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Nightmare Theatre: Act 1: Sandman of Slumberland by ArtByNath Nightmare Theatre: Act 1: Sandman of Slumberland by ArtByNath
From the upcoming story "One of Many Winters" which is one of the stories in The Nightmare Theater anthology. More excerpts from the story to be released soon!

This is a product of an ongoing collaboration with the talented Kabir Shah (sketchypages.deviantart.com).
Not having collaborated with anyone before, I found this to be a very interesting and exciting experience, and I also learned a lot from watching Kabir perform his own magic.

The choice of a theatrical setting was made so that we could study lighting, compose multiple figures in perspective, and see if we could add emotion and mood to the piece. A particular inspiration was Helnwein's theatrical work.

We decided that Kabir would work on the background and I would develop most of the characters. In the end, though, each of us did a bit of both. And after a while, we decided to paint over the whole image in turns to try out a different way of working.

The difficult part was to make the characters seem real enough so that it would seem like a stage play, and still maintain a surrealistic, dream like feel to them.

Behind the scenes: blog.artbynath.com/2012/05/nig…
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Midniyt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool! <3
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ArtByNath Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa cool!
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ArtByNath Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) A slightly updated version will soon get on stage (so to speak).
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FirePhoenixCreations Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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Lord-Falkner Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oi! very scary!
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ArtByNath Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heh. Thanks! And careful looking at it before you got to sleep. I won't be held responsible for what darkness may spread from it. ;)
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Hawkbittern Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
It looks like a dark trip into dream land.
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ArtByNath Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's partly what we were trying to convey, so I'm glad you think so! :)
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AnneFreja Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nicely done :)
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ArtByNath Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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katr14 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
super fedt!
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ArtByNath Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mange tak! :)
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:iconkatr14:
katr14 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
det var så lidt og tak for at fave ^^
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ArtByNath Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Så lidt! Hehe. :)
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katr14 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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