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Forever Stalking You by nemo-ramjet Forever Stalking You by nemo-ramjet
A mothman / owlman / dimorphentomopterus type creature seen as a fleeting glimpse in the night.

All men (and most girls, too,) have been stalkers at some point of their lives. What if that part of your life lasted forever? What if there was a being whose entire purpose in life was stalking people?
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:iconplatypus12:
platypus12 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Do you ever think that maybe other sapient species may live among us, hiding in the unexplored wilderness from our prying eyes?
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ArchitectofSleep Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
It is both creepy and cool at the same time. Certainly makes you think about what could lurking around the next corner......
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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Writer
i know of one such creature. it's name is herbert.
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McTalon Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can easily imagine a creature like this dwelling in the forests around my house.
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eorhythm Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was completely unaware you did this! What possessed you? Beautiful.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I had a crush on a girl when I drew this... looks pretty dri-like, doesn't it?

Nice to talk again after all the time :)
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eorhythm Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Finally read all the comments/replies above—that's some good shit.

Mentioning a "crush" in context to this image begs all sorts of questions. Did you morph into a volucris and leave this on her doorstep? 5,000 points for original 'courting' technique if you did.

Anyway, your stalker looks like the old 'male' (wingless) D. volucris, only very emaciated, deranged, and surreal. It's an honor to see its features in your unique (and immediately identifiable) style.

Also, I'm currently working on the final volucris concept. If you're interested to see it or/and provide critique, I can link you sketches. Just let me know!
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:iconnemo-ramjet:
nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Yes, yes, please do link me some sketches... The last I saw, volucris were more hexapod-insect-centaur-like than before, or are those different beings?
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eorhythm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All the volucris, from their poorly-drawn inception to the latest, five year old rendition, are on this page. They're basically what you described for your piece here; a 'species' of dimension-shifting "repto-mammals," more-or-less.

I haven't delved into the Drii for years. They're just kind of pure mindfuck for me. I think they settled into a rather consistent set of forms similar to this, but with a triangle 'head' (for want of a better word) and body parts that I described once as having "an allo-mechanical, ephemeral anatomical structure, similar to ferromagnetic fluid, with a central axis and no sense of 'up or down'".

I think they're the visual concept of a super-intelligent entity with the capacity to use its body as a means of unrestricted transportation through space-time. Gravity is all but irrelevant to them. I may well scribble some concepts in the future, but it's nigh on impossible to illustrate something so alien and mercurial.
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juniorWoodchuck Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
What if these do not stalk us to harm or scare us but in order to protect us? Maybe these are our guardian angels. The covered eye and the pointed finger could not just mean that he keeps an eye o his protégé but also that he can see different time periods (present/future) or something like that.
Also the gesture of hiding one eye, usually the left one, goes way back in occult orders: The eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health.
But it’s either way a great picture!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I didn't know about the Eye of Horus thing - but very good idea about "stalker beings" as misunderstood protectors ;)
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Chrestovenator Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
This is exactly what I'm afraid of every time I hear rustling in the bushes late at night. So much malice in that eye, and with those suction-cup fingers I'll bet it could get at you no matter how many floors up you live. Man I'll be seeing that behind closed eyelids tonight.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Hope it won't be so bad! :/
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diggermutant Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought this was a vector piece until I downloaded the full version. What impressed me were the little details on the owlman's fur; the skin reminds me of a plucked chicken. The hands remind me of horsetail stalks.
This would go well on a mug. Late night coffee and all.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
I actually had prints made of this on heavy-grain brown "craft" paper - it looks great on a non-white background!
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Osmatar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Traditional Artist
I like it how you've covered most of the facial features, leaving that part up to the imagination of the viewer. Instead you get drawn to the fascinating details of the fingers. And that expression in the eye makes you wonder what exactly is going on in the mind of this being.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
You know, I drew up about half a dozen face designs for this beast, but none looked as cool as it was with the weird gecko-bird-lemur hand covering it.
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axem-ranger-black Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
awsome but if it was the truth behind the moth/owl men Shouldn't it have red eyes and wings?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Yes, I took some artistic license there...
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Nutcase9 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Ceepy!
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NeuStrasbourg Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
If all men have been stalkers, then my phase must still be ahead of me. Creepy.
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Thethicrad Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I had a nightmare about this creature a week ago.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Really? How did it go?
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Thethicrad Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I observed the whole dream through the point of view of a video camera that the main character was holding, much like Cloverfield or Blair Witch. I remember it involved a farmer who lived comfortably with his wife and four children until one day, one of their sheep was found disemboweled in the meadow. Over the following weeks, the same thing happened to the rest of his livestock, then to his children, and ultimately, his wife. Distraught by the death of his family, he began to see what he presumed to be halluciations of a figure on the periphery of his vision which vanished the second he turned his gaze to look at it. In the end, these occured with such persistence that he went insane and ran into the woods. The last thing I remember was watching him crying in the middle of a clearing at night. He then suddenly paused, looked up, screamed, and turned the camera around just in time to see a claw strike out from the darkness. He then dropped the camera, which went out of focus. However, I could discern some creature that looked amazingly similar to this one iviscerating him alive. Probably the scariest nightmare I think I've ever had.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Wow, really scary and depressive.

I didn't imagine this being as such a murderous entity, mine is only as harmful as a stalking ex-boyfriend or girlfriend... Creepy, but ultimately not mean.
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Thethicrad Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
I got that impression when I saw this creature for the first time, but obviously my subconscious begged to differ...
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Ninjerina Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
interesting concept! i would be curious to see such a character inserted into a movie/film/book...something!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
Hopefully, one day :)
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R-u-r-i Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Awesome, reminds me of the Dover Demon: [link]
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
The Dover Demon, the Mothman, the Owlman, various depictions of grey aliens... look suspiciously alike :)
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raven-amos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
You never fail to amaze me. <3 Keep up the wonderful art.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Thanks! :)
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Oddsword Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
My theory as to how a creature devoted to stalking could evolve has to beckon element from William Gibson's work The Belonging Kind, where a sapient race of sea creatures has been evolving alongside mankind, and they evolved to integrate with human society and have the ability to completely morph the way they look, clothes and all. I would expect this would be along the same lines although much........creepier.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Wow, the Belonging Kind is sure a creepy and nice story. The whole bit about secreting money from body orifices is lovely and delightfully Gibsonian... A bit like commensal insects in ant nests that secrete the same warning or "feed me" chemicals as ant larvae.
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francisPapillon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Filmographer
What is huge is the picture size! 5300 px X 7000!

Anyway, this is a beautiful piece of artwork! I love the way that the background and the foreground merge together...
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Thanks! The large size is so that people can download and print it.
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this thing's huge! And awesome. (that's what she said indeed.)

You know, some people really do spend their lives as if they were constantly watched. I'd hate for all that paranoia to go to waste.

Also, now I know how to draw a city real fast.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Actually it's not much larger than a person, the city is supposed to be in the background...
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm talking about the file in full view!
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Ah, stupid me, sorry... It's large so that people can download it and make it into posters or something...
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thomastapir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
AWESOME! I think the creepiest aspect of this is that cryptic but very human gesture...Not necessarily a menacing gesture (other than the fact that it appears to be singling out the viewer), but the apparent intelligence behind it, the use of meaningful symbol to communicate. That's much more frightening than an alien jumping out and going "RAR!"
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
My ideas exactly - compare the "alien on tv" scene in Signs (as crap as that movie was,) with the "roar" aliens in a dozen other forgettable movies. Subtle gestures are way scarier.
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
My ideas exactly - compare the "alien on tv" scene in Signs (as crap as that movie was,) with the "roar" aliens in a dozen other forgettable movies. Subtle gestures are way scarier.
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Coolness!!!
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KriegsaffeNo9 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Man oh man do I love me some mothmen. Love the... everything, but the way it's expressing itself with its hands is very evocative.
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Rathika Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I quite like that creature. May I please yoink that idea?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Sure, go ahead! :)
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Love the pointing finger! Why...does it stalk people? Does it eat them, or have sex with them?

...both?
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nemo-ramjet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Maybe both :)
I first imagined this as a repto-mammal from a parallel universe. For some reason (in order to manipulate the flow of reality?) it terrorizes chosen victims by appearing only to them in certain moments of their lives. I imagined that this would be the being behind the mothman and owlman myths...
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bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Maybe its religion involve scaring people?
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