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The Ectoplasmic Haunt by Destron23 The Ectoplasmic Haunt by Destron23
A tragic and Fateful accident once transpired can never be undone. This earthbound spectre met his demise at the ripe age of 19. Now, this ephemeral being of ectoplasm haunts the cemetery under the shroud of dusk. He and the noble spirits who remain are a force of benevolent protection on this hallowed eve. The sacred auras they emanate ward off the vile and wicked creatures that crawl out from the deep fissure which tears the Earth asunder on this night. Tonight when the mystic is at its closest to the world of the living, the evil these eldritch abominations spread must be ceased.

Is that narrative a cliché? LOL Here’s my main Halloween deviation. I put a lot of work into this, so I hope you guys will enjoy it. I decided to feature a ghost since it won this pole [link] (well I preferred it over the ones that tied with ghost) I really like how the ghost and pumpkins turned out. I decided to colour the ghost in the style of Casper the movie, it’s just a likeable style that you don’t tend to see used on many digitally drawn ghosts.

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This is also my submission for the :iconi-draw-boys: Halloween contest. Not sure if it can even be entered because a ghost is slightly inhumanoid (I asked about this but never got a reply). *crosses fingers that it'll be at least accepted* Don’t know if it will win or not, but wish me luck. :)

I also recomend full view on this one. :D



EDIT March 26th 2012:
I now have a bunch of fanart of this guy! There's also some of it drawn on DA Muro on my front page (you'll need to search through some of the comments).

[link] [link] [link] [link]
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SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Aaahh my oc ghost character Max "died" at 19 too O,o Lol. He isn't exactly dead though, his soul was drained away the more he used his powers (he is part of an rp my friends and I are doing, each character was granted a gift. His happened to be ghost abilities haha). I really like your ghost =) I will see if I can try out the contest myself
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL
So I'm guessing the more he uses his power, the more he becomes like a ghost? At any rate sounds retty cool. :)
Thanks so much! :D
Ah, that would be great! :D The more the merrier as they always say. :D I hope to see something from you. :
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MitsukuniHanizuka Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so sad that he died young ~ ;w; </3
I love his red eyes and that smirk of his. XD

Will his name ever be revealed? Or will we just call him Ghost? Hee hee ~ X3
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Destron23 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if he had died older (which I suppose would be more realistic), I wouldn't have had this really good design. XD Actually now that I look at the age again, I thought it was 19 and not 18, doesn't really matter though. I guess in my mind he died of some sort of car accident. I suppose you could subscribe to the theory that some fantasy writers use where ghosts are sort of born into their own world and are not the souls of the dead; but I find that theory somewhat annying and I don't like seeing it in fiction.

Thanks. They're really the details that give the character his "character". Before I drew him into a ghost, I was randomly sketching out head designs and came up with this. Since it was Halloween, I ended up using that head design to create the ghost.

I'd reveal it, but I honestly have no clue what it should be. :iconxd--plz: I actually think about what his name could be all the time, but I can never really think of one that I think suits him. It would be useful too when people go to draw him for me since they can never make a title for their deviation out of his name.
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MitsukuniHanizuka Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooooh ~ I see. o3o <3

I was looking through all the fan-art of Ghost and the description always said Ghost OC of Destron23, etc etc, and so then I became curious about his name. X3
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Destron23 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm so happy I designed him. It's one of my favourite pieces I've made and I feel I haven't rereached that quality of work with some of my other stuff.

Yeah, I could see how you'd be curious after seing all that fanart without a name. I think in the near future I'm going to make a journal and see if people can help me name him. lol
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MitsukuniHanizuka Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's definitely the type of character I don't see every day ~ owo <3

He has some kind of sweet charm to him ~ <3
This is my favorite fanart of him ~ [link]
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Destron23 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I liked that fact about him too.

Oh I see. What is it about that one in particular that stands out from all the rest to you?

Personally, it's this one for me: [link] (I just wish I could get Sofia into sending me a full resolution copy of it, I don't like that DA pixelates art when you upload it). But this on is an EXTREMELY CLOSE second: [link] If Soifa's were at 100% as an expression of my favouritsm, Das-Ratsel's would be at 99%.
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MitsukuniHanizuka Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Sofia's version was the first I ever saw, and I do have to admit that I do like that one a lot too. owo <3
Das-Ratsel's is also very nice and I love the coloring style.
I like B4NG's because of the expression ~ it's kinda calm and sweet. <3
All the other fanarts have him with a smirk, so it's nice seeing him with a different expression. o3o

Also, I'm curious to see what the :thumb290024310: picture is, since it's not showing up in the description and I have no way to search for it. XD
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Destron23 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sofia did such a good job, I just wish I could convince her to send me that file. Because of the language barrier, I don't think she understood everytime I asked. XD

You do have a point there. That one's way more subtle. Everyone else sort of draws him how I did in terms of expression.

If you check my front page, it was done by :iconerraday:, another of my favourite artists (though I really need to commission Erra, but it's a lot of money, I've been fortunate to get the rest for free). Erra drew a bunch of requests on a Livestream and my Oc was one of them. About a month ago, Erra completely got rid of all the pieces in her (at least I think she's a she XD) gallery including my pice. There's a link to the pic on my front page, but I'll paste it here: [link]
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KishexHitsugaya777 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol he looks like one of my characters named jiro XD good work!^^
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D Thanks for tje fave too! :D

LOL Could I maybe see a pic to see how similar they are?
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KishexHitsugaya777 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!^^
LOL YUSH YUSH ;3 [link] If i colored it in and if he ever took off his hat,they would look like twins XD he's emo though,so idk XD Ill have to do another pic of him cause my art improved and i did this so long agoooo XD
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I guess there's definitely a similarity, mostly in the way that the hair hangs on one side. Even though he's my own creation, I've never really thought any sort of story elements about his character specifically (he doesn't even have a name LOL). I don't think he's emo or anything like that, but I definitely wanted to give that look just to add a sort of creepy nuance to the design. Plus I just like the idea of characters looking like they belong in one group, but are actually very unalike or the complete opposite. LOL
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KishexHitsugaya777 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL so true XD though even a a small similar appearance,are really nothing a like XD
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TheMaskedModel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a sexy specter. :)
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, sure is LOL. Thanks for the fave too! :D
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TheMaskedModel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem. :thumbsup:
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LeloniBunny Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Nice image. It has a good composition, lovely colors and some nice detail work on the boy ghost while still keeping an etherial transparency.
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the very nice comment. :) I'm happy you find the composition works out well, I'm always striving to improve my composition. And yes, I worked a lot on the colouring so I'm glad you noticed! :D I really wanted the ghost to have, like you said, an ethereal look to him.
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NinjaDP Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
...I like your interpretation of these ghosts. The shading and tone of the pumpkins are well done and the vibrant colours of the orb spirits make for an interesting contrast against the dark and spooky background. :)
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all the nice compliments! :D

I really wanted to give some "life" to this "dead" picture. Sorry for the bad pun. LOL So yes, I wanted to give this picture a really intriguing colour palette, it's not often you get to make a picture that has purples, oranges and blacks all together.I thought the colourful orb spirits would also be a nice contrast to the pallor of the main ghost.

It took a lot of work but I also really like the shading I did on the pumpkins.
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all the nice compliments! :D

I really wanted to give some "life" to this "dead" picture. Sorry for the bad pun. LOL So yes, I wanted to give this picture a really intriguing colour palette, it's not often you get to make a picture that has purples, oranges and blacks all together.I thought the colourful orb spirits would also be a nice contrast to the pallor of the main ghost.

It took a lot of work but I also really like the shading I did on the pumpkins.
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ichan-desu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh what a nice coloring you got there my friend! You did a good job! : D
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I spent forever on rendering the ghost and especially the pumpkins, though I think that's why I think this piece turned out so well. :)
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beachelf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Thanks! :D I'm really glad you like my piece!
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I AINT AFRAID OF NO GHOSTS! :iconghostbustersplz:

Haha Nice job. No, not too cliché at all. I really like how you did the transparent look to him, a real "ghostly" look, yep just went there haha
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Ghostbusters FTW!!!

LOL Glad it wasn't cliché, I guess I just wanted to add a bit of atmosphere and story to the pic instead of just saying: "Well, here you go". Yeah, I'm really happy about how my transparency effect turned out. I eneded up using the water colour tool with blur a lot in Sai. I really didn't want to have that effect where you make a solid color and just reduce opacity. Like the Caper movie, I wanted to make the shadows on the character, bascially the void space from the background.
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! Well you succeeded in my opinion
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