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The Sandman: Prince of Stories by redheaded-step-child The Sandman: Prince of Stories by redheaded-step-child
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! :blowkiss: 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. :lmao: 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! :giggle:) 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
-Snow White
-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
-A Unicorn
-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)
-Warring Angels
-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
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NightShademidnight Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
I just want to mention again that this is amazing….:D
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NightShademidnight Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
You have no idea how happy I am!!! I love this series!!! did you know he's making a new mini-series!!!!!! super exited!!! LLLLooooooVVVVeeee it!!!
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Singing-Wolf-12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa...cool!!!
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MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you're a Thessaly fan? I actually hate her more than any other The Sandman character :P And what is really funny is that we're somewhat "related", since she is a Greek witch, and I am Greek too :XD:
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alltheway96 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU ARE MY HERO.

and i want a poster of this on my wall. omg, i cant even begin to tell you how much i love this, especially because its hand drawn and doesn't just involve sandman stuff but other stories too....the ones you've chosen make me wanna ask - have you read Fables? (its also a DC-Vertigo Comic)....
Defininately do, if you havent!

Keep up the awesomeness. :) Check out some of my random attempts at sandman fanart here: [link]
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warprincess Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
this looks pretty tripy in a good way. looks something from my taro cards! love it!!!
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I-Am-A-Drokker Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
This is amazing! You put in the true heart of the Sandman books, and you did it in such an original style! It's a refreshing change from all the pics of Death looking ridiculously hot :P
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ReineDeLaNuit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
WOW!Great!!!! :heart:
I love Sandman and all Gaiman's books!
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TheCheshireKat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
lovely, and very well composed!
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LadyKatianaTheBrave Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG you totally captured it all. Its amazing (and I especially love Thessaly and her weirdness too)
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