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Morpheus the Dream King by rubendevela Morpheus the Dream King by rubendevela
aka The Sandman
fanart of Neil Gaiman's character.

Taking a break from the robots (For a while!)
Here's what I know about digital painting so far, and there's so much yet to learn :D
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Given 2011-05-05
Morpheus the Dream King by ~rubendevela The suggester says: "This is absolutely fantastic artwork! Great contrast of complementary colors and lights that create such fantastic full of dream/nightmare atmosphere! Perfect panoramic composition and wonderful details are simply amazing and telling interesting story! Everything looks absolutely amazing! Very beautiful!" ( Suggested by Mishelangello and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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PrometheusDX Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Daaaaamn. This is the most dynamic picture of Dream I've seen in a while. 
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Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is magnificent! Really captures the majesty of the Dream King!
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desdemona16 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah season of mists my favorite one so far (it definitely did not make his life any easier)
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malicemizer18 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!
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dryan1982 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Perhaps it will destroy you...perhaps not. But I doubt it will make your life any easier!
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InsoLENTinsO Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
I love the Sandman. Like your work
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SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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Lucius007 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
awesome!
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killahhillah Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neil Gaiman would definitely approve...
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Espectre Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unlesss someone told you the story you should read so many Sandman issues to get to the Hellīs key part. Like Morpheus you are a dream maker, please help to a prentice and tell me: which brushes do you use and where to download it for photoshop?
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rubendevela Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Hello! I basically use the basic brushes, I just tweak the opacity and scattering settings :)
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Espectre Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then i have been doing it wrong. Thanks for the answer.
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rubendevela Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Oh, right, I used something for the red squidgy shapes in the background, I'm not sure I remember anymore...
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Espectre Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Backgrounds are important, even so always underestimated, however iīm interested on the mid tones to make the character look realistic.
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rubendevela Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
yeah, that was just the round brushes in photoshop :) I just kept resampling with the eyedropper in between brushstrokes using the ALT key
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Espectre Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the hint, i will try :D.
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Krist-N Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
I love this oh so much!!!
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sinninginheaven Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So awesome :o
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Toushiro-dono Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Somehow, he reminds me of David Bowie, and it makes me smile. :D
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AlikaMcWalker Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
My GAWD I think I'm in LOVE....
Seriously though, I just...can't...stop...STARING in AWE at this picture!! I do NOT know how you did it but somehow this picture gives me all the hope in the world, yet makes me feel miserable at the same time because there's no chance in HELL I'm ever going to be this amazing..
Anywho, kudos to you and your brilliance :)
BY THE WAY, would you mind if I used this picture in a video tribute to Morpheus?? :D IT DESERVES TO BE SHOWN TO THE WORLD!!
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rubendevela Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Thanks for the kind comment! Please do, I'd like to see that video! :D
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AlikaMcWalker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Aww really?? Well sure thing! :D Just type in "Morpheus-Enter Sandman Preview" on youtube and it should be the first vid. ^^ Your pic is somewhere in the middle! :)
Again, this picture kicks ass and so does your SKILL! BOOM! XD
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Promemoria Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
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hunlin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Filmographer
He actually looks like a guy who appeared in a dream of mine a while ago called Diesel, particularly in Volume 2: Doll's House.
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scribblecloud Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous colors and style! so smoooth
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NikitaDarkstar Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that is probably the best piece of Sandman fanart I've ever seen.
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sdwise Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this. I actually recently got hooked on Sandman. And i have to make the same request as everyone else. DO DEATH!!!
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okapirose Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, love the smoothness and detail C:
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Does he need a girl, lol. I love this it is positively epic.
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rubendevela Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I think he has a history of relationships going bad? :XD:
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exocolumn Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Awesome work!
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theredocti Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Jebus this is gorgeous.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
The intent look on his face is just /beautiful/.
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Agrotera-Thanatos Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I approve of this greatly :U Go Sandman! 8D
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DreamingTelepathy000 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Nice drawing but I'm Dream King fool. u mustnt have seen my art mate. yours pails in comparison to my genius light capturing. Tell your friends if your man enough or if you a girl then just tell your friends please. sorry but my art is the best in the world I just had to let the world have a chance before I get in the game of art. ha ha ha cool drawing man. nice.
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Chell-Dunphy Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH<3
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DarkDispair Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Me like.:)
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MystykChibiFeather Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love this character! But the justice done to him by your art is truly amazing! The colors are awesome and its very dramatic. Great job! :+fav:
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Freyad-Dryden Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Brain melts from the awesomeness.
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DarlingVictoria Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, love him!
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kecharagrl Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
well done. I'm a huge fan of the Sandman series. :)
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vampyra142001 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
I wonder how many people, after seeing this, are actually going to read The Sandman series. Regardless, this is beautifully done, you didn't quite manage the starlight eyes, but still really good. Is that Matthew in the background or just a random crow/raven?
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rubendevela Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Yeah, it's Matthew :D I don't think I got the beak just quite right :XD:
I tried the classic interpretation of the starlight eyes, but they seem to have been designed for inked artwork. I decided to take a risk here.
Thanks for the comment!
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Joutenheim Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
This looks awesome.
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fainting-goat Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad this got featured! I just finished the series for the first time this week and loved every bit of it. Gorgeous work.
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Lady-Akeru Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome
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JessiJellibean Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool, I love the colours and the way the key glows. I also love the way you drew his facial features, especially the eyes and hair.
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DoriSai Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love Neil Gaiman :D Honestly his image of Death is my favorite view ;)
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Espectre Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive! This image is very expressive althought he always was an unexpressive person. So sad, he was so poweful and even so he coldn´t change things to be as he wanted.
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