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Demonic Circus by vinegar Demonic Circus by vinegar
Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconmidnighttea7:, :iconvinegar: and :iconshuu-washuu:
For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is vinegar's idea: Demonic Circus. Got from a video game name generator, but still it sounds cool, right?


Okay, I got kind of carried away with it. Had so much fun with the faces that when I finished them I needed to make all the rest more realistic than I intended to. Ah well. One day I'll learn ;)

The twins were inspired by the twins from The Shining, and I used some random still as a reference for their hands. Just the hands though. Clown's hands are referenced on my own. Her face not refernced which is perhaps why her smile is so weird. I learned painting teeth hurts. Other than that, just too much time in Photoshop and Painter ;)

I have to say it's first thing I painted that I'm quite fond of since a long time. Hope you'll like it too!

Close ups on my blog. I'm not sure if I'm finished with it, but I'll leave it like that for now.

daekazu's version:
Demonic Circus by daekazu

MidnightTea7's version:
demonic circus by MidnightTea7

shuu-washuu's version:
Demonic Circus - WIP by shuu-washuu

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Dashieandluna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Soooooo scary
zephn356 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Photographer

You might want to check out before Nov 14th this would fit in it well in Cirque Inspired Art category.

TweekTweekCoffee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student Artist
I love it :demonic: Caninoid: The Demonic Version 
Sabrillian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is sick! love the atmosphere portrayed here
joe4224 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Incredible. Absolutely incredible.
Toxic-Creativity Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Now this is just too awesome for words! - Luke
Eitvys200 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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BloomingRoseXeniia Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here --> [link] :blackrose:
Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this!
happychipmunks Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
TheBeautifulFear Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh man.... I could just stare at this so hours.... this totally caters to my darker side!! I adore it ;)
TALPHASETA Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're so cute, yet so creepy all at once!!:aww:
They remind me of two characters of mine who are twins (only one of them is really scary, though). ;p
bladegoddess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
All three characters look just like someone named Kristen, in all her different looks. The resemblance is amazing! You have matched her character to a T as well, excellent work, got to love it! Seriously wicked artistry! :D
vinegar Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
who's Kristen?
bladegoddess Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I have a very interesting job, I study people, their looks, lifestyles, habits, etc. When I look at different art it always amazes me how much closeness there is to certain people even when the artist may not know them personally. Like we are all connected on a higher level somehow. Who she is is not of great importance but this so nails it when it comes to her, I'm sure many would agree. Again, wickedly beautiful! You are very talented :)
bladegoddess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
All three of these characters look just like someone named Kristen in all her different looks. It's amazing the resemblance! Character is suited to a T as well! Got to love it! Seriously wicked :D
kyebii Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Photographer
lov lov lov
KellCandido Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible!
lacrima83 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
greatest piece of art!thx for inspiration! [link]
ToRmEnTtHeFaLlEn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! I am speechless
Jaylayson Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Um wow. This is amazing.
Ravynsland Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Writer
I am eerily reminded of Dark Woods Circus "The chairman with the big eyes"... :o
Jema-Griffiths Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
wow if you stare at it long enough it moves thats pretty weird nice work!!!
MaxSilverHammer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
OMG! I know you hate it when people say, "this reminds me of....."
But I bought this awesome tube at PSPTubesEmporium last Halloween and made a cool animated "Shining" tag out of the girls. I like your version of the twins even better than the movie version.
Your art ROCKS!!

vinegar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
haha, thanks so much! glad you had fun with the tube! :)
nvardio Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Seriously disturbed! I love it! U've just got into my top ten.. Thank you.
Estruda Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant !!
angelsm84 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work!
I love circus, clown and dark ambient
Curiosajess Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student General Artist
That woman is FUCKINCREEPY! :fear:
Mizidora Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011

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spacebabes Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Annanonyma Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Your coloring is incredibly amazing... And the way you draw is even more amazing.... It's incredible how similar the twins are... That must have been really difficult.
nathuska101 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
It's great but I think they blinked at me...
OnceUponADecember14 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student General Artist
emilition Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :D
glosh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome! love the womans red eyes c:
CamaroGirl666 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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TheSpore666 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
This is a freakin scary picture and will haunt my dreams for a long time, damn good work!
Multimorph Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I think the strange smile adds to the atmosphere.
thedarkenedkeeper Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa, slightly creepy <.< >.>
The tones are great, giving it the creepy, spooky effect.
I LOVE the twin girls! Gives a creepy atmosphere. I like it. And "ringmaster"/"clown" has that creepy face >.>
Good amount of gore too.
Well done! :D
TrueHistory Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
very nice! added to faves. keep up the great work!
hikaphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
scary and wonderful
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Wicked!!! Love it!!! Dynamite Work!!!
CastleDown13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Reminds me of the cover of Pride and Prejuduce and Zombies.
Constantine00 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
WOW I just watched Torchwood and pic reminds me of the episode I saw and also remind me of The Shining like you said and Stephen King IT as well. Very cool indeed!
mstch Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student
Amazing *O*
Love the shading and the expressions! <3
peakachu1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Student Photographer
I love it! The Twins are definitely creepy - the kind that play jump rope & sing the Freddy Kruger rhyme! I am going to have to check out that game now! May have found a new one to play LOL
Elena1409 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty scary
CiciDepraved Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Writer
Where can I go get a ticket??? c8 I love this
LaceIncission88 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
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