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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
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!!!
Singing-Wolf-12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer!!!
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:
alltheway96 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

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]
warprincess Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
this looks pretty tripy in a good way. looks something from my taro cards! love it!!!
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
ReineDeLaNuit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
WOW!Great!!!! :heart:
I love Sandman and all Gaiman's books!
TheCheshireKat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
lovely, and very well composed!
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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