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Zealots by Shawn Coss

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I was thinking about the status of our existence and what comes with growing older. People tend to lose their common sense when you think that they would become wiser with age. They become more afraid of what is ahead, unsure, and struggle to find something safe to latch onto. What used to be little coincidences and peculiar events now hold stronger meanings and “signs” of a higher existence. These once strong and individual beings become weak and submissive to an unknown…they become zealots, worshipping whatever they feel is in control. It reminds me a lot of zombies =D and how they have this unending desire to devour and consume, as we do with prayer and devotion. We search for signs of God and divine interventions when really, maybe it’s just us willing these events to happen….I do believe in another life, but my maker doesn’t ask me to be a slave, a zombie, or a zealot. He/She asks me to be myself.

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coss, horror, macabre, shawn, shield, skulls, traditional, zombies

I do art stuff with my finger things.

I also do artwork and background animation for explosm.net and Cyanide & Happiness.

It’s pretty swell.

www.explosm.net

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Comments

  • Lloyd Harvey
    Lloyd Harveyabout 6 years ago

    Ah very nice! I am quite impressed with your style!

  • Shawn Coss
    Shawn Cossabout 6 years ago

    Thank you much. I still have a lot to learn about acrylics and painting in general.

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingalmost 6 years ago

    creepy but well executed

  • Adam Gillespie
    Adam Gillespieover 5 years ago

    Very good.

  • cammiecakes
    cammiecakesabout 5 years ago

    I was wondering if you would consider adding this or anything else that might fit into the “Scary Are Us Group.” We would love to have anything that you might like to share. Thank you!!
    SCARY ARE US GROUP

  • DriftingAudrey
    DriftingAudreyover 1 year ago


    I would love this image in my Halloween Group
    Just click the witch!

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