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Rhizoma by triatholisk Rhizoma by triatholisk
Rhizoma is a Latin word for a certain root. the Rhizoma is a mute creature that can be found at the edge of dense forests watching the sunset. once the sun sets it lurks the dark forests unseen searching for blood. the Rhizoma mostly stands still and lifeless like a tree until you turn your back. when it gets close enough it uses its roots to grow into your skin and deep into your veins and absorb your fluids from the inside out. no one has ever spotted the Rhizoma during the morning. it is believed that it burrows and divides into the ground as ordinary roots during the morning and waits for sunset to reform. there have been stories however of this creature sneaking into unsuspecting peoples houses near the woods and absorbing small children in their sleep leaving only their clothes behind on their beds. the motive behind this creature's actions is unknown but it is known to be very dangerous.
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Enolee Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. terrifying.
Christina2929 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the story for thus creature!! :heart: I also love how creepy this creature looks! :love: I love it!
xarockolipsekittenx Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it has a face like the World Watcher . . .
Bettykrjageva Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
wsache007 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013   General Artist
Is that a she?....Cuz if ti is.....Hmmmm :iconhurrhurrplz::heart:
madmenice Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
this creature is a myth right? sometimes a picture and discription like this really... really get to me.
chimeire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this work. You mixed disturbance, darkness and fear with so much beauty and deep, touching silence. Also the text as addition to the image makes it so complex. gets right into my favorites ;)
triatholisk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Lots of work went into it :)
DasSovietCanuck Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Writer
Yahweh, Jehovah, and Allah, this is one creepy monster here! I mean, seriously, I can't focus on her porcelain mask there without a little tingle running down my spine. Heck, I just checked to make certain my crucifix and dream catcher are still on the walls, just in case - that's how excellent your piece is here. It made me momentarily superstitious! =P

Anyhow, great design on the monster - the avian aspect really stands out, and, I don't know why, but they actually make this piece creepier. Perhaps its the inhuman proportions, perhaps its because it's so human the avian aspects jar the mind. Add that the the dark and decayed atmosphere, and well, you've got yourself a work of grade-A nightmare fuel right here!

Excellent job, triatholisk! Keep up the fantastic work! =D
triatholisk Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks bro! stay tuned for more despairos
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