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I feel really unfortunate sometimes because I never dream. Only once in a blue moon does anything happen in my subconsious while I'm sleeping, this was one of those random moments. I had a dream about a boy monster, his heart was cut out by a witch and for whatever supernatural reason he didn't die. I think he was a young prince or something in his former life, but now he was a souless thing wandering around ripping out hearts trying to retrieve his own.
Because I rarely dream I feel my dreams are usually more vivid, not memorable because I still can only recall bits and pieces, but they feel incredibly alive compared to just clonking out into blackness for 6-8 hours. When I do dream I usually try to recreate my dream in some physical form, typically personal writing but on this occasion I decided to paint the boy, his eerie beauty was really just begging for it.

Photoshop CS2 / Painter 7 / Wacom Intuos3
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:iconmalekariel:
Malekariel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
amazing. put me in mind of a young seltyiel from the pathfinder rpg. an abused half-elf born as a bastard to a noble lord or some such. turns out evil obviously. i believe his sister may have owned a locket? the name means cruel joke in elven if im remembering lore correctly. seems fitting.
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Systemless-designs Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
itīs peaceful
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:iconhydrogenwok:
HydrogenWok Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow, this is inspiring!
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:iconattenuasis:
attenuasis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Very nice. Thought it was fanart for The Darkangel on the first read-through. By Meredith Ann Pierce, you might wanna check it out... think I like this pic a bit more than the actual cover.
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ImpossibleDream91 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Did you know that you dream every night of your life whether you remember it or not?
Your paintings are amazing, by the way! :)
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:iconjeweliette:
Jeweliette Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Great pic and amazing write up
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:iconiblushay:
iblushay Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I like this=Fantastic!
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:icondooliandrake:
DoolianDrake Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love those kinds of dreams. Vivid and having stories to them. this really gives a beautiful feeling of the dream you had.
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:iconsouthpawdude14:
Southpawdude14 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Sorin Markov before he's a planeswalker? MTG fan here.
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:iconvinternhavfrue:
vinternhavfrue Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
I found this randomly but if there is a story here to be fleshed out I would love to read it.
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:iconnoirpanthere:
noirpanthere Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Nuada
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:iconjabt123:
jabt123 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
i dream frequently and when i tell people my dreams they usually think im on something......they are very random and unusual....love ur artwork!
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XEmotionlesRenegadeX Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel. :( I rarely dream. and when I do its usually cluttered thoughts like white noise. I really miss dreaming. Hell, I miss my nightmares.
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:iconweigazod:
weigazod Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Is he a Elf?

You drew his ear a little longer than normal human.
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:iconpeaceful-child:
Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful and sad
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:iconsweet-toxicity:
Sweet-Toxicity Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
sad yet pretty, :)
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masoudin Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
nice ....

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:iconmolokof:
molokof Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
just amazing....
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:iconreinawolf:
ReinaWolf Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
wow kawai :)
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hrrypttrfn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
This is really gorgeous. But did you know that everyone has multiple dreams every night. You are just one of those people who does not remember them in the morning. It is a part of the sleep cycle, occurring during REM.
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whilaroo Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I'm really glad that you decided to share this particular dream... Your amazing talent brings it to an incredibly lifelike horror, and an striking beauty which keeps me at once enthralled and perhaps disgusted. I almost shy away from his gaze... And yet, I want to stare... Brilliant.
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innu-amaranth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Poor guy... DX
Good work with the painting. :thumbsup:
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CatholicVampire Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010   Writer
Ooh, this is creepy looking in a fascinating way. The heartless/soulless thing kinda makes me feel for the poor guy, but the imagery you did is phenomenal, in my opinion.
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Camarao2492 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, as stuck for words as I am by your inspiring pieces, I will manage a compliment; your paintings are absolutely, without a doubt, the greatest. I especially like this one, the attention to detail is really nice. I like the look of his eyes too =D
Haha, I also love how this piece has been inspired, on occasion I have rather vivid dreams too and can sometimes pick pieces and put them together, into a picture.
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Tala-Twilight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
It's weird. I had a few similar dreams, and then numerous day dreams under a similar premise, with a similar looking character. Beautiful art, I love the little details.
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:iconmaniko-chan:
Maniko-chan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like... he's looking through your soul...
Pretty, in a different way. :heart:
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:iconliastoria-alestera:
Liastoria-Alestera Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the story behind this beautiful picture. Dark, but gorgeous :)
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ChromeCross Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
That's a strange dream... Could be an interesting story. I love your drawing. **
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:iconcaptainseawolf:
CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010   General Artist
wow... I love this, there is this mystery to it and simply looking at the picture makes you want to know the tale! Bravo!
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:iconthearta:
TheArta Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
This painting is extremely inspiring. :heart:
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:icontomari:
Tomari Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
did you know you can train to remember your dreams?
It's not that hard. Your first thought in the morning should be: what did I dream tonight?
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:iconynevermind:
YNeveRmiND Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Gloomy... and splendid
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xXInvader-HaleyXx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
this is so amazing. i love his hair and eyes the most but the entire picture is awesome.

the dream sounds very interesting.... that would actually make a good story
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:iconkagesui:
kagesui Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Wonderful story and artwork.

Adds depth to the painting. 8s
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Requiem-for-Reves Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
This is absolutely captivating in a devastatingly beautiful and heart breaking way. He looks like a broken thing, that no matter how you try, would never get to smile. You almost want to give him your heart.
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:iconmabushiiikimono:
MabushiiIkimono Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
how very interesting...
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:iconlemonflavoredbacon:
LemonFlavoredBacon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow...i wish you could illustrate a boy i see in every dream i have. x_x Your an amazing artist.
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:iconbrillianceofthemoon:
BrillianceoftheMoon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Wow...breathtaking...the face and the car...eery!
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:icongin-kyo:
Gin-kyo Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Student Digital Artist
He is so beautiful and sad and raw. I love this painting more than words!

Expert job! :D
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:icontanfukang:
tanfukang Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
he's beautiful.
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:iconjynxzd:
jynxzd Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
His story sounds very similar to one of the characters in the Darkangel trilogy by Meredith Ann Pierce
It's pretty good if you haven't read it (:
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:iconvojtin:
VOjtin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
face .. love .. totally
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:iconmycitysleeps:
MyCitySleeps Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
My favorite out of all your amazing creations. This seems just...so personal I guess, dreams are a lot like that. So beautiful :)
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:iconangilram:
Angilram Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Breathtaking
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:icondesertdarky:
DesertDarky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the story reminds me of sleepy hollow. xD
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:iconlikaseth:
Likaseth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing picture. Poor boy...
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:iconarcprogram004:
ARCProgram004 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Student
That sounds like a really cool story, and the way you've portrayed the boy is just beautiful! :)
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:iconxsoma:
xSoma Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...
It's just beautiful :)
He looks so fragile... *stares in awe*
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:iconninethree:
Ninethree Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
so sex ,real great opus
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