submission to the newest Seventh Sanctum contest. [link]
i used the dark minion generator and got the suggestion "dispair ghost"
this is the soul of a person killed in some horrible fasion that is now enslaved by a necromancer. its purpose is to instill sadness and dispare in its victims. whether that dispare is real or illusory is dependant on the particular victim.
line art: mech pencil
color: Photoshop CS2
background: manipulation of photo from [link]