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.