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inner demon by nocturnalMoTH inner demon by nocturnalMoTH
in the graphic novel version of my "Spike" story, I had planned on Spike to have an inner demon, or "imaginary friend" of sorts. His name is Hatred and he's a shape shifter who changed shape into a Spike-looking creature. He's far more wicked than Spike is though. They have very different personalities, and Spike doesn't like having Hatred around at all. Hatred keeps telling him to do evil stuff, convincing him it's the right thing to do and encourages him whenever he's done a bad thing. His goal is to rid Spike of his conscience and be in complete control of him. Turning Spike into a killer.

and here's where I shut up or I'll spoil a lot of things in the story... XD


But I kind of like Hatred ackshully... :B dunno why though.

but he's fun to draw.. x]

And he's fun to write about. I've done a couple of chapters where Hatred speaks to Spike. I'm just not sure whether to include him in the story or not. I figure either he'll spice things up a bit, or he'd just make the story less believable. Though, Spike hearing voices would in fact be a realistic thing, in the way that he develops a mental disorder caused by trauma. That happens, you know..



...I wonder what Hatred's eyes look like :o (I've never drawn them). Judging by Spike's expression I'd say they're pretty terrifying.. :3






aw well..!



characters and art (C) Elise M.Syvertsen / nocturnalmoth 2010
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:iconxxblueloverxx:
xxBlueLoverxx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god. I love this. This is one of your most intense Spike drawings. Ever.
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mattmc95 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist
I love your demon!, great job on the blood. Btw i've tried to draw antro demons, but's yours are SO much better than mine... Have any advice?
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xXxXxBreakxXxXx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Wow. That's awesome sauce...O.O
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Nightfier12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow that's pretty sweet
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ShiningCrimsonDragon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't think any other word could describe this drawing other than incredible. Great job.
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harukowolfdemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
niiice i like
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killerxnikki Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
i. love. this. picture. <3 good work!
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DjAsian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   General Artist
Kinda reminds me of Maximum Ride :o
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Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, i'm not the only one!:highfive:
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice drawin' theeere!
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SilverNight1996 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Hurr hurr
This is epic. XD
I really like the shading, and the dark gloomy colours, blood and expressions, just suit the scene well.
I love it!
great job!
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demonkirka Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
I really like this
Just asking but is there a link to the story
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XSilverwolf1313X Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Raul-Estrada Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I love this picture, it is 1 of my favorite pictures ever!! I love the emotion, and i love how everything is dark, i should do something like this!! *Grabs 2 do list* I will have it written down, and i will not copy, this image is inspiration :D
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Awesomness101 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
heh heh coolies
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SuperAnimeGuy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
You should include him! I support that idea! It's a great addition! :D Good luck with the book and graphic novel :D
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Wulvie-leigh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this really creates a strong feeling for me :D and I find that the colours really create a sort of 'dark' mood, I love this :D very well done :D
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sciguy007 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Is there anywhere to find the graphic novel?
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CaptainToronto Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Pretty legit, bro. I like the concept, keepin it original.
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Nee-Neebearz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Writer
This is amazing :D I lurve it~
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headcrabed12 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Imaginary friend my ass. Creepy as hell.
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Jekaro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
This is amazing... It's really dark, and the fear is Spike's eyes is really clear.
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Cheese-just-cheese Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Epic sauce man, epic sauce.
I love how you draw blood. It looks really good.
I also like the gradient blues for the color scheme. Regular colors would have been too much.
Overall, very nice job. I love it!
ANYONE UP FOR A RAISIN CHOCOLATE!? :icameplz:
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altason Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
cute (kinda xd)
i like it anyway makes me think of my character
but hey it's your profile here so let's keep talking about yours xd

(i'll def luvvee hatred cause i like crazy people (<-- ooh hey betty white xd))
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horror-lover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont think it would take away any realism from the story at all
i think Hatred would show just how Spike's sanity is slowly falling apart, similar to the ghost of Michael Myer's mother in Halloween II

and as for Hatred's eyes, perhaps they would appear to be black empty sockets, like how Spike's eyes appear black when his hair is down, but when they're visible they are the same eyes as Spike's
that will create a fear, for Spike & the reader, that Spike truly is becoming a monster & that Hatred is taking control over him
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Psykokiller666 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Hatred looks like he is trying to persuade Spike to let him in, to take his body. Overall, I am impressed.
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fatherfist Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
that is sooooooo epic!!!!
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ALIKAT01 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
creepy but awesome.
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SaphireJames Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
we all have our inner demons's
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flyingcheesecurds Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
thats awesome
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MommaTails Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
i very much like this! i cant do the critique thing so ill make it as a comment... the only think i think it needs is some lighting tweeks... just something to off set the "inner" self
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kactoleeil Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
-installs wall of mass invisible-ness-
Bwahah! = w=
Rape has been prevented for another day!
I still can't believe you would just sit there and let him check that poor guy out like that for dinner.
YOU KNOW HOW SORE HIS ASS WOULD HAVE BEEN IF NOT FOR MY WALL!?!?
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IceBurgers Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
This is such an amazing picture! I have been flicking through your work and I absolutely love it! Please send me a link to this graphic novel!
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DragonKion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn! I love this.I like inner demon :meow:
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xXxFail Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
YOU MONSTER!!!! DX
LOL :3
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BLooD-LuSt-GIRL Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student General Artist
this pic reminds me of my cahara Eon [link] [link] [link] and his son Neko [link]
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Crawyn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
That's a pretty creepy picture... I like it! :D What has Hatred done, since he's covered all up in blood...? o.o" Maybe you can draw more Hatred-pictures? :3 I don't know much about him, but I like him... somehow. But I hope that Spike will get rid of him some day...
Spike looks so young and innocent in that picture... and Hatred looks just older and creepier and... yes, evil. :D
Want more pictures of Hatred! :3
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bekahbear999 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
i really eally love this!
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AzmiraDragon Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
i can't wait until you get that story published. :) i'm going to attack it at the shelf, that's for sure. last i heard you were having trouble since you lost some stuff. are you doing better now with it? cuz i seriously can't wait. and i'm rooting you on all the way.
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nocturnalMoTH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, that's nice to hear ^^
I did lose some stuff when my computer crashed, but it's been fixed and I got all my files back :D
Thanks a lot for you comment :3
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cartoonime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow , I could imagine my gym teacher looking that ;) BTW Excellent job , well done nocturnalmoth :la:
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bulletcluster Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I think that the fact that Hatred doesn't have eyes, makes him much more terryfing.
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foxdevil1 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Inner conflict, gottal love it.
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chesire316 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Writer
Holy crap. This is really cool. Now what's this about a novel? I wanna read it
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nocturnalMoTH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :) you can find 16 chapters of the novel in my other account: [link]
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chesire316 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010   Writer
yayyyy!!!!
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clueless-cute-italy Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
This sooooooooo goooood!
-gives pasta-
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PoysinedFaerie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I can't critique this because I'm not a premium member, so I'll just critique via the comments.

I LOOVE it! It is original, imaginitive...you can really feel Spike's fear for Hatred. [like I said, if my inner demon was staring me right in the face, I would look like that too lol]
I really like how Spike's face is almost Disney like...super innocent. Great Job! I loves it
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PoysinedFaerie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
Dude...i'd look like that too if my innner demon was staring me in the face.
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Vordiak Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I hope you mention Hatred in further chapters, because you mentioned him in the first one, I think, and you have not mentioned him since.
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