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December 31, 2012
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My Closet Friend by Dynamaito My Closet Friend by Dynamaito
First of all, I want to start by saying that this is an image I am sure I would not have drawn had it not been for this competition. I have sketched him a few times, and even thought about doing colored illustrations in the past, but I never had a reason to do so until now.

When I was a child I was afraid of the dark and especially afraid of what was in the closet. I was about 5 when my mom found out. A few days later she bought me washable crayons. She told me to draw pictures (of me, my friends, cartoons I loved, or anything that would make me happy) on the wall near my closet. She told me that if I did so, my scary closet would transform into warm sun. A Sun that would give light to the world on my wall with the pull of a string.

From that moment on I was still afraid of the dark but I was never afraid of my closet again. However, to this day my mom has yet to figure out what I had drawn on my wall. It was neither a friend I knew or a cartoon she knew I was me and a figure whom I called "Hhol".

For the life of me I do not remember drawing anyone whom I called "Hhol". I do however remember drawing strange figures on the wall. For reasons I can only attribute to the scary movies I watched as a kid, this is what I imagine "Hhol" looked like...and it's probably why I was afraid of my closet when I was 5 :cries:

Sorry for long description, I held this for a long time. I wish everyone good luck in the contest =)
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HelloAxi Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hhol is such a cool name imo:P
razort300 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
YyanaOni Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh my...I think I yeah, yeah I wet myself. Now, I'm going to have to check every closet in my house to make sure Hhol isn't there.
StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh boy, got that Paranormal Activity feel to your story.

Nice character though, well designed.

Odd that I hear Bob Hopkins if I stare at him too long.
yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
actually, when you really look at him. he doesn't seem as threatening as he looks.
StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thats what he wants you to think.
DasSovietCanuck Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, neat monster here! Really interesting how you drew upon your own personal experience to create this very striking picture. Wonderfully creepy job, all things said. I especially love the way you handled the lighting and your childhood scribblings.

Keep up the great work, dynamaito! =D
NerezaFire Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
is it bad thats he looks cute to me I wanna keep him <3
in all seriousness its acualy a butiful work your lighting is great
Dynamaito Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nah, some people think he's cute too lol. Thank you very much, I am constantly working hard at studying al types of light source =)
NerezaFire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
your quite welcomed :)
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