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abbydraws:

Death (from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman”) in a Maria Clara gown, a filipino traditional dress.

abbydraws:

Death (from Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman”) in a Maria Clara gown, a filipino traditional dress.

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alicemeichi:

Death: Rebirth

Death is necessary for Rebirth to spring from its fertile remains.

In Sandman, Neil Gaiman’s Death is often depicted as someone you’d be pleased to meet at the end of your life. Drawing on a myriad of funerary goddess myths akin to Isis and the apocryphal Eve, Death was not so much a Grim Reaper as she was a guide into the next phase of being. Perhaps it is no small coincidence that Eve brought life to humanity and Isis resurrected her dead brother-husband, linking the notion of rebirth so inextricably and cyclically to death.

And like a modern birth/funerary goddess myth, Death herself reflects rebirth with her entire countenance and approach towards life. It is this aspect that I wished to capture.

Poppies are for remembrance. And for Dreams.

Painted for Mission: Comics’ Sandman 25th Anniversary Tribute Art Show.

Please Email gallery@missioncomicsandart.com for inquiries and how to purchase.

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alizabug:

there are many things that i love about this painting by horace vernet

(via sairobee)

this urn will turn you into a tree after you die

rainbow-road-to-happiness:

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You can choose what kind of tree you want to become

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Idk I just find this beautiful 

just imagine cemeteries looking like this

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a forest of living, changing, beautiful trees. I think a tombstone holds much more finality in death than a tree. It’s like you are living on symbolically through something greater than yourself.

(via thebiggestnerd)

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neil-gaiman:

loknica:

Death by Hannah Christenson on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/78982671/via/mdduggan

Love the hair.

neil-gaiman:

loknica:

Death by Hannah Christenson on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/78982671/via/mdduggan

Love the hair.

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funrama:

Death from Sandman
inks and watercolors on paper

funrama:

Death from Sandman

inks and watercolors on paper

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(Source: thinkonnu, via really-lame)

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neil-gaiman:

dezi-desire:

My daughter Helena as Delirium and myself as Death from Sandman at Vancouver Fan Expo!
I’ve cosplayed for years, so my daughter has grown up seeing me in all kinds of costumes, but outside of Halloween stuff hadn’t taken much interest in dressing up herself so I never pushed the idea of cosplaying on her. Some of her favorite books in her collection are the little endless books about Deliriums adventures, she’s even shown them off at show and tell at school. So I’d been talking to her about this upcoming con I was going to and working at and she excitedly asked me if she could dress up as Delirium and have me go with her as Death. I was beyond excited at her request and quickly whipped these costumes up for us! Was so fun having her along with me and she really loved coming with me to a con for the first time. It was also awesome having her be the one who wanted to do the costume as she was in character the whole time introducing herself as Delirium and singing about her fishy balloon, even had her stuffed dog “Maribelle” cosplay with her as Barnabas.

You have no idea how happy this makes me.

*gasp*

neil-gaiman:

dezi-desire:

My daughter Helena as Delirium and myself as Death from Sandman at Vancouver Fan Expo!

I’ve cosplayed for years, so my daughter has grown up seeing me in all kinds of costumes, but outside of Halloween stuff hadn’t taken much interest in dressing up herself so I never pushed the idea of cosplaying on her. Some of her favorite books in her collection are the little endless books about Deliriums adventures, she’s even shown them off at show and tell at school. So I’d been talking to her about this upcoming con I was going to and working at and she excitedly asked me if she could dress up as Delirium and have me go with her as Death. I was beyond excited at her request and quickly whipped these costumes up for us! Was so fun having her along with me and she really loved coming with me to a con for the first time. It was also awesome having her be the one who wanted to do the costume as she was in character the whole time introducing herself as Delirium and singing about her fishy balloon, even had her stuffed dog “Maribelle” cosplay with her as Barnabas.

You have no idea how happy this makes me.

*gasp*

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xombiedirge:

WonderCon Commissions by Joshua Middleton

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fahrlight:

Every year I am at the FRANKFURT BOOKFAIR this happens. Comic-Collectors come to my signings and ask me to do Gaiman-characters.

I really love to do this. Sandman in Manga style is so appealing.

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littlewitchycat:

Full outfit!

littlewitchycat:

Full outfit!

(Source: duckindolans, via neil-gaiman)

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angelophile:

Death: The High Cost of Living - Cosplay by orbakat on Deviantart.

angelophile:

Death: The High Cost of Living - Cosplay by orbakat on Deviantart.

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artverso:

Joshua Middleton - Death

artverso:

Joshua Middleton - Death

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spectralradiance:

“There’s a tale in the Caballa that suggests that the Angel of Death is so beautiful that on finally seeing it (or him, or her) you fall in love so hard, so fast, that your soul is pulled out through your eyes.
I like that story.
There’s an Islamic story that declares that the Angel of Death has huge wings covered in eyes, and that as each mortal dies one of its eyes closes, just for a moment.
I like that story too, and take pleasure in imagining huge wings, and a ripple of ever-opening, ever-closing beautiful eyes.
And there’s a touch of wish fulfillment in there too. I didn’t want a Death who agonised over her role, or who took a grim delight in her job, or who didn’t care. I wanted a Death that I’d like to meet, in the end. Someone who would care.
Like her.”
—Neil Gaiman

spectralradiance:

“There’s a tale in the Caballa that suggests that the Angel of Death is so beautiful that on finally seeing it (or him, or her) you fall in love so hard, so fast, that your soul is pulled out through your eyes.

I like that story.

There’s an Islamic story that declares that the Angel of Death has huge wings covered in eyes, and that as each mortal dies one of its eyes closes, just for a moment.

I like that story too, and take pleasure in imagining huge wings, and a ripple of ever-opening, ever-closing beautiful eyes.

And there’s a touch of wish fulfillment in there too. I didn’t want a Death who agonised over her role, or who took a grim delight in her job, or who didn’t care. I wanted a Death that I’d like to meet, in the end. Someone who would care.

Like her.”

—Neil Gaiman

(Source: them-witches, via makelovely)