31 Nightmares 2017: The 25th

Embers

The early concept pictured above was from a series of nightmares about pretty much hell on earth. There was fire raining down from the skies. This is what I imagine a zoomed out view to be.


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31 Nightmares 2017: The 19th

Wisps
© 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

Sometimes the strange and otherworldly creeps into my head when I’ve had a particularly stressful period of time. My body will literally feel drained by the mental taxing and eventually it gives out and I’ll head into a deep sleep. This is the usual recipe for my nightmares.

You’ve heard me describe settings of hope within these dreams before here during #31Nightmares.

This artwork is the visual representation of a place that brought hope inside one of my most terrifying dreams. Myself and a group of friends were being chased by a lake like an old-school splatter movie. Though, from a first person perspective in my nightmares, this was not the sort of place I wanted to stay long. These little wisps were lights that helped lead us out of a barren area of the forest.


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31 Nightmares 2017: The 18th

Skipping Stones © 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com
Creepy clowns have become all the rage again thanks to the revive of the movie IT. This character concept is based off of a series of nightmares I had a few months back starring just that. This tiny little lady was pretty fast, and she had the most unique, spine-snapping laugh. I just had to add her in this year!


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31 Nightmares 2017: The 17th

Tonight we continue our journey down the surreal horror path with some more of my early concept pieces done this year. This one was based off of a nightmare where this inky apparition showed up in a crystal ball, only to be seen face to face later in the dream.

She’s yet another that’s inspired more than one piece of art.

Clear Vision © 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

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31 Nightmares 2017: The 15th

Tangled © 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

This creepy design was inspired by a nightmares where I was trapped under vines, branches, thorns, you name it, and I was trying to claw my way out. Creepy crawlies got to me and proceeded to do their work.


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