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Death is a fictional character from the DC comic book series, The Sandman (19891996). The character first appeared in The Sandman vol. 2, #8 (August 1989), and was created by Neil Gaiman and Mike Dringenberg.

In the stories, Death is both the end of life and a psychopomp. Like most anthropomorphic personifications of death, Death meets with the recently deceased and guides them into their new existence. However, unlike most personifications of death, she also visits people as they are born, according to Destruction in the Sandman Special. Evidently, only she seems to remember these encounters. In the special issue, it is also revealed that Death was known in Ancient Greece as Teleute.

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:iconallisonsohn:
AllisonSohn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
really wonderful! 
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geminisoku Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love your version of her, it would be beyond awesome if you did the rest of the family.
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sleepbabie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Awwww...Death one of my favorite characters...this is so beautiful. 
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:iconinsolentinso:
InsoLENTinsO Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
My favorite endless. You are pretty good man.
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:iconcarltl:
CarlTL Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
oh man, I feel both sorry and happy for that cat...
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:iconambivalentlotophage:
AmbivalentLotophage Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Nice. :]
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IllustratedEye Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
would love to be able to buy this as a print
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:icondharos:
Dharos Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
One of the best comic characters ever created, and this is an amazing rendition, cheers.
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Augh.
...I know this sounds silly, but this picture actually has brought tears to my eyes. Really, really powerful. (Makes me think of my own kitty.) So... thank you for doing this. It's a fairly meaningful piece to me now.

Also... nice touch with the butterfly, as in many cultures, they're a symbol for the soul/dead people.
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:iconucanca:
Ucanca Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Me encanta!!
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:iconrakshade:
rakshade Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow color version is great too! :)
Congrats! :)
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:icontheeyzmaster:
theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconeclepticgears:
EclepticGears Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
great work
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:iconel-douglas:
el-douglas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
hermosa
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:iconshahera:
shahera Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This made me tear up a bit... Well done.
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:iconkeyshe54:
Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful shades of grey, gorgeous setting-- dark shadows and beautiful light. Very sweet piece over all, a little darkness in the theme but a lot more warmth.
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:iconj41r0:
J41R0 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Amazing
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:iconsheyenneart:
SheyenneART Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Your works are AMazing! Congrat! :)
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:iconmongo1974:
mongo1974 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
great
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:icondionisante:
Dionisante Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fodastiko!!!
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:iconneslash:
Neslash Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hermosisima
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:icontoberkitty:
toberkitty Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, this is great!
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:iconkalinascope:
kalinascope Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Wow, this is amazing! I loved this series!
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:iconnavjag:
NavJAG Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fantastic - nice touch to depict Death with a cat instead of a human. There's hope for all creatures then!
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:iconfinnguala:
Finnguala Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! Love the dead trees in the background, those are a very nice/clever touch :)
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:iconkperfect:
Kperfect Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ammmmazing !
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:icontechnicolourbiscuit:
TechnicolourBiscuit Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Splendid work!
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:iconkatieforee:
katieforee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
love!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
...Very nice pic...well done...:clap:
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:iconcherryblossom-518:
cherryblossom-518 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this has me literally in tears and this is beautiful great job you are wonderful
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:icondebbysh:
Debbysh Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
#ArtSupporters has featured you: [link]
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Succubus1982 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Death :heart: My favourite Endless...
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:iconalfihara:
Alfihara Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
ooooh what a great piece! :heart:
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:iconorsonfoe:
Orsonfoe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Ok love the series, love the character, LOVE this peace. You capture perfectly. Also how you have the cat spirit with its skeleton is a nice added touch.
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:iconravent2:
RavenT2 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Awesome! I love her so!
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:iconargocomics:
argocomics Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Great take on the character and love the patches of sunlight.
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:iconmidnightdreamer22:
MidnightDreamer22 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Best Death fanart EVER.
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:icongerusadora:
GeruSadora Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
This is beyond gorgeous. Seriously.
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:iconoddmodout:
oddmodout Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Was the butterfly intentional?
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:icontain669:
tain669 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Would like to know if you could offer this as a print...
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:icontain669:
tain669 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Smile a little smile for me.. I'll be thinking about you...
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:iconbarracocco:
barracocco Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
amazing
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:iconvatosarra:
vatosarra Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Wow. It just got better :)
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:iconmykahs:
Mykahs Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really wonderful, and I love the attention to detail and the muted colors.
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:iconsatails:
satails Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope my dog is having as much fun as that cat is... I miss that clumsy furry tank.
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PirogoethsCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome and wonderful and amazing! I love it!
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V-chan10 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
So pretty!!! :D I love this series.

What I love even more is the fact that Neil is doing a sort of prequel to the series, about what Morpheus was doing before he got captured in Volume 1. :la:
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:icondomischell:
domischell Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Wow, this almost made me cry. Beautiful and sad (I have a cat ;) )
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:iconbigguido:
BigGuido Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
I'm with you on that, domischell. My black cat, Macs was my best buddy for 17 years and he passed away two years ago next month. It still hurts when I see pics of him. I would like to think something like what is portrayed in this image actually happens in reality and that he is being cared for over there until the time comes for me to join him.
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armandoleon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I fuckin' love the Death ;)
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