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See No Evil by Turtle-Arts See No Evil by Turtle-Arts
A quick sketch of Darkrai because I didn't feel like going to bed yet. :I

Darkrai's actually not a personal favorite of mine when it comes to design, but I like the idea of him. And actually, I used him for part of my my OC, Datu's story, which was fun. I didn't watch the movie with this guy or anything and I never actually played the games that he's in, but I thought the idea of a pokemon that causes nightmares just by being close to it was cool. But I like the idea of Darkrai actually being an evil creature, and not a mamby pamby little guy like what he seemed to be more of in the show.

So here's how my version of Darkrai works, a.k.a. the version of him that I created for Datu's story.

Basically, Darkrai is a spirit living deep in a cave who comes out of his den once a month on the new moon. He only comes out then because Darkrai can only survive in the darkest of areas, and even moonlight is too strong for him. But when he does come out, Darkrai spends his nights above ground sewing the seeds of nightmares to spread throughout the world. He does not attack people without reason, but it is forbidden to look at him, and any person who dares to seek him out is subject to punishment. And Darkrai's form of punishing those who look at him is to cast them into endless nightmare that drives them to madness and eventually death.

Yup, so that's how my version of this pokemon works. :I Oh, and for his funky red collar crest thing, I decided to make it entirely out of hands that wrap around and hide his face. Which I'm figuring all the hands can move individually and open up to reveal Darkrai's actual face, but he only does that to people he's going to kill. Evil, evil pokemon. >_< So yes, enjoy my quick little Darkrai sketch. :>

Art property of :iconturtle-arts:
Darkrai is property of the pokemon company
NOT for other's use
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:iconjayswing96:
jayswing96 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where can I find your story? I want to read it. :)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, you can't actually find it anywhere specifically. I've never posted this story. XD
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:iconjayswing96:
jayswing96 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh.... darn It seemed really interesting... :)
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:iconplatinumdrawings:
PlatinumDrawings Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Interesting piece of artwork, creepy but awesome.
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:iconyujirushimasen:
Yujirushimasen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
now i love darkrai even more... :3
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:iconthebrinkofsomething:
TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wowza every time you draw pokemon it makes me want to get back into it.
This is wonderfully creepy, and all those hands- yeek! C:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :>
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:iconthebrinkofsomething:
TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome~~
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:iconfox-frost:
Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
He inflicts madness upon all who see him, and he only comes out during the new moon...

*looks at the moon calendar*


I'm safe for now. :iconmingplz:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, just don't go outside during a new moon and you're fine. XD
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:iconfox-frost:
Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I rarely go to bed before 1am, my friend; chances are, he'll get me eventually. XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well then there's nothing I can do about that. XD
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:iconfox-frost:
Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Nope. I'll make sure to bring a Masterball with me, though; if I'm gonna die already from seeing him, what more can he do to me for catching him? XD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, touché my friend. XD
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:iconfox-frost:
Fox-Frost Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
It's what I do. XD
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:icongraphixs6:
GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do no harm.
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:iconvindurza:
vindurza Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that will cause nightmares :thumbsup:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well he is the nightmare pokemon. XD
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:iconvindurza:
vindurza Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
very very true XD
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:iconayumi-nemera:
Ayumi-Nemera Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
soo......ccooollllll......
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconrokayo-art:
Rokayo-art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great and I was hoping to go to bed early....
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, no sleep for you. XD
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:iconrokayo-art:
Rokayo-art Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I ended up watch a few horror movies afterwards and forgot all about the it.
So I ended up sleeping well enough.
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:iconnvmthepossibilities:
nvmthepossibilities Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Hnnngg this is too cool. I would love to read a story written from the view of someone affected by Darkrai's wrath. I might have to write it though >>
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's kind of what Datu's story is. There's a reason he always wears a mask after all. :I
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:iconnvmthepossibilities:
nvmthepossibilities Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
>> /dead
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, did I kill you? XD
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:iconintothesky5:
InToTheSKY5 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
This oddly reminds me of the rake .actually this is scarier the rake , oh god why you've drawn the stuff of nightmares. This picture will haunt my dreams for the rest of my days
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what the rake is. :I
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:iconintothesky5:
InToTheSKY5 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
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this is the rake
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well that's creepy. :I
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:iconshadoritos:
Shadoritos Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Such a cool design! I really like the addition of the hands it makes it seem very alien.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconjaidyn-k:
jaidyn-k Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you for saying 'mamby pamby'...made my day!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, glad you enjoyed it. XD
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:iconirianwhitefox:
IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Cool! O:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:3
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:iconcatandcrown:
catandcrown Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really gorgeous idea with the hands :O love it! and the hair looks all whispy and witchy, perfect for so close to halloween :)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! And yeah, I thought he seemed pretty suited to halloween. :>
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:iconleviathan-dirge:
Leviathan-Dirge Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
+fav for sweet art and cool backstory. nice work.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:icondeadlycreations:
Deadlycreations Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like both the sketch and the story you created for your version haha.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks you! And lol, your icon. XD
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:icondeadlycreations:
Deadlycreations Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha no problem and I love a classy mustache haha.
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:iconstarfieldlover:
starfieldlover Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Artist
Oh lovely. So no one is supposed to look at him unless they want to seek out trouble. SO HERE YA GO MY WATCHERS. GAZE UPON HIS COUNTENANCE.

:I ....

In other news, I really do like how he looks. Much neater than the original concept for sure, and your story about him and how he fits into your OC's world is a nifty little piece too :D I like it.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, I knew somebody was gonna mention that. XD And yes, now you all get to enjoy the fun fun side effects of looking at Darkrai. XD

And thank you very much! ^^
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:iconhammertheshark:
hammertheshark Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:I .....im frightened
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
He is supposed to be scary. :>
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:iconhammertheshark:
hammertheshark Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondesucraiplz: *hides*
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