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Mr. Smeer by CliveBarker Mr. Smeer by CliveBarker
Mr. Smear
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This piece is so chilling, not in any let-me-kiss-your-ass kind of way but in a very real way. A way that calls to mind terrors so pure, so coded in the ethereal of the world that only terrors from childhood are called to memory in the intense fear I got on first sight of this piece. Only memories of nightmares from my childhood, before I'd been so dulled by the reassuring monotonous certainty of ongoing daily life as an adult, only they had any essence so terrifying, so without feet in this world, that's all that I could associate with at the moment of first-sight. Even now. Truly terrifying piece but also very beautiful in its purity and simplicity. One terrible being. I also feel the execution here is a departure from the rest of the work here. Is it the culmination of some of the other work? The evolution?
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'd hate to see that in the dark.
Mumume Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
So scary! Seriously! I love it!
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice work. :)
DasGhul Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012   General Artist
Anathema-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
I love you Mr. Smeer!
IgorEvergreen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how on its left cheek it is not clear where the hair ends and bone begins and on its right cheek how the smear gives a sense of supernatural shifting or movement. There is a sadness in eyes too, while the stretched mouth says to me, " I know you and I will consume you."
Odoms-Spire Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This actually gives me the chills...Kind of sees into your soul.
ElementalAmber Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I find this image quite terrifying, and it seems to reverberate through me a bit. *shiver*

MidianLovecraft13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
This. Is. Amazing. I am usually more verbose than this but I am unable to do little more than stare at my computer screen in wonder at this. Wow.
irmafreak Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
is he screaming?
Kid-Eternity Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Mr. Smear is scary!
steelgohst Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I also see sadness in this, but not hunger. More... longing, maybe? for what was before now?
artist3121 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Spooky as hell!
redorcno9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Alive with sadness, pain and hunger. Beautiful.
redorcno9 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Alive with sadness, pain and hunger.
sayokosirius Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
like an after image right after you wake up from a nightmare.
chricko Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Reminds me off a nightmare I once had.
Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
whoa dude, creepy shit.

love that simple brutality in your work :)
GrandStorm Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah Slenderman we meet again....
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