Here's a spooky visual treat for your Halloween. Konstantin Andreev is a professional from Moscow, Russia, who creates dark illustrations that look like they came out of someone's nightmare. Through his incredibly distinct and dynamic style, Konstantin invites us into his macabre and distressing universe.

He's no stranger to both surreal and real horror themes, and yet his works tend to have a certain cuteness and lightness to them, rather than straight-up horrifying themes. Some of his works inspire a chuckle (albeit a dark one), while others make one feel queasy, but in any case, his design is definitely unmistakable.

More often than not, his most productive periods are right before Halloween because he religiously participates in every Inktober. For those of you who don't know, Inktober is a month when illustrators try to dish out an illustration a day. Just to make it even more challenging, he also uses an egg timer. The deadline makes everything even more horrific (in a good way)!

"I am a professional ... non-artist," Konstantin humbly says about himself in his bio on Instagram, which has a solid 68k followers. He is certainly excellent and completely professional: among his works are books, digital and 3D art, and, of course, illustrations. So, if you feel brave enough, step right into his spooky gallery, and appreciate his horribly beautiful illustrations.

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Anxious Pansexual Nightmare
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4 months ago

Honestly, I prefer this version

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Konstantin has given Bored Panda an exclusive in-depth interview. He commented on his distinct style and background as an artist: "There was a kids' art school in my childhood. It was about 30 years ago. Then I started my IG account in 2016 and got back to drawing. That's it. As you probably know, I’m not a professional artist. Drawing is my hobby, therefore I can’t say I got my style consciously. I would suppose it is a mixture of different styles I see every day in my IG feed, filled with awesome art by my favorite artists. Not all of them are my favorites, but a few of them have definitely affected me!"

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Monika Soffronow
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4 months ago

Deep down he is such a sweet character

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Just wait until he discovers the joys of the phone being on vibrate!

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Ironically, he draws inspiration from his real job. "My job is to create ideas and solutions. I’ve been doing it for ages and it became a way of doing anything in my life. So here is my art! All I need is an idea! When I get one, and there is time… voila! I’m inspired! Also, I love being challenged—that’s why I participate in Inktober."

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

She’s curling her snakes

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

No more Mr. Nice Deer

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He also explained the process of how he gets his ideas. "Nothing but technology for me. There are many creative ones. So before drawing I think hard to find an idea. Not many of them are brilliant but there is an idea always. 'No idea—no drawing,' I’d say."

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Tiffany Marie
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4 months ago (edited)

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You should make her look heavy from all that alcohol consumption. Too drunk to exercise and drinking the calories away.

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pansexualandproud
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4 months ago

oh no! micky T^T

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He also participates in Inktober religiously, and shared how his current Inktober is going. "This one is pretty hard, to be honest. Right before Inktober, I finished working on my book (kids' book with my own story and illustrations) and that got me exhausted, so Inktober doesn’t seem like that much fun." But let's hope he finds his usual groove as Halloween creeps around the corner.

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François Carré
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4 months ago

Maybe that so-called "poisoned apple coma" was just a big hangover after all.

Colin L
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4 months ago

Snow White's experience with hard cider gone horribly wrong...

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Zophra
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4 months ago

This is during a covid quarantine...

Jayda Estrella
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4 months ago

Me during my period

Nick P
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4 months ago

Y does she has bruises on her knees and hands?

Mark Morey
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4 months ago

That’s shading.

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itz kimora
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4 months ago

can we upvote this more so its right after the one where she falls asleep drinking? ty lmao

Queen fhk
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4 months ago

Hangover

CHARLOTTE THAXTON
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4 months ago

:(

James Hardin
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4 months ago

she is 14 it makes sense

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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4 months ago

I know the feeling.

Patty Leaton
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4 months ago

day after

Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

That Apple had some side affects

Monika Soffronow
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4 months ago

C'mon girl, shape up, you've gotta get over that "prince" of yours.

Eliana Mount
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4 months ago

whats up with the snow white being drunk thing?!?!

Monika Soffronow
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4 months ago

The girl's fed up waiting for that fairy tale prince that never comes

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Alfred Kao (HMS)
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4 months ago (edited)

"The gang's all here!"

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Alfred Kao (HMS)
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4 months ago

Crunchy gummi bear

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David Butler
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4 months ago

Fruit Samurai.

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

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Red
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4 months ago

"Man, this wifi is awful"

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Why?
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4 months ago

You have to stop picking your nose!

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Night Owl
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4 months ago

Ouch

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David Butler
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4 months ago

Ghosd Wider.

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Night Owl
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4 months ago

Construction worker building a tower with the bodies of his/her enemies

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ADHORTATOR
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4 months ago

Take the Bunny!

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Sarina Greenhaven
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4 months ago

His name is Wile E. Coyote :)

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glowworm2
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4 months ago

Hah! I just realized why he got arrested!

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jazz
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4 months ago

Poor heart got shot in the heart.

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4 months ago

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banana
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4 months ago

Badass!

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Alfred Kao (HMS)
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4 months ago

The only thing I see is Mickey

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Monika Soffronow
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4 months ago

"I said I was envious of humans for their tattoos - and you did this?!"

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Lou Lopez
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4 months ago

Oh perfect! I was just thinking his style made me think of Mike Mignola.

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ᴍɪᴋᴀꜱᴀ ᴀᴄᴋᴇʀᴍᴀɴ
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4 months ago

-Dang Monica-

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Red
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4 months ago

"Nope Nope Nope Nope Nope turning around not today Satan nope nope nope"

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Elin Noller
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4 months ago

tRump

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

Where is he at???

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

😶😶😶😶😶

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Hooked
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4 months ago

This one is actually very cute ! Love it

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

#the after life be like

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

😂

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Zeke Henry
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4 months ago

no no no no no no

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JuJu
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4 months ago

Is that reffering to the "Russian Yoga" pictures?

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VANILLA
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4 months ago

What ethos one about

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

MY TEETH!

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Cupcakezzz
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4 months ago

I don’t get this one...

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Monika Soffronow
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4 months ago

Hot smoked sardines in a piquant sauce

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