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Ghosts' night by m1923 Ghosts' night by m1923
for CGtalk's latest contest, Dream scape.

This is a mixed story with some old Chinese tales and my own imagination.
There are many ancient buildings live in the modern city in China. The elders always say these gates are tunnels to another world. Every night, ghosts pass through them. The ancient Chinese world is divided into two worlds, YIN (like underworld) and YANG (like normal world). After they die, most people go to YIN; but for some people, who die with heavy grievances, their ghosts will still live in the normal world. Of course, these haunting ghosts will disturb the order of normal world, so the emperor of YIN sends out a powerful marshal to capture these ghosts. He wears a fearful black and white face, has an extremely long tongue. After he captured one ghost, he pastes a small signed magical paper on the ghost’s forehead, so it cannot escape.
Every night marshal goes through different gates to hunt these ghosts living in different times. Of course, this cannot be seen by living people. Only in her dream, the little girl saw the marshal with some captured ghosts came out from one gate, walking on the modern street, and later heading to another place. She was stunning to see these suffered people of different time in the same queue: a betrayed lady poisoned by her husband, a pride general ambushed and killed in his last battle, a cute child dead from plague, an emperor murdered by his brother, and other miserable.

This picture takes much more time than I thought. I was changing and rearranging the characters, layout, color all the time. I was nearly desperate one week ago, so I leave it for several days, until I regained a strong willing to move on(yep, I don’t want to be a haunting artist ghost :P). So no matter I won the contest or not, I’m glad I won myself and I really enjoy the process I create it^^
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Given 2011-03-15
Ghosts' night by ~m1923 is an avalanch of details and imagination perfectly framed in an oriental scenery. Its beauty and motion makes me love it. Hope you feel the same. ( Suggested by Jace-Z and Featured by Atramina )
belial1980 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
m1923 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
InspiredbyJack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Amazing work!
m1923 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
InspiredbyJack Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
You're welcome!
DiscoDapper Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Spectacular composition! I'm gonna be staring at this for a while trying to soak all this into the subconscious. I shall blame you for any unwanted dreams tonight. :D
m1923 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I'm never lucky to have such a dream ^^
HelloImCharvel Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
you sir are very talented. keep it up :)
m1923 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx for encouragement, my friend!
baykustuyu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I don't say anything... Shocking!!! Your vision is super duper!
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