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A Rather Hasty Retreat by ricochet188 A Rather Hasty Retreat by ricochet188
He had little time to consider his snow clogged boots and frozen limbs when they began to sprout from the earth before him. Sensing his quickened pace, they hastened their efforts and called upon the spirits that loomed in the outskirts of the village to aid in their pursuit. These ghosts hold fast to tradition, crossing the boundary seemed an incomprehensible feat. None had done it, why, this time, should he? It was not until the last stretch that they knew. It was not until then that they became angry. But it was too late and his lead was too great.
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SHaDoW-WHiSPERER Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
 Well what did you expect when you gave pursuit of a nerd (that is a book he's carrying, right)? He probably imagined you undead lot as motivated to give him a wedgie and took off like the Dickens.


 I shall see my corny ass out the door. :D
Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have the uncanny feeling that they're just trying to keep him from getting himself killed. But I may have misinterpreted your paragraph there in the description, and the other piece of art where he's sitting in the snow on the other side of a fence from them.
cholo0107 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
BloodRedFullMoon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh ... this was not by any chance inspired by the movie Dead Snow, was it? ^^
ricochet188 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. THough I can see the likeness.
HubBubs Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Filmographer
I get so excited to see your new pieces with this guy and the supernatural. I LOVE the snow being throw up it gives the sense of action. Keep up the good work! 
foxmetro Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Your perspective on life is very different from the norm. Consider that a compliment.
MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't generally like Zombie ish stuff, but good lord your stuff is good. It really is an illustration that tells a story. I love it.
RedElement Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love your art style
olivegbg Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the story and you've captured the cold nordic winter light to perfection. Makes you want to reach out to this guy and drag him to safety. Great image!
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