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Look Once, Look Twice by CreepySheepStudio Look Once, Look Twice by CreepySheepStudio
This is my first and only entry for the 'MAMA Scared Stiff' contest. I originally didn't intend to participate, but I had plenty of nudges and encouragements, so I would give it a go and have some fun. I apologize on how dark it is, but it all varies on the monitor.

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I think the worst fear I recall as a child is how vividly foreign your bedroom can look when all the lights are out, how empty the house can feel, and how loud the silence is. It becomes all too clear when your sleep is disrupted and your disorientation is mistaken for fearful clarity. Peering into the darkness of your once familiar room, watching as the static slowly warps everything, your imagination working against you- and then. You see him...

That thing from closet- Because you carelessly left it open...

You hide under your blanket and peek as he emerges from the darkness,

You stare as the shadows allow him to move and yet he doesn't seem to get any closer,

Like a silent waltz, it goes on forever and you never dare break eye contact, for some unspoken rule that it'll beckon him closer.

Then exhaustion claims you...


When you awake the next morning you realize you were staring at a chair with a jacket hanging off it, you laugh, and you go on with your daily routine of being a child, completely unaware that he will be back the next night in some way, shape or form.

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Honestly a large mixture between fear, imagination and a dark bedroom fueled many nightmares for me. Whether they stemmed from the attic, a basement- my closet was the worst.

~Lock
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:iconyellowpikmin88:
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
having seen the movie, this isn't far off from the real deal, if Mama had a pottery face
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
:icontso1: Surprising odd, her face was still rather distorted.
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:iconyellowpikmin88:
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
agreed
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:iconpsychosityc:
Psychosityc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
"Look Once, Look Twice"
wats wit da riddle? (or was it a riddle?)
o_O....I dont get it......

(anyway, im.....well, if ye want me to admit....this looks just too common, im neutral.....sorry man)
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
:icontso1: Quite alright,the title is no riddle but more so common sense. Believe what you will and I appreciate your opinion. I might add that your icon is all too common, also coming from a neutral stand point, sorry man.
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:iconpsychosityc:
Psychosityc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Ey, im ok as long as theres no hard feelins allrite....
i may be neutral to this one art, but dat doesnt mean i dont appreciate all yer hard work for makin this....dats why i said "sorry"
(and, im no artist thus im bad at drawings....fuck :smoking:)
anyway, there were others who like this one...so dont really mind my "neutral"-lism.....keep up da good work man
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
:icontso1: No, it's truly alright. ^_^ No hard feelings at all, though I admit to be aware of how you word things, or people may mistake them for rude comments, your opinion is well respected by me, as is anyone entitled to theirs. And I apologize if mine was rude in any manor.

I see you are relatively new to DA, I do hope you enjoy your stay~
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:iconpsychosityc:
Psychosityc Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Shit.....thanks man...
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You are most welcome~
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:iconmason23:
Mason23 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Question does anyone here have experience with a fear
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:icontso00: Such as? >_>
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:iconmason23:
Mason23 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:icontso1: I don't believe to find that story all that creepy or even well written enough to be scary.
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:iconmason23:
Mason23 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I diddnt read th whole story it's the picture of him
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:iconetriganswamp:
EtriganSwamp Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cuz if I woke up looking like that... I would just run to the nearest living thing and just kill it.
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:icontso1: LMAO!!! XD I'd admit I'd strangle it for dear life. >_>
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:iconmortainius88:
Mortainius88 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YES!! good job sir!!! glad you made it to the semi's!
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yes, alas, it was short lived. I had to decline my position for I lack an ID to email, and the DMV is closed until well after the deadline. *sigh* such an ironically cruel twist of fate.
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Mortainius88 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:( That's harsh man!! I got on to show my wife the finalists and was scrolling through and saw your piece missing, I 'bout lost a gasket if they had simply ousted you for no reason. sigh, and the replacement piece doesn't have near the mood that yours had.

There's always next time though. :)
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:icontso1: >_<; I know right? I truly appreciated the admiration and support- *boasts* I just couldn't see myself in the semi-finals without your awesome piece next to it! ;^;

I honestly don't know what's worse- knowing I had to decline my position, or getting disqualified. - .-
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is reallly awesome! Good luck!
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
:icontso1: Oops. My bad- last comment was directed elsewhere. Wrong comment box. >_>; stupid iPad.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :D
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Yes, alas, it was short lived. I had to decline my position for I lack an ID to email, and the DMV is closed until well after the deadline. *sigh* such an ironically cruel twist of fate.
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NightmareAngel365 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This kinda scares the poo out of me and reminds me of nightmares I used to have when I was younger. DX But I love it at the same time because it's so wonderfully done. I can't look at it anymore though because I keep getting creeped out when I do. XD You should be proud of this piece.
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:icontso1: I intended to base it off of, not just my night time fears and phobias, but everyone's.

I truly appreciate the comment!
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:iconmoulinbleu:
MoulinBleu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
brilliant work, definitely in my top 3 for the contest!
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
:icontso1: I thank you for the comment!
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:iconmortainius88:
Mortainius88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
the deadline is almost here!! getting excited! Hope you make it to the finals, this piece is still one of the more original and professionally executed entries that I've seen! :)
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
:icontso1: I truly appreciate the well wishes and flattery! I hope to see you in the semifinals. I wish you the best of luck, your concept is truly a piece worth appreciating and fearing! A pity how many didn't seem to put much passion into it. Whether we win or not- it's been fun!
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:icondovahin:
Dovahin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
wow soo would hate to see that in the middle of the night in my bedroom 0.0
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
:icontso1: I know right?!
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Spandex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Really, really well done--I'm glad I saw it first during the daytime!

One point of contention, though: I actually purposefully sleep with my closet doors fully open, just so I don't have to face the horror of watching them opening.
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Daniel-Cheshyre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i sleep with it closed, never changing that, but i had a dream where woke up and the closet door was wide open anyway. nothing will save us now.[link]
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CoilHeart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You, too, eh? I'm glad I'm not the only one who seems to think the closet door is slowly opening as I stare on... O.O
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:icontso1: Why thank you!!! As much as I love scary things, I tend to find myself hiding under the blankets lol.
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:iconflesh-odium:
Flesh-Odium Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This.. is pure art. <3 It don't often favorite things. But this deserves it!
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
:icontso1: I greatly appreciate the comment!
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:iconcometblack:
Cometblack Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That's a bit scary but so well done! O.O
Looks like it's gonna jump out and grab you.
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
:icontso1: I am super glad you like it!!!
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:iconstatic-vision:
Static-Vision Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012   Digital Artist
YES, DUDE...YES.
:nod: :nod: :nod:
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:icontso1: Why thank you sir!
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:iconaxruby:
AXruby Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how did you do this? O_O it's awesome!
& i can realate to the same fear...lol i still do it...XD i cant help my imagination go crazy with scary thoughts...lol
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:icontso1: I was hoping to create something that focused- not only on scary, but a fear that nearly anyone has experienced as a child.
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ozmo420 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, you are a beast (in a good way (so is you're wife lol)) I just wanted to tell you that you guys inspire me, I always thought the little creatures I used to doodle had no place in art, but seeing you're realism, or macabre or whatever you wanna call it, and your ladies beautiful/ demonic lady creature monsters, it makes me want to do my best, and some day reach y'alls skill level!!!
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:icontso1: We definitely appreciate you supporting our work so much! And we are glad to know we could aspire you!!!
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DogFoodCookie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very freaky :<

I still fear the dark for the illusions it causes, toying with your vision with its swirls and hints at something hiding within it... *shivers*

Good luck in the contest, this is a great piece~
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:icontso1: So do I, it can be pretty intimidating if you stir together certain senses and fear. I appreciate the support!

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:iconniddily:
Niddily Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Omo, this is almost exactly what I see when I start seeing things in the dark at night ><
get outta my head xD jkjk

You did really well : D
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:iconcreepysheepstudio:
CreepySheepStudio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
:icontso1: Thank you! I was hoping to spark others imaginations as well as my own~
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