Ive received a couple of requests for a Sandman art, and thats enough for me to work on one since I had been longing to see how Id do if I try to draw Morpheus and/or any of his Endless siblings. Well, now I know, and Im 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 hed like it). I can still feel my swollen hand trembling though, but its good to have released some of the pain and the emotions Im dwelling in at the moment.
Been thinking of what to write on Deaths book while my hand was tirelessly gliding up and down the Dream Lords coat, and I thought of just writing down the first 15 names of Sandman creators that came in to my mind. And speaking of Dreams overcoat, I copied the idea of putting on some faces, perhaps of those sleeping people who are dreaming at the moment, from Kieth and Dringenbergs 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!
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