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What Do You Dream?, 1992

By CliveBarker
Interior illustration for The Thief of Always - Harvey's dream
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Ghostartist1's avatar
Still one of my favorite books of all times!!! and this is the image of what I look like as a nightbreed.
Shiila's avatar
This remains to be my favorite illustration from Thief of Always! Your style is so incredibly interesting.
Tenebrian's avatar
The simplicity and rough brush strokes work really well. Very engaging.
loulousq's avatar
i LOVE your artwork! The Thief of Always is my favorite book of all time! i remember viewing your artwork in your book when i was a child and was just amazed! your style is awesome!
PixieFey's avatar
The Thief Of Always was very first Clive Barker book I read many moons ago, 1993 ( still have it and won't part with it ). It was actually popped in to the horror section of WHSmiths by mistake I think. This has got to be my favourite illustration in the book.
fear-is-spreading's avatar
This has a very comic-book-like feel to it. I assume it's brushed ink or marker. Either way, it screams early nineties comic book work, which is the exact period that made me want to become an artist.

I love the ambivalent expression on his face. I don't find it menacing. I just find myself wondering what he's thinking, like I do when I'm looking at an owl or a wolf.
baditterbunnyqueen's avatar
I remember this! I found this book in a bookstore while on vacation with my parents when I was 12 or so, and spent the whole vacation reading it, missing out on what I hear was a fantastic beach vacation. I didn't care. This book was magic, and the art inside only enhanced it. I loved this book!
fablehill's avatar
I love this book, it's such a terrific story.
AllieHartley's avatar
my dad read this book to me when i was little,
it is one of my first memories of wanting to create something,
it brought out worlds inside of me,
these illustrations (and others of yours) cover my walls and i will never forget them,
thank you.
catzilla's avatar
I had the same experience with this book, I believe it was a huge step in my becoming an artist :)
RedSuzanne's avatar
To fly...always to fly.
Beautiful piece.
Superbum's avatar
It feels like you were pushing for a more realistic sense of proportion in this piece.
zyphryus's avatar
I think seeing this plucked a piece of my childhood into current times. .... I really need to re-read that book.
I love re-discovering things that inspired me deeply in the past.
tateetah's avatar
Actually, I did read this, along time ago! In school, I think. It was soooooo good!
BrotherOstavia's avatar
Really expresive. I like how you manage so different styles.
vladimm's avatar
Extremely well balanced :)
Love it :squee:
I love this drawing and I love this book. It is truly one of my favourite books ever and I've read it over and over again.
EatToast's avatar
This was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I loved the artwork in it so much!
Ohthehumanityplz's avatar
Oh! I thought that illustration was applied to the scene where he becomes a vampire. Never knew this was more applied to the theoretical question that Jive was asking. This is before Swick becomes what he is asked. Got it.
manda-j-panda's avatar
This is my favorite book! So glad I found you on here. I really loved this illustration!
francesco-biagini's avatar
one of my favourite books ever, and your amazing illustrations made it even more magic!
endless-spirit's avatar
I always favored this pic in the book probably because I wanted to have such wings as well. And claws.
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