Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
January 8, 2013
Image Size
1.3 MB


3,941 (1 today)
192 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
Mask and Horror by Th4rlDEAL Mask and Horror by Th4rlDEAL
I'll be honest... I usually don't pay a whole lot of attention to contests (Probably to my detriment) but I figured if there's even the slightest chance that my art may be viewed (even glimpsed) by Mr. Guillermo Del Toro...

Well, you can't win if you don't play, right? ^^;

So... about the actual Drawing:

The inspiration for the monster (Here on out referred to as "The Horror") is actually the mask the The Horror is wearing, hence the huge fullview size.
The mask hangs in our living room to this day and doesn't bother me anymore.
But when I was a kid? It was creepy, and was featured in possibly the earliest dream I can remember.

It wasn't a terribly scary dream; I was riding in the back of our crappy Ford Escort down the interstate as the flying mask pursued me. Doesn't sound scary? It was when I was like... 5 or whatever. (Actually that would have been a great surrealist image. Too bad I literally just remembered the details of the dream while typing this... aaaargh)

Again, not super scary, but for the fact that it is SUCH a ridiculously old dream and I still remember that I had it, that's got to count for something.

And so let's talk about The Horror itself: Needless to say I've jazzed it up, and horror movie'd it up a bit.
I took the little red ribbons that hang from the corner of the mask, and used them to wrap/animate The Horror's body, which may not have originally belonged to it. (In case you were wondering what all that red stuff was.)

I think the inherent narrative of the image is pretty self evident ;)

Anywho, thanks for viewing and thanks for reading! : D

Art and design belong to me, do not use without permission.
Add a Comment:
Maccyjoe Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice work!
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
: D
JoeyM095 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
hey, ahm could me and my friend use this pic on our blog `? *_* I simply love it and i prommise to give a link to your dA account there
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I say it's okay with proper credit given, but I figure at this point it's probably too late. :/

Sorry I didn't get back to you within a reasonable amount of time. : (
JoeyM095 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
yeah ..  but still thanks anyway ^^
cat55 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Th4rlDEAL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
cat55 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
ur welcome
JollyRedQueen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
poor guy...
LadyKnightSkye Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is frikkin' creepy. No lie. I would be terrified out of my gourd if I had a mask with red ribbons for a body chasing me around. Granted, my nightmares usually involved the Graboids from Tremors, Critters, and space monkeys with steak knives.
Add a Comment: