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Inside the Library by LynxGriffin Inside the Library by LynxGriffin
This thing was definitely an experiment, and I'm not really certain it was a successful one, either. But not every experiment is, and at least I learned some new things.

For this painting, I went through kind of a crazy process: copied the perspective from an interesting photo, set up the drawing as a sketch in Sketchbook Pro, printed and then traced the final lines in ink onto mylar, created a color guide in Photoshop, then used the guide to paint the other side of the mylar in reverse, the way you do animation cels. So the final product is basically ink and acrylic paint on mylar.

Again, not really certain it was successful...the mylar I chose was really thick and it ended up desaturating a lot of the color out of it, certain colors showed up stronger depending on what I put down first, and of course the super detail of it made some colors wash together. But if nothing else, it was fun trying it and the color guide actually came out well enough to use as a separate piece. I'm getting more and more attached to using acrylics's just a matter of finding stuff to paint on!

I'll upload just the inks version only to my scraps, since I think the inks look nice by themselves.

And of course, it's more scenes and characters from that Snow Phoenix story that's always running in the background. XD I've slowly been fleshing out that one more.
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Perspective is fabulous :)
HawkEagleWolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Photographer
Amazing perspective and great colors, it looks very dream like. :)
Escopete Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
The perspective and feel of this piece is wonderful! Reminds me of some old show way back : D
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I think it looks great.
Post-Lit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Personally, I love the perspective and the coloring; it's very soft and smooth, almost like the pictures accompanying a fairy tale (which this is). What particular part of the story is this from? (I still plan on someday writing a fan fic for this :D)
LynxGriffin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
It's from the same story as The Ice Cave one, just taking place in the town. And thank you muchly, I still would like to see!
Post-Lit Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! I'll (hopefully) be starting it soon! :aww:
MetalGrimoire Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
OOO Reminds me of that cartoon movie Page Master!!
moonlily7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
this reminds me of the movie
"page master"
purplelemon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW awesome perspective! and all them books..... *faints*
SquareEnixFan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Awesome :)
Spaniel122 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Reminds me of Chip from Beauty and the Beast in the Beast's Library <3
terra-sekora Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
The perspective is wicked amazing! The only issue I see is the statue up at the top; it looks a little flat and the light on it is a little weird [is it in front of a window or something?] But I love that book case!!
theredone1223 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Wow, I like what you did with this. Awesome!
FrauV8 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The perspective's really amazing, I like your use of colors, and detail on the ceiling is pretty.
Overall, a wonderful job. :)
rohasu-okami Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010   Photographer
I love this. It reminds me of how my daydreams from middle school looked when I would read. Great color choices and lighting. You shaded and used the light very well.
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