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The Deep by VileYonderboy The Deep by VileYonderboy
As we dive deep into the unconscious, sometimes there are creatures lurking that want to drag us down deeper…





Although I really did create this from both a dream and from irrational fear. I was having problems breathing at night gasping for air and was dreaming that I was sinking down further or being pulled by something. I also think we deal with a lot things that are deep within us and only surface in times of stress this represents that.

Interestingly a month before I did this piece we also had visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And the octopus that was there was attracted to me or my shirt I was not sure if it wanted to eat me or be my friend. But every time I walked up to the tank it followed me and only me. People all around the area were like, look at that octopus follow that guy! I put my hand up to the glass and it put it's tentacle up to meet it. It was very surreal but I felt no danger... When I left for the day I was sort of sad, it seemed as friendly as a cat or a puppy!

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Given 2010-11-15
The Deep by ~VileYonderboy. Beautiful, creative and deep... ( Featured by KeremGo )
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Marvellous of colors and shading. The effect of the image is increased by not showing the view what thetentacles are coming from. (It could be a kraken but its might be something else)
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Rwd4more Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Very nice.. Good job!  Faved!
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sorenskt Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Hello! What an amazing picture? May I use it on my blog? I will provide a link back to this page :)

Thanks!!
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, but only if it is linked back.
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Real-Squid-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Hehehehehe, de-geso~:diabolic:
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:iconvileyonderboy:
VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is de-geso?
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sylver-dali Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning work
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:iconvileyonderboy:
VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you very much :D
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Agacora Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A very powerful image. The mind can be a dangerous thing sometimes.
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed...
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Dazeinnight Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
awesome
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Dazeinnight Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
welcome!
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Dazeinnight Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
welllllcomeee
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MCKrauss Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Your art has been featured in this important article here. Spread the word, show it some love and tell some friends!
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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MorganOfTheFaeries Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
i commented already but i feel i should comment again. i love the sea and ocean i have had many a dream where i was sinking beneath the waves and all i could see above me was the passing of dolphins and fish and divers that could not see me. but i felt at peace in this water sinking deeper into the abyss of water. i fell slowly and i relaxed and let the currents carry me away to another place and another time.

although this drawing is off of a more sinister dream of being dragged to the depths. i find it a most intriguing piece of art. i love it. it reminds me of my dream and i sympathize with the artist of having that fear of the abyss. my friend has a similar fear and she is almost phobic of dark water. i respect the water's power to nurture us and to frighten us. it would be like swimming in loch ness at night. the feeling of helplessness. i love this piece. i think you did a marvelous job and i think it is one of the best pictures i have ever seen. it explores a fear we all have and you did that wonderfully.

by the way love the story on the octopus following you. that would be so cool. i think it was trying to commune with you. which is totally awesome. keep up the good work.

Cheers. Willow
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I am glad you did and I thank you again if I thanked you before!
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photofairy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010   General Artist
Your awesome work has been featured in Design of Liquid November Spotlight [link] and [link]
:hug:
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
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Angel-Mythrael Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so I've met your art before! I liked it very much, this dark atmosphere coming from the deep..!
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am confused how you have met my art before?
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Angel-Mythrael Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You know there's a "Daily Deviation" section at the bottom of the page? There was your work and it just caught my eye, though I rarely look at this section (well, I never look there X). That's all ^^
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH! I see now.
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Moondrao32 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
AHHH ITS THE KRAKEN! ( Nice pic!)
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or something more sinister...
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Moondrao32 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
yeah. Shudder*
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Elilustratodo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrat for your DD
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Elilustratodo Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP!
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my-dark-desires Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a amazing story to go with it, it must have been very special.
Have you taken pictures of that event?

I really like the depth you have created, the wonderful looking up point of view almost asif you allow the watcher to crawl in the octopus skin and pull the diver down, and he too seems not that frightened, it must be the story you told worth it, for the first time I seen this it was intense and darker. Like evil lurking beneath, now, after reading your artist comment, it more comes across as curious and maybe playful.

Yeah, the mind is a weird thing!

Keep up the amzing work!
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I have a little video it was so dark in there and flashes (were frowned upon as it scares the critters). But yes I think I got a little video. Yes I wanted you to both feel for the tentacles and for the diver! Thank you so much for the comments!
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photofairy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   General Artist
wonderful artist's statement! and octopi are very intelligent, so I am sure there was a connection. one of those "synchronicity" moments.
beautiful work :clap:
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much what a lovely comment! I live in the city of synchronicity...
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photofairy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   General Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop that hugging it is too nice...lol
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photofairy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   General Artist
:rofl: ok then :fork:
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG...well I did not mean to stab me in the head with a fork! I am dizzy need to lay down oh noes blud bluuuuud!
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photofairy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010   General Artist
awww, here, here :hug: :D
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow oddly getting stabbed in head has changed my thoughts (more likely damaged them or destroyed them completely) on getting hugs! Yes please send me more :hug:s as wince ever time i check my DA messages now...
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Antrophy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I think you just painted my worst nightmear O_O
I have such fear for deep and dark waters,i always think something is gonna grab me,,
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scary huh? I am sorry I did not mean to scare you! I gave you a :llama: though!
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Antrophy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Haha thanks :)
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes of course!
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voloschka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
this is fantastic!
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so very much!
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MasPix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
really creepy great atmosphere
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VileYonderboy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I am glad you liked it!
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AshRandom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
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