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3.40 / 5.00

Feb 22, 2012 | 9:50 AM EST
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Author Comments

Fanart for one of the most thoughtful graphic novels I know - The Sandman written by Neil Gaiman.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Fantastic usage of style and color here. The negative space thanks to the void of white complements your palette very well. I adore the little triangle of blue in the bottom left, I think that works -so- well in bringing this image together.

I find the sand to be distracting, though. It looks as if you started to draw it normally, then took the smudge tool and wiggled it around until there were no traces of your linework left. I find your lines to be quite lovely, and wish that they continued into the sand, instead of turning into a weird sand-colored blob.

Sidenote, I would like to read The Sandman at some point, heard so many good things.

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Xentarim responds:

Ah. You got me there. My original intent was to have the sand in a similar style to the rest of the Sandman. Unfortunately, it just refused to stay in the format, refusing to look natural unless I stopped constraining it with the lines. It's a learning process, to be sure. I'll get it right one day, and maybe then I will revisit this with whatever newfound skills I would have then =)

In any case, I'm glad lad you liked it.

On a side note, you really should read The Sandman. Not all of Gaiman's works agree with me, but I find Sandman to be one of his best, and it is really very, very good.