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This was for :iconjisuk:'s dark fairy tale card deck collab! I feel honored I got to participate. You can see the other cards submitted here: [link]

My card was the sandman. I decided to use more of Hoffmann's version of sandman, where he throws sand in the eyes of children who don't sleep, which make their eyes fall out, then he takes them to his iron nest on the moon to feed his babies.

I tried to make him kind of sandy-wispy but I think I failed. OH WELL it was fun anyway, it was the first art I've done since the beginning of the year. i shouldve worked on it more but i had to really crunch time, i wanted to get it in on the deadline.
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:iconkabya19:
kabya19 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was an animation based on this story in the early to mid nighnties. It's a bit more dark. The sand doesn't make the eyes fall out. It just kind of blindes the children as he tares them out of their heads.
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:iconfresh4u:
fresh4u Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
that is awesome. im going to have to check this out!
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:iconkabya19:
kabya19 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool.
It was made in 1991 and is by the same guy that animated the nightmare before christmas.
I think youtube has it.
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ilfie Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Delisciously creepy story! I love your style! The moon and background are nice!!!
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Zxiat Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
that traumatized me as a child
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TalentlessAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I like this version.
I especially like how you drew the babies.
They look very bird/human-like at the same time.
Talk about creepy.
It's a great piece.
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
that sky is so b-e-a-utiful.
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lemurkat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant! I love the use of colour and the general atmosphere.
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MeanBeanMachinez Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Writer
I saw a short cartoon about this sandman on Cartoon sushi once... and thanks to you I found it again!

Link:[link]

Good luck getting to sleep tonight...
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reeanimated Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
personally, i love it. it gives off that rustic feeling almost. like it's lovely to look at, but it's coarse to the touch...idk i'm rambling again.
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Emruki Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I've never heard that version of the sandman before, but it's more interesting than the old coot who sprinkles sleepy sand on kids to make them fall asleep. XD

I like your interpretation of the details, especially the little sandman chicks with the human heads. Distubing, but very interesting!
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nekoconco Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist
my eyes get itchy when i dont get enough sleep
O__O oh crap.
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ShaunAbsher Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
It cool that in the thumbnail version of this it looks like an older woman's face. Kinda of a nice unintended optical illusion.
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Kwekachu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
it's been way too long since i last saw any new art from you >u<

textures are lovely as always. :)

regarding sands on eyes, you should try it too if your in a fist fight XD
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dracanta Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
This is so rad ♥ I love your rendition of the sandman, very gritty and raw. I love the amount of details in your brush strokes and splatters :heart:
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shyerraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
AHAHAHAH THAT'S THE BEST SANDMAN DESCRIPTION AND RENDERING EVER
*upon enlightenment, will feed cream of eyeballs to my first child and nothing else*
AND MAYBE MY SECOND CHILD TOO IF THEY'RE LUCKY
:+favlove:
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lost-mind Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
That is so freakin' awesome.
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licchan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
OMFG YES HOFFMANNS SANDMAN fkjsdhj <3<3<3
Super cool. ;A; You get the most amazing textures with your TRADITIONAL MEDIA SKILLZ. AND I LOVE HOW HE LOOKS, HE LOOKS A LOT LIKE I IMAGINE HIM TOO yeah. Creepo. <3
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fresh4u Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
his children look like mr. burns.
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:iconlicchan:
licchan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
FSKHAGHAHA HOLY CRAP.
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fresh4u Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
YOU SHOULD DO THIS. [link]

because we love putting our characters in horrible situations too.
and you need to draw more. because youre good at it and your expressinos are fun.
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licchan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
ASHDHA I WAS LOOKING AT THAT A WHILE BACK.
I... I wonder if we could join as a team. 8_______8 OH LOOK! YOU CAN! WE SHOULD DO IT TOGETHER. PLLZZZ
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fresh4u Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
AHAHA i just found it, since i havent been on DA since..... .... a very very long time.

I DONT WANT TO D: I MEAN i do but theres no way in hell I could, I have to focus on real life issues and I'll probably end up not having time for it or forgetting about it or just giving up or something (im trying to really limit myself to art-related projects, i cant afford to burden myself down with them). besides all my characters would be killed the first round. AHA
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licchan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
mmmmmmmmm ok :<
fkdsjhgkjsh /WORRY ;A; <3<3<3
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BlackKrogoth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Delicious macabre and I love it. And while it doesn't really give the impression of sand, the little tan splotches does the concept well, already.
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Silvertide Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
:) i like the stars
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thelikelylads Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
What a creepy character! I really like the style though, and the way you've colored this is just great.
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Tellien Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
reeeeeeally nice :aww:
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josephmlee Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it when you update.


byootifull as always
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pepsi-tan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student Photographer
A bunch of artists I like in the same card project?! I think I'll have to buy yet another deck!
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MoonYen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh my! so lovely!
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Starveling Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
That is bizarre, in a totally awesome way. I've never heard that story about the sandman before, but it's definitely going to stick with me now.

Nice job. I love the gritty colors.
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MetarsusDemented Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student Writer
Sandman, fuck yeah.
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Serphaet Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   Writer
That is beautiful, WOW, I think I'm going to cry, I LOVE the way, his face is drawn.
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: this is truly captivating work! what a unique style you have - and trust me - there's NOTHING about this that says you failed. :faint: take my word on it ;)
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maekiel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
SO COOL WHAT
very very impressive! an excellent edition to anyone's deck of cards.
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