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Under My Bed by andreasrocha Under My Bed by andreasrocha
Based on an image I did back in 2006 for a Portuguese cg forum contest titled "Under My Bed". Having grown up with movies like "E.T.", "The Goonies", "Poltergeist" and "Cat's Eye" where kid's rooms were gateways to fantasy worlds, I thought I would come up with my own homage to those wonderful movies.
I struggled somewhat on the latter stages of this painting, as I wanted to really cram the room up with toys. However, as I kept adding things they all looked out of place or seemed to detract from the main focus which were the tentacles. In the end I don't know if the image ended up feeling too "empty".
Let me know what you think, especially what you think could be improved. Always good to learn from ones mistakes. Thanks.
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nitrokitty123 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
i've seen enough he- i mean great work.
thebingbang Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE THIS! the textures of the slimy film dripping from the tentacles as well as just the use of color and texture sets this scary mood we as kids knew ALL TOO WELL is just brilliant! amazing piece! 
q123459 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
wish they were more transparent and fragile, so inside details could beseen better.
KyleKerber Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is really good. The lighting is awesome and the slime on the tentacles gives it an extra "eww" factor.
ArtofJeffHebert Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I think you nailed it man. Just enough to let you know this is a childs room, one of the age that would still be wondering "whats under my bed?" I think the color choices are great here too. Too often scenes like this are mired in blues and purples. Greens reds and oranges are a fresh take! very nice!
kelvin4566 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
maybe a rocking horse toy at the left would show alittle bit more that it is a children's room and since it is in the darkness it wont take much attention from the tentacles
LeannAllen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think it might have been easier to add toys and clutter with some sort of shelving, and maybe a backed up higher view of it all. But all in all incredible painting. I love the glowing effect of the tentacles. 
FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Creepy! Looks just like something out of a Pixar movie. XD
JJQinc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And the monster comes out. 

Very nice work
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Never really afraid of that when I was young - all the beds I ever slept on have no bottom space, only drawers.
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