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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 )
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belial1980 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Sweet!
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m1923 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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InspiredbyJack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Amazing work!
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m1923 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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InspiredbyJack Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
You're welcome!
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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
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m1923 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, I'm never lucky to have such a dream ^^
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HelloImCharvel Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
you sir are very talented. keep it up :)
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:iconm1923:
m1923 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx for encouragement, my friend!
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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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m1923 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Elizelda Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
What an energetic, turbulent image. It looks like a terrifying, beautiful dream.
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:iconm1923:
m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yep, It was a night of unrest :batman:
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Lee-Kate Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless this is amazing. :) The colors,shadows and every character on this pic is lookig "WOAH".
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:iconm1923:
m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :w00t!:
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:iconra-ra-s-tear:
Ra-Ra-s-tear Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
You make me in love with chaos when I see this piece.
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:iconm1923:
m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
chaos is beautiful :w00t!:
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Ra-Ra-s-tear Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist
: )
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aprilclash Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow awesome !
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx :w00t!:
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aprilclash Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no probz
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AlissaMT Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
So beautiful! I really love the concept, and your execution of the piece is stunning! I wish you all the best in the contest! <3
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, Vampire Queen, :w00t!:
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sketchy208 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
amazing!
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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DarkDispair Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Beautiful.:)
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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badatartbutlovesit Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Beautiful
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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t-monkey Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super great !!
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:iconm1923:
m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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Chercitia Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist
This is really just amazing!

Thanks so much for sharing that wonderful story.
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx, you r weclome =)
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Diablillo71 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful. I love every part of it. Gorgeous.
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
Diablo? I played it a lot, it's a great game
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jokeryuki6 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
theres sooo much going on!!! just amazing
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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Keidi-kun Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I'm simply amazed!
I liked the composition so much, as well as the colors you used, gave it a special atmosphere
I admire asian culture, mainly chinese and japanese, and the image, together with the description made me learn more about chinese culture and mithology, i liked it ^^
Well, i liked this artwork so much and i'm glad to see a piece like this one ^^
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx for your concern for asian culture. the chinese mithology is beautiful in every part =)
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Symphonicsoul Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! :clap:
Great job!
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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gdaychum Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Soo..my jaw dropped and rolled away. I'm not sure where to look for it.
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha, thx thx =) I wish I could find the jaw for you, friend
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gdaychum Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
I trust that it will regenerate in time.. :XD:
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MistressoftheRevels Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
simply beautiful. I love how it combine mythology and the modern world
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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phantomtiger Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
This is Marvelous! I enjoy the visual mystery.
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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HaveYouGotItInYou Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
This is lovely. :D
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m1923 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thx =)
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