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Chapter 4 - A Dream by littlecrow Chapter 4 - A Dream by littlecrow
Attention Odyssey Project mods! If you need this image in a larger size, please let me know! As I am selling prints, I have set it to not allow downloads of the large original image!

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That night he dreamed of an ocean, somewhere far, far away. Something large and shapeless, sparkling like a star-covered sky, swam past and circled around him. Orbs of light blinked in and out of existence as a Voice echoed within his skull.

Please, We Must Help Mother.


Submission for the Odyssey II Project chapter 4. Another super fun chapter! I know that the chapter is trying to make the nature of the spawn ambiguous as to whether it is an ally or a foe, but I dunno. I wanted to draw a horrible monster fish. Besides, who's to say that just because it looks awful, means that it's a bad guy, you know? Wouldn't that be more unexpected to have to trust the scary sea monster because it's actually the pretty girl who is the dangerous one?

This took a million redraws to get just right. I am so damned sick of redrawing those damned little teeth!

Acrylic ink and a bit of tinkering with photoshop to add effects (the stars) and punch up some washed-out colors.

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Prologue [link] (runner up)
Chapter 1 [link] (winner)
Chapter 2 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 3 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 5 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 6 [link] (winner)
Chapter 7 [link] (runner up)
Chapter 8 [link]

These are all available as prints.
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Given 2012-12-10
Chapter 4 - A Dream by *littlecrow

Odyssey Project / Clive Barker / Chapter 4 / Artwork ( Suggested by xthumbtakx and Featured by namenotrequired )
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first of i really like thhe composition as a whole you've created a great sense of balance by creating the two opposing areas of color from dark teals and blues to light orange and yellow. The discreet galaxy above the man in anguish is also fantastic, one of my favorite parts actually. The expression and stance that the man is in suggests such despair and agony and the gaping mouth of doom of the fish/ghoul/beast work together so well and transmit the exact same kind of emotion. This is the most powerful part of the image for me because of how well the two images tie in together although they seem so different. Overall a very strong piece in sense of composition and the idea is wonderful as well, the message behind it is very evident and the fine detail of the monstrosity is also very well done.
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:iconyaoi-hirako:
Yaoi-Hirako Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Scary but fascinating!!
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:icongbgg:
Gbgg Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist
Your welcome
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:iconsouzay:
Souzay Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome c:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
you're absolutely welcome! :)
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconnerdy-viking:
Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Glad you liked.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for your comments! I'm glad it provoked an emotional response.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Heh glad you thought so!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Oh I'm glad to hear it makes you think of Lovecraft! Mission accomplished!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
^_^
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! It was sure a surprise.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thank you! It was sure a surprise.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012   General Artist
Yes it would be nice if they could figure something out.
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:iconmartinhanford1974:
MartinHanford1974 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic,love it!
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:iconsouzay:
Souzay Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
you have mad skills.
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:iconnancy-keenobie:
nancy-keenobie Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing. i love it
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Awesome work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
:) congrats on your DD for this very cool and creative piece :thumbsup:
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:iconasiltunus:
asiltunus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
nıce workk
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconskylumen:
Skylumen Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope its 1600 x 2133, but if you are not worried about it then thats OK. Deviant Art has a problem, I just think that if an artist disallows downloads, but wants people to view in Hi-Res, that it should be possible to not allow click and drag to desktop. Thats my issue with this site, Flickr and other picture sites can stop this, so Deviant Art should also.
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:iconla-nora:
La-Nora Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY WOW! :D
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:iconnerdy-viking:
Nerdy-Viking Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its like something out of H.P. Lovecraft O_O *hair turns white*
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:icongbgg:
Gbgg Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Scary and beautiful
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:iconvikingboybilly:
VikingBoyBilly Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
It's one of the Old Ones
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:iconstudiomarimo:
studiomarimo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
This artwork is incredible, it really does show a nightmare.. all those teeth! The splatter effect really gives it grit.
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:iconmajor310:
Major310 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing I wish i could produce art like this thanks for sharing this.
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's quite a monster!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the colors and the details - congrats on the DD
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Oh wow, yes I remember that, I haven't seen that for ages!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
I'm glad you liked it!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
I think that is an excellent interpretation, and possibly something that I had subconsciously in my mind when I made it.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
I'm really glad you appreciated it. Thank you!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
This was done with acrylic ink, which works up very much like watercolors. The stars in the mouth were added in photoshop.
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! Glad you liked!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlittlecrow:
littlecrow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
I would love to hear the music that would go with this picture!
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:icontroubling-lisp:
Troubling-lisp Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
This would make for some wicked album art.
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