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THE DARKNESS IN THE DEEP by AlexanderLevett THE DARKNESS IN THE DEEP by AlexanderLevett
As I do plenty of dishes myself I just thought I would creep myself out and anyone else who doesn't use a dishwasher, sorry. I doubt I can use this as an excuse to get out of it though..... Your thoughts are greatly welcome
All created in Photoshop on a wacom. All reference photos used belong to me and were taken for this competition

EDIT: the response to this has been amazing and I cannot thank you enough. You have all kept me smiling and laughing through all of your comments. THANK YOU :):)
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MarSchons Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This isn't encouraging me to get the dishes done.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
You know you want to!
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TheOutcastOfTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad i have a dishwasher O.o'
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
I don't…………. darn.
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TheOutcastOfTheNight Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nuuuuuuu :nailbiter: 
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jaymeefox Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Oooh that did made me jump when I saw this.  

I hate that little hole that has razor teeth... >.>   Never know if one day.... the switch got flicked on and no one was near it.....
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
The response to this piece has been amazing and the face in the water really catches people out, I loved that about it. Thank you so much
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DariusM1993 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG amazing :). Was like OMG when i zoomed in and seen that freeky face in the water.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I really wanted that frightening realisation moment when you see the face. Thank you
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DariusM1993 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
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Tibusfaciem02 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
It does seem to have that effect on people. Thank you
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That feel when you zoom in and realize it's all painted ... damn you're good.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Thanks, but not everything is drawn, I just did not have time for that. All of the foam is from my photo which I have edit and added the central darkness too. I drew in most of the central bubbles to finish it off. Also the first part of my arms that hit the foam are from the photo, which I then extended. 
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh. In that case ... I'm impressed that you can pull it off in a way that people are completely confused if it's one thing or the other xD
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
It is a real pain sometimes when I can draw artwork that looks like a photograph and some refuse to believe that it is drawn. I think I am just going to have to add a lot more detail in my descriptions to stop any confusion. 
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BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Keh heh ... yeah, that happens. I noticed that the people who usually say this don't draw/paint that much themselves, but it happens. And the better you get at photorealism ... meh
Still, I like that kind of stuff, and you're doing it right ^^
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LassieTheArtist Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how, at first glance, the drain in the sink on the left looks almost like an extremely wide eye. It's almost as though it's staring at the creature in horror too.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
It is interesting how many people picked up on the drain looking like an eye. Thank you
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lotrnerdandproud Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
well im never looking into a sink again

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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Glad I can be scary....thank you
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mr-art123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you are no one of my FAVORITE artists I look up to you and hope to be an amazing artist just like you one question.. what medium is that?
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Thank you so much, it is really appreciated. This one was drawn in Photoshop.
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Horresco Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Sad this didnīt get a price :(
You did an amazing job! I love the whole concept and the style is great too. I now have an excuse to never wash the dishes ever again
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I am a little disappointed but at least I got into the semi's, thank you
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UteSmile Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frightening scene - looks simply great!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thank you very much.
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4theloveofdrawing Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Very creepy. I will stick to using the dish washer!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thank you, sadly I don't get the choice, :)
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Object---Collector Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Fantastic work and I love concept...;}
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I really appreciate you taking the time to comment, thank you.
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EveryoneDeservesLove Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Heh. No sleep for me C:
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Sorry, thank you for taking time to comment
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EveryoneDeservesLove Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
It's fine. But very good job. n_n
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dannyovt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
My opinion is that yours should be one of the top 3. The image projects the idea behind the contest very well. The thing however is that the image while creepy also has a jocular element to it (which imo might hurt it a bit). Since I saw the image a few days it just stood out in my mind, so I hope you get on top 3 prizes.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you so much for your support and I can only hope. I also think people can turn to humour as a way of lightening the mood which I know I have enjoyed joking with people about this piece. I hope like you say that does not hurt its chances.
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TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Really creepy.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you
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MSorrows Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The detail...it's immaculate! I'm actually in awe from this piece of art. Keep it up!

Check mine out as well? :)
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you, the details are my obsession...I really like the idea and the framing of your entry and if I can offer you any advice please just ask
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MSorrows Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm always welcome to criticism.
Details aren't my strong suit but I'm working on them. Lol
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Your gallery shows you have great creativity and plenty of talent. Lighting and shadows is the best thing to develop first before worrying about details.
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MSorrows Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you :)
I kinda have this main type of art I do, but I'm trying to broaden my creative skills. However, almost always, I end up with this dark piece of art. Even if the colours themselves aren't in the "Dark and Dreary" category. Hahah

Yeah, I've been trying to think of projects that will truly help me with the lighting and shadows. But, for some reason, something as simple as that is difficult in my mind.
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Disosa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I saw all the Entries. And you will be one of the winners for sure! :wow:
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Thank you for the support and I am through to the semi's which is amazing.
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Disosa Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: Weeeeeeeee!!! :blowkiss:
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