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SCP Chalk Symbols Batch 1 by toadking07 SCP Chalk Symbols Batch 1 by toadking07
New Version For The Serpent's Hand Is Here: fav.me/d735xjx

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So you ever hear about the hobo signs? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobo#Hob… www.cyberhobo.com/signs/hobosi…

Or the chalk signs used by burglars to mark houses? www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic…

At least you know about the SCP Foundation, correct? www.scp-wiki.net/ (leave a comment if you are from the SCP wiki!)

These are a code of symbols used to nonverbally give others a heads up of what is in the area. Hobos used chalk or charcoal to mark places for free handouts, places to use a telephone, to watch out for dogs, and so on. They were generated by the hobos and were changed or adjusted as needed by the community.

Anyways, enough of the background lesson, these are a series of symbols designed for use by Foundation personnel when working in the field. Reading through the SCP entries you realize that nothing ever seems to go right when mobile task forces are called in to investigate and often things royally hit the fan. Team members disappear, contact with command is lost, walls shift, reality bends, strange things happen and you need a way to relay a warning to the next poor sap guy to come through here.

Some of these have more general uses while others were made with specific SCP subjects in mind. The idea behind the designs was to keep them simple, using only a few strokes so anyone could draw one properly and quickly. Making up each symbol are icons that more or less correlate with their meaning, though this is not a rule. Sometimes it's better that only those knowledgeable about the symbols know what they each mean.

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:icontechtonicassasin1987:
TechtonicAssasin1987 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good Work!
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:iconskythescpgoddess:
SkyTheSCPGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of these remind me of my SCP. O>O

Marlon Webb #JoggingManChallenge Chat/Comment Icon 
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:iconhhunter101:
hhunter101 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 6, 2017
nice! and creepy... great work!
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:iconcinder-is-here:
Cinder-Is-Here Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't follow the little girl! D:
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:iconbookwyrm666:
BookWyrm666 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
cool
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:iconthekapiozo:
TheKapiozo Featured By Owner Edited Oct 18, 2016
This reminds me how badass SCP Foundation is.
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:iconozziemystery:
OzzieMystery Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
whoa
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:iconjetstrange:
JetStrange Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
I have 2 Questions

1 are you a member  of the SCP wiki page?

(if so)
Have you tried to make these cannon ?
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
I am in fact a member of the wiki! (toadking07 on there too) and these are more or less as canon as anything else on the SCP wiki! :D
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:icondarthlordvene:
DarthLordVene Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Good job, that'll be useful next time 682 escapes.
Secure. Contain. Protect.
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:iconleshii203:
Leshii203 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant!  Thank you for sharing.
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:icondeeprhapsody:
DeepRhapsody Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, okay i get that this was probably the intention, but my god some of these give me the fucking chills and make my eyes well up(you know, like when you feel really fucking creeped out/scared you'll get literal tears in your eyes)
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly! Yes, tried to play on some of the more creepy things that happen in the Foundation world!
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:iconr0b0br0:
r0b0br0 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Student Filmographer
That sign for the rooms moving/areas changing looks like Spongebob's butt.
Great work though!
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Oh lord! XD
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:iconkhimeric:
Khimeric Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
glad to have finally found the source of these! I've seen them floating around now and then but have never been able to find them again. I obsessively hoard symbols, especially ones like this.

seriously some of these send a chill up my spine... particularly "It Is Not Human", "Someone Else Is Here", "Pray While Shooting", and "Do Not Be Taken Alive"
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you most kindly for taking the time to comment when you found them after so long. ^~^ I'm not on here much anymore, but happened to be checking in on things and saw your comment. Made my night! Glad they had an effect on you, definitely tried to push how chilling it would be to come across these if they were real. Enjoy, and be sure to check out the other batch as well for The Serpent's Hand! :D
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hetaliatokyo12 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Student Artist
"do not fall sleep here"
my imaginashion:d-class: oh boy, scp-173. welp time to sleep! *Gets killed*
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LuciferYangIII Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
A very interesting idea and something that would really make sense. if in a deep circumstance thy would relay on simple messages to get over the problem. Love this so much
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I think it could be very useful to people who frequently lose radio contact with each other! :D
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:iconluciferyangiii:
LuciferYangIII Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I see it mostly for use in place like SCP-1730, where they would need help with that
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:iconredsligbra:
redsligbra Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Student General Artist
Okay i REALLY like this idea
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:iconrulesoftheinterweb:
rulesoftheinterweb Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Very Clever i like it.
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:iconrotane:
rotane Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional
I don't think i have ever heard of SCP, but now that i do, i find it quite intriguing! Great set of symbols here as well :thumbsup:
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
It's pretty cool and creepy at times too!
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:iconnorigmai1:
norigmai1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student Artist
may i use this image for a vid
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
You may! SCP Foundation stuff all falls under creative commons. All you have to do is give me credit if you use my symbols/image!
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:iconnorigmai1:
norigmai1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student Artist
so i can use images from your gallery as long as i credit you?
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
The SCP ones, yes. :) Anything made with the SCP Foundation universe can be reused in other SCP Foundation universe work, as long as you properly give credit to the original source, or at least to the wiki. You also have to release it under the same Creative Commons license, so that others may use it too. :)
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:iconnorigmai1:
norigmai1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Student Artist
ok
thank you
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:icononatfb:
onatfb Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Do Not Follow The Little Girl" The Foundation learns from its mistakes xD
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Too many times I'm reading tales on the wiki and it's like, "Welp, there's someone moaning down this dark hallway where the last team died. They aren't responding, better walk up to them and see if they are ok. Maybe get real close to them and hold my hand out, ignore all the blood and gore around them." :U

And it's just, come on, this is every horror movie ever!
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:iconc21-artist:
c21-artist Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I like this. Inspiring.
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly!
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:iconnekozikasilver1:
nekozikasilver1 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
I love how the SCP has a specific symbol for "do not follow the little girl"; how long did it take for that symbol to enter the series, how many tales? Anyways, I'm also liking the "not hostile if left alone", it says much about SCP. 
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:iconkimithev:
KimiTheV Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
I love the SCP world. All this is very creative.
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly!
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:iconhorcling:
Horcling Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
i really like these symbols!
they seem very intuitive!:D
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:iconsgtsolarflare:
SgtSolarFlare Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i may be doing a scp comic later could I use these?
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
As long as you properly attribute me for the original symbols, you are free to use them! :) Be sure to send me a link too as I'd like to see what you come up with!
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:iconsgtsolarflare:
SgtSolarFlare Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks and I will
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:iconanimeflower101:
animeflower101 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These all just make me wanna cry. xD Jesus christ. Don't fallow the little girl, voices heard here, it's not human. 
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's a pretty strange and terrifying world the Foundation exists in. :D
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:iconanimeflower101:
animeflower101 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, but god. That's awful xD
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:iconrampage48:
rampage48 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Is this yours? teespring.com/scpfieldcodes I saw this and instantly remembered this deviation. Like I mean did you make that shirt or whatev?
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Huh, no that is not me. Thank you for remembering my deviation btw. It is released under creative commons so others can use it for commercial work, though I do wish they attributed/credited me properly. Right now they only have a link to the SCP wiki. Wish I could contact them about adding a link to my work, hmmm.. 

I do like the design though, wish I had thought anyone would have wanted it on a shirt first! :D
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:iconrampage48:
rampage48 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Oh okay I just wanted to make sure! And of course I remember these! I love these lol, I've used a few in some Airsoft games before xP
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:icontoadking07:
toadking07 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Awesome! Ever post any pics of them? :) Would love to see them!
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:iconrampage48:
rampage48 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Next time I do I will!
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:iconnightpool42:
nightpool42 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
oh my god. This is perfect SCP. Beautiful. I was actually scared just reading these last night. Bravo, Bravo.
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