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Author Comments

I wanted to create something in which every element didn't belong with the others - the heavy shading in the dog, the paper-like cutout white birds, the colours of the outside world and the muted colours of the girl and her books. It appears incomplete but when I went further with it, I realised that the less colours and shadings I added, the more finished it actually felt. I'm happy with it, although if I was to draw this again, I would be more careful with the dog. I would have made him flatter instead of so dense. I might return to this or draw another one.

I drew inspiration from 'The Night Train' by RYE-BREAD on deviantart ( a beautiful and charming piece of work) but attempted a different sense of whimsy.


I lost track of time as I stared at this

This is awesome.it make me feel nostalgic and there are parts that really pop and parts that give you something to watch after you stare a while. Also I feel like the image is on expensive antique paper even though its on my computer screen.I do agree about the Scottie being dense but it works out somehow. I wish I had the patience to draw like you.

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The tones, textures, line weight, palette... everything. Your choices in your approaches to rendering the girl and each of the animals are well thought out and very appropriate. Amazing work.

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the dog is fine really you know. I like the originality. I would hang this piece up on my wall.

really like it

It has a very nice feel to it, makes me think of spirited away (I don't know why). I admit that the dog is a bit excentric but i really like it. it has a mysterious feel.

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very nice. The style is amazing. I like it. :D

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Credits & Info

4.77 / 5.00

Jan 8, 2011 | 10:37 PM EST
File Info
1668 x 1000 px
1.1 mb

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