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The Basement Stairs by ronmonroe The Basement Stairs by ronmonroe
This is my entree for the MAMA Scared Stiff contest.

I had a lot of monsters when I was a kid. The monster in the closet, the monster under the bed, the monster at the end of a dark hallway, but the worst monster of all was the monster under the basement stairs. Going up the stairs was easy (you could run faster up them, and you could see what was under them) but going down was a little harder. I was always afraid of something crabbing my ankles and, as Stephen King put it, "unzip your guts!"

Tools: Faber Castell art pens on smooth bristol.

Only reference used was those wonderful childhood memories.
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Namine0015 Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, the description was jst as great as the drawing! Btw, good luck with the contest! ((can we vote for you in this one as well?? I'd love to!))
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ronmonroe Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! No, you can't vote on this one but I appreciate the support.
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Namine0015 Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
oo, ok then ^^
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scary! ;D
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ronmonroe Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bow:
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zakkiya29 Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty much sums up a lot of emotions in this while I was a kid :)
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ronmonroe Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Brings back memories, Ron.

When I lived in Brooklyn,our basement was a real ancient musty place. There was this door on one of the walls. It was fused shut and didn't seem to go anywhere. I always wondered just what was behind that door.

Then I wondered if I really wanted to know.
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ronmonroe Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My brother and I slept in the basement. It didn't help when we had an older brother who loved to scare the hell out of us.
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wow this is an awesome representation! i remember as a kid being scared to go down in a dark room and always felt like someone was watching me... great job!
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