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My New Friend by AlexRuizArt My New Friend by AlexRuizArt
Only a child could probably embrace something so horrific!:)

Painted from a sketch in Photoshop. I'm in the process of creating a video tutorial explaining how to create a digital painting from a sketch, much like this one.

For now, you can see other video tutorials I've created at my store: [link]
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:iconcaylinr:
CaylinR Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Wow. Well Done!
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:iconmitchenstein:
Mitchenstein Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aw, I love. Wonderful.
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
good one!
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:iconphthalon:
phthalon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
cute and scary at the same time :)
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:iconmusobsd:
Musobsd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely had to stop to look at this picture. A thousand submissions in my inbox, and this is the best one that I've seen all day. So creepy, the innocence of children can be exploited in these paintings so richly, this is wonderful work! Macabre as hell itself, just how I like it! :D
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jflaxman Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Now that's just great! Kids and the bonds they share with pets...
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dragonholder411 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the concept! And I believe you're right, it seems like children are the most innocent and accepting of things, moreso than what any older human being would be willing to accept because it's Unknown and Different which is what humans fear, yet so much is already Unknown and Strange to a child, how is something like this creature you created any different?
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ICannotDrawToSaveMe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I think it looks kind of cute. o_o
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:iconobsessedkitten:
obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconrealms-of-nowhere:
Realms-of-Nowhere Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love the colors and the texture.
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:iconcmvreud:
CMVreud Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
why horrific?
i would give him the cookie and see if he's gonna explode.
You never know by an alien.
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:iconlas-t:
LAS-T Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
thats so cute !
he looks like my brother...the monsters probably me (hehe)
kudos :clap:
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Industrial-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautifully drawn! :D
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MONSTEVR Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
I was about to be like, "Nuh uh! I could [embrace something so horrific]!" But then I thought about it. It took me a couple tries before I figured out a scenario in which that was actually true. And even then it started out with me waking up and running away (before finally coming back and asking, "You have no interest in even harming me, do you.") Of course, once me and it were friends, the rest of my friends would come around before too long. I'd be like, "Yeah, me and Devaughn are just hangin' out behind Donnelly. You know those benches that face the library? Stop on by, we'll be here for a while. The weather's beautiful." And Alanna would be like, "Ooh, who's Devaughn?" and I'd go, "Friend o'mine. Met it on the brink of nightmare." And Alanna would just think I was bein' Miley until she rolled up and saw that thing sitting on the bench with me--she'd probably think it was someone in costume as one of my characters (I work at role-playing camp) until Devaughn talked, and then she'd be like, "HOLY SHIT." ...Okay, maybe Alanna's not the best example.

...Can Devaughn fly? The whole process might go a lot smoother if some big wings busted out the back and it screamt some otherworldly, infernal scream and flew away and while Alanna or Mike or whoever was still shocked out of there paradigm I'd just calmly remark, "He or she'll be right back. Had to go to the bathroom."

Why did my head name it Devaughn.
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FollowTheKuda Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008   General Artist
I love your work. I really like the gritty atmosphere surrounding most everything you do. I especially love this one though, it brings me back to lost innocence.

I look forward to other works. :)
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zombieater Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
I like it when kids befriend horrible creatures. By the way, you have a great gallery, will have to find time to really take a nice look at it, thanks for posting.
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Ookawa-Issui Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Looks kind of like the alien things from Fina Fantasy: Spirits Within
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:iconmdandree:
mdandree Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Beautifully drawn and a fantastic consept! :)
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:iconkallus:
Kallus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yay, your gallery is packed with great stuff! :D
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:iconfonzosagua:
fonzosagua Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
very cool
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Anathema6205 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
oh so very beautiful!
absolutely incredible...
embracing a nightmare..
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:icontan2k:
tan2k Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great piece, I just had to add to my favs!
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xKaseix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
What a wonderful story told with just one picture. :love:
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:iconuglyographer:
uglyographer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
This is great!
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NightmareXClockwork Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
I love this idea. Really magnificent texture as well, :+fav:.
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AlexIKaine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Daw cuuuuuute
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Fyrst-Garvin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
coolcoolcoolcoolcoolcool
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InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
that's awesome. I really like how you've coloured it. And it's such an adorable subject. :) and maybe I would embrace the big cute thing too (okay, I have to admit that I'm acting like a child from time to time :D nothing wrong with that, is it?). great artwork.
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jkno4u Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Excellent work! Very powerful image!
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Rad!
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RiverofLife777 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Great work.
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:iconfxmorph:
FXMorph Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
Pretty friggin' awesome. Nice use of shadows.
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:iconhungrysparrow:
Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Oh wow this is so cute- especially the kid. I love the dark fairytale feel.
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SasukeDeviantSun Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Brilliant! :) Well done.
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:iconadyjb:
ADYJB Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I see a resemblance of 'General Grievous' in the creatures face! Nice
all round piece.
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:iconmpcp13:
mpcp13 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I am of the opinion that Lovecraftian-ish horrors are cute. Which means I resonate with how that child feels.
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zJoriz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Impressive! Love the contrast, the softness and sharpness in one, and the concept. Great work.
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PIROtehnic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist
:clap:
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jvgce Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
only children don't judge friend from it's look.......:D.......very nice work man......:)
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astarot Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I'd embrace him he look cute fmo. Reminds me kinda my childhood....all day daydreaming, nice work Alex.
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exilefx Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
definatly worth a fav and the colours empasize the whole feeling in the boy, great piece!
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:iconinkfloyd:
inkfloyd Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008   Digital Artist
reminds me a little the comics "Stray Toaster" from Bill Sienkiewicz!
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:iconans-pencil:
ans-pencil Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
the child's expression...this is endearing ^^
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:iconmattcarter:
MattCarter Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I love this, really shows inocence
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DanielaUhlig Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work :)
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Imagine all the fun and mischeif those two could get into.
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:iconmonstevr:
MONSTEVR Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Precisely the right amount.
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NevoAngelo-Arm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
Like your custom brush ^^b
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:iconmasterfulmind:
masterfulmind Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
awesome pic. I especially like the kids expression.
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BlutigWolf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe...it's cute.
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