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Nightmare by Teagle Nightmare by Teagle
Based on several nightmares I had around the ages of 6 and 7.

One of the paintings I've produced for my upcoming solo show in Dublin, 'That's Life!'

Acrylic on canvas.
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bitsincorporated Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014 dreamed about being a guy with a transparent skin being chased by a giant skinless head?
that's metal as all fuck
BRUZZer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
I guess getting chased is a common theme in kids' dreams. I had one where a bald cannibal with sharpened teeth chased me down a mountain of skulls. Then there was the one where I was in a destroyed city being chased by an enormous blob.

Shit, why haven't I drawn these??
kidkovdrop Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I dig your work. What brand of acrylics do you use?
Teagle Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional
Thanks, I remember getting my hands on some Cryla stuff, but it was really expensive, great to use, but way too much for what it was worth.
System 3 and Galeria is quite good, I just use anything really, it's all the same, and it's quite cheap.
Brands don't really make a difference. I realised that when I visited a few artist's studios and saw them paint away, some even used kid's paints, whatever does the job really.
I guess Cryla is good for really thick, opaque stuff. I have real problems with the opacity of yellows and have to use a lot of layers of it for a good application, but Cryla yellows stick a lot easier.

The only thing I will say is do NOT use Reeves, it's really shit! It has this plasticy gloss to it that makes things look really cheap. I accidently added some to a new painting of mine, and parts of it are kind of shiny. Horrible stuff, and hard to work with.

Hope that helps!
kidkovdrop Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Absolutely. Thanks. I don't have much Real experience with acrylic. I am mainly a oils man. I have used acrylics mainly for washy underpainting or in combo with ink or drawing materials. I'm just asking around for some technical tips. Thanks for yours!
Teagle Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional
No problem, I developed the style after having a background in print. I was really taken in with screenprinting, and developed a style that could work in print, paint and digital design work.

I'm the oposite, I'm quite new to oils. I've used them a few years ago, but it's something I really want to get back into. I love how rich and lavish oils look.
kidkovdrop Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I gave up (kind of) on acrylics many yrs ago because I couldn't make it look like anything but plastic art. Since then I have seen people do fantastic things with them. I think the quality of acrylic paints has improved since then, but I have yet to take adantage of them. Mine still looks like plastic.
VelcroGoblin Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
around ages 5-6 i used to have recurrent nightmares of strange people after me. i was always escaping from someone with a strange face.

the newspaper man.
someone in the woods.
Teagle Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional
yes! Woods esepcially!
I had a dream I was upstairs in my bedroom and heard banging downstairs in the house, when I knew no one was inside. Ran down stairs and saw the door swaying slightly like someone had just ran out, ran to look for them and no one was around. (I used to get really scared when no one was in a dream but me). Ran into the woods near my house and came across an abandoned house with a wooden roof and glass walls, it was quite wide, so you couldn't see inside, it was pitch black, then hands started pressing against the glass from the darkness.
That was a very scary dream.

Bulging eyes and floating heads really scare me.

In one dream we also had a visitor to the house and he was sat on a chair that started floating, then his body fell apart and the pieces were spinning around the room until everything dissapeared but his shoes.

I might start up some nightmare comics.
VelcroGoblin Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
you should.
you reminded me of my nightmares, they where so good...

i want to shoot them-
Digital-Limbo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I LOVE this! :D Your lines and textures are amazing!
laresistance Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
neat ! love the veiny dude
emm4239 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
this is great!
lately i seem to be dreaming about my fish dying pretty often. i think the sound of the pump in the tank must get into my head..
i really have to try some drawings of some of my dreams sometime. it looks so fun!
Mardi-Malt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
very disturbing.... i dream a lot about pursuits and chases even now but it's not that harrowing as it was as a child :D now it is kind of funny and "adventurous" and mostly quite funny!! :D
kuroneko3132 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
awesome work as always! your artworks are always intriguing. can you tell more about what the nightmare is about?
Teagle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional
Sure, it's several different ones pieced together.
I had a one about a prisoner with no skin, running but never gaining any distance, a floating green giraffes head outside my bedroom window, and being forced to watch someone cut their own eyes out.

Haha, they were terrifying! My dreams are very dull in comparison now, I don't really suffer nightmares anymore.
kuroneko3132 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
oicc, thanks for explaining. well, terrifying they might be, but i think those scenes are very interesting : D will be waiting for your next illustrations! :)
bobbymono Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i just dreamed about veins and disembodied heads talking about knives just the other day.
Teagle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional
Haha, they sound really farfetched, but I'll have to draw some of them as comics.
The worst was everyone was being taken over my a parasite and I thought my dad was still ok, but he was one of them too and strangled me until I woke up.
There was one in black and white where I was forced to watch people cut their eyes out.

I think not being able to see horror films that I knew about was more damaging then actually watching them. It let my imgination get the better of me and made films seem even worse.
bobbymono Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see that. I used to have a recurring nightmare that I was being chased by kids on BigWheel toddler bikes with knives and skeleton masks on haha.
dummypills Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
When I was about that age I had a dream that a Vampire was sucking my blood. I woke up startled and my neck was tingling. I slept in my parent's room the rest of that night. :p
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