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Something In The Woods by priteeboy Something In The Woods by priteeboy
Something foreign and eerie found growing in the forest. Unlike any of the neighbouring trees it captivates and even intimidates passer-byers with its twisted, demented form. And a tendency to not be in the same place upon repeat visits :paranoid:

Well, here's my "sorry I missed Halloween" piece :lol: While I had something else in mind for that, nature had something else in mind for me :sick: So I settled upon something easier to make for this month (even though it's over where I am, but hey, it's probably still October somewhere :paranoid:) Plus it was something unique for me to do a woodland kind of scene, and I wanted to achieve the same surreal mood I've seen in countless photo's of such places too.
Created mostly in Vue with some Photoshop postwork.

Please do not use, edit or modify my artwork without my permission
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Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
...and a guardian stalked the woods, branches like gnarled talons waiting to seize and rend all those who'd transgress against the forest.
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Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
glad you liked it.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very poetic :clap:
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8legs Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have heard about the fires there, please take care, Matthew. Living through the California ones still reverberates through my mind. Please stay safe....
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're getting late-Summer quality fires...in MID-SPRING! :ohnoes:

But once again it seems to be happening in every town except for mine :phew: so there's nothing to worry about for me (not yet anyway)
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8legs Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Adds an uncomforting note to an otherwise tranquil scene. We know not what it is which sets a stage for all kinds of fear and imagination. Could it just be a peculiar oddity that has somehow manage to survive or are there more and darker secrets that reside within it and our own minds? Not all is what it seems to be.... Happy Halloween.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the idea of finding the last of some ancient species thought to not exist anymore :plotting: But who knows, maybe this tree is mutated :XD:
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tokiratokia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
this looks like something right out of my imagination
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like a creepy imagination :XD: Thanks for the comment and faves :)
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tokiratokia Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
YOur welcome
i love your art
your avatar is pretty sick too
I dunoo if i could call the image creepy
i can see how it can me
but i see it more as something mysterious and ancient that is beyond human history and understanding..
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silver3260 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
wow so creepy i get the shivers, but it does remind me of some of the trees in the video game "zelda" you knkow the ones that talk deku or some thing
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember playing the one on the Nintendo 64 years ago. But since then I haven't really been able to hold much interest in the franchise like I did with others. But I do remember that really old Deku tree :iconshakecaneplz:
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RMirandinha Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Amazing man :D
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horsefan999 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
i like how realistic your stuff is and i really like this one(along with some other pieces of your art).
This one has a creepy yet relaxing atmosphere to it. Another cool thing i wanted to point out is how it is set during (what seems like ) a sunrise. most creepy pictures i see are set during night time or some have a red or black/dark colored backround. but this one is set during broad daylight yet still maintaining a creepy look at the same time. And that's what i find unique about this. ;)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment. I think it is possible for certain things to be creepy yet calming at the same time. Though usually under very specific circumstances. So I'm glad this could be one of them :nod:

I think sunrise can be a very surreal time of the day. I often see it used a lot in surreal art actually. It is generally affiliated with optimism, but a "dark sunrise" can have an eerie feel to it :)
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horsefan999 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
your welcome.

then there's that other instance where i see a really cloudy sky in a picture too. and yes, the "dark sunrise" is pretty eerie
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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Creepy but sweet in a way too :O_o:
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Lacryel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If it wasn't for the story, it reminds me of the tree from Ferngully! :V
stillreallyprettythough<3
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot about that tree actually. Haven't seen that movie in years :faint:
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Lacryel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If I didn't -just- watch it, like.. A week ago? It would've totally slipped my mind too. So don't feel bad. ;P
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful piece
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OddFox17 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Writer
You just know that someone's going to touch it.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well, hope they didn't have a family :bye:
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FashionistaLina Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This is a truly breathtaking image. I've always been amazed by the level of depth and detail you put into your work, fantastic job!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :) I think this one has some of the most depth of the all, in spite of being a much "smaller" location area than most :XD:
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Razorus Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Triffid. Strange one, but definitely triffid.
I know what I am saying. Seen them already... but then acid stopped working ;-P

Good job. Like it.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one was born...special :giggle:
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PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Digital Artist
gee wilikers that's spooky. I wonder if it makes a sound if no-ones around!? ;-)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good question :shifty:
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chainzjackass Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks like a 3D from the thumb.
really love the mood
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it was mostly made via 3D software ;)
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chainzjackass Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aawww...my bad ~_~a
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KarimFakhoury Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well done mate!
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The forest looks amazing, does indeed look like the many misty forest photography seen on Dev, much like the shots my father takes too actually (minus the creepy plant),
you must have been inspired by the Triffid's? "the day of the Triffid's" where sentient man eating plants overrun the world.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's amazing how many photo's of places like this there are on dA. That's where I got the idea from. Guess a lot of users live in these sort of areas (seeing how most people on dA are from north America and Europe)

I remember seeing that movie. It was interesting concept-wise but I felt it was a little too dragged out and dull at some points ^^; But yeah, there's some inspiration from that too :)
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean.... I actually get sick of DA,
so many freaking cats! every second there is yet another photo of a
kitten/cat or horse, or the weird human mix... humanoid animals, whatever the name is for them,
I admit I love cats, I have a fondness for animals, but I don't want to smother myself in pictures of them....


Well, wasn't the best reference I could have made since the Triffids movie they made for TV, was pretty shit...
but the concept, and the tree-like look, it just reminded me of your evil tree, well, maybe it's just misunderstood,
as most mysterious things are. :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree that the photography section of dA is an abomination at best unless you browse according to popularity, even though under normal circumstances I consider that unfair :p There is an obsession with human/animal mixes or "furries" on dA too. Some have a sexual attraction to those things. Others are just so fascinated by them that they'd rather be one than a human (the crazier ones say they are an animal trapped in a human body :slow:) I just don't get the fascination :no:

Yeah, straight-to TV (or DVD) movies generally aren't great. But there is always someone out there who must like it. Otherwise there would be a lot of broke studio's :XD:
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, does seem to be a fascination for "furries",
and, a weird fetish indeed... disturbing in fact.

Yeah, I actually can't think of a "straight to TV" movie that
I actually like.... I do wonder who likes watching these mini series that keep popping up
from so called big directors, the Falling Skies one from
Steven Speilberg or something, I was quite disappointed with that one.
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Oh wow, that turned out very well. I like the atmosphere and colours *-*
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :handshake:
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Sabaku-no-bara Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the color of the light with the mist and the overall eerie feel. Awesome as usual! :)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou :bow:
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Sabaku-no-bara Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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goodgirl94 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is... This is just... AMAZING.
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creavey Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for your art! ;)
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Emilyahedrick Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Thats one spooky tree lol
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Again, your work is very impressive!
Even though you might have missed Halloween, your deviation says otherwise!
Very creative scenery and nice background story!
That is pretty much all I have to say!
Your art never ceases to amuse me and inspire me!
Keep up with it whenever you have the time!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou! I guess this didn't do too badly after all. Though my original idea would have been a hit for sure ;p But next year might be better for that anyway.

Glad you still like my work :)
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20Tourniquet02 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Do not worry! Sometimes you need to take it easy. It is not necessary for each one of your works to be a hit. The fact that you keep on improving is enough. And remember, if everything was a hit, then it would become boring after a while. Little surprises every now and then can be helpful though! :)

Comparing to me, you are still a hundred levels higher! ;p
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JohnnyCurcio Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah! it's the birth home of Slenderman!! :fear:
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