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Re-posting this here for several reasons:
I'm currently commissioning someone for the character and they need the sheet.
It's a special and meaningful character to me.
and
Because I can.
People mentioned posting things like this ins sta.sh but to be honest I HATE sta.sh with a passion. It never works for me properly and I don't know if it's a glitch or just my page but all it does it reload over and over and over and over and over not allowing anything to be done so... I never use it.
Anyway, Self was also something of a little gateway into prodding other people to talk about their own dreamwalkers/brainchildren which is neat so... I thought to post it again. Plus what have I got to fear? Theft? I warned people not to do it and if they don't listen, they get reported. Simple as that. No drama, no hassle. My mark is on the image so... no sense in hiding things because they might get taken. Can't be too paranoid.


Some may remember this guy, others won't. Anyway, it's back :3


** Self is a brainchild, a dream entity that invades my dreams (often) and it's kind of like a... a... I don't know, mascot maybe? Guide?
Either way, I'd appreciate it if people did not use this character for things because isn't just a random character, it has special meaning to me.
Its design is pretty specific but it can and does change as time goes on and depending on the dream situation/scene/mood.
Sorry for the excess of 's in everything, I tend to use those to describe something I'm not sure about or something that's just theoretical or not definite like Self doesn't have 'eyes' per-say, more like empty sockets (think Jack Skellington, I guess?) and things like that. So the stuff in quotes is things I'm unsure of since this is a creature that changes appearances here and there in my mind.

It's not really a species either, so please do not ask to make one just like it.
Some kind of paranormal, odd, dream entity.
Brainspew.
Still, it's a special character to me so please, keep your hands off.
It's not a wolf or a canine, it's not an animal. It looks like it has parts of one but as to what it is... I don't know. It just is what it is :XD: and this is how it often looks.
I call it 'Self' because I couldn't think of anything else to call it and that's what kept popping into my head so... that's it's name now. I don't know it's real name or if it even has one, haha! If it does have one it hasn't told me so, whatev's.


Stop using this character for your "Warrior Cats" RPs. In fact, stop using it for RPGs period. When I say DO NOT USE, I mean DO NOT USE. Self is MY character, not a free use character for anything. Have a bit of respect. I don't want to have to remove it from my page/gallery because people can't NOT use it.



SAI (photoshop for text)
+_enjoy_+
DON'T USE.

EDIT: Yes, you can draw art of Self, but please do not duplicate it's looks like it's an adoptable species. As for gift art, send me a link to the drawing if you do draw Self?
Never imagined people asking to draw this thing, haha!
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Fehnryr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
This is a very interesting character. I think my friend OokamiSann would really like to see it :3
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BlueSnowWolf Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool looking! ^_^
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Liettore Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Self is such a neat character! I feel like I'd be terrified if I met them in a dream. 

My "dream entity" is a canine named Blank. I ran from him the first time I met him; he actually spoke to me once, though. It's very interesting.
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KittenKaMew Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Wow, this is incredible. Just recently I have had a dreamwalker. I also decided to make it my character! I have not thought of name yet though. You are an amazing artist! 
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Fythea Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really amazing! When I was younger I used to see things in the corner of my eye that I thought followed me around XD
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This is very interesting. I didn't even realize that things like this could be recurring. And it's kinda creepy that this keeps happening. This is one of those things that just ensnares the sense of creativity and takes it on a joy ride. And I can imagine how eire it must look. With all of the different movements like the tail that doesn't move as it should, the spines, and the fluid happening at once.

It also kinda makes me wish I had a dream child.
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Swiftwing28 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps Self is some sort of spirit guide? I would love to know more, I would listen to you talk for hours about Self and honestly I'm not sure why. But if you were every thinking of posting any information or just retelling more encounters with Self then I'm sure myself and many others would be infinitely curious.
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dragon1301 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that is awesome. Everyone is talking about some creature that stalks them in their sleep but I get stalked by a person in my dreams.
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SilverGoddess666 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't comment very often, because I feel as if too many comments like the others begin to look like spam, but this one really intrigues me.

I have something of a brainchild, or rather, two. I rarely see them together, but something makes it vary clear to me that they are connected, related, and I'm not sure how I know, I just do. One tends to frighten me and it resembles something along the lines of a cobra, with a thin mane of long hair that trails down the length of its body, similar to the tail of yours. It has these strange tentacle-like things(think Slenderman) that act as some form of a hand/means of grabbing things. It's face has jaws like an alligator, but human-like features on the top half of its face. It tends to be a black or dark grey and the mane has been both dark blue and dark red, occasionally a combination of both. The eyes are blank, also much like yours, but it has a strange silvery glow that seems set deep within its head and anytime its mouth opens, the same glow is at the back of its throat. I can tell it has a malicious intentions, but it has never actually tried to harm me before, but it seems to come closer and closer, if only to frighten me, and I wake up before it gets overly close. It generally is only in one dream setting in any given night.

The other Is closer to what would be a dream walker, it will follow me if the setting of my dream will change. This one most closely resembles a crow, with what looks like a bone crest on its head with several long tendrils that trail away from it at random. It's body is usually a muted silver, not very reflective, but definitely having a metallic quality to it. It has been iridescent on occasion, but it is rare. The wings don't look very big when they are folded against its body, but when it outstretches them, they are actually quite large. The underside of them is a very reflective dark blue, with the tips of them nearly white. The legs remind me more of canine legs than bird legs, as they are more strongly muscled and have a short, coarse-looking fur on them. The feet transition into a darker fur that becomes long, and the only thing I can see beneath the long hair is the tips of ivory colored talons, but they aren't actually very sharp. They seem to be more for striking something with their blunt ends, rather than cutting or stabbing. It's beak is short and strong, the tip coming down into a sharp point, but I don't think it was intended to be a weapon. It's eyes are like a reverse of the other's, a light glow with a dark shadow within their depths. The inside of its mouth in the same as well, the back of the throat casting a shadow on its tongue a bit, while the rest of the mouth can emit quite a bit of light. This one greatly reminds me of the forest spirits from Princess Mononoke, and has no desire to harm me in any way. I also think this is why I consider it to be a dream walker, as it will follow, or guide, me through a number of different dream setting, often staying with me until I wake up.

Both seem to be gender neutral, but I have sometimes gotten the vague impression the birdlike one was female. I am unsure of how true this is, and the serpentine one is rather elusive in this aspect.

I call them Yin and Yang, but they have true names that I have not been told(They don't really speak to me, more so I feel what they are trying to tell me). They are almost completely different, but the way their eyes and mouths are reverses of one another is what seems to tie them, and is the reason I called them Yin and Yang. I can't ever remember not having seen them, but they don't appear as often as one would think, only making appearances once a month at most. I've never really tried to draw them before, but it was nice to see yours, I like them. I may draw them one day, but for now, they will stay in my head.
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Running-and-Sabu Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aw man. pretty much everyone is saying they have a "dream Child" of some sort. I don't and i feel left out XD. I do have many dreams that have stayed in my head for a very long time. But still, i'd love to have a dream entity of some sort, dreams are very important to me, probably the only thing i find sacred ouo.
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tigressthewolfgoddes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Self is  cool. I thought It's head looked like a skull but that's just me lol
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Seppukrow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It's quite disturbing to look at knowing what this really is. You're pretty brave to get a closer look at it.
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Darkstar9 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS A DREAM JUMPER
AND IT IS A POWERFUL ONE AT THAT
BE
CAREFUL
I AM SERIOUS
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piggysxdoxfly Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 What's a dream jumper? 
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Darkstar9 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erm... Have you ever heard of the term "dream walkers"?
Dream Jumpers are something like that, only not human. They're almost like chimeras, in a way. They're literally fragments of any creature mixed together to walk the world of dreams. They absorb emotions and dreams.
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tigressthewolfgoddes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If we are on a Spirituality term here, Dream-Walking is kind of challenging to accomplish. But, in other terms it makes sense if NijaKato Astral Travels to the Spirit Realm ( Astral Realm, I call it a number of things ) and sees Self there. In the Astral/Spiritual World there can be some really demonic or screwed-up or scary looking creatures there. If Self follows her/him in their dreams it is possible Self is a Guardian or Guardian Angel of some sort. Some people create creatures somehow through their mind, usually while unconscious. For reasons, i dont really know, but I can guess so they feel safer or more secure on one level or another. If Self isn't following her for that reason then I could guess it probably wants something or was sent to warn her about things that might happen. Not to set anxiety off, but it could be a Reaper of sorts. From my knowledge people see reapers as black beings with skulls that look kind of human-like. But, in all reality they could likely take different shapes. - Reaper uncontinued - If Ninja doesn't feel fear of Self then it may as well be a Guardian or Companion *shrug*
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Darkstar9 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well said! :D
Yes, I spoke with her a bit. I was quite panicked when I did, but she was very gracious to me and I do believe she knows how to handle herself and I realize I should have waited until I was calmer to speak with her about it. >.<
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MurkyVisions Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I wonder: Do you fear 'Self' when it appears in your dreams? Its appearance is quite unsettling, but I know that in dreams the most unsettling things sometimes don't cause any fear for some reason. (Just as sometimes in dreams things that aren't scary can frighten you very much.)
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AlphaNightstorm Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have two brain child's, both canines, one is tan-ish gold-ish and another is black and orange-ish
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Darquesse12 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
hmmm. I have a creature that appears in my dreams... It's nothing special, just a big, oddly-shaped black bird. It started when I was 10, I had my first dream about it. It followed me around, but it was bound to a certain place... I can remember a large enclosure with a big wooden fence where it would perch, watching me. It was bigger than an adult human by about two foot. I tried to tell this woman and her son to stay away from it because it looked dangerous, and something told me that it was bad, but they didn't listen. The bird has this unearthly, deafening metallic screech that paralyzes you on the spot, and I remember hearing someone talk about it in the dream. No, actually, I remember flashing to a scene where I was reading an old book. It had a small entry about a creature called 'The Syse' pronounced like Sye-s. it said nothing but 'The Syse is coming'. Then I was back to the scene with the mother and the son. The bird screeched, and they were frozen in place. It descended towards them, gliding on wings of pure inky black. I only managed to pull them away from the enclosure before it speared them with its beak. It screamed again, but was unable to escape the enclosure. The whole dream gave me a sort of feverish terror, and I woke up in a cold sweat. I sometimes see it in the distance in my other dreams, perched on the wooden fence in the enclosure. I could tell, the way that you can only tell in dreams, that it was carnivorous, and I see it eating large creatures that wander into the enclosure in some of the dreams. I got the impression, from it's attack on the mother and son, that it craved human flesh. I still get creeped out just from thinking of that awful bird. It gives me bad feelings, and I'm worried. Thank you for listening, you're the first person I've told about this.
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MurkyVisions Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist

I really like what you wrote there! Somehow things that happen in dreams have this strange, surreal touch and you understand them subconciously, though they remain mysterious when you directly, consciously think about them. I really love surrealistic art and expressionistic literature; they are often inspired by dreams.


Unfortunately, I seldomly dream interesting stuff like that, that I can profit from in creative ways. But when I do, I love it and have to write it down immediately! :heart:

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Darquesse12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013

Hmmm... interesting. did you know that you only consciously remember your dreams if you wake up before they are finished? Weird, huh? I mean, don't you thinik how weird it is that you can remember dreams for so long? I can remember a dream I had when I was five... it didn't make much sense, but I remember it all the same.


Yeah, whenever I have a really memorable dream, I get scared I'm going to forget it (though I'll probably never forget he Syse) so I write it down and draw things from it. In fact, I might publish this rough sketch that I drew of the Syse a few years ago after I had the dream.

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AustralianShepKennel Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's really interesting. I wish I could say something better. haha xD
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Darquesse12 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
no, thats okay :) theres not really anything better that i could say in your position, so you did well, i guess XD
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AustralianShepKennel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I have weird dreams, but mine aren't that intense. My dreams are usually me being a werewolf, but haven't shifted in 20+ years, and I have to relearn to how to be who I am, and blah blah blah. Some self searching quests xD
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Darquesse12 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
That's very interesting... Maybe you secretly ARE a werewolf :O XD *gasps dramatically*
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AustralianShepKennel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I wouldn't be surprised... It would completely make sense when I compare that idea to the evens that have happened in my life. But, who knows? Werewolves aren't suppose to be real. haha xD
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Darquesse12 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
arent SUPPOSED to be real. doesnt mean they arent XD
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AustralianShepKennel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I can agree with you there :) I would like to believe they are, and if they are, that I'm really one of them. I just haven't found my inner wolf yet, but they're watching me. .waiting ;)
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Ossaluna Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist
A very ... interesting charakter. ^^ I like to see and heare that other peoples dream and the charakters are allway very interesting. "Self" reminiscent (i hope its the right word, google think so) me of my owne dream mascot (you talked it so^^). Itīs a man in a green hosbital outfit with a big knives, but my donīt do something he only stand here and stalked me, i wish he would do something. But i have an idee :D Wait a time and you will see it^^ 

Maby its also a running gag in your dreams :D 

(my english is bad, i only understand the half of your post :( I have to learn it, but its so muche work D: ) 

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cathy1111 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Have you been getting any more ''dreams'' with self in them?
Do you consider ''it'' a friend or foe? Perhaps neither?
Does it interact and play a role in your dreams?
What are your thoughts of SELF?
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so awesome man,love the look
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CartoonWolfy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Dude, this thing is so cool. What can I say? Super creative.. like.. you saw this in a dream? That's just amazing. I loved reading about it. I just loooove it. ;- ; Keep up dis work. I simply love your art. You're very talented indeed. ^^
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Zella1900 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Artist + Dreams = Wonder and beautiful that cannot be explained by words or expression. It's a mix of beauty and disgust, ya know. It's awesome. Wish I had a strange creature in my dream.
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FoxieArtist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok...THIS is going to give me nightmares. o_o
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, self appears there and just watches you in your dreams? Shos you things? Or plays a main role in them? You may be tired of this questions but I never has such a thing as a dreamwalker xD
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Celia94 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
shows* xD
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candid-crocodiles Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what an interesting character :wow:
I feel like if I ever saw anything like this in my dreams, I'd run the opposite direction and dub it as a nightmare after I wake up :shrug: I get scared easily xD
What was it like the first time you saw it, if you remember? Were you scared?
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Puccoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.. I  don't literally own her or anything LOL I just own her in my dreams and xfbhfuhvr

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Puccoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a white lionhead rabbit that has white eyes, short ears with long ear hair, and excessive fur (like bellbottoms) covering her feet and I swear to fuck she's in every single goddamn dream I have AND I CAN NEVER CATCH HER. she calls herself estin but idefk if that's her name or what 
I swear I thought I was the only one with a brain baby omg I'm not crazy 
This drawing is amazing!!! I really love his design. You are talent
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OctaviaSketch Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kinda wish I had a brain-child...this is fascinating...well executed it seems, but then again, only you would know how close to the real thing it is is...
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TheCookieDoggy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this looks really beautiful... o.o
The amount of detail and the drawings make me feel that Self is truly there.
Can't believe anyone would simply just steal this for roleplaying, like seriously. :facepalm:
I mean, I can totally understand how you feel, Self seems very important to you.
Stunning job, you have really interesting dreams! ^-^
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Hylian-Dreams Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully scary... O_o I want to touch it, and run from it all at once.

I hope people learn to leave well enough alone. it is OBVIOUS that this is yours, and it's not something they can come up with on their own for sure.
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JadeRavenwing Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Self is such a beautiful creature, and it's sad that people try to defile that by stealing.
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay I'm an author, well a want to be anyway, and looking at Self I had a story idea. It would feature dream like creatures, none that remotely resembled Self other than they appear in dreams, but because your art keeps being stolen, I wanted your opinion.
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NinjaKato Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Go for it, I don't own the concept of dream creatures/walkers ^^; Just Self. 
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, thanks.
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Quilava23 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy cow this is incredibly interesting!!!!
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biggs2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this thing talk to you??
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arania Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous and eerie design. Thank you for sharing - fascinating, unique design features and a wonderful rendering of the concept as a whole!
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