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He Does Not Sleep by TheMichaelMacRae He Does Not Sleep by TheMichaelMacRae
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He Does Not Sleepby TheMichaelMacRae

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Macabre & Horror©2014-2015 TheMichaelMacRae

“The days are regimented here and though you should expect him to leave me in the tundra if I were to fall behind, you could say I am well fed and energized, so do not worry. All that he provides in the way of foodstuffs is deer meat. I’ve relied on my rations of tin vegetables and and have taken up the hobby of fishing to satisfy a varied diet.


We hunt most hours of the day, he kills the animals leaving me to fix them to sleds and drag the carcasses, sometimes miles at a time back to the cave where he does not permit me to enter. I’ve been used as little more than a pack mule in these trips but from what I understand he brings me along to observe. It is difficult discerning him as he does not speak, or chooses not to, and he refrains from physical conversation beyond simple gestures when it pleases him. He engages in other activities on a mysterious schedule and he seems to make good use of any time I am away or the rare chance I may be caught sleeping. I’ve stepped outside for only minutes and returned to find a fully skinned and gutted carcass splayed upon the table with its spine removed and ground into sludge. He was sitting in his chair.


He acts like a shadow, constantly moving about the walls rather than cross the floor. If I don’t watch him closely it is easy to lose track of him, even in this confined cabin space. During the nights (if one can call them as such, they are little more than dim evenings here) he sits across from the bed, facing the snuffed out fireplace, barely visible in his dark and oiled wraps. Comfortable sleep has become a luxury, on more than one occasion I have awoke to find he had rotated to face me, his gaunt statuesque form with long fingers clutching the ends of the arm rests. I suppose it goes without saying that he does not make for good company.


I have yet to fully understand what we are doing here, I do hope it is revealed soon. As things are though, I may be here for some time.



- M”

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:iconspginc:
SPGinc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Whoa, creepy- but cool as well.
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WestX Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Creeeeeeeeeeeepy. I love it.
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Inenarrable Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014   Digital Artist
This work is pure art.
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corvidcorax Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
this is great on many levels!
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ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
>~>
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Nice
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MiZzAmJoNeS Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
very cool and like the story
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Curb71 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Really love this, both disturbing, mysterious and yet calm.
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Fwo0sh Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting story, I like the concept of Flechette. A mysterious supernatural character with no explanation or backstory. Sometimes I feel writers or such get too wrapped up in explaining things, failing to appreciate a complete mystery. Some things are better when left alone.
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daemsify Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good idea.. well produced!
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OscarHayArt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful piece of work.  One day I wish to be as good as you! :)
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com/2014/10/d…
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:iconexplosivepixel:
ExplosivePixel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PLEASE MAKE MORE OF THESE I AM SO INTRIGUED BY THE STORY AGH
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D-Goldenheart Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This somehow reminds me of a separate location in what I would see in "The Last of Us." It's all bloody gorgeous, and I really don't like front page works, but this is an exception. Great job on making this mate! Keep up the great work, and I hope to see more from you soon!!!
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Pearl-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to see this on the front page (again?), the mystery of the character really makes me want to see more :>
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THDarkReaperAngel Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Stunning! The expression used is perfect!!
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:iconstarbuckjr:
StarbuckJr Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Is this an excerpt from a book? or a story? Is there more to read or more to see? The picture resonates with the atmosphere depicted in the text. Excellent.
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's all made up
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:iconstarbuckjr:
StarbuckJr Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Could you make up more?
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AppreciateVirtualArt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!
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UdjatAlHazred Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
what a great picture!
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neolithic or NOTHING
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:iconcoolguyxl:
coolguyXL Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
I know this is from a movie...
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what movie?
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:iconcoolguyxl:
coolguyXL Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Idk, but it had traveling in the woods, getting hit by a car, and guy becoming a zombie. I was little when I saw it.
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FrankieGrey Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brutal.
nathan_explosion.jpg
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:iconlaladaycavalier:
LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Who is he? Is this from something? What is this about? ?: So curious! >w<
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SuperiorSpiderNoir Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
ricochet188 did you draw this?
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ofcourse!
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SuperiorSpiderNoir Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
dont mean to bother you, I enjoy your art, I am looking for an artist, to draw for the comic books I want to create, at this current time i cannot pay you but, I might be able to start paying you in feburary, contact me if you can help it would be much appreciated
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cheechy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
crazy.... gorgeous!
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foxmetro Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
woah! the story just punches me in the face with that image. That is fantastic. Seriously. The foreground, to the expression, and all the way to the atmosphere in there.
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TheLittlestGiant Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
This story is really cool!
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:iconedwards17:
Edwards17 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
I've been wondering.

How does flechette kill his prey? Does he use a hunting rifle, a bow, traps or something different?
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:iconthemichaelmacrae:
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hunting rifle. Though sometimes he uses his hands 0.o
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Edwards17 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014
I'm not even going to ask how he does that.
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:iconzarfact:
Zarfact Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOw
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teana999 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
nice
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:iconbagocat:
Bagocat Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the stories you attach to your illustrations
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:iconwlnda:
wlnda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
The story fits the illustration so well, amazing job on both!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
I always love your illustrations. Great work! :)
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:iconlou2209:
lou2209 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh this is amazing! really cool sense of narrative :>
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Ysvyri Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love your story-telling, both with words and in the illustrations. Your paintings conjure up such strong and vivid imagery for me - not a lot of artists manage to do that. They might make a pretty picture, but they don't tell stories within them quite like you do. I admire your work a lot and you inspire me to work towards telling brilliant stories with my images too. 
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TrixieRyuu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
New details about my favorite character and storyline from you! Awesome. And those details. The expression on the girl's face, in this whole situation...I cannot help but like Flechette, and be interested in their time together. This guy makes me wonder how did he look like when he was really "alive", but it's okay not to have all the answers - sometimes less is more. Keep up the great work!
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Jadejj Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Very cool :star:
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PhantomPheonix8 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I want more
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