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Coma Husk by Ray-of-Afterlife Coma Husk by Ray-of-Afterlife
Coma husk: 
 Hostile entities that I encountered in dark and cramped areas, to identify them, I decided to dub these creatures: "Coma Husks". Their whispers and unnerving dialects could be heard from afar and could possibly be words in reverse. They make constant writhing movements and are quite aggressive but they don't seem to pursuit me, which is rather worrying in a sense, perhaps they have problems of their own. One thing is certain, they will attack me if I'm in close proximity.

A Coma husk's appearance is that of a humanoid that haves it's torso all the way to it's skull draped by a dark fabric that is fused with a rectangular frame located on the creature's back, it's hands also seem to be fused with the end of the rectangular frame. They also have layers of fabrics that covers their legs which seem to lack feet, having nothing more than stomps at the end of their legs. One of their most noticeable features is the slate fused to its skull; obscuring its face. The slate bares a circular hole were a conical or beak-like appendage emerges; making it the creature's basic method of attacking.


Symbolism:
Based on my observation of these apparitions, I've come to interpret what kind of symbolic meaning or purpose would this creature hold but it still remain a mystery. 

I believe that they are the embodiment of comatose patients. Their constant writhing movements are nearly identical to convulsion, making it evident for them to be having multiple seizures; hence the comatose. I've come to suspect that the metal rectangle on their backs could actually be a bed frame, with the addition of the fabric draping and trapping the creature with the bed frame, making it more plausible for my theory of them being associated with comatose. Although the creature itself is more larger than the bed frame, it still doesn't change the fact that the creature is fused to it much like being bedridden. With the addition of the stomps at the end of both legs could suggest the creature's struggle and helplessness.

After closely observing one of them, I've noticed that their draped and obscured heads are slightly bloated and might lack any bones, possibly the only bone the creature possess in it's head is the beak.  When the beak emerges from the slate on their faces! it's head looks more like a sack with something slithering inside. Perhaps it is symbolic to a trapped and fragile mind, and the beak could metaphorically be the consciousness being separated from the body; which can be relevant to people with head traumas and near death experiences. As for their whispering dialects, it could be evident towards a damaged mind, but perhaps their is more to it.

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Creature design and descriptions © Tim Bernard (Ray-of-Afterlife)
Materials: pencil, paper and bald point pen.
Time: less tan 2 hours 
Inspiration: Masahiro Ito ( monster designer of the first 3 silent hill games)
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Another great creepy character!!!
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:iconray-of-afterlife:
Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!I appreciate it allot my good friend :)
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You are quite welcome my friend.
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novus41 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great work
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:iconray-of-afterlife:
Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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:iconnovus41:
novus41 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You`re welcome:)
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Warkom Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work
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:iconray-of-afterlife:
Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!! :)
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Warkom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome a new one :D the concept is great, it reminds of a male version of your melded figure drawing
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