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Dark Room by RyanWC Dark Room by RyanWC
Darkness is one of the most frightening things that I believe humans have to live with. One of the reasons I have created this picture is because of how darkness has related to me. On several occasions I have awakened from a deep sleep only to see dark creepy figures hovering around my bed. I am awake and alert, and I know the things that I see are probably not real, but I cannot help but think "what if this time it's real?"
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mephistokevin7777 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Your art is great, You should know that according to my Dr and also what I've read, that sometimes when people wake up in the dark, that because your eyes see only darkness (an absence of light) the dreaming part of the mind may continue to process images and thoughts related to what you're thinking at that waking moment (sometimes related to the dream, or a new random thought) and the eyes are only seeing darkness, but the mind is superimposing (adding) thoughts as images, and it mentally seems to be as if you're seeing this with your eyes, but your not, the brain continues to create images and they seem to be in the room, until you turn on a light, or it stops on it's own, my spelling may be incorrect but it's called Hypnogogic hallucinations, and they are not mental disorder

 Another odd thing, is while we sleep the brain keeps us in a state of temporary paralysis, or we'd all be moving around, acting out our dreams,  that's a normal biological brain function, but sometimes a person consciously wakes up but is unable to move, and because we think we're awake, we begin to panic, thinking we are experiencing some kind of attack or being held down by (Aliens, Demons, Succubus, Incubus etcetera) but we're just partially awake to a degree, but the body unable to move, to prevent things like sleepwalking or acting out dream movements, I have experienced both of these dream related abnormalities many times in the past, and they usually go away at some point, the cause of these things is random brain function as we start to think consciously just before waking up, but the brain continues to keep the body immobile, there are no invisible beings in your room, so try to remember that, if it happens again.   Again Really Great Art.
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks.

I researched this subject quite a bit and came across this same information.

While it used to be frightening, It happens so much that I have come to almost expect it. I actually enjoy just watching the weird things my mind can come up with.

One time I was sleeping on my back, and for some reason I just opened my eyes. What I saw was an alien-looking creature with translucent skin that was glowing with a soft blue light.
I could see this light coursing through the vascular tissue of his face. He was bent over with his upper torso and head being the only thing I could see as it was projecting through my wall.
His head was positioned about 8 inches away, and directly over mine, but in the opposite direction.

I found the next part interesting because it felt almost sentient. When I opened my eyes it was moving slowly back through the wall it was poking through.
But for some reason it stopped moving.  It felt as if it was curious as to why I was awake or why I was just looking back at it instead of panicking.
For whatever reason it began to move closer to my head again. But this time I became fearful, and it caused it to stop. Then after wishing it were gone,
it disappeared through the wall.

Sometimes I wish I didn't panic because I was curious as to what it would do. Even if it was my own creation, it would be interesting known what my subconscious mind would communicate to me.
Could I talk to it? That would have been interesting to find out.

Anyways, it was an interesting experience. One I probably won't forget.
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carnival Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
sucha an amazing use of lighting :3
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:iconryanwc:
RyanWC Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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BMacReady Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Love this Ryan! Reminds me of The Creep from "CREEPSHOW" 1982. Just beautiful my friend!
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:iconryanwc:
RyanWC Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Omiku-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I hate it when that happens to me. >_<
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razort300 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
cool
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:iconryanwc:
RyanWC Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:)
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weigazod Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Then make friend with the dark as i make Death my company.
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:iconryanwc:
RyanWC Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's an interesting phrase. I think it matches the picture quite well. Thanks.
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weigazod Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
That's the truth my friend. That's exactly the thing i had done to overcome fear by becoming his friend.
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Tigerjump71 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I love the drawings.  They're a really nice touch to convey that this has happened before!
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:iconryanwc:
RyanWC Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks :)
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dofaust Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
The 3 winning entries are good decorative art.
Had I suspected that was what was really desired
by the judges, I would've submitted accordingly.
Congrats to the winners.
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indrakingriot Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't know what else to say... LOVE IT!!!!!Love 
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HellyOne Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The unexpected visitor
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anakure Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me Poltergeist movie

Nice work!
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I guess it does have a little kid as the main object of haunt just like the movie.

Thanks. :)
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lightfaith0606 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Congrats on winning 2nd place! :clap: :iconthumbsupplz:
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks
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lightfaith0606 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
You're welcome! :aww:
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AJM-FairyTail Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations :glomp:
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:)ty
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Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the details in this piece! Like the pictures on the walls and the floor depicting this scary monster. And the lighting effects are awesome. This piece is just gorgeous. And creepy of course. 
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the compliments. They are an encouragement.
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lothairebeaumont Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats for your win!!
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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astrocitizen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
The Crypt-Keeper is an uber-creeper!
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:)
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La-Tachuela Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job on your entry for the contest and congrats for winning 2nd place! 
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. I am very pleased to win.
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La-Tachuela Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome :) :D (Big Grin) 
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Enigma1315 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That looks sweet! And congratulations on getting 2nd place!
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so. Thanks.
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Enigma1315 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! :)
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laurynspencer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratz on getting 2nd place! (:
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks (:
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DarkGothicRussia555 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats! :blackrose:
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks.
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DarkGothicRussia555 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing.
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations! Keep up the awesome work, okay? :highfive:
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. Will do.
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. :D
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MusicFantic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just perfection! Congrats on earning yourself 2nd place in the contest! I just love it so much and I envy your talent and imagination! Congrats again! Clap 
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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MusicFantic Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome!
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hARTzler1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student
congrats on second!! you put a lot of detail in this, and I agree, darkness is one of the most frightening things we have to live with. In the dark your imagination runs wild, is the threat real? or am seeing things? ya just can't tell.
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RyanWC Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know. One of the potentially most frightening questions are the "what ifs?" There are endless possibilities for the answer.
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hARTzler1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student

we had an aggressive dog that hid in our woods. It would charge my family and our own dog, but only came out a night. the "what ifs?" of a dangerous dog in a dark woods are endless.

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