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Tea for Two... by GoblinQueeen Tea for Two... by GoblinQueeen
Can you tell I've been reading Sandman again lately?

Well, certain people complain that I go on and on too much in my descriptions, so I'll do my best to keep this brief :blahblah: This started as just a sketch of Death (most notably from the Sandman comics, but popping up here and there in the Vertigo universe) in more of a Victorian look, but then I wanted to get Cavendish (her teady bear) into it, too, so from there, the whole scene kindof built itself.
Please forgive the historical mismatch that is her dress. That style bustle doesn't really go with the styling in the bodice or skirt, but ever since I saw it on an old dress at LACMA years ago, it would seem I work it in whenever I can and yes, it would be difficult to bend like that in a corset, but that's what artistic license is for. She is Death, after all ;)

What was that I said about keeping this short...? Oh well, I'll leave figuring out all the symbolism to you, have fun and enjoy :)

Medium: Lineart brown drafting lead on vellum, painting done in Photoshop and Painter.

The character of Death is copyright Neil Gaiman.
Be that as it may, please do not use or redistribute.
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:iconsmallrinilady:
smallrinilady Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
i like the teddy
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:icondyingdarkgrave:
dyingdarkgrave Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
supa cute!
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:iconxsteel-and-lacex:
xSteel-and-Lacex Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
This is fantastic!
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:iconcoriandor:
Coriandor Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I LOVE this!
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:iconemcityturtle:
emcityturtle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Death! Now I'm reminded of the Death shirt that was stolen years ago... since I'm going through all your Devs I hope I see more Sandman art... :D
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:iconadkinz:
AdKinz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
haha, cool
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:iconmargrethe1066:
Margrethe1066 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I love it. Any chance that prints are available for purchase?
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:iconshoppingduckling:
shoppingduckling Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i love this! defenitly a fav =D
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:iconwcsallysally:
WCSallySally Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
You have a wonderful sense of things. this is just "awesome" .. what other word fits?

Another Instant :+fav: !!
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:iconsavingyou369:
savingyou369 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
awesome!
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:iconthemagicferret:
TheMagicFerret Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
I love this! She'd totally do something like this, too.
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:iconmiolly:
Miolly Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Student Photographer
my most fav! great work! -hugs-
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:icondangonori:
DangoNori Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
goblin queen you are my soul mate! first it was vintage then fma and now this! if i could only learn how to color better and find time id post lots of death-y things!
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:iconvenuslove:
venuslove Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Shiny!
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:iconqueenvvilla:
QueenVVilla Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I was all "tum-dee-tum-dee-tum"
then I saw this and I was like "woah!" and my eyes were all O.O

I love this! Go you!
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:iconacid-poptart:
Acid-PopTart Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
I adore this!
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:iconshizuku-shinigami:
shizuku-shinigami Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
this is absolutely beautifull. i especially love the dress. very well drawn and i must say this is probably one of my most favorites out of my favorites category
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:iconmnixh:
mnixh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008
Death is my second favourite character from Sandman :) (first is Delirium). what should I say about this pic... the colours, her facial expression are very nice. perfectly painted. and sooo cute

one of yours best images

fav, of course
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:iconfantasyartsnetwork:
FantasyArtsNetwork Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Gorgeously gothic, I love the teddy :aww:

:heart:
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:iconjenadellagrottaglia:
JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
umm how did i miss this one? hmmm how did i miss a couple of them???
im gunna go ahead and blame deviant :giggle:
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:iconrussiantea87:
russiantea87 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   Writer
I'm guessing Death and a gentelman have a scheduled engagement. Like in the first book of Sandman. I LOVE THAT SERIES_but I"m only on book one.
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:iconsusan-stohelit:
Susan-Stohelit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Cute as always :+fav:
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:iconzetsu-chibi:
Zetsu-Chibi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I LOOOOOOOVE the sandman comics ^^- *grins hugging book*
you made death so ute! I love how you colored her!
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:iconpeams:
peams Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wowza! This is amazing! I just adore it!
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:iconatariel91:
Atariel91 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Student General Artist
Absolutely adore the dress :) The Victorian goth style is wicked :)
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:icondeddrie:
Deddrie Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful detail in her dress!
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful work! :)
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:iconelectricvinyl:
ElectricVinyl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Student Artist
I absolutely love this picture.
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:iconeirene86:
Eirene86 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
I'm not usual a dark style lover, but this drawing has something very very attractive!

:+fav:
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:iconviolette-aner:
Violette-Aner Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply Beautiful!:clap: Death looks gorgeous wearing this dress! I just love it! Victorian era fascinates me so^^
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:icongiggle-monster:
Giggle-Monster Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! It's beautiful!!:+fav::D
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:iconellegabri:
ellegabri Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
:love:
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:iconnemesis12:
Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Sandman!
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:icontigerishdragon:
tigerishdragon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
The dress is AMAZING, and I love all the details.

This is too cute :3
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:iconthrulookinglass:
thrulookinglass Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Adorable!
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:iconjuiceypanda:
JuiceyPanda Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
woah, awsome-2 thumbs up ;D
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
Gorgeous!
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:iconvonfrankenstuff:
VonFrankenstuff Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
one of my favorite comic characters of all time!
this is probably one of the best interpretations of her i have seen. it speaks volumes about her character.
i am thinking this one is going to have to go in my favorites.
wonderful work!
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:iconmissdarling23:
MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student General Artist
I love her dress, and the coloring is so great! :aww:
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:icongingerbreadhead:
gingerbreadhead Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
this is gorgeous!
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:iconbluessaurus:
bluessaurus Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so cute and stylish! Beautiful!
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:iconharu-tan:
Haru-tan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
I love the detail in the dress. I fail at ruffles....Kudos to you yo!
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:iconpourl-amourdedieu:
PourL-amourDeDieu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007
mrrr... I love this pic!
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:iconlost-within-the-past:
Hehe another Death fan(well I guess kinda ^^;) wonderful drawing! I also love to fact that you put Cavendish in it X3
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:iconstrawberrysve:
Strawberrysve Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
Spoooky
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:iconshirabelle:
Shirabelle Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007
Wow, this is really cool :wow:
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:iconkika1983:
kika1983 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007   General Artist
cool and very original idea! i like your style:)
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:iconpunkcookie:
punkcookie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
beautiful!!!i luv the face her dress everything!=D
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:iconchichayandgucci:
chichayandgucci Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
i love the goth look! so cute! its a teddy!! awwwww!
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:icontheartistdarklady:
TheArtistDarklady Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Love it! Great piece! :heart:
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