Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Skeletons don't read books by SolarLunix Skeletons don't read books by SolarLunix
OMG OMG OMG IT'S FINALLY DONE! This is months of hard work, and most definitely my best picture yet!
Add a Comment:
 
:iconsweetlypeachy:
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!
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
12 out of 12 deviants thought this was fair.

: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:
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
11 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

The Artist has requested Critique on this Artwork

Please sign up or login to post a critique.

:iconmidnightxcross:
midnightXcross Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hi! I'm commenting for ProjectComment comment tags! My word was girl. This artwork caught my eye in particular because it seemed to have an interesting concept to it. 
Before I start talking about this artwork, I thought I should mention that I do realize that is was drawn in 2013 xD But even still, it's a really great picture, and I thought I should leave a comment on it. It also matched my tag word pretty well!

I gather a few different meanings from this art. At the beginning, I thought that the picture expressed the skeletons desire to become human. From holding the book it made me think that It wanted to imagine what it would be like to be human. Then I thought that maybe the skeleton just wanted to imagine what it would be like to have a friend. Either way, I think the concept is brilliant. 

The details in this artwork are great. I love the way you drew and shaded the bones on the skeleton, and the panels in the wall. The draw and the window are also well shaded. 

The only things that I would do differently (and this is me being picky >.<) is maybe make the shading darker and the lighter parts lighter. That way I think the details would stand out even more. And I think that the girl in the mirrors left arm should be lifted up a bit to the same height as the other arm. 

Other than those things, I think this drawing is amazing, and a wonderful concept. Keep up the great work :la:

Tag you're it! You will be tagging Efirende and your word is pink!
Reply
:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
www.deviantart.com/art/Story-f… Apparently, some do :).
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
^^; um my own skeleton is holding and reading a book.... 
Reply
:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Hmm. Can't believe I missed that :-O.
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
It can be hard to see. There's a lot of stuff going on in my picture afterall lol
Reply
:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
I think all good art should keep one constantly discovering evermore of its many aspects ;).
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
:nod: true enough!
Reply
:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
*does a random dance* 8-)
Reply
:icondreaming-demon:
Dreaming-Demon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done, amazing concept :) 
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
:blushes: thank you so much :)
Reply
:iconkyrtuck:
kyrtuck Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh, mind screwey!
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
:giggle: that's what I was going for!
Reply
:icondragonstar10:
dragonstar10 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
This is truly lovely. The concept is original and the execution is very life-like. (pun completely intended) :) I really love the whole drawing.
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
:giggle: thank you, thank you very much!
Reply
:icondragonstar10:
dragonstar10 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
You're welcome! :highfive:
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D
Reply
:iconappsdata:
appsdata Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student Artist
oh my god indeed.
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
:giggle: I take that as a good thing?
Reply
:iconappsdata:
appsdata Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Artist
yes
Reply
:iconnel-tu-animoke:
Nel-Tu-Animoke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting concept! :) And it's a pretty good drawing in general. Keep up the good work!
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, I'll do my best!
Reply
:iconniellae:
Niellae Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The concept of this picture is pretty cool with the little bit of humour you put into it.
I really like the way you shaded the skeleton, it looks quite realistic. The room as a whole is well done.
While the backbone and the rips look really nice, the shoulders and the hip could have used a bit more edges/details. I also feel like there's something a bit off with the pose of the skeleton (is seems a bit stiff).
Overall I really like the unusual format and the contents of the image^^
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the comment. I'm glad you like it.

The skeleton was drawn from a reference, so it might actually be stiff. I actually tied the skeleton together into this pose just so I could have the perfect reference. 
Reply
:iconniellae:
Niellae Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well having an actual skeleton for reference seems quite handy.
I think the main reason that it looks stiff to me is because it stands perfectly straight while most people won't do that when they are relaxed.

I hope my comments were helpful^^
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Professional General Artist
Maybe. I mean I tend to try to stand perfectly straight when I see myself in the mirror because I really want to see how nice I look but that's just me lol But no, I see what you mean. I think that I would need to do a few studies of people before I can be knowledgeable enough to make the skeleton seem more relaxed. 

They were, thank you very much!
Reply
:iconniellae:
Niellae Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true, I'll straighten my back too in this case. I think my problem lies more with the positioning of the legs (at least I for my part mostly lean to one or the other when standing).
I think gesture drawings probably be an even better practice, since you're anatomy is already quite good and the problem lies mostly in the pose.
Reply
:iconlolita-artz:
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
very creative work! i love it :heart:
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :love:
Reply
:iconlolita-artz:
Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
you are welcome :rose:
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
:huggle:
Reply
:iconprofessorwagstaff:
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Hi I am from :iconprojectcomment:'s tag game and my word is "movie".  I selected this piece because it had a "movie" scene quality to it.

I love the concept of the skeleton seeing the body in the mirror.  Definitely a twist on the classic scene where the character looks into the mirror and sees any number of horrible reflections, including skeletons.

The first thing I always seem to notice in any drawing is the details.  I think they definitely help tell the story of a drawing.  I love that you titled the book in the mirror, and a ironic title it is as well, considering the skeleton is reading a book.  You've dated the calendar on the desk, and indicated in the reflection in the mirror the panels on the opposite wall.  Not a lot of details but just enough to make the drawing a little more interesting to look at.

The drawing itself looks really terrific.  Both the skeleton and the young lady look great.  A great job on all those bones.  Your shading for the most part is good as well. All that time you put into the drawing really paid off.

The only thing that I might have done differently would be to have made a greater contrast between lights and darks. The drawing is very light throughout and I think some dark darks would help make the drawing jump more.

Other than that the drawing is well done and it is a terrific concept.  Have a great day.
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
I felt that the book would've looked too empty if there were no title on it, and I wanted to make it kind of ironic since this was actually a play on the classic scene that you've described. And the detail of the date on the calendar... well, that date was actually the month and year that I finally finished the drawing. It was the last thing that I placed on the picture itself.

All of those bones were actually relatively easy for me to draw just because I had a life size plastic skeleton in the room to draw from. I actually was even able to take some string and tie his arms up to where I needed them in order to get the correct pose. It helped SO MUCH. 

Yes, I agree that I could've used some more contrast, but this was as far as I felt I could push it at the time without ruining the drawing completely. I have been thinking about possibly trying another piece like this using reflections and a skeleton and I'd definitely try to push the contrast further there. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. It means a lot to me.
Reply
:iconprofessorwagstaff:
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
It was my pleasure.  I was impressed.  :)
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
After seeing your gallery, that really means so much to me :love:
Reply
:iconprofessorwagstaff:
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
Hug 
Reply
:icon13-year-old:
13-year-old Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Artist
Hey solar!

First of all, great concept. Deep and a little morbid - it gives me the impression that the real world is in the mirror and the world where the skeleton is, is something like a window to her mind. I also like how the girl seems to be focusing on her book, while the skeleton seems to be looking right at the girl and wondering why she's not made of bones or something. Could be just me, though ^^;

Props to you for drawing that skeleton! My only comment with the skeleton is her pelvis looks a bit narrow for a female's. That's it. lol. I really like the soft shading, and especially the nice sharp edges around the mirror. The stripey wall is a nice touch, I'm not sure if it's wallpaper or wooden planks though but it definitely adds to the detail.
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
That's exactly what I was envisioning. The real world is on the other side of the mirror.  As for the skeleton, that's actually what I was thinking, she was busy reading and then a strange sight caught her eye and she seen she was made of flesh.

Well, it must've been a male skeleton that I used then because it was proportional to the one that was in front of me lol ^^; oh well. 

It's meant to be wall paper, I thought of doing something more intricate but I'm really bad at patterns. ^^;
Reply
:icon13-year-old:
13-year-old Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Professional Artist
Oh, cool! I guessed it! :XD:

It's hard to tell the gender of skeletons, perfectly understandable lol

And the wallpaper looks good. I think a pattern would have detracted from the overall effect. :)
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you so much for discussing my art with me :huggle:
Reply
:icon13-year-old:
13-year-old Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional Artist
Haha that's a cute emoticon. Haven't seen it around. :XD: and you're welcome of course. :)
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D => :D
Reply
:iconsmoppet:
Smoppet Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
I can tell that you spent a long time on this! You've paid a lot of attention to detail--the skeleton looks especially impressive! I also love the irregular shape of the piece. It definitely stands out from other works! You did an excellent job here! :heart:
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you :blushes: That means a lot!
Reply
:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
It's excellent work and a fine accomplishment :).
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
:bow: thank you very much. This is still one of my favourite pieces of my own.
Reply
:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
You're indeed welcome 8-). But I have a question - if skeletons don't read books, what do they do?
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Professional General Artist
They write them.
Reply
:iconfuzzyslipperlogic:
fuzzyslipperlogic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016
Ooo...creative 8-).
Reply
:iconsolarlunix:
SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D :giggle:
Reply
:iconmadelftk:
MadElfTk Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016   Digital Artist
I really dig this piece. You did a great job with the toning. I know how hard that is to pull off in graphite. It's especially difficult to get dramatic dark tones. I like the angling as well. :)
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Photo
  • Art Gifts
Download PNG 1195 × 1162

Featured in Collections

Black and White by Alaska-Snow




Details

Submitted on
August 5, 2013
Image Size
949 KB
Resolution
1195×1162
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,710
Favourites
176 (who?)
Comments
177
Downloads
5
×