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Girl living with her uncle in northern Texas in the late 1880's. Parents disappeared years ago when she was very little. Her stage coach is robbed, horses killed way out in the desert on a long road heading to west to the coast. She and her uncle are left with nothing. They walk for 2 days before her uncle dies of exhaustion. She walks for another day and a half before she passes out. She awakes on the brink of death to find a shadow cast over her. A three headed demon with four arms, four wings and the body of a snake. They tell her that she will be granted the chance to live on and the demons will take possession of her body and soul. They tell her that she is the last in an ancient and very important bloodline. She is compelled to agree. They forge a mask out of sand and clay and fire it with their scolding breath. While she wears the mask she becomes a half demon with immense power and shares control over her body with the others. When the mask is removed she becomes human again and the demons stalk her and cause havoc against those close to her.
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CassieLivingdeadgirl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
wow crazy story to go with your beautiful art work. I think I have been around people like that.
It's like you see the good in them and you wander what possessed them to be so cruel.
Be for I read your story I thought of the girl as me. I have to put on a mask for people too.
I have Alopecia.. so I hide it, I feel Vanity is one of my demons I need to shed away from. and just let people see me for who I am.
I also love you art work, I loos my self in the story that you capture so beautifully. <3
MidnightMoons101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Love the drawing and the stories you put in.
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love these!
RealIsAsRealDose Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Love the stories you put with your visuals. Makes them just that more dynamic.
Candlemind Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good story with a great draw :)
alex-29 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
awesome job :)
HT1372 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Artist
:D (Big Grin) Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
LinkNZeldaForever Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
May be worth the risk, speaking of giving her a chance, at least in human form if she felt the need for love and companionship besides the demons.  Would be interesting of what precautions if any, could be taken to be with her while the demons are near by, which reading your description is always...  What would it take to break the curse or can it even be broken or forsake her life and soul?  Although she already forgoed her soul...  What could be done to banish the demons and or destroy them and regain her spirit.....
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pechmaria Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
I thought you were frome Turkey :D It says so in your profile >_<
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all lies
Pechmaria Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
haha ok then 
Pearl-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this character concept!
portalrunner2 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Great pic and interesting story!
False42 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Interesting.
Love the style!

Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love the concept and pic!
FurkanHolmes Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the story reminds me of bleach somehow..
SoraLove Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great story! I hope you make it into a book! :D
Hylzarie Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Oh, I like this!
The story is awesome, hope you'll write it someday.
SockRobber Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Fantastic artwork and a great backstory to match, good work man 
0olong Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014   General Artist
Great image! There's something quite John Kenn-ish about these guys...
masou Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
I would really like to read a book like this
SergeiDJW Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
that description of the story is awesome and the picture is awesome, but together they are AMAZING. nice job
x1Serenity Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
This is so beautiful... I have no words really, may I have the honour of using this picture as a book cover for my future fanfiction on a site. I definitely will credit you for this masterpiece.
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Exquisite, work. I am truly in awe of your ability to tell a story with images and words.
TurningTheTides Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like this is my life story.  Good work.
Andaelentari Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
amazing :clap:
PixieEmz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Love the story!!
FantasyFreak000 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This is really cool! Great work love it =D

LeonMello Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
A nice picture!!
ApocalypticKitten Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the conceptz !
psycho44727 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i seen this on another website called with a caption: this is how depresion feels like
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I'm aware. That was a weird weird day
psycho44727 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is a very good art and im glad to give the comments to the right owner of this drawing:)
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing :) it looks so much like temptation and the desire to join them yet holding back with uncertainty. I really like your version of demons. A few weeks ago that had that whole Dante's Inferno news article discussing demons, and up to that point I had never really envisioned what demons looked like- just black figures when i think of demons, so this is very lovely concept of demons. They aren't too busy or loud looking, they seem quiet but impatient when they cluster :aww:
blackw78 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
great work! so somber :)
Sweetrabbit-Shop Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a masterpiece! =)
aleeeit Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I think that your work is great, and that the title that someone gave him on 9gag (depression) is perfect.

If I was able to draw as well as you, I would draw a picture for each personality disorder...

it would be great
congratulations again
jitendar124 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This work of art is being shred on 9Gag ( here: [link] ). Just thought I'd let you know. However, I would never have stumbled upon your gallery had I not seen this work there. Most people over there seem to agree that this work represents depression. I just want to say, this truly is amazing work, you have here. :D
TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, some other people linked me to the thread. I was suprised, there were some good interpretations that are a lot better then my dumb story I threw up in about 5 minutes
DaoyiLiu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Mental disorders are very unfortunate, but the story that came with this piece is way more interesting and original, and I must say i prefer your version of this picture more than some sop interpretation.
jitendar124 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha ^^; Regardless, excellent work. :D
Lil-Cheez Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist
man, this picture gives me goosebumps.
Lorol Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Okay, this is awesome.
AmCreationss Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
This picture describes how I feel every single day. (Did no read the story on purpose because I really relate to the feeling in the artwork.)
darksoul444 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
love it. really. the tale and the picture are perfect. you win my admiration (it whorts nothing, not even a coin, and can not be exchanged for other goods)
BoneHeart Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this one, especially the heads.
Did you also write this story? It's great!
Whqd Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Really Nice =)
ravenousphere Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Photographer
That is so amazingly amazing, present and powerful! Great work! Really!!
['n btw i first saw the image on this page, [link], thought you should know it's there!]
Cheers man.
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