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With The Sandman by Rockinfroggi With The Sandman by Rockinfroggi
As always, I'm far from happy with this and will try to improve some area's when I've completed some of my commissions.

I had a real struggle with the blanket texture but saying that, with so many long breaks between drawing sessions the whole thing was a struggle.

Edit Due to numerous complaints from whining deviants I've increased the size of this.

Time taken: Roughly 50 hours over about 4 months, 20 bacon sandwiches, 30 cups of coffee and 5 sessions with a psychiatrist.

:bulletblack: A4 Mellotex
:bulletblack: Staedtler Mars Lumograph & Tombow Mono 100, 5H to 4B
:bulletblack: 0.3 Mechanical Pencils HB & 2B
:bulletblack: Blu-Tac & Tombow Mono eraser.
:bulletblack: Q-Tips


Ref used:[link] With kind permission from CathS

WIP


I'm entering this into the Improve Yourself Challenge at :iconblackandwhiteclub:

I'm using this both to encourage me to start drawing again, to develop my level of realism, improve my rendering of hair and tackle at least one new texture such as fabric.

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Any one found using my work without my permission will be forced to listen to the Barney song on a continuous loop for a full week. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
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:iconkstar2105:
Kstar2105 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
you should do tutorials on hair. You nailed it. :) 
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:iconcjmoet:
CJMoet Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible!
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:iconarminiuswillabert:
ArminiusWillabert Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was all well worth it. Great drawing!
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DiMorgan-Smith Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please can I put your drawing 'With the Sandman'  on my Facebook page-with full credits to you of course. 

Di   Morgan-Smith
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DiMorgan-Smith Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please can I put your drawing 'With the Sandman'  on my Facebook page-with full credits to you of course. 

Di   Morgan-Smith
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J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Too much cuteness!
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:iconjanita2:
janita2 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
amazing work, and than thanks to your coffee 
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angrboda555 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
wow! that blanket is amazing and her hair looks so real!!this is just a beautiful piece ^^
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:icon3laughingladies:
3laughingladies Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are way to critical of your work. I am so glad I found you!
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:iconlukaszmarkiewicz:
LukaszMarkiewicz Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great work .... so much detail and the whole background so precisely drawn :).
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:iconbluemo0on:
bluemo0on Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work 
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:iconmagentalight:
magentalight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
sleep well, morning Star! 


/ Tom Christmas avatar 
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:iconlillelullaby:
LilleLullaby Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist

I think especially the blanket texture as well as the hair are ABSOLUTELY amzing. I's hard, but I can imagine how you did the rest... just this... I'm just... stunned. O.O

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:iconmpalfreman:
mpalfreman Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Awesome !!
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:iconerwinpineda:
erwinpineda Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing... :)
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:iconrainbowzrcool:
RainbowzRcool Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow q ~ q<3
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous art!!!!:wow:
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:iconmikarma:
MIKarma Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Perfect cute angel :)

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:iconjexass:
jexass Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ternura fantastica
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drawman61 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The long hours on this certainly paid off.
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:iconcookeek:
CookeeK Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely beautiful!
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:iconvanceinfinity:
vanceinfinity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am happy favouriting this work is allowed! Fantastic art!
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:iconpsych-owhovian:
Psych-oWhovian Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy carp this is beautiful! I struggle with textures and yours looks near perfect. from a distance, I couldn't tell that this was a drawing. You have serious talent
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:iconadamrichesart:
AdamRichesArt Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It was well worth the time and effort, it looks really nice
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:iconkornellia2:
kornellia2 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful... amazing...
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EthanolRabbit Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
The work in progress snippets you have provided - love them :) it's my favourite part of working on the piece is when you can see it coming together. I think the hair and the blanket are pretty much flawless - especially how you've said the blanket's texture was so stressful (it certainly looks like it!) But your efforts are as inspiring as the achievments they create :D
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:iconslawa:
Slawa Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconelinorshahin:
Elinorshahin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconannakoutsidou:
annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Awwww :aww: so beautiful :heart:
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:iconinneima:
Inneima Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg ... So beautiful ....
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:iconleeuwtjje:
Leeuwtjje Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Really amazing! It almost looks so real!
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:iconmilokenha:
milokenha Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really good!
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:iconabsolutemadman:
absolutemadman Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Amazing Gary!
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SlavingSilence Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
thank you for being so honest about how long it took to get to this point and kudos man, I would not have had that patience
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Tigles1Artistry Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Just to let you know you have been featured here [link]
Hope you like it...:hug:
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PsychoJailBird Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Wow, this is phenomenal. Do you happen to be left handed?
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Lol, yes I am left handed and thank you for your comment.:iconemotehandshakeplz:
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:iconpsychojailbird:
PsychoJailBird Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
No problem, you're an amazing artist. ;)
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:iconalbertasweetpea:
albertasweetpea Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful. It truly captures the innocence of a child while sleeping.
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So touching and natural ! I don't understand how I didn't fav this one already. So detailed, such great shading :love:
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PelegrineART Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
magic
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:icon95x:
95x Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
what did you do for the background?
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:iconmrsgeorgiana:
MrsGeorgiana Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
fantastic drowings!
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MuhammadRajab Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
join us on facebook -please:D-and post all your new works
Traditional Artists:[link]
we still very few but i saw it will be nice to exist together somewhere ;)
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawing is quite simply incredible!
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:icontheheek:
theheek Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing job especially with what u used
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ferdikacrc Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect!
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binukuttan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Excellent drawing !
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Lora693 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
aw. :)
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JERMANCEWILLIAMS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
GREATE WORK
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