Niel Gaiman's Dream of the Endless: The Sandman, Morpheus, Prince of Stories, Lord of the Dreaming, The Shaper, Oneroi, etc. etc. Done in watercolor with a limited color palette to avoid Bleeding Eye Syndrome with all that's going on here!
This is a gift for my fiance, Bruce. Love you honey!
We're both big fans of The Sandman! "Dream" also happens to be my favorite word, to the extent that I was given a silver bracelet by my mom with the word engraved on it before I ever read the series.
This is also the mac-daddy, most involved, detailed, mother of all fanart I will ever do. (And if it isn't, I deserve to be committed!
) It was a labor of love!
I like to think of Dream in his role as the incarnation of all that is unreal- the Prince of Stories! So this is a mixture of dream imagery, random story themes, particular stories, and characters from The Sandman itself, centered around Dream.
Clockwise from the top:
-People dreaming of flying
-Green Sun (Sto-Oa)
-Random structure in The Dreaming
-Matthew the Raven
-The Seven Dwarves
-The cast of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Left to right: Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius, Helena, Bottom, Puck, Titania and Oberon, 3 fairy attendants
-Big Bad Wolf
-Little Red Riding Hood
-Jack and the Beanstalk
-Inhabitants of The Dreaming: The Corinthian, Cain, Abel, Goldie, Merv Pumpkinhead, Nuala, Lucien
-Daniel Hall (Which in the interest of avoiding spoilers is all I'll say)
-Hercules and the Hydra
-A Vampire hovering over his Victim
-The Endless, siblings of Dream. Clockwise from top: Death, Delirium, Despair, Destiny, Desire, Destruction.
-Barnabas the dog
-Thessaly!!! (I love her, she looks like Daria, has insane powers, strangles demon birds, tangles with entities older than gods, and does it all in bunny slippers!!!)
-The Three, manifested as Gorgons
-A party of adventurers heading for the mountains
-A group of Mermaids
-Aladdin flying over the city
-A Griffin, Hippogriff, and Wyvern, guardians of the Dreaming
-A ship in peril from a storm and an attacking Sea Monster