What if your nightmares come to life?
That is the theme that many artists want to create. They want to bring your darkest fears to the forefront so that you are forced to face them. And usually, horror-themed art can invoke many more emotions than any other type of art, which is always interesting. I mean, don’t you want a person to feel something when they look at your hard work? Every artist wants this. Also, the fact is that horrific pictures are always much more fun to create for many is just a bonus.
In movies, the creators can elicit fear with jumpscares or you can feel the tension building because of the great acting. However, in illustrations, all of that has to be converted into one picture. So that the whole story could be told by a single image. At least that is what the artist Stefan Koidl is trying to make and he has definitely succeeded. So we decided to gather some of his most nightmarish work so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Scroll below to take a look for yourself.
#1 When the end of the road has come for you, they will be there, waiting.
#2 A little human touch is all they ever wanted.
#3 They threw sticks at him and now he sets their wooden houses on fire.
#4 Why go on in this bleak world when you can rest?
#5 The wind will wipe away everything you ever loved.
#6 Is it safe to ask them for help? Is that the only choice?
#7 When all hope is lost and you cannot move anymore.
Stefan has over 260k followers on Instagram and all of that is well-earned judging by his incredible talent. Not only is he an amazing artist but even big studios like CD Projekt Red understand that. So he has been working with them to create the cover of their next Witcher comic. And he was probably contacted for that because of his unique dreamy art style that leaves you wondering.
#8 We walk together towards our intended purpose.
#9 All of our innocence has been lost.
#10 Sometimes you have to look beneath what is obvious.
#11 The times your darkness boils over and threatens to wreck everything in your path.
#12 The sacrifices of the past are just decorations now.
#13 A little light is sometimes all you need to survive.
#14 When the thing you so desperately need is further than you can go.
If you like his art and want more of it, you can also buy some of his prints on the website we mentioned at the top. Not only that, but he is also in the process of combining a book with some of his favorite horror-themed illustrations so you might just wanna wait on that.
#15 Everyone is looking out for themselves.
Did these illustrations invoke any feelings in you? Let us know in the comments below.