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About Varied / Professional Aaron Shively29/Male/United States Groups :iconwizard101-fanart: Wizard101-Fanart
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These things that I submit are what pop into my head every now and again. Some are incredible, others are less than impressive. But all say something about what's going on in my mind.



The Hellequin by fear-is-spreading
The Hellequin

Few supernatural creatures are as misunderstood and misattributed as the Hellequin.

Originally benevolent forest sprites who had been tainted by some sort of evil, Hellequins were deformed and cast out by their kind.

They were driven to find companionship, but were too afraid of their fellow Hellequin's grotesque features to gather with each other. So they turned to human children who would sometimes find the exaggerated features and silly antics of the creatures amusing.

Jealous and greedy, the Hellequin would take children away from their homes, luring them with toys, games, songs, and dances. Their original intentions were never violent, but after a time the darkness within the Hellequins would overtake them. They would hunger and succumb. Alone, they would start the ill-fated and never ending quest to find a companion again.

Townsfolk, unable to trap or even track the wily creatures, discovered that they ran in fear of their own reflection. And so, on days when children gathered, a member of the town would paint their face and play silly games just like a Hellequin, to drive the real monsters away.

Over time the Hellequins were forgotten. The name eventually became Harlequin, and was incorporated into Italian and French theatre, eventually becoming the basis of the clown.

And you thought being afraid of clowns was silly...


Note: The entire story is bullshit, I came up with it while making this... OK, so not ALL of it is bullshit, the Harlequinn character was instrumental in inspiration for modern clowns, but there's shit about Comedia Del'Arte, and other things that I omit.

It's been a long time, people... I really enjoyed working on this, so I hope every one here will enjoy viewing it.

  • Mood: Noble
  • Listening to: my heart
  • Reading: the signs
  • Watching: the wind
  • Playing: with a notion
  • Eating: my heart out
  • Drinking: the sun
Yes, I'm in another contest.
Yes, I'm posting for you to vote.
No, you do not have to do so. xD

Here is my entry:
Wulver at Work by fear-is-spreading

If you'd like to vote for my entry, click the 'I want this' button on the right of the page, just below the image... search around, it should be there.

If you'd like to view the other entries:
go here


Aaron Shively
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
prerequisite 'nomming'...

Current Residence: I am the one in the back of your head, telling you rest is for the dead.
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Magnum...
Print preference: Cursive please...
Favourite genre of music: Gehnra? stop with these foreign words, I do not have a large vocabulary... (irony)
Favourite photographer: My wife
Favourite style of art: If your soul is in your art, I will respect it. I may tear it apart based on technicalities though.
Operating System: I operate under no system or management. I am above your humanistic ideas of structure.
MP3 player of choice: what are these empeethrees you speak of?
Shell of choice: turtle club anyone?
Wallpaper of choice: Human skin...
Skin of choice: tight, and firm... ^see previous question^...
Favourite cartoon character: FEAR... seriously, what did you expect?
Personal Quote: What will you defy?

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Nanase-Brokendoll Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ty 4 the watch. Please add Ketchup with your fries and my soul, I like ketchup. 
MichaelSuwandi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Hello! thanks for the watch!
EvieE-Cosplay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch, if you like my cosplays you should check out my FB fan page,…
ExileFayt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much for the watch! ^_^
fear-is-spreading Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem. I usually thank all of the cosplayers on here anyway. My designs use more realistic clothing than typical comic illustration (usually), and cosplayers help me research how really interesting costumes would actually sit on a human body.
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