Picture Thursday 22: Skeleton By Jérémie Fleury

Skeleton by TrephleRogueFirst off, I apologize for my absence over the past two days. For the last week I’ve been in the death-grip of a fucking dreadful cold. I don’t get sick very often, but when I do, it tends to be absolutely debilitating. I won’t go into the gory details of my symptoms, but suffice to say that I’ve experienced a lot of symptoms since last Thursday. Even now I’m hacking up a lung every few minutes. Fortunately for you, that’s not enough to keep me away from a keyboard, so posts will resume their normal schedule from here.

Now, on to today’s lovely depiction of an unholy beast eager to end all life it encounters.

There are a lot of ‘basic’ undead creatures. Stuff we’ve all become used to. The vampire, the ghoul, and the ubiquitous zombie. But if I had to pick the single one which still comes the closest to being honestly frightening to me, it would have to be the skeleton. I don’t know if I could properly say why that is. Perhaps it’s that they seem so much more dead than creatures which still have flesh.

Jérémie Fleury‘s skeleton is hunched over, standing amidst other, less intact bones. Its open grin unsettles me. I think the only thing which would frighten me more about it is if it didn’t have the gaudy glowing eyes. I find the blackness of an empty socket much more scary.

You can see more examples of Jérémie Fleury’s art on his Deviant Art, linked above, or on his website, http://www.trefle-rouge.fr/. He’s made art for a number of interesting-looking products. I don’t know if any of them have English translations, but if not, at least they’re pretty to look at!

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