Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
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
Add a Comment:
 
:iconharakyome:
HaraKyome Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist
You even got Dream's poofy hair right. Neil Gaiman would be proud. Nice job!
Reply
:iconleedee07:
LeeDee07 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Agree with Reno107! Stinning! just stunning!!!! Beautiful! U did an amazing job! Stunning!
Reply
:iconelizelda:
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.
Reply
:iconphoenixcursed:
PhoenixCursed Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
These are actually my two favorites of The Endless. :)
Reply
:iconxmallory08:
xmallory08 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That's great! :D
Reply
:iconreno107:
RenO107 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Very beautiful, man. One of the bests images of Sandman here.
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
thanks a lot! i appreciate it!
Reply
:iconadiscrow:
AdisCrow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous; I love every bit of it.
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
thanks!
Reply
:iconadiscrow:
AdisCrow Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.
Reply
:iconairavel:
Airavel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think my favorite part of this is the handwriting XD not that the rest of it isn't amazing...I wouldn't have clicked on it if it wasn't amazing XD but yeah o.o the handwriting :drool:
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
LOL. And I have always thought that my handwriting sucked. Thanks a lot bud!
Reply
:iconairavel:
Airavel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a girl, but you're welcome ^ ^
Reply
:iconmimisaurus:
Mimisaurus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Yeah, this definitely needs to get shown to Neil Gaimain himself. NOW.
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
thanks! I'll try to save some courage and have it emailed through his secretary! :-)
Reply
:iconthatbenkid:
thatbenkid Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
This is beyond amazing. The feel of Dream and Death, including their relationship is apparent here. Dream's brooding and focusing on his work while Death has her book open but is hardly taking it too seriously. I love the composition, the rather creative way of inking (going backwards to go forwards in a way) and the story the pic tells, great work!
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
wow. I'm so overwhelmed by your words. Thanks a lot for appreciating, sir!
Reply
:iconresidentevilfreak553:
residentevilfreak553 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: This must be the best fanart of Sandman that I've ever seen!:jawdrop::clap:
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
gee, thanks! Glad you like it!
Reply
:iconresidentevilfreak553:
residentevilfreak553 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!:D
Reply
:iconthistyranny:
ThisTyranny Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Oh my god... that wonderful penwork. Must have taken much patience, especially in the dense areas like Dream's cloak. Everything about this picture is gorgeous.
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Thanks a lot.

I'm glad you appreciate the effort I've put in this piece. Yeah, I did have a swollen thumb for days after drawing it. LOL. :-)
Reply
:iconespartano:
Espartano Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
this is very awesome. Sandman is impecable.
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Oh, thank you bro!
Reply
:icon5chmee:
5chmee Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
somehow missed this one!
damnits!
a great rendition of two fab characters!
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
Never too late, bro! Thanks! :-)
Reply
:iconstephenschaffer:
StephenSchaffer Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Nicely done, sir.
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
thanks you very much, bro!
Reply
:iconstephenschaffer:
StephenSchaffer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
Welcome!
Reply
:iconsolsanches:
solsanches Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
=D w00t! Yay! *luffs on Morpheus*

The Dreamlord and Death, they're made of pure awesome. I admire and love their sibling relationship in the comic.

Haha, was it one of those school pens you can buy from even the darkest corners of the Philippines? As they say, a true artist can make do with any brush.
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Hey, Jian! This artwork is half your fault. You're one of those who asked for a Sandman art from me, right? :-) glad you dig it.

Love these 2 characters as well. But I'd like to try to draw the rest of the Endless someday. :-)

Yup, it's one of those very cheap pens grade 3 students usually buy as they shift from pencils to pens. :-)
Reply
:iconsolsanches:
solsanches Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
:P Well, you said a 'couple of requests'. So I thought there'd be more than just me.

aHahaha I wish you good luck on Despair. Not that she's hard to draw, but she'd be a very interesting subject to test one's knowledge of the human anatomy.

I always lose those pens. :P But I ink on an Adobe program, so all I need is my pencil. So, how's your digital art skills?
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
still woozy. :-) I'm an idiot. :-)
Reply
:iconalcortez:
AlCortez Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
wow!! very cool! its like im feeling a little chill in my bones when i look at the guy at the back, read your journal and i think your emotion did a great job on this as in i can see the depths of the lines and the effects is very nice. hopefully na transfer mo na "lahat" ng depression mo sa papel na ginamit mo dito. nice to have you back again, medyo matagal ka rin nawala, :)
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Hey, Alvin!

Thanks. glad you like it. yeah, mejo naapektuhan lang ng personal issues ko yung pagdo-drawing. I'm trying to get back on my feet now.
Reply
:iconalcortez:
AlCortez Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
like? i love the style! w8 forgot to add this to my fav! well it's a good thing you're an artist, you can express your feelings through art! well... if your a wrestler..... just remind me not to see you when your depress or angry, lol!=D
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
LOL! :-)
Reply
:iconbutchmapa:
butchmapa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Love the linework on Dream's helmet!
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
gee, thanks butch!
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
salamat, bro!
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
salamat, bro!
Reply
:icondichiara:
dichiara Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional Artist
Wow...just...wow...
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Gee, man. I'm always overwhelmed by your praises. always short, but always overwhelming. ;-)

Thanks!
Reply
:icondichiara:
dichiara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Professional Artist
hahaha...it´s short, because my english is not very good! but it´s from the heart!
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
Thanks, bro! And if it's from the heart, it's universal!
Reply
:icondichiara:
dichiara Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Professional Artist
;)
Reply
:iconrhardo:
rhardo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ang sipag nyo talaga, bro!
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Nanginginig pa kamay ko. Napasma ata. di na ko uulit. Joke!

Salamat!
Reply
:iconelvishhobbit:
Elvishhobbit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thant's amazing for lack of a better word >.<
Reply
:iconwrathofkhan:
wrathofkhan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
Oh, "amazing" is the best word and you overwhelmed me! Thanks!
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 3101 × 4939




Details

Submitted on
October 7, 2008
Image Size
5.3 MB
Resolution
3101×4939
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
6,449 (1 today)
Favourites
253 (who?)
Comments
68
Downloads
169
×