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Thu Oct 30, 2014, 3:38 PM
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Creatures


In ancient tradition, Halloween was thought to be the night of the year when the realms of the living of the living and the dead came the closest together, enabling evil spirits and demons to hop over to our side to make mischief. For centuries the Church made very serious studies of what these hellacious creatures were actually thought to look like. Today, “creature imagining” is just a creative exercise and a way of having fun. Thank goodness none of our deviantART artists are drawing any of the subjects of this collection from live models. (Then again, just maybe…)










In ancient tradition, Halloween was thought to be the night of the year when the realms of the living of the living and the dead came the closest together, ennabling evil spirits and demons to hop over to our side to make mischief. For centuries the Church made very serious studies of what these hellacious creatures were actually thought to look like. Today, “creature imagining” is just a creative exercise and a way of having fun. Thank goodness none of our deviantART artists are drawing any of the subjects of this collection from live models. (Then again, just maybe…)


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:iconsriabdhini17:
Sriabdhini17 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Very much Inspirations
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Earth-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
sweet collection
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LieutenantMatt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist
I am REALLY curious as to how the church was able to not only picture demons, but make those appearances canonical. I don't mean demons taking the form of heathen dieties (like Baphomet takes the form of a goat) but rather what made them consider something "evil" and "demonic?"
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Seahawk66ed Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Very cool
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rappeir Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
awesome. love the adeptation of mythical and non-mythical creatures. plus the one with the kid giving flowers to the giant is cute.
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artistmyx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
thanks for including my artwork in these wonderful collection! :hug:
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wyldstormdancer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of those is a real creature. Look up the blob-fish.cool use though....the mantis looks like it cool be real too
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rockscorp Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
those aint all demons and monsters... the most don't even stand for darkside .... so cool try but has nothing to do with haloween
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:iconhorsepowa777:
horsepowa777 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Student General Artist
these creatures are all amazing
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:iconlandylachs:
Landylachs Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the mention, and hope you had a great Halloween! :)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
I would watch out if someone called Pickman posts something that looks so realistic...

Cool collection.
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FlexDreams Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
;-)
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:iconjackodeco:
jackodeco Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
amazing!!!
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:iconrhyn-art:
Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   General Artist
Misery by RhynWilliams  ZOMBIE by RhynWilliams  Saint by RhynWilliams  FEAR by RhynWilliams   Today is my kind of day :la: 
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Ex0rtus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please don't bring your stupid spam in such a wonderful website.
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Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014   General Artist
Hold on, what happened? :o
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Ex0rtus Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Someone posted one of those messages"I make $50,000 working from home and you can do that too..." and then posted a link to a website
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Rhyn-Art Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   General Artist
urg.. D: thanks
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:iconrahsar:
rahsar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
amazing...!
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JonFortu10 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOOOOOL!!!
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Deathnoteman1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
EPIC
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:icontektyx:
Tektyx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you for the feature! It makes me too happy. ^_^
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JenFruzz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Woow these are great features. Perfect for Halloween
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Nairobi-Harper Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome work!
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TomBoy3601 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING!
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