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Hush by eva-guy01 Hush by eva-guy01
Hush little baby, don't say a word
and never mind that noise you heard.
It's just the beast under your bed
in your closet, in your head.


~Kirk Hammet, Metallica, Enter Sandman

Even monsters need to sleep.

I noticed that all of Dream's fanarts in this community never depicted him wearing his "Helm of Office", or in other words, his helmet. And he does bring along a small bag of sand, as a formality.

Plus his helmet, or at least the design based on Gaiman's novel "Season of Mists" reminded me of a particular favorite monster of mine, so i thought of using it as the subject of Dream's nightly visits.

And what does it dream? How about Ripley on a stick?

My entry for Dream contest. Drawn with Mongol pencil #2 on sketchpad and rendered via Photoshop. Since it took me an accumulated 8 hours doing the sketch vs the one hour of photoshop, i believe it deserves the category Traditional artwork.
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:iconscewt:
Scewt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Not exactly sure but that looks so much like an alien that came out of the space jockey!
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ALICE-on-ACID Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
Nobody thinks about the poor alien working it's butt off endlessly shopping for hosts and not a thought for itself, only to serve ol' lazyass Queenie, - sigh!!!


Nice work :worship:
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Hybridclaw Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
Most awesome crossover ever.
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Nauzykaja Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Hobbyist
amazing work - very detailed :D
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Remial Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
You're right, portraits of him and his helm are few and far between.
And you're right again wehn you spot the resemblance between him and a xenomorph. . .I dunno why I never quite saw it . . .
but yeah, excellent work, I have nothing to add that hasn't already been said.
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Kole87 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome detail. love the alien. :+fav:
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sipsis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005
Very good.
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SkitsoSquirrel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
wow i really like this. i love how you put one of the aliens in it. lol now that i look at it, Dream's mask does kinda look like one of their heads. :+fav:
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deyja Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005   Writer
very moving, i like it alot... question: is it me, or are dreams hands really different?like the one in the painting of the prodigal son? just a thought thanks~ :)
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MaskedShaper Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
that is an amazing drawing. I love the concept too, something I've thought about, but never actually been able to imagine in such full detail.
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LaughingAstarael Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really incredible. Beautiful work. ^^ Good luck for the contest.
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Juxwell Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
it's awesome i love the details and the shading's great. good job :clap:
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kuroneko-luna Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005   General Artist
i really like the concept. it is really rare to see art of Dream wearing that helm. now my head's playing with the idea of what the alien is dreaming of! :D but it's good mental excersise. :heart:
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bitterboyblue Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005
never thought Id see Giger and Gaiman together in well...anything
great talent

and what does Kirk Hammett have to do with those lines from Enter Sandman?
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :D Neways, i just added those lines from Enter Sandman because i imagined Morpheus whispering those words to the Alien as it sleeps, a sort of surreal lulluby.
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SeppukuDeath Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005   Photographer
That is brilliant, great work!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2005
:giggle: so awesome. you totally win for originality! can't wait to see what everyone's done for the contest. i'm still upset i missed the death one. took too long ot get accepted intot he club :pout:

i see the black/white has already been in discussion. since we don't know if daniel opted to keep the helm that works. of course, i'm a morpheus junkie ;) you know, just for fun, you could do it simply by selecting the robe and turning it inot a negative, then tweak the lighting.

such an awsome job on the helm.
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silverskie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005
:rofl: amazing concept! hahahah!
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fhqwhgus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
So beyond awesome..! :aww: I :love: the helm, always have!
I also thought that it screamed "H. R. Giger!" I totally have to make this a favorite! I absolutely :love: it! (I'm a huge fan of Gaiman and Giger!)
I adore the contrast between the alien and Dream, the soft weblike cloak and the hard chiton shell...
One suggestion for you, (and it might just be the monitor I'm using, but) maybe an increase on the contrast a little between the alien's shell and Dream's cloak. Understandably, the Oneiroi (dreams) were said to have black wings and such, but I like the idea of the contrast between the paleness of the Dream and the darkness of the dreamer (if you get me :giggle:). Really though, it's only a modest suggestion, and that's all I could possibly nitpick about this lovely piece! :horns:
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! It's constructive comments like yours that make me strive for better quality works. I didnt know the Oneiori was suppose to have black wings, and i did notice that Gaiman's version in Season of Mists was indeed darkblue/black. I made it ghostly white to increase the contrast between the Alien and Dream, thinking that Oneiori would have had white versions of the cloak. ^^

Yes, and i love Giger! He started the dark techno-sexual-horror genre. He's up there in my list of influencial artists, next to Mobieus. :D

Thanks again!
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe i did some research, and noticed that Morpheus' successor Daniel wore white. :P Thanks for the insight! :D
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fhqwhgus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2005
:aww: Yay! I was constructive! :giggle:
Hey, no prob, I'm a huge fan of Gaiman. I sort of fell in :love: with his work about five years ago, and I've slowly been looking more indepth to his ideas over the years. I figure with all of the allusions to classical and various other mythologies, it might be nice to know a little more about them than the basic public school edu-ma-cation provides. :lol:

Actually, I think it's important to note that you never mentioned that Dream was anyone else... And in the Sandman series, it's only ever Morpheus who appears wearing the black wings. ;)
Anywho, in case I didn't mention it before, I completely adore the mask, and I'm so glad someone did some fanart featuring it. :thumbsup::D r0x0r! :giggle:
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jactinglim Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
lovely :) I'd imagine it a bit darker tho. But the details are wonderful.
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I wanted it darker but i got selfish and decided to make it lighter to show more details. ^_^
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rainpainter Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Student
*gasps*
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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taintedpurple Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
astigin neto kuya robert!! :shrug:
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe thanks! Nice meeting you at Purple Haze! ^_^
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taintedpurple Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
no problem!! :thumbsup: sa susunod na event na lang po ulit kuya!! :w00t:
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air-run Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
this really rocks!!! hope that alien have himself a good night sleep! :XD:
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Lolz, but thanks for appreciating. ^__^
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish i had a good night sleep! Sandman use a hammer, please!!! O_O
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batangbatugan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
Wow! Yes, it definitely belongs to traditional artwork! :clap: This is a really awesome concept! Who could have thought that aliens also dream... It's disturbing yet serene, dark but fanciful! :w00t:

I really like the alien's pose, so natural and so human... it really suggests that he's actually in the middle of a dream(or nightmare ;) ). His body language is so convincing! :clap:

The colors really suggest a "dreamy" mood with all the grays... really excellent work! :thumbsup:
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks! ^_^
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Spider-X Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
good picture :lol:
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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blitzkerieg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
sweeeet! nice work robert:D the details are awesome:D poor alien^^;
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Alien? He's giving it a good night's sleep, something i sorely lack these days. ^^;
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blitzkerieg Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
:lmao: ehehehe somehow i didnt look like that to me, geez watched too much alien movies, i thought the alien was a snack^^;
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ihateeggs Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
lol
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anaria Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
*whistles* That's some nice pencilwork there. I love all the detail you've packed into the image - :+fav: for sure. :)
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eva-guy01 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Would you believe out of the 8 hours spent working on it, an hour was done in the bathroom? Once an idea hits me, i couldnt let go, lolz!
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ihateeggs Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2005
thats bloody wicked
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