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THE MURDERERS Dahmer by ScabbedAngel THE MURDERERS Dahmer by ScabbedAngel
And now, the final piece for the murderers series for now.

The monster from the city I call home, who picked up one of his victims from a club I frequent. For me, it doesn't get closer to home than this and I still remember the newscasts on the television when he was arrested and his trial. But the world seemed bigger to me then and the horrifyingly depraved acts of this human monster seemed so far away.

This one I tried like 4 times to draw him in a more traditional way. I wanted to paint something sympathetic given he was one of the few to seem genuinely sorry for his crimes. After stumbling upon a color photograph of one of his gutted victims I decided to chose a less sympathetic and more surreal way to illustrate this killer.

There are a number of symbolic elements in the way this piece is done. Please let me know what you see or interpret. I could just as easily give them to you, but I'd rather an honest and unbiased perception.

And thanks to my number one fan, whose imput always helps my work be its best, and also helped me with the teeth manip, which looked pretty bad at first. Thanks! Without you, it would have looked pretty silly. :hug:
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photo-riju Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
oh and awesome picture here. fav
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photo-riju Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
theyre all sick as hell and sure , we dont want them among us, but i sometimes think there´s much more sadness and pain to a serial killers mind than we´d like to admit. Or maybe i just dont believe in pure 100% evil.
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disfiguredhamster Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
have you seen the film "Dahmer"? I thought Jeffrey was a sick fuck until I saw it, its shows a rather disturbingly sad side of him. I cried a little, But it still doesn't change the fact that hes a sick fuck. XD
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thedemonseyes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
watch raising jeffret dahmer its kinda from the dads point of view he feels saddened that he didnt see the signs
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DavesShadow Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Haunting. This is one of your best. I think if you know Dahmer's story, the piece will speak for itself. As a serial killer geek, I can read a thousand things into this painting. But I don't think we have that kind of time.
I was 17 when all that shit in Milwaukee hit the news, and I can remember how crazy it all seemed. I had family from your neck of the woods visiting at the time, and they were tripping out. The same when Bundy was executed. Craziness I couldn't really appriciate at the time.
Now, as an adult, like you said in your comment, the magnitude of the darkness and evil of these men really sinks in.
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bedpan3 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
whenever I'm in Milwaukee I look for chocolate factories
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daddy-likes-men11 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing. I respect you so much for making this :)
You have so much talent.
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ElectroSveis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Wow, you used the fridge! Right? <3 Where he lay the parts of his victims, a head among other stuff. I love how you show only his eyes; people said he was a good looking man, and eyes usually are the prettiest part = )
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u-stole-all-nicks Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
why am I not surprised to find another work like... well... this!

It's amazing, but I'm not going to leave a long comment, because I would be repeating myself and many people who commented before me. Exceptional.
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Rendermemute Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
the fridge is a freakish contrast in comparison to his brooding gaze, very well done.
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