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Slave of the Toxic Addiction by Pyramiddhead Slave of the Toxic Addiction by Pyramiddhead
You open your eyes coughing as you are engulfed by a thick haze with a familiar smell, you are stricken with fear and shock as a grotesque vision appears out of the smoke, its physical appearance disturbs you greatly as you glance at all its features,you notice three infants infused into its chest gagging and coughing with expressions of discomfort as they cry inhaling and exhaling the smoke as the unpleasant being puts it's cigarette into one of their mouths, you start to feel a sense of misery and sorrow as you can only imagine the tragedy that could of created such a horrendous being. Your fear slowly begins to turn into sympathy as you notice the expression of misery on its face,the tears of blood dripping down its pale cheeks,its wheezing which is riddled with suffering,and listen to the crys of the three infants tormented by the smoke. Sympathy soon turns into anger as you cannot comprehend why it causes its own suffering at the cost of the innocent and dependent others its bears. Is it blind to pain it is causes to these three infants or a slave to toxic aroma of the smoke...

This tragic and horrific being represents the complications that can be caused by smoking and second hand smoke. She was once human, an ignorant parent who ignored the possible consequences of smoking as they did seemed not to affect her, but plagued the lives of her young children causing health problems in two of them varying from pneumonia to bronchitis, tragically one's life was taken prematurely due to health complications. She could not stop as the addiction was strong and she craved the feeling. One day in a horrible fire believed to be caused by a cigarette the family perished and the mothers terrible guilt morphed her into a visually unpleasant entity who holds the burden of her children as she uncontrollably consumes the smoke that causes their suffering,now feeling the afflictions of smoking,but cannot stop as she is a slave to the addiction. For now she wanders trapped in a purgatory of smoke, occasionally appearing to people as a warning and haunts the nightmares of those who's habits and mentality are reflections of her previous self...

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gothrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! We need more gruesome, yet realistic (to a point) stuff like this if we ever hope to at least put a dent in todays society of smoking and drugs. This describes the effects in a moving way. I love this!!!
Thank God I'm allergic to tobacco. xD 
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
True, those smoking commercials are bad enough I cringe at them, but if people still want to do it well that's their choice I'm not gonna complain or stop them but down the line its gonna be a problem for them. Otherwise thank you, I had fun doing this regardless, well that's good then.
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gothrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like a good amount of work was put into it. :) The smoking commercials are pretty dark, but this would top them all if it could be made into one. I don't get on people for smoking, unless it takes over their lives or they are too young, otherwise I respect that they decided to smoke, as long as they respect that I chose not to for health reasons. But you're right in saying it will not end well for them either way. It's a bad habit in any case. 
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BabyWitherBoo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Not good man! Not good
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TheDrowningRaven Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The message "Don't smoke mothers!" could not be more strongly hit right there. Nicely done, this needs to be on an advert. If this doesn't work, god help us... :XD:
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Word they should make it look realistic on an advertisement or make it into a movie about that :D
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TheDrowningRaven Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, who do you think would watch that film? ;)
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BlazBlood Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Writer
dangers of smoking
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
exactly,they should put this into a cigarette commercial :D 
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BlazBlood Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Writer
yes they should.if happy commercials dont work.scare the living shit outta people to stop!
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:iconpyramiddhead:
Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
exactly get some hollywood special effects artist, make this real n cigarettes will be I thing of the past XD
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BlazBlood Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Writer
yesh.or make a movie!people will stop!
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AzAzM Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow.
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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AzAzM Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem dude.
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Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your picture and your comment are gruesome, terrifying and heartbreaking. :( You hit the nail on the head repeatedly with the dangers of smoking, and what it does to someone's body. Hell, the same goes for the abuse of alcohol and prescription pills, and any illegal drug, too. Nothing good can come out of any of them, period.
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the feedback :D,its definatly true even if you don't even get the worst of it right away or at even maybe at all, still nothing good comes out of it period,plus while doing it the stakes are always high for something bad to happen
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nathyfaith Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
I'm not sure if I'm captivated by the story or synopsis of the art, or the drawing itself, it's unhealthy, scaring and incredibly disturbing, but at the same time as you read the story behind the terrible creature, you ask yourself if not many live like this, masks over their real monstrous faces. She may feel the pain, but as an egoistical being she is, the pain has become her friend. Very interesting, I shall visit your gallery.
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D I'm glad you found this captivating in some sort of way
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nathyfaith Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
You're welcom ;)
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drpepperswife Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
beautiful
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank You :D
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing work!!! This is definitely your best so far!! Damn!! It looks realistic and flipping eerie. As I read the story that compliments this entity so perfectly, I can't help but love this monster. Everything is just pure epicness!!! Good luck on the contest by the way :D
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D I feel the same way,wasn't expecting it to come out the way it did but not bad since im discovering a new digital process of doing things,hopefully I can place in the contest and put the points towards an original silent hill creature contest I always wanted to host
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome :D and that sounds awesome!!! I would totally love to participate in a original silent hill creature contest of yours, it be epic :D my entry would probably be the Schulds or belastungs, if I don't come up with a cooler monster by then.
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It would be awesome to with a brand new monster if I do do it I might give it a theme of creating a boss monster or even a more interesting theme like creating a silent hill monster symbolizing a certain aspect of yourself :D
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Ray-of-Afterlife Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ooh sounds awesome!! Well the monster that I created that represents me the most is Belastung, always struggling and dealing with personal things but my life isn't in complete shambles lol, but allot of me is in that monster...still ill make another then. :)
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RadiationAlpha Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Has my vote. Awesome work!
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you I'm glad you liked it :D
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Tzetel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFG I LOVE IT!! :iconrlyplz: :heart:
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D!!!
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OprahWinfreyX Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy shit! this is beautiful. You've really shown improvement in your work. I hope you win!
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you vry much dude :D it would be awesome to place
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ChucklingDevil Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
This piece took my breath away, pun not intended. The backstory that you've put in the description only adds to it and you really can see tge suffering behind it.
Wonderful job.
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you I'm happy you enjoyed the description as well as the piece itself :D, n lol at the pun XD
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ChucklingDevil Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I'm happy you're happy! :D
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eldacar-elfinan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Yes cool that's the word. if you are not afraid of special vision and creepy things you have all you want here.
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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TheSerasVictoria Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cool!!!
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:iconpyramiddhead:
Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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pastelknees Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BABIES!! I WILL EAT THOSE BABIES!!!!!!!!!!!
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Lol idk what would make you at all
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pastelknees Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont know either xD
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ArtofanAirdale Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This one has my vote. Very nice.
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:iconpyramiddhead:
Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you I'm glad you like it :D
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GeneralSnuggles Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH...MY...GOD. This is creepy and ugly and awesome.
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you I'm very glad you saw it that way :D
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Android3000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Now THAT'S an entry!
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Pyramiddhead Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you I'm glad this concept stuck in my head long enough to urge and bug me to do the contest :)
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Android3000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Me too. this should be a poster
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