If you've been getting a night's sleep that's a little too good lately and are looking for something nightmare-inducing, you've come to the right place. Meet Stefan Koidl—an artist based in Hallein, Austria whose specialty is the unsettling, the creepy, and the weird.

While Stefan likes to carve sculptures out of wood and make other types of art as well, his digital paintings depicting nightmarish horror stories are loved by people from all around the world. This Austrian likes to play with human fears and imagination, so scroll down below to see his wonderfully spooky drawing ideas and vote for the horror characters that you like the most!

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Avery S Alberico
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7 months ago

Project HUMAN ZOO is coming together

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"I loved to draw and paint since I was a child," Stefan told Bored Panda. "Unfortunately, over the 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 dark drawings every day," the artist tells us.

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Razetime
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7 months ago

thats sad

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Avery S Alberico
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7 months ago

I've seen this thumbnail

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KittyComics
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7 months ago

DONT TOUCH THE CAT OR YOURE DEAD. oh wait. youre already dead.

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"I have two jobs," Stefan told us. "My first job is carving Krampus masks out of wood (a really big tradition here in Austria), my second job is painting these scary characters. I wouldn't call myself a full-time freelance illustrator. It's a job and a hobby both at the same time."

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Andrew Gibb
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7 months ago

Catch and release?

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Grace Galan
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7 months ago

By the looks on their faces, she’s probably watching James Charles

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Zara VP
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7 months ago

Nope. Nope. Nope.

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Why?
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7 months ago

She never did like that wallpaper.

Iristheavocado
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7 months ago

More like; the wallpaper never liked her

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Lauren B.
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7 months ago

It's squeezing her boob

June Dominguez
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7 months ago

I didn’t catch that till you said something, lol !

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Jim Ellington
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7 months ago

Man, I hate when that happens.

tuzdayschild
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7 months ago

One is just a little creepier than the others.

Kate Kyffin
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7 months ago

Trying to leave work on a Friday

• UniqxePeople •
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7 months ago

One hand just grabbing her boob

Razetime
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7 months ago

my friend says: "when you're on your period and the cramps come." lmao

Grace Galan
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7 months ago

What in tarnation. Is that a fricken harmonica?? 😂

CodingGirl04
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7 months ago

It's her phone

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Afsha noor Ul ain
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7 months ago

Ohh god her phone

Jace
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7 months ago

They really need to hug

KellyO
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7 months ago

i was gonna say, one's gettin' all gropey there.

Jim Kang
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7 months ago

The worst part for her is losing her phone.

Harry potter fan 2.0
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4 months ago

Why is one of the hands holding her boobie??

Grace Galan
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6 months ago

Why her phone look like a harmonica

Wottermehlon Doge
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6 months ago

SAVE THE PHONE

Janet Salisbury
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7 months ago

This is POLTERGEIST!!!!!

Marianthi Stathakopoulou
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7 months ago

Stay away from the walls!

Marianthi Stathakopoulou
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7 months ago

My fear after watching a scary horror movie.... about ghosts.... and Demons....

maya P.K
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7 months ago

AND HARRY POTTER DEMENTORS! u gotta love those

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Addison Lopez
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1 month ago

It grabbed her boob

Alexis Garrett
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1 month ago

That fake

Gina Cook
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6 months ago

why it gotta be grabbin' her boob? >)

Mr. Merlin
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7 months ago

Look what one of the hands is grabbing

Elise
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7 months ago (edited)

This reminds me of Stranger Things.

Tommy Jo Hunt
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7 months ago

,Whoops,gotcha!

Steve O'Neal
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7 months ago

Didn't Peter Jackson direct this movie?

Rowan Jeffus
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3 months ago

When I read your comment, I immediately thought of Percy Jackson. Or as Mr. D calls him, Peter Johnson.

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Tara Brooks
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7 months ago

“On Broadway” 🎶

Karen Klinck
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7 months ago

Cue in the Japanese anime porn.

Tommy Jo Hunt
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7 months ago

What the ——?

Christina Uhlir
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7 months ago

Even more stupid.

willow
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7 months ago

oh wow one of dem grab her boobie

Billy Pepperton
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7 months ago

Why the monsters groping her

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Avery S Alberico
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7 months ago

This should be a movie poster, called "La Sirena"

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Bored Panda asked Stefan how does he come up with themes for his scary drawings and he says that "most of them are random creative ideas. Of course, I'm also searching for a lot of reference material online to give me inspiration," the artist reveals. "I also get inspired by movies and video games, like most of the artists out there."

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How Terribly Unfortunate
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7 months ago

NO! NOT THE LITTLE KITTY!

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Lyop
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7 months ago

Kitty will not fall for your tricks!

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Avery S Alberico
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7 months ago

Post apocalyptic reality!

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Indra Servo
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7 months ago

What a considerate ghost, instead of blocking road she just float

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• UniqxePeople •
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7 months ago

That's creepy because the kids are running towards it. But my first thought was 'Wither', because of the three heads on body

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"I don't want to tell the viewer what he should think or associate with my creepy drawings," Stefan revealed to Bored Panda. "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."

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Why?
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7 months ago

Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes?

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Razetime
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7 months ago

my friend says (again i know): "me on my period and someone pisses me off"

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Avery S Alberico
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7 months ago

This is probably based on the minecraft drowned zombies!

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Tommy Jo Hunt
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7 months ago

Almost enough for a pie!

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Misty Suarez-Forehand
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7 months ago

Iron giants

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Cliff Anderson
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7 months ago

Attractively enigmatic

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Razetime
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7 months ago

looks like the more human version of Gollum from Lotr

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Why?
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7 months ago

When it came to eating, he never missed a beat.

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Magpie Magoo
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7 months ago

The worst part about camping? The Dementors!

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Tommy Jo Hunt
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7 months ago

Hell of a way to go!

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StormsTempest
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7 months ago

I'll wait for the next bus, thanks.

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thedepressed manhimself
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7 months ago

Nahh, thats just my mom

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Andrew Gibb
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7 months ago

The Jawas have grown....

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thedepressed manhimself
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7 months ago

School

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• UniqxePeople •
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7 months ago

nOW thIS lOoKS lIKE "I am Legend" I was so sad when the dog died.

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Razetime
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7 months ago

your wife after u rip one

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