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Creepy Artwork

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:58 pm

When I was little, art that was dark and macabre both frightened and fascinated me. These kinds of images would remain in my imagination a lot longer than any other, and ended up profoundly shaping my interests and artistic styles as an adult. Among those that have stood out to me are Hieronymus Bosch (Netherlands, 1450-1516):

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Francisco Goya (Spain, 1746-182[plain] 8) :[/plain]

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And of course, H. R. Giger (Switzerland, 1940-2014):

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What's some of your favorite creepy artwork (modern or classic)?

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Post by X-3 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:07 pm

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Never read it, but the illustrations are so good.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:12 pm

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Post by I am nobody » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:19 pm

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Post by Spritedude » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:56 pm

Sculptures count, right?

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The Eternal Wait, by Sasha Vinci.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:59 pm

Half of the stuff Val posted looks like Attack on Titan, I think they probably got some inspiration from these.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:25 am

Michael Whelan is known for making artwork for the covers of HP Lovecraft books, as well many as other sci-fi and fantasy books, but his HP Lovecraft covers are no doubt the creepiest.

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Post by е и ժ е я » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:03 am

[QUOTE="I REALLY HATE PRESENTS!, post: 1617498, member: 18119"]Half of the stuff Val posted looks like Attack on Titan, I think they probably got some inspiration from these.[/QUOTE]
The second is a depiction of Cronus/Kronos, the literal first of the mythological Titans, who supposedly ate his children because of a prophesy which stated that one of them would kill him.

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Peter Paul Rubens


Some more of his work:

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Aubrey Beardsley:

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Stephen Gammels' work in the Scary Stories series has greatly informed my art over the years. The work I'm doing now has been inspired by his sense of the grotesque.
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:37 pm

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I shouldn't be laughing but that guy on the right is just about to swing that baby like a bat across that woman's face.
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Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:05 am

I work with chemicals at my job and for whatever reason the warning label for environmental hazard creeps me out:

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Post by Sim Kid » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:37 pm

Actually I'd rather not link as an image. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... -1823).jpg

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Post by Spritedude » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:46 am

We must have more.

The Old God of the Northern Mountains, Bjarke Pedersen:

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Lovecraft Was Right, Ronan Le Fur:

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:21 am

That second one looks like it's from a video game, like Silent Hill or something.
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Post by SmoothOperator » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:30 pm

Lovin' the Goya art. His intaglio prints were pretty eerie too. Image Image Image
I'm unsure what the first two symbolized. I do know that the bottom one is supposed to be an artistic interpretation of an unhappy marriage. As it was called "Of the same Flesh", which is a parallel term to man and woman becoming one flesh. In biblical terms being of the same flesh means that the other person is your partner.

If I were to make assumptions I'd say that the first two are Pride, and Apostasy respectively.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:50 am

Hey how about the entire Night on Bald Mountain scene from the movie Fantasia?

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when I was a kid.
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Post by SmoothOperator » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:40 pm

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The hands resist him was a painting made in the 1970's. It was supposed to be an artists symbolic self portrait. Then It was turned into a creepypasta by the a ebay user that claimed it was hunted.

To their credit, it does look creepy. But it isn't actually haunted.

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Post by Spritedude » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:20 pm

This thread needs more digital art.

The Demon of the Sulfur Crypt, Anthony Pilon:
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I've always thought yellow was a really creepy color.

The Pale Man, Alex Konstad:
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Know. Your. Fear., Stéphane Richard:
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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:23 pm

The How to Train Your Dragon books undergo a drastic tone-shift in the last couple installments, and the illustrations' style reflects this. They're really evocative of the story's mood, and some images get pretty unsettling or downright creepy. Here are a couple good ones:

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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:37 pm

Also, pretty much every piece of concept art for the game Catherine. Notably its bosses.

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