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The Thing in the Basement - MAMA Contest Entry by madadman The Thing in the Basement - MAMA Contest Entry by madadman
This is my entry into the Mama Scared Stiff Contest. We were asked to depict something that scared us as a child so I decided to group a variety of those things into one digital painting.

As a child, one of my biggest fears was musty, damp basements. They were filled with things like spiders, old creepy looking pipes & machines and dark corners where evil things lurked. I always imagined some kind of ghost monster living in my aunt's basement that was making all the strange noises that kept my imagination running on overdrive.
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Whoa
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mickehill Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional
Woow, really cool stuff !
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Techlynn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Very freaky. Well done. ^^
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Kikixeni Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student
This is awesome.
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LaurieLefebvre Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it.
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Chris-Karbach Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very Good painting, I really like your style.
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BrianThomasX Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so... primal and universal.

BTX
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KalistoneCrystal13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LLOLOLLL!!!
Awesome!!! I love it!!
Great job!!!
Looking at it makes my LLOLOLOL!!!!
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Oatmeal-and-Raisins Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
This is really good... but why a teddy bear? o.O
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madadman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I put a lot of symbolism in this painting. I mashed together a combination of certain elements that gave me the creeps when I was a kid. The teddy bear represents the toys that took on a distorted scary appearance when the lights went out. In the dark, even the most innocuous things can seem threatening when you're a kid.
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FictionalAlly Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
wow this is good...and ultra creepy ;-;
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