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Death and Dream by wrathofkhan Death and Dream by wrathofkhan
I’ve received a couple of requests for a Sandman art, and that’s enough for me to work on one since I had been longing to see how I’d do if I try to draw Morpheus and/or any of his Endless siblings. Well, now I know, and I’m proud and pretty satisfied.

Drawn for 7 straight hours using a very cheap ballpoint pen (about $0.20), over very loose sketch using an H pencil on 11x17 3-ply Bristol. No markers even for the solid blacks, for I was trying to achieve the “etched look” which, modesty aside, was personally liked and praised by Neil Gaiman himself (I wish I could find the means to show this to him, see if he’d like it). I can still feel my swollen hand trembling though, but it’s good to have released some of the pain and the emotions I’m dwelling in at the moment.

Been thinking of what to write on Death’s book while my hand was tirelessly gliding up and down the Dream Lord’s coat, and I thought of just writing down the first 15 names of Sandman creators that came in to my mind. And speaking of Dream’s overcoat, I copied the idea of putting on some faces, perhaps of those sleeping people who are dreaming at the moment, from Kieth and Dringenberg’s page where Dream met John Constantine. I loved the idea the first time I saw it, and I thought it would be nice to use it to practice drawing different faces in various angles.

Thanks for looking (and reading this already long note!)! Hope you all like it!

Sandman © DC/Vertigo
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HaraKyome Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist
You even got Dream's poofy hair right. Neil Gaiman would be proud. Nice job!
LeeDee07 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Agree with Reno107! Stinning! just stunning!!!! Beautiful! U did an amazing job! Stunning!
Elizelda Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't know why I haven't added his to my favourites yet, but anyway, it's AWESOME! Dream and Death are my favourite characters. It's really beautiful, the way you've drawn then, and I LOVE that 'etched' look; it must have taken you ages to do.
PhoenixCursed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
These are actually my two favorites of The Endless. :)
xmallory08 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's great! :D
RenO107 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Very beautiful, man. One of the bests images of Sandman here.
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
thanks a lot! i appreciate it!
AdisCrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous; I love every bit of it.
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
AdisCrow Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
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