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03-17-2004, 03:33 AM
http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/47197/nightmares_medium.jpg (http://www.cgnetworks.com/galleryimages/47197/nightmares.jpg)

he wanted to protect her
from the images that haunted her dreams
leaving her in despair
from the curse that she had to live with
knowing but could do nothing about

no matter what it took
even if it's his heart
just to let her feel safer
just to let her be in peace
painter 6, 3 days
[the screaming faces were referenced from "born again" by Carlos Huante]

bigger version here (http://www.deviantart.com/view/5895526/)

below are some details



03-17-2004, 08:53 AM
ho jeez.. :surprised it's really awsome! we very well feel the nightmare around making presure on them. no crits.
nice, i love it :bowdown:

03-17-2004, 12:28 PM
no crits here as wel, sorry :P excellent piece, disturbing and beautifull at the same time. Faces are excellent freakishly executed 5stars and frontpage if ya ask me, plz entertain us more, I find 3 days pretty quick for such a accomplishment. :bowdown:

03-17-2004, 12:48 PM
Awesome image, noah. Excellent choices in color and composition. The character designs are quite interesting, and the details draw your eye through the entire image. Incredible work.


03-17-2004, 01:00 PM
Awesome work, I have seen a lot of artworks on my life, but only few of them transmit emotions like this you've made. I love it.

Great work, Noah

03-17-2004, 02:03 PM
Wonderful work Noah! No crits to give. :thumbsup:

03-17-2004, 02:46 PM
Technically I think it's very good.

What bugs me a bit is that, for such an emotional subject, your main characters don't show much emotion. They're in a nightmare, but they look like they're not paying much attention to it.

But like I said; very nice render.

03-17-2004, 05:08 PM
Always so good!!!

03-17-2004, 06:45 PM
Amazing... nothing short of amazing...:bowdown:

03-17-2004, 07:53 PM
its amazing,noar,U r the best~~

03-18-2004, 01:19 AM
:applause: :beer:
I like it!!! so good!

03-18-2004, 02:49 PM
Great work!
i'm your admirer :)

03-18-2004, 03:21 PM
a great piece....they look sooooo demonic
i remained me of those demons from the comic berserk

03-18-2004, 08:52 PM
That's a wild picture, no crits here:p

03-19-2004, 01:31 AM
COOL! :beer:

I like this head!
very nice!!!

03-19-2004, 03:35 AM
this is DAMN fine work, if i DO say so out loud!! the two main characters are simply stunning. BUT. one thing that bugs me is that, for a nightmare, some of the screaming faces (especially the 2 on the right, between the edge and the girl's head) look too comical and cartoony to really be... scary. maybe im just fcuked up, but for the most part they look like something out of a disney or WB cartoon. (with the big bucked teeth and huge noses) :shrug:

the one on the left, with his forehead bleeding into the canvas, that one has the right idea. human faces that are barely recongizable as "once-human" do the trick for me a bit more.

other than that, i bow before you!!!

03-19-2004, 05:48 PM

03-20-2004, 08:30 AM
Great work as usual. The heads kind of remind me of Carlos Huante's work.


03-20-2004, 12:22 PM
Nice :) ...especially those faces around!
... and... oh yeah TEDDY BEAR looks very interesting too :)

03-20-2004, 12:22 PM

03-20-2004, 12:32 PM
great work!! guys on the side kinda reminds me of "bowzer" from sha-na-na

03-20-2004, 01:36 PM
Nice, i like the colors, the mood :buttrock:

J. Epp (Moksha)
03-20-2004, 02:07 PM
Loved the colour palette, very beautiful, my only crit would be that her protecter is looking into dead space, personally I would have painted the guy looking at her. It is her that he is protecting right!

Very well done...

03-20-2004, 02:45 PM
very tasty

I like the way the colour fills into the centre of the image where the teddy bear is being literally squeezed to death

nice touch

03-20-2004, 04:45 PM
my favorite thing abou this image is the way it looks like it's 'finished' from the center out.

it's like you colored the girl, and desaturated the world around her. it fits with your poem too.

very good work!

Ilike it very much

03-20-2004, 05:38 PM
Hey thats pretty cool
good use of colors
keep it up !

03-20-2004, 05:42 PM
you know C. Huante ? ... I bet you have his book to :)

GREAT WORK, Ive allready put it as BG image on my desktop (and that means something :D)

Very well captured

03-20-2004, 05:48 PM
wow great work a bit disturbing to me though :thumbsup:

03-20-2004, 07:02 PM
Noah rlz. ^_^

Great work.

03-20-2004, 07:28 PM
Zem is a lucky girl. :) Not the nightmare part but certainly having you in her life. ;)

Beautiful picture Noah, great concept and atmosphere.

03-20-2004, 08:02 PM
Wonderful concept. Like this image, really creepy heads arond them and t-yeah just wonderful picture.

03-20-2004, 08:38 PM
Is that girl supposed to be young? She looks as old as him (20 something) yet she is holding a teddy bear. Make her look younger. Great work.

03-20-2004, 11:03 PM
Very,very nice. Respect:bowdown:

03-20-2004, 11:27 PM
really creative and inspiring picture.Nothing else to say... that's perfect ....really cool concept...I love those heads and the guy teardrop of blood....:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

03-20-2004, 11:32 PM
I like it :thumbsup:
No crits, I even really like the emotions of the main characters.
very cool :buttrock:

03-20-2004, 11:38 PM
Incredibly executed and very evokative.
Keep up the fantastic work.

03-21-2004, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by jeroentje

What bugs me a bit is that, for such an emotional subject, your main characters don't show much emotion. They're in a nightmare, but they look like they're not paying much attention to it.

The poem refers to her dreams, I suspect that they are both in fact asleep and the images surrounding are representative of their dreams. This would explain why they show little emotion and their eyes are closed. It shows the protective and calming influence he has on her when dealing with her nightmares.

Excellent image, great use of colour and monotone to separate the two worlds.

03-21-2004, 01:57 AM
WOW! :eek:

Your website's gallery (http://www.zemotion.net/galleryindex.html) is a must see for everyone here!

Your painter work reminds me of my favourite Japanese artist Katsuya Terrada (http://www.ex.org/articles/2001/2001.09.08-exclusive-terada.html) .

Please tell me when you publish an artbook! I want it!

03-21-2004, 04:42 AM
Great work! Hard to imagine taking 3 days to pull that out.....very impressive :thumbsup: Do you use photo reference when doing your illustrations?

03-21-2004, 04:47 AM
THX everyone's comments..
sometimes i did try to put more emtions in my work.
and i think follow the improvement of my technique.. i can do it better...

say sorry for my English~

here are some details of The pic...:rolleyes: :rolleyes:



03-21-2004, 05:12 AM
NICE and creepy

03-21-2004, 06:49 AM
Great work.:thumbsup:

03-21-2004, 07:04 AM
Beautiful heads.....
I like it very much.:surprised :surprised

03-21-2004, 09:24 AM
It's pretty good. The faces are scary (I wouldn't want one of those guys to bite my forehead), and there's a good amount of details in the work. Yet I think it rather strage that everyone is so enthusiastic about is, and no-one notices the errors.
Noah: You can call it nitpicking, but maybe these comments can help you to refine your skills even more. Whatever suits you best :)

noticed that the guy's right arm is deformed. The thumb that is holding the ? is too short and thick.

The hand of the girl (that indeed looks like 20) is seen from the front, although it bends around the arm of the man. The wrist can't make such a corner.

The torso of the girl is too short in comparison to her head and the length of her arms.

03-21-2004, 10:52 AM
i like u style and is not the first time that i see u painting

03-21-2004, 11:48 AM
Nice work !!!

colors are great !!!


03-21-2004, 11:56 AM
really nice
actually it has been my wallpaper for a week now. I love the concept..
it reminds me of the style of Beksinski

keep it up

03-21-2004, 02:14 PM
simply amazing !:applause: :bowdown:

03-21-2004, 06:07 PM
the only crit i have which is not a technical thing would be, if the guy had his other hand around the girls neck on top of her hand, it would seem more like he was protecting her i think
great work
keep it up

03-21-2004, 09:02 PM
Awesome, good and sick! I like it!

03-22-2004, 03:47 AM
Very cool. Nice use of color. I wish I could paint like that.:thumbsup: :applause:

03-22-2004, 07:26 AM
:bowdown: :thumbsup:
That|s excellent. Keep it up.

wanna ask something
r u using a brush called simple water in painter?

03-22-2004, 02:02 PM
Awesome again! ;) :applause: (clap, clap, clap)

03-22-2004, 06:49 PM
something about the girls hand is kinda wrong with it, but it works...good job, nice work!

Ian Lovett
03-24-2004, 05:44 PM
I think it's fair enough that people use other art work as inspiration and reference but I feel that it's common courtesy to credit the artist you're using.

In this case I notice that the screaming heads are near perfect copies of Carlos Huante's work depicted in Spectrum9 p.141

I hope you will acknowledge this in this thread, it would be a shame to detract from your obvious skill by ignoring the input others have made to this piece.


03-26-2004, 12:25 AM
Amazing picture. The only thing is that The "guy" doesn't very much look like a guy to me. Maybe the skin is a bit too smooth, I don't know.

03-26-2004, 09:24 AM
Originally posted by Dmanbxp
Amazing picture. The only thing is that The "guy" doesn't very much look like a guy to me. Maybe the skin is a bit too smooth, I don't know. nice

03-26-2004, 01:11 PM
Awsome.. great job !!! i'm impressed... you have great invension & ideas.

03-29-2004, 05:07 PM
Amazing work :buttrock:

:surprised luhna

03-30-2004, 03:42 AM

04-09-2004, 10:34 PM
your on deviantart right

04-10-2004, 03:28 AM
ah yes i am on deviantart... why?

04-15-2004, 02:35 PM
very very good!!!!!!!!!I like!!:thumbsup:

04-15-2004, 02:46 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

04-15-2004, 02:53 PM
very good!!I like!!!!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

06-22-2004, 05:19 PM
This reminds me of the bronze sculpture thing "Gates of Hell"-- by Rodin, I think?

It's really good..

06-23-2004, 03:55 AM
Haven't seen this kind of excellent work for a while....

totally rocks...

06-26-2004, 09:24 AM
The BEST artwork I have seen on this forum so far. It's simply stunning. Great mood, great colors..everything is perfect!

I just wanted to ask You if You have some kind of a website ? I would love to see more of Your artwork and maybe some tutorial even...Your artwork is simply breathtaking.


Outragous Courage
09-01-2004, 02:00 PM
This has to be one of the best pictures ever:)

I love the way all the faces are tearing themselves out of the background to reach the tormentered.
I love it alot, seriously:bounce:

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