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Be careful what you wish for by CrazyRatty Be careful what you wish for by CrazyRatty
Virgil Morgenstern was a normal teenager who, as many others had lately, had taken an interest in vampires. He had gone through dozens of books, written stories, drawn them, roleplayed them, anything you could possibly do.
But it wasn't enough. Virgil wanted to become a vampire. He didn't believe they were fictional. There had to be a way.

Imagine how overjoyed he was when he found out there was.

That was why he didn't get suspicious when the man with the long pointed mask held up the jar with the unnaturally large mosquitoes. Not even when the same man placed one of them on his arm. Not even after the giant insect bit him, causing horrible stinging pain through his entire arm. He finally got what he wanted. He was happy.

His happiness didn't last long though. Over the course of several days his face started twisting and distorting. He lost his hair and his upper jaw slowly started shooting forward. Eventually he realized what was happening. But it was too late.

He was turning into a mosquito.

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Ooookay. This might require some explanation. First of all, this is a combination of things. I've been playing with different digital painting styles, and I needed to make a serious picture to test them on, instead of doodles. Here I tried to do some general digital painting in combination with `ursulav's scribbly style thing.

This is also an entry to Seventh Sanctum's vampire contest, and an picture for the 100 themes thing I'm doing.

As for the mosquito mutant vampire thing, this is an idea I've had for several years now. I'm actually making a mask of it in school right now. The main idea was a fantasy world where all fantasy creatures had been twisted into terrifying Silent Hill style monsters. This is not actually how I they're supposed to look, this is how I originally designed them: [link]
I find the mid-transformation version a whole lot more fun to draw though.

Okay, no one likes walls of text so I'll stop writing now.
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monk001 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like the mid transformation stage. the teeth and proboscis are amazing. i can't stop looking at the eyes. the final one seems too, birdlike and uniform. this one is somewhat human and really emphasizes the pain and contortions such a transformation incurs. i wouldn't mind seeing antenea or carapace burst through his skin. or compound eyes splitting through their progenitors. all in all a fescenating concept
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Mmmmm, I don't particularly like the idea of parts popping out of nowhere though. Not as horrifying. Transformations I prefer everything to be constructed by already existing parts. Like the proboscis is actually a tooth and the hollow part is forming by the tongue attaching to the roof of the mouth.

The point is less a person turning into a mosquito and more the human form being twisted into a form vaguely resembling one.
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monk001 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see. antenea have evolved as homologous structures in many creatures from preexisting parts. maybe a few hairs grew and wraped into a set? maybe coming out of the nose? carapace-like skin has formed as the result of a number of diseases. hmm, i personally like my mutations to have an element of humanity left in them because it makes them easier to emphathise with, though this may not be your goal
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I can see something like this happening in an episode of Fringe or maybe an episode of Grimm.
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Huh. I can see that!
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monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. Especially seeing in Grimm they have spider and bee-like Wesen, I think a mosquito-like Wesen would be interesting.
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alexdoctorson Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Insanely cool. Just a suggestion, but I'd like to see him with before, middle, and after pictures. You've already done the middle.
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
There's the after: [link]
Before... uh.. just a normal person? I don't know hahaha
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InfectedPyrenees Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Das hot.
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Oh yes. So very sexy.
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BlackjackConcpiracy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
You're not gonna believe this, but I had a very similar idea myself xD You've pulled it off perfectly, of course, he's so grotesque looking!
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Heh, none of my jokes are particularly original, so it doesn't surprise me other people have thought of the same thing. :) This particular page was inspired by Calvin and Hobbes.
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BlackjackConcpiracy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Ahh, I love Calvin and Hobbes ^^ I can see some of the inspiration, I think! Anyway, once again, great job!
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TheDJTC Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
This is unbearably cool.

I love this, it's so horrifying and well colored. The picture itself also sort of seems like one of those old pictures of freaks and oddities.
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Thanks! It was very fun designing this, I wanted it to get the effects that the human features had been twisted into the shape else rather than just, I dunno, actually being turned into a bug.
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Demonlemon Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
bloody awesome design
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zsskeyboard Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
OMFG!HOW DO YOU DO THAT? you have skill, man...it makes me horny :horny: JKJKJKJKJK
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
... Should I be scared?
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NOOBX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
COMMERE AN GIVE YER UNCLE HERSHEL A KISS!
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EveningOkami Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so creepy...I love it~
But know, I'm gonna stay the heck away from mosquitos...
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Hehe, I think most people normally stay away from mosquitoes anyways, you know. Thank you.
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Jadeit3 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is down right creepy... :clap: Well done! Congrats on the win!
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Wow... I won! That's really cool! Thank you.
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horrorpheliac Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
it reminds me of the guy from beatlejuice
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experiencedrookie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol. You know what? You're right. I know exactly who you're talking about. :w00t:
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4thtroika Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Cool and freaky!
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Thank you! That was the plan.
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strangerobots Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Whoa.
I love this so much. It's just the kind of art style I like.
You better win the contest!
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Hehe. Thank you. And we'll see. Doesn't really matter to me, I originally wasn't planning to enter it at all. I just wanted to draw this picture.
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TheApocalypseReader Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
wow, it's a great concept!
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Thank you!
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twignjojo Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sooooooo creepy! I think I'm gonna have nightmares now! :XD:
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Hehe. Exactly what I was going for.
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just awesome! :heart:
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Thank you!
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely a unique vampire :rofl:
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Boaal Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Holy christ, that's grim! I love it XP
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Hehe. Thank you. I'm glad people like it.
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IndianaJonas Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Häftig bild! Väldigt väl arbetad och jag gillar hur du har gjort hans hår
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
Tack så mycket!
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Elegance-Whiteviolet Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Dang that's scary looking!
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Thank you! That's what I was going for. As you can tell. <.<
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Elegance-Whiteviolet Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Here's a pic of mine! [link]
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yikes. ^^; Wow. That is insanely scary and freaky and awesome at the same time. Wow. You had better win that contest. XP
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CrazyRatty Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Hehe. Thank you! And we'll see. This was very fun to make though, I don't really care if I win or not.
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe. You win the prize for an amazing imagination from me so there. ^^ That's what really counts. xp You win hugs. Lots and lots of hugs. cx *glomps hugs lots* ^^
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