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The sound of her wings by dark-spider The sound of her wings by dark-spider
Do you recognize her? :)

It's Death, from the comic series The Sandman by Neil Gaiman. I always loved this character, is one of my favourites from my favourite writer, so I always wanted to do a picture of her. I have my opportunity this year, when the Phoenix Assotiations of Epic Fantasy asked me to do my version of her for an article about Neil Gaiman in their new online free magazine Imaginarios. If you read spanish, you can download it here: [link]

As some of you can recall, the title is taken from the first story in which she appears in the comics ;).

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Death is (c) Neil Gaiman & Mike Dringenberg, DC Comics.
Artwork (c) Cris Ortega
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:iconsusanawright:
SusanAWright Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Professional Writer
I have always loved Death's character. Fantastic job!
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kitchengoblin Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Love the motion in this picture and her stare.
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:iconsimkaja:
Simkaja Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
I love this pic! It reminds me of my cousin somehow.
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RavaNearo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Death! And Dream :)
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rodhope369 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Holy Moses, this rocks , as does most of your others! But this one, big Wow!!!!
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Jamie-Nicole Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Death, one of the seven. Neil Gaiman is amazing and Cris's interpretation is fantastic!!!!
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:iconviolet-lavender:
Violet-Lavender Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
She looks very realistic.
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DarkWinterRose620 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Writer
stunning piece :)
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Beauty, originality, and more ! Good job ![link]
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KJPearl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
This is so good. It's so realistic, I could believe it was a photograph. Very beautiful picture of one of my favourite characters.
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RavenT2 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Beautiful...
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:iconv-chan10:
V-chan10 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This is so, so, so, so beautiful I can't begin to describe it.
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PirogoethsCosplay Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
...:jawdrop:


Wow.
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:iconrio-n-m-n:
Rio-N-M-N Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
So... We meet again.

This is amazing, it captures her image almost perfectly. Great work of art.
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Jpnoir Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I love this art of death. I could look at this image all day and get stirred inside with deep longing and yearnings. Wonderful job!
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CrsDesing Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Death!!!!
its amaizing!!!!
I love this Character
Great job
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81Scorp Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Fav´d!
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:iconmefistores777:
Mefistores777 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good....
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:iconmeranii-chan:
meranii-chan Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!
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:iconkarasubara:
Karasubara Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. I love Death. Death and Delirium are my favorites from The Sandman Chronicles.
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:iconhav0ck:
HaV0cK Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
You've got alot of amazing work....and this one that i sit and admire....Beautiful piece :)
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theod-design Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great Death!
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconroverspirit:
roverspirit Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
death was one of my favorite characters and this is absolutely lovely picture
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:iconlexlyev:
Lexlyev Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sorprendente!! Me encanta
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:iconneitin:
Neitin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastico
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Great!
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DaBaCh Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist
woooooooooooow ...

Amazing
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CyberDuende Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
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No, si en el fondo te entiendo. Los Pájaros: esos plumíferos enemigos
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GrayHellsing Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
WOW!!
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mattnumber13 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
the sub-story of "the sound of her wings" was what got me into the whole story.

but this picture REALLY captures how i have come to view death, now that i've lost some elderly loved ones, and some unexpected loved ones as well... in your depiction she seems to say to the troubled soul leaving the world, stay strong, because she holds back the tides of night and beyond those shores... there is light, and the sound of her wings...
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KalliahVerkauf Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao the links to the pages comparing the stolen artworks hidden
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Valgergo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very good.
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asiasummer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
favorite one. ♥ i love it.
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Necrodeus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice job ripping from other paintings. :/
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:iconalfihara:
Alfihara Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
:love: so very beautiful!!
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lynneabrunner Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing rendition of Death!
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odwild Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
wtf... >_<
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creamcheese-pixels Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
omg i knO!

she steels stuff
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:iconkoneko-san:
Koneko-san Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
... Did she just killed Destiny ?


Jesus take the wheel
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roylapost Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Most beautiful drawing of her EVER.
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LVJellyFish Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Amazing work. Love it. She is one of my favorite characters also
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FloralOuija Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kinda looks like me almost..
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
I read her first appearance awhile back, and as I did, I decided that, even if Gaiman never says it, she sometimes literally has wings, like how people picture the angel of death.
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sandra30 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
love it sweet
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:iconuniversalopera:
UniversalOpera Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Probably my favorite Sandman character. You did an incredible job capturing her.
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Larkspur-KiwiPickle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Death, I actually found a picture of her and thought she looked cool, and that's what lead me to Sandman (which I love). You did a great job with the aspects of this character, it's a lovely picture. :D
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NAOWM Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student General Artist
*Glomps*


I was about to say "HEY! You didn't you hat, that's Cris Ortega's!"

Fail at reading....
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