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Skeletons don't read books by SolarLunix Skeletons don't read books by SolarLunix
About This Work
:bulletblue: Medium: Graphite 
:bulletpurple: Tools: Pencils and Drawing Paper
:bulletpink: Commission Cost: 100 points
:bulletred: For: Beginning Drawing 2

Artist's Statement
OMG OMG OMG IT'S FINALLY DONE! This is months of hard work, and most definitely my best picture yet!
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:iconpeachytwist:
I'm not very familiar with traditional drawings (seeing as I can't draw for anyones life) But wow! This is lovely! The shading creates such an impact, the angle is very surprising, but it works so well, almost like a piece of a shattered mirror. On a con side the figure's face in the mirror is a little un balanced and a bit cartoonish(which is fine!) but you have plenty of time to work on human figures(so don't worry ^^.) This has so many little details too! like the glare on the window pane, and all the joints in the spinal cord of the skeleton, to the calander on the dest and the knobs on the drawrs. This is amazing and beautiful. A simply stunning job!
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:iconfishter911:
First up, I love how this was done all in pencil, the shading and lining is so detailed. :love: It makes the reader keep thinking on what this piece might be about. "Skeletons don't read books." But the image in the mirror shows the skeleton in skin? It's a wonder of what might be on the skeletons book if the girl has the title of as said title of art. The only real problem I see in this piece is the crop, I mean, it's on a interesting angle but it kinda cuts off the piece in some range. That's the only problem I see but that is to my opinion.
Otherwise, this is a great piece dear! Well done! :love:
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:iconter-jaiden:
Ter-Jaiden Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Do more.
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
will do.
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:iconroksiel:
Roksiel Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I haven't seen something this good in a very long time. I love the concept and the execution. It's beautiful in a creepy sort of way. :clap:
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner May 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I worked very hard on it. I'm super happy you like it :D
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Quaintise Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like this concept, I find it very creative. The piece is nicely illustrated - especially the detail on the skeleton.
Good job. :)  And if I may ask.. what does the book say?

:rose:
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.

The book says Skeletons don't read books ;)
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:iconmaclafel7:
Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is totally awesome!  And kind of haunting too…
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! It took me SOOOOOO long to draw.
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:iconmaclafel7:
Maclafel7 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome!
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:iconidjpanda:
iDJPanda Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is great. It must of took ages.

Reminds me beauty only being skin deep. :lol:
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
An entire semester of my drawing class.
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:iconswedo:
swedo Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013

it's brilliant!

 a Little scary, but really good!

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:iconbaihaoting:
BaiHaoTing Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it looks amazing!! :D
You didn't use any references?!
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
not for anything but the skeleton, and for that I actually had a skeleton to draw from :)
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:iconbaihaoting:
BaiHaoTing Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's incredible! It's so realistic :D
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, like I said in the description, it took months to complete. My professor was actually rather impressed with how fast and detailed I worked. I even impressed myself with how well it turned out. :)
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2snails1shell Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you should be impressed with your (own) work. It's really very good. :D K&K :D
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
:bow: Thank you
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:iconbaihaoting:
BaiHaoTing Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it definitely impressed me!! :D
I have problems with starting big projects like this, I start on it and work a few hours, but when I stop, I don't start again for like months! Almost everything I've done has been one sitting!
Anyway, keep up the great work :D
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly. I'm sure it will get better as you work on it 
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AGlimpseOfMe Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing job!
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :D
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patient-147 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the idea you have here. Also the attention to detail is excellent and the tones are really soft and deftly handled, but I see something that was one of the first things my first art teacher criticized me for - lack of contrast. The impact of the unusual cropping and subject is there, but the image overall is flat in terms of tonal value. I guess the highlights and shadows could be brought out on the skeleton to make it 'pop' more, and I suppose a bit on the face in the mirror. From one struggling traditional artist to another - I hope it helps and you don't think it too presumptous of me ^^;

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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Actually the photo dulled it out. This is NOTHING compared to the high contrast I have on the actual piece. I just couldn't scan it in. My professor DRILLED me until it popped. It's just a shame I can't get the picture to really show it's beauty. I'm sure it could still use some work though ^^; 

Thanks for your insight! 
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patient-147 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Photoshop, m'dear. X)

I know, right? Cameras tend to dull everything and scanners emphasizes every single white speck. Ah well. I wish I could see the actual piece though. I'll bet its awesome. Ohoho~
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
I tried using photoshop for it. The problem was that when I tried, I ended up almost washing out the little details with the softer tones.

I'd say if you were in the area you could, but you're on another continent sadly. I'll try to get a better picture uploaded. It's a WIP trying to get it uploaded nicely.
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patient-147 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah~ it's kind of difficult to get exactly what you want out of the darn software. >>
No stress, though. It's already quite nice enough as it is. :)
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
I'm just going to leave it alone until I can find a nice scanner to really get it just right. I'm sure there are one or two around campus if I look. 
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patient-147 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
okay~
hope you can find a nice scanner :D
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
No luck yet sadly.
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kingcheet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student
wow i love this piece. nice job :happybounce: 
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!!! :)
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:iconchibi-kyo-chan17:
chibi-kyo-chan17 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
really good, the shading is very well done, and I love the details! Good work!
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you love it :)
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hsybbed Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you've been featured: hsybbed.deviantart.com/journal… :)
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm very honored. Especially to be under your personal faves. :)
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:iconhsybbed:
hsybbed Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's a real pleasure :hug:
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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lavender100 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
this is so awesome, love the concept very much. and the shading is awesome as well :heart: 
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly!
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symbiandj Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Fantastic work here.. Love the concept and one can clearly see the great effort that's gone into the details here ! The shadows and lighting are so delicately handled - it looks great!
Also I sorta like your unique crops to your artwork. Don't see that too often. Nice touch :P
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly. Actually the crop is actually something that my art professor helped me establish. He told us that we weren't allowed to use a normal square or rectangular boarder in our beginning drawing and I just fell in love with the odd cropped boarders. I'm glad you like it <3
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PeachyTwist Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
it's beautiful! <3 I LOVE it!
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
So happy that you do <3 :huggle:
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plasmid1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
most inventive, nicely done
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:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly :)
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Skythett Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist
It something tense, I think.
Looks great, really must have been a lot of work... Great job!
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
It took me forever to finally finish it, but I am so proud of how it turned out! Thank you for your kind words <3
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Scarecrowlover Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is almost one of those pieces that seems inverted from the norm. Usually, it's popular to have a person looking into the reflection of a Skeleton. Instead you did the opposite here, and it looks nice. But really, it's the quality of this pieces that really amazes me. It looks like it could be the cover of a book, or maybe a vintage vinyl album.
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words. When I was first given the project, I was actually quite stumped for what to do. Originally I thought I would draw a skeleton in a library and add a painting, but the painting soon turned into a mirror, and the library into a single book. I feel like it was really able to evolve from my original idea, and it seemed to turn out much better than I expected. When I started this drawing, I didn't think I was good enough to do something like this, but I'm so glad my professor pushed me to do this. 
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