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Nightmare Fuel by forgottenpantaloons Nightmare Fuel by forgottenpantaloons
We stopped checking for monsters under the bed when we realized they were inside us.

Picture is based on this resonating quote. Man I have so many things to say about fear and inner demons and stuff thanks to english class and the multitude of essays I had to write on the topic
but ENG CLASS IS OVER SO PAINTING REPLACES ESSAYS FOR AT LEAST 2 MONTHS

Also inspired by Lord of the Flies (William Golding), Life of Pi(Yann Martel) and Pan's Labyrinth(OK I GOT IT ITS GUILLERMO DEL TORO OK SORRY), all telling excellent stories about kids crossing the threshold of innocence

I wanted to say that the monsters under your bed are illusions that your own brain makes up for you and basically it's aallllllllllll your own wonderfully active imagination and if there's a monster under the bed, your mind is what put it there in the first place

And also that everyone has an evil side that they have to accept at some point and it was always there in the back of your head hmmm
And this inner monster is the Monster of all monsters, so all other monsters are like lil slavering puppy dogs compared to the human monster, but only once you find your inner monster

Anyway this was done for =Xite91's contest: fav.me/d62by9b! He brought out a bunch of really inspirational quotes to draw from, and I picked this one.
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Given 2013-11-13
Nightmare Fuel by *missingPantaloon ( Suggested by cliselle and Featured by Thiefoworld )
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DisturbedDragon2000 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
awesomez
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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Vaalkaaren Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, nice job and grats on the dd! I don't wanna be one of those people who always has to correct others but Pan's Labyrinth is actually directed by Guillermo de Toro. It definitely feels like this could be one of his movies. Perhaps even Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahah it's ok, a load of other people also mentioned it. I've already changed the description, whoops my bad! :D I don't mind you telling me the truth anyway, so don't feel bad or anything!
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Vaalkaaren Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe ok! Great job, again ^^
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theMonkeyGrip Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Amazing. I was thinking waw another great treasure on deviantart but then I took the time to read the description and it is mind blowing awesome :]
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow thanks! THat's such a nice thing to say :'D
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torenandsk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
is that seed eater
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uh what's a seed eater? you mean like
birds in general??? :X
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torenandsk Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
it is a creepypasta look up "creepypasta seed eater"
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AtomicBomberBomb Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Pan's Labyrinth was written and directed by Guillermo del Toro.
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel u sorry for the mistake! It's corrected now in the artist description :D
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AtomicBomberBomb Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
=D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :'D
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rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
this reminds me of anna from frozen having a nightmare..
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyyyy Anna's a wonderful name. Also I'm super excited the movie too! *v*
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rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
I know! im excited for frozen as well!
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Valdeths Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spielberg? Really?
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg I'm sorry I just pulled out a director's name from my bum aughuhfhuh what a blunder :'D (I'm not rly intensely knowledgeable about directors.)
someone already mentioned it's actually Guillermo del Toro! 
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow - amazing - I love the concept and the composition - I loved the things that inspired you...I can really see the Pan's Labyrinth influence
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cool, I really like your comments beneath the piece. Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HELLA YEAH thanks!! I'm glad you like the comments too, I hope I said something half-intelligent!
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Feather-tan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the DD!!!!! OuO

amg this looks like one of my OCs... XD even the monster and the quote fit her perfectly... it's uncanny
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cool! What's your OC like?
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Feather-tan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
In short, she's a French orphan who was possessed by a demon-monster-thing that killed her father, and she has nightmares every night since the demon is trapped inside of her. 

Actually, she's my icon XD
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Turtlecollector Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

^^ Amazing concept, execution, and thought behind it.  I love the quote that goes along with it, and how the painting ties so well into the meaning.  ^^ It's a great style-- the shadows and emotion in it are great. (^^; I'm running out of adjectives to compliment this with...)

But it really is a great piece and story behind it.

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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow thank you so much! The words you left unsaid are enough to make me smile :D
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Turtlecollector Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^; Your welcome and thank you... er... at the same time? ^^
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant! Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :D 
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh aw thanks! :'D
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Blueeyes0001 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome ^^
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pikeyPIE Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
There's no monsters under my bed though... I sleep on the floor with my old baby blanket and my talking baby Rainbow Dash...
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well that's good! :'D RDash will keep you safe aahahah
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
...Pan's Labyrinth was Guillermo del Toro.
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
touche
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Kajenx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Haha, I was gonna say this too. XD
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mea00 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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LectorCuldera Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
wow. great job!

 something i just thought of: pan appears to be coming out of the girls head, while she is staring at the monster, so perhaps that is symbolic of how humans can become monsters to deal with horrific circumstances?

she's a bit young to be psycho, though.
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forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh yeah I let the monster grow out of her head because he's a latent part of her :'D I'm glad you got the message I was trying to convey! *high fives vigourously* And there's no such thing as being too young to be psycho. ;P
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LectorCuldera Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
*returns high five* no problem! but if there is no age limit on insanity, then what if there are insane toddlers?OMG
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atram95 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!~
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:iconforgottenpantaloons:
forgottenpantaloons Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So are you :D
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ThePockyQueen Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:DD Got that right LOL
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