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What Nightmares Are Made Of by snapesgirl34 What Nightmares Are Made Of by snapesgirl34
Another drawing from my carnival series. This is Jabber. He's a creepy creature that specializes in frightening people. Jabber is that thing hiding under the bed that makes the little children afraid to go to sleep at night. He’s oozing, twisting, shadow like body allows him to morph into any shape he desires, allowing him to find a form that will best terrify his victim. At first appears as a normal shadow, but the shadow moves and writhes and turns into something terrible. He can hide anywhere, under beds, in drawers, behind the coats in a closet, and can shrink down to the size of thimble, than quickly expand to fill the whole room. Jabber isn’t content to simply frighten the kids he chooses to prey on, and has been the culprit behind many, many child disappearance. He is a true predator, the kind every parent fears and delights in the suffering of small children. Jabber has a special love for tormenting little girls, especially little blonde ones. No one really knows why, perhaps he has some sort of twisted Lolita complex. He’s horribly insane, barely comprehensible at the best of times, and completely unpredictable making him even more dangerous. Jacqueline is able to keep him trapped in a bottle, and while this may be effective, it is only a temporary solution as Jabber will quickly find a way to escape. The only true way to keep this monster at bay is to turn the lights on. He hates light as it causes him terrible pain, and is forced to hide in hidden crevices during the day. Luckily for everyone he seems to listen to Jacqueline and doesn’t bother the carnival members (although he sure scares the hell out of them), but this doesn’t stop him from sneaking of into the nearest town and finding a little girl to terrify.

And I know it's a dark shape on a dark background. It just wouldn't work on a bright colored or light one. Sorry. ^_^; Oh, and some of the swirly's were totally inspired by :iconsadwonderland: I'm impressed by the detail and creepiness in some of her artwork.
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:iconsmurfette123:
Smurfette123 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Deddrie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I love all the design aspects of this piece!
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:iconsnapesgirl34:
snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist
Thank you!
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
Kick ass :horns:

*clicky* :+fav: ;P
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! this must have taken FOREVER
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006  Hobbyist
Yeah, it did take quite a while. ^^;
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:D so...many...squigglys...
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006  Hobbyist
Indeed. :D
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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2WhiteOleanders2U Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006   Writer
This is incredible. I love it!
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006  Hobbyist
Thank you! :D
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2WhiteOleanders2U Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006   Writer
n/p
i love work like this where there are things hidden in it. :)
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:iconarcanesky:
ArcaneSky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
Too good for words!You really captured the classic monster-under-the-bed thing!And he looks pretty spooky to boot. :thumbsup:
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:iconsnapesgirl34:
snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2006  Hobbyist
Thanks! :hug:
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ArcaneSky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006
Too good for words!You really captured the classic monster-under-the-bed thing!And he looks pretty spooky to boot. :thumbsup:
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
This reminds me of something I saw on the Discovery Channel Thursday night. It was about true hauntings--some Florida family was bothered by ghost in their new house, and one of them looked like some horrible shadow monster.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist
Really? That's pretty cool, not for the family though.... <_<; Jabber's sort of ghost-like, but he's not a ghost, just a horrible shadow monster. XD
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mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Those seemed to be the common nightmare among people. I wonder if there's a family of these things lurking around?
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:iconsnapesgirl34:
snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist
I sure hope not! One or two is scary enough!
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:iconmmpratt99:
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
It wouldn't surprise me if I found one or two of those things hiding out in my room, I got so much crap piled up in there. Speaking of nightmares, here's a family of them>[link]
There called the O'Breens. They're from a vivid nightmare I had.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Hobbyist
Ooooh, hat's a great picture. You dream-like art is amazing. :O What a creepy looking family *shudder*
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:iconmmpratt99:
mmpratt99 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I dreamed they moved next door to me, but they were pretty nice. They just ate stray animals and criminal riffraff.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006  Hobbyist
At least they were nice! ;) Still, that's a bit creepy....
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The-Hilikus Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
that is truely awesome!
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist
Thanks! :D
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blackisthecolour Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
*gasps * im in love with this ! just wot i like ..the eyes stand out so well .
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Hobbyist
Thank you! :heart:
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Elvan-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes, well, I have viewed him before... but never got around to posting. :giggle:

now I have the themesong for Nightmare Before Christmas... "This is halloween"

I just love all the characters in your carnival... I'd add my own if I felt like it and had your permission.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist
You have my premission, after all I have Harry Potter fan characters. :) Just make sure I'm given credit where credit is due.
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Elvan-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:
duh, of course...

eternally grateful. ;) and at your service whenever you need me.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Hobbyist
:heart:
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Elvan-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle:

Forgot to tell you, I'm featuring fangirl Morgan in my next randomosity ensues. She's wearing rollerblades and hanging onto snape, who is singing "Lets go fly a kite" and prancing around in Trewalney's office... I think someone slipped a happiness potion into his drink, no doubt. I'm in there too, I'm climbing up the trapdoor and begging snape to come out of Trewalney's office. I don't really think I did a good job on fangirl Morgan though... but snape's nose came out all right!
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist
Ooooooh, coolness, you'll have to link me when it's done!! Can I put it on my comic website? You'll get full credit of course!
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Elvan-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
duuuh you can put it on your comic website.

you have full permission to do whatever you want with my stuff.
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Hobbyist
:heart:
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Grim-Amentia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Jabber = New King of my Heart. ehehe
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Hobbyist
XD :heart: :heart:
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suzaku Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
so THAT'S what chased me in that dream I had when I was 3!
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist
Yep!
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pinabear Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa this one's really insane! (In a good way mind you I like these types of pictures) It kind of reminds me of an Emily the Strange/Nightmare Before Christmas structure. Honestly I love it, good job. :glomp:
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist
Thanks very much! Yeah, it's supposed to be a bit insane, his physical appearance matches his mental state.
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CrazySwedishGirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006
Jabber. That is just THE most fitting name!! :D
He looks awesome in all his swirly goodness!! :clap: And he reminded me of s monsters. They are equally cool and insane!
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2006  Hobbyist
Thanks! It took FOREVER to come up with it. x_X I have so much trouble with names. >_<

Ooooh, maybe Jabber and some of Grim's monsters should get together some time! XD
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CrazySwedishGirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Well, it was sure worth it!!! :D Jabber! <--- :heart:

Hahha, yeah, they should!! :XD:
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Hobbyist
Hee thankees! Everyone seems to really like him. ^^;
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CrazySwedishGirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
Not what you had in mind, or what? :XD:
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006  Hobbyist
lol. I think people are attracted to creepy things. Or at least my friends seem to be. XD
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CrazySwedishGirl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
How can you not be attracted to him! Hes so awesomely insane!! :excited:
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snapesgirl34 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006  Hobbyist
I don't know, maybe it's because I drew him or something. XD But I'm glad everyone else thinks he's sexy.
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