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Catacomb by CanisAlbus Catacomb by CanisAlbus

Necropolis, the catacomb. 

Endless corridors, filled with remains of the past. Skulls watching as you pass by them, light of your lantern on their grinning teeth and shadows in their empty eye sockets. Dust, bones and you. A silent oblivion.

This is where you learnt the ways of the city of the dead, Machete. This is where you learnt to embrace the darkness.

This is where you lost everything worth living for.

Graphite and Gimp.

Artwork, character © CanisAlbus
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:iconwolfox-y:
Wolfox-y Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that one skull with opened mouth scared me.
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neonwolf6778 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, how long did it take to do the skulls?
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CanisAlbus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't really remember the exact time, but it certainly took quite a while.
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Cobalt-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello! :dummy:
This lovely picture has been featured in my journal :>
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Mystery-Voice Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous lighting and expression!
Are you planning to start a webcomic (or already have one)?
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Draconicat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Creepy, and very cool....
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:iconcriminalspirit:
CriminalSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this piece, awesome! :la:
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MacGreen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Koskaan en ole ollut yhtä lähellä ihmisen maallisia jäännöksiä kuin mitä Pariisin katakombeissa.
Tulee miltei epätodellinen olo kuinka paljon kalloja ja luita sinne on saatu mahtumaan...
Mutta kiehtova paikka kaiken kaikkiaan ja tämä työ muistuttaa minua juuri niistä asioista, jotka minua
näissä synkissä aiheissa kiinnostavat. Kaunista jälkeä syvyysvaikutelman ja värityksen kanssa. <3
En ole muissa katakombeissa käynyt, vielä, mutta ystäväni kerran pettyi Italian katakombeihin
sillä ne olivat tyhjillään luista...tosin en nyt muista paikkaa jossa hän vieraili.
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Speeddog001 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
The lighting on this one makes it more creepy, nice touch =)
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Inkrunner12 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Are you ever going to write a story or something about Machete? Like his history or something of that nature? I think it would be really fascinating
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ninetailedfoxfox Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEEN THERE!!I... I've been there. It was scary. There were mummified people.
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:iconsouthclawjk:
SouthclawJK Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice and dark!
Love the lighting :P
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:iconmochacheetah:
MochaCheetah Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist
This is brilliant, it captures Machete's character so beautifully! I love this concept.
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:iconizapug:
IzaPug Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
amezing ghoul ;)
as always
hsushsuhss XD
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:icondemon-fox-96:
DEMON-FOX-96 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Dat lighting! :D
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:iconcorvinore:
Corvinore Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ugh her lighting is always the best.
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DEMON-FOX-96 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Yes it is! Also I like your icon.
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:iconcorvinore:
Corvinore Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awe thank you. o:
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DEMON-FOX-96 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
No problem ^w^
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Purple-Mau-Mau Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you pronounce machete?
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N4trs-pR1d3 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
wonderful!!
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RelictusAnimmae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that Machete was abondoned by his parents, and im guessing the church people took him in?? But where did this mysteriousness come from? What went on that caused this Dark aura surrounding Machete?
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Divine-Marshal Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shading! The whole piece is damn gorgeous.
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:iconkateboat:
Kateboat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Really cool! ;o;
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:iconfaolan98:
Faolan98 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
That lighting is just gorgeous!:heart: And I love that mysterious look Machete has about him :la:

And Im wondering, were you by any chance inspired by the Capuchin Monks? Because those crypts are just incredible
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Helixel Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Machete really piques my interest, this picture only inflames it more. I wanna know more ;v;! Beautiful picture, great atmosphere!
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:iconrealalike:
RealAlike Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Description sounds like...loneliness.
Few skulls look like laughing at him, interesting, why.
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Vannjaren Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Wow, really interested to hear more about the story behind this picture, very mysterious and full of foreboding atmosphere :love: :heart:
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