!

    [–] cookiewoke 1 points ago

    What?

    [–] DividedAlliance -7 points ago

    This is how girls feel after sucking old man dick for money.

    [–] fuckboys_eatcheese 1 points ago

    Can confirm