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SANDMAN: Dream and Death by LostonWallace SANDMAN: Dream and Death by LostonWallace
A friend from the PencilJack Forums :iconzippyshift: 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!
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Areoseph Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your style is awesome! Great composition. I really like this.
Katmomma Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Professional Artist
Your work has been featured here! [link] :heart: :love: Thanks for using the forums!
Avarre Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Thats how I see death <3
gangstalike Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Loving the composition of this :] great work per usual
Heksagon Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my.. This is absolutely fantastic :)
Could I colour it, just for practice?
Safek Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! the quality is of an high level and the character's are awesome, I love the retro feel and the male character dark feel brings back to my mind things like The Crow, The Cure, David Bowie and more awesome stuff like that, great artwork!
okiescientist Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I've wanted to thank you for a while for creating this amazing piece of art, so I created an account just to say thank you! Zack (Zippy) couldn't have chosen a better gift!
Ktuluuu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
This is beautiful, and im in agreement with you about Zooey Deschanel, she'd be excellent. I like the layout and style :)
peacemakerwarfreak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love Death and Dream and I love the way you drew them! :D
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional
I love this piece :) Sandman is the comic that changed my life - opened the limitless possibilities of storytelling in the comic book medium. And you really captured its mood and beauty of that series - that sense of magic dwelling in our world.
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