A friend from the PencilJack Forums
commissioned me to draw Dream from Neil Gaiman's SANDMAN. I couldn't help going the extra mile to add in his sister, Death in the composition. Inked this with SuperBlack India ink and a Raphael Kolinsky brush.
When drawing Death, I had Zooey Deschanel in mind. I think she'd be great movie casting for Death! I didn't have anyone in particular in mind for Dream, but I was thinking about Edward Scissorhands' hair, which was inspired by the hair of THE CURE's Robert Smith. I seem to remember reading (somewhere) that Tim Burton and Robert Smith were friends.
I did this in one night, while watching a double feature of THE RUNNING MAN and PREDATOR on my computer. Friends kept me alert and motivated via a mic chat, so thanks to them for the excellent company! Zippy, I hope you enjoy the illustration!