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The Deep Ones by PaperandDust The Deep Ones by PaperandDust
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The Deep ones

That was all they were known as... The people of the island had never seen them, except for glimpses - slithering shadows in the dark - but they knew they were there.

They had always been there.

Sometimes, people would disappear... heading off into the night, looking for lost items - never to return. People learnt never to search.
They just went missing too, if they did.
It was said that the deep ones were jealous of the people... That humans had something they could never possess, so they took them- hoping to gain it.
All the people truly knew was that it was only a matter of time before someone else was taken... Mostly the children.
And when they were...

More of The Deep Ones would appear.


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Pretty much the theme song for the piece:
[link]

This one got first in the Shaun Tan young artists award competition. Quite chuffed - He was such a gentleman!
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:iconimprobablesage:
improbablesage Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   General Artist
This is incredible
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconmawgly79:
mawgly79 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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SnowNightFall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Photographer
I really like the song! I can see the inspiration from it. Awesome.
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:iconfawad87:
fawad87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student
love your fantasy ,beautiful work
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:iconcallistazm:
CallistaZM Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Geezuz H.....can't imagine how long this took.....
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:iconqueenofquills:
QueenOfQuills Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Writer
Very Tim Burton-esque :D Beautiful :love:
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:iconleslieluazul:
LeslieLuAzul Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
great!! xD materials?? :D
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hah, thankyou! Mostly watercolour and pen. :)
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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing detail! :heart:
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:iconlittlepunkcat:
LittlePunkCat Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
your art is so beautiful and unique
i really like everything which i saw in your gallery...
the details of this drawing re amazing *__*
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:iconleopard-of-time:
Leopard-of-Time Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is ideally the most heartbreaking teddy bear I have ever seen in my entire life. D:
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:iconartbycher:
ArtByCher Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Nice work! Great detail and facial expressions
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:iconviolet-clouds:
violet-clouds Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
OMG! Must have taken so much time!!! I'm amazed ;)
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:iconclickybiro:
clickybiro Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   General Artist
A truly beautiful picture and the level of detail is just astounding!!
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:iconmanuelberrios:
manuelberrios Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
... muy bueno
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:iconyosephyne:
Yosephyne Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is beyond beautiful! So intricate, fantastical...:iconcheerplz:
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:iconfireworkbug:
Fireworkbug Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome!!! swirlyyyy =]
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthecreativeclash:
TheCreativeClash Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
reminds me of The Thief of Always! love it!
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou!!! :)
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dillydally40 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Where'd you get the inspiration for this? :)
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Slaughtering creepy-crawlies on the xbox game Oblivion. :lol:
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dillydally40 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
LOOOOL hahahaha! That's fantastic XD I've played that game and I absolutely love it but I've neeeever had any inspiration like that XD hahaha wow. Maybe if I play more Fallout: New Vegas I'll get some kind of inspiration too XD
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:iconanjourekloos:
anjourekloos Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011   General Artist
congratulations on winning the contest for this drawing!!!!!:winner:
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:iconflightresponse:
flightresponse Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Such an interesting drawing, finding all of the little hidden elements within.
I love when you can look INTO a drawing. I'lll be here for awhile looking all around. :)
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golden-eidolon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! I love all the details! :love:
How long did this take you, by the way?
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou very much! :)
Hmmm... I'd say a few weeks, on and off.
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golden-eidolon Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that must have taken a lot of patience and perseverance! :D
Once again, great job!
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ArinantWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the way you did everything all the details makes me so happy the colloring is nice but tiny looking nothing wrong with that because the blacks with the tiny bit colloring make the whole thing beatyfull I love it.

besides Im curious what kind of materials do you use?
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou! I use Watercolour and black pen, usually. :)
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:iconarinantwolf:
ArinantWolf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome

i see.
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:iconshannonvalentine:
ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
There's so much going on, I found myself looking at this for a long time. Really impressive work. All the details are wonderful and beautifully done. Gorgeous work!
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm really glad you like it! Thanks :)
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:iconluhtien:
luhtien Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Your art is beautiful and inspiring :D
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thankyou! :)
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:iconwhimsical-dreams:
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner May 28, 2011   Photographer
You have such a wonderful talent. This is not only creatively unique, it's something that draws in everyone who has the imagination to see so much more. Well done. :heart:
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Bah, practice isn't talent! :P But thankyou :) I'm truly glad you like my stuff!
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:iconartsyfartsy1998:
artsyfartsy1998 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I officially love you.
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:iconsaltje1982:
Saltje1982 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing :)
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:iconsky-chair:
Sky-Chair Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This must have taken so looong...Your patience must be limitless!
It's gorgeous! :aww:
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:iconstefanjanisch:
StefanJanisch Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The transitions between the colours are amazing! It's heart-warming and depressing at the same time.
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:iconanrylacko:
Anrylacko Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
nice job! :)
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:iconurban-lingo:
urban-lingo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
you draw most beautifully. :heart:
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thankyou! I'm glad you think so! :heart:
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:iconxxwingxx:
xxwingxx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student General Artist
woah! so much detail!! well done!^^
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanks!
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:iconxxwingxx:
xxwingxx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Student General Artist
its ok^^
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:iconless-noch:
Less-Noch Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student
You are so talented :love:
ANd you have a very speial style... I think I haven't seen anything like it yet :D
I also love the concept in this one! :D
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