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Qalupalik 2 by joy-ang Qalupalik 2 by joy-ang
An illustration from a children's book that I worked on last year called Qalupalik.
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:iconjackthegriffin:
JackTheGriffin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Omg I used this in a school project a few years ago before I found out about DA and I find out you have a DA account and find it! Awesome!
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JJQinc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that the monster that walks into your house at night then steals your child if it is not sleeping then takes it back to its lair were it then EATS THEM!!!!!! it is like a story parents tell there children to make them go to sleep. Its good to know there are people out their that tell there children bed time story about hideous monsters that come to your house and eat you. Keep the traditions of fear and torment going! Besides that it is a very nice piece!  ^_^
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JJQinc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No never mind i was wrong, i was thinking of another story, but still this one is just as creepy. 
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
> children's book

I'm a grown-ass adult and this piece has me traumatized.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
... and that, children, is why you never leave home without a weapon...
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Yuki-R Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
k den
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ScourgeFanatic101 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
What's the story in the child's book?
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:icongarvals:
Garvals Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Im glad that children's book still can be that brave about such stuff, and im glad that people like you working as illustrators!
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:icontymiko:
Tymiko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
For a bit, I thought the hood was the creature's mouth.
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:iconjo-mei:
Jo-Mei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
its such a beautiful picture! i have the same question as teambrownie1, LINK please!?! :D :)
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teambrownie1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is there a link to the story?
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waj317 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
YOU KNOW FOR KIDS!....
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:iconladyseraph:
LadySeraph Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Welp, I'm not sleeping tonight. Great art though.
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:iconmonisawa:
Monisawa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Found this book awhile ago. Didn't know you were on deviantart. Creepy book, but GREAT art!
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:iconcalypsoeclipse:
Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wasn't Qlupalik a witch? This book is very familiar.
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:iconhellbeholder:
Hellbeholder Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
childrens book, alright O_o
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:iconcynical-fox:
Cynical-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
This made me think if the Penumbra games immediately. Am I the only one? :/
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marklaszlo666 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
thats really cool
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Varsa-svasa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:iconwhutplz: I looked it up on wikipedia, and this picture sums it up completely.
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:iconabberance:
Abberance Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Wow, that looks incredible! I'm trying to find a written version of a specific myth of this, but the Google search led me here. Every detail in this is just amazing; wonderful work! :la:
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this picture, too!
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Teela-Y Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Writer
I love the water dripping off the creature's leg-- you have a great innate knowledge of subtle details true to reality. Great job!
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GreatMarahute Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it has such a good look
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zoe102 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
wow its been over a decade since I've heard anyone talk about Qalupalik myth. Never could quite forget after all these years. Great illustration series! I really like your concept version!
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Wereville Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   General Artist
holy wow. how on earth are there only 27 comments on this piece?
incredibruu!
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akri7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THEN AGAIN,
the more I look... I can see it dragging the kid down to the bottom of the ocean. Great :l
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akri7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I got an entirely different message from what everyone else got....

From what I've seen (and the last picture), the Qalupalik (creature thing) saved the child from drowning...
So I think this is supposed to be a heart warming story that goes past appearances rather than scaring little kids :I
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Creepy and cool! This book is going to give kids nightmares they'll remember when they're adults...:)
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Tridien Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
wow! that is just creepy as hell. and the fact that it is in bright daylight, makes it even creepier.
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Kinosaurus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
DDDDD:
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OliverHarud Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Scary!


Amazing work (as usual)
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MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
very nice.. love the specular highlights of his wet skin
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Global-Freak Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Don't know what the background story is, but it nice anyway
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Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I... would not want to be that kid.
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DepartmentM Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
with no context (the plot of the story), this is absolutely terrifying! Amazing piece!
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TheArtiko Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
awesome
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:iconblindeyeinsight:
blindeyeinsight Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Children's book? That creature is terrifying D :
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Eyecager Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional
I love how you rendered the coat to have a wet and slick look to it. The moss is a really nice touch.
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:iconpinflux:
Pinflux Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
WOW, how weird! Are you hoping to post more images from the book? :)
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:iconcoifishu:
coifishu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A lot of warmth in the pic, despite the arctic location. Great work, Joy!
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ono-mono Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Oh wow, your ability to paint textures is just so amazing~ Am really loving how you handled the monster's skin and clothing. o/ Also excited to hear what this book is about~
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KanoChii Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww, that poor kid
o.o
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Le-Mat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Scarry :)
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Le-Mat Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
As hell
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:iconpowerbuzz:
powerbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure the children will love it... Yeah.
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:iconwhuh:
whuh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
LMAO
that's exactly what i was thinking
i bet it's a really good story though O:
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:iconpowerbuzz:
powerbuzz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah about its a cautionary tale or something.
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:iconemla:
emla Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
both these paintings are very cool and creepy. I love them!
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UnknownStain Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
what is it about!? looks so cool and interesting~
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eoghankerrigan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Freaky, I was just wondering when you'd post something new.
This is awesome.
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