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Haunting Art to Give You Nightmares … Or Inspiration

As most of us are stuck indoors these days, we’ve been sharing a ton of movie and TV recommendations here at Dread Central. But in the name of all things horror and switching things up and bit, today we thought we’d share some haunting artwork designed to give you nightmares … or inspire you.

It comes to us via Austrian artist Stefan Koidl, who tells Bored Panda: “Most of [my illustrations] are random ideas. Of course, I’m also searching for a lot of reference material online to give me inspiration. I also get inspired by movies and video games, like most of the artists out there. I don’t want to tell the viewer what he should think or associate with my art. I just paint for fun, if people refer to a certain dream they had it’s cool, but no, I didn’t dream the exact same thing.”

He adds: “I loved to draw and paint since I was a child. Unfortunately, over time, I lost track and focused more on video games. There was a point 3-4 years ago when I told myself ‘why not try painting again?’ It was always my dream to paint as good as the artists on, e.g. ‘Magic the Gathering.’ So I began learning digital art and painted on a daily base. I am currently focusing on digital art and still love to create new stuff every day. I have two jobs. My first job is carving Krampus masks out of wood (a really big tradition here in Austria), my second job is painting. I wouldn’t call myself a fulltime freelance illustrator. It’s a job and a hobby both at the same time.”

Check it out below!

Check out more of Stefan Koidl’s art HERE and HERE. What do you think of Stefan Koidl’s artwork? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

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Written by Mike Sprague

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