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Library by Phasmageist Library by Phasmageist
It took about thirty hours, but it's finally finished! Huzzah! Obviously, I'm a sucker for detail, and it's really slowing me down. This is the sort of thing that can be achieved by someone with minimal artistic flare, but who is incredibly anal retentive and has gratuitous amounts of spare time. I think it's high time I learned how to speed paint. Despite all this, I'm happy with the end result, so I can finally get back to my uni work!
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Given 2009-02-22
Library by ~Phasmageist will draw you in with its unique perspective and rich colors. The details are amazing, as is the gorgeous lighting! ( Suggested by patronus-light and Featured by cosmosue )
Readeroffate Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
It's gorgeous. I would love to be there.
Qwilion Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I wondered if you you would be interested in selling a single use or stock art rights license for this image? I would like to use this for a small pdf supplement for a roleplaying game. If so please email me via Steve at RitePublishing dot com
Jahpan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow amazing!!
Silverangeldreams Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Wow love this x
Eavis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This is beautiful! So relaxing to just look at and the amount of detail is splendid. Well done!
caffeine-and-music Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! this just made my day (or night i supose) truly inspiring, now if only i could have that library in my house >_<
shisuisen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Absolutely lovely~ It seems like a library that I would love to stay in forever, when books and nature collide :D
Artisticallicous Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing and I especially like the contrast between the warmth and cosiness of the ground floor to the more cooler upper floor. This library just speaks fantasy! Well done! :trophy:
WolfLaugh Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful *_* !!!
greeneyesandglasses Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this ^.^ You did a lovely job!
I want this room! This picture is brilliantly done and is so realistic that you can just imagine yourself there. Great job!!
Dememty Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Your work has this amazing softness to it, it reminds me of pictures in children's story books... :clap:
caniballoco Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
love it ^^
chotabear Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
This has an awesome mystical quality and as I'm a fan of animals, trees, mystery and libraries, I think it's really lovely !!!
afke11 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love the lighting in this. :o
iLwA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I featured you here: [link] !
sensory-homoncula Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
love the concept, details, and execution! I would like to be in that space.
medricht Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Who wouldn't want trees growing in their library?
sweetnessmei Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Gorgeous use of colours, beautiful shading and lighting. The details are sharp and focused. This is truly a stunning artwork :love:
dragonhearth300 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Venthor78 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it's definitely beautiful :love:
Darkon-Brandon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Absolutely marvelous!
Suifox Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Wow. That's just wow!
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your image has been featured in this official newsletter of all entries to my contest. Your image was used as inspiration for entry to the contest. Thank you for your beautiful influence on dA. [link]
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I would like to notify you that your image has been approved for use in my contest (you may already be aware of this). My contest consists of literature entries written for visual artwork on dA. This image has been chosen as an object of inspiration.

I have now been told that some people may not appreciate their artwork being linked to writing for entries in my contest. Because of this, I am notifying all I have approved thus far, and will be asking permission to approve images from now on. Let me know if you would like to withdraw. I apologize for not asking permission before, it just never occurred to me there would be a problem. If you would not like to be linked to a piece of literature written for your image, notify me and I will rectify the matter as soon as possible.

Official information about my contest can be found here: [link]
Luna1987 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it, it is breath-taking ^^
DarkAngelsRising Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
This is beautiful work, I think you should do a library for all the elements :)
DeadlyShuriken Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how spacious and harmonious it is!
Sprits Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It somehow reminds me a lot of a World of Warcraft dungeon, Dire Maul. Really love the atmosphere :D
Ady-MUM Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi there!!! :wave:
I have featured you by the DA Link System [link] in my deviation “Old library closed” here : [link]
billy-pilgrim Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student General Artist
This deviation is featured here: [link]
Please consider :+favlove:ing the article. It may help your work get more exposure. :peace::thanks:
Ethalinia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Oh no, so awesome I'm gonna cry :D
ajatuslapsi Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
that must be the best place in the world
MissMulberry Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Stunning <3 You have really captured the sensation one experiences when in the company of beloved books.
DemoiselleDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
This is exactly like the library from my dreams. Actually its kind of eerie how close it is, minus the dogs:giggle:. I love everything abou it and bloody wish it was a real place.
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
This lovely piece has been featured here [link]
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I love that u are a sucker for detail :) Its amazingly beautiful my favorite parts is the details
WerewolfForgery Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Reminds me of Fable 2.
twelve13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Orenji-crem Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Awesome pic. I can see why it took so long.
mindfleas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
really nice details, shows patience, also a nice scene of course
So beautiful! I wish the library I work in looked like this!
Demi-Wolf-Stef Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Gorgeous and amazing!
Cappocat Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Amazing. So amazing.
Nymfadora Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
Great theme, soooo many detalis and great lighting...:w00t:I believe it was a pain in the ass, cause you had many different sources of light...:wow:

Plus, I love the way the up-side trees are more 'brushy' than the lower ones...:clap:

However, I shorta don't like the dogs...Not the dogs actually, but I think they shouldn't be there...:hmm:But as they say, you have the knife, you have the watermelon too...:shrug:
oh-no-heather-jo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! I was wondering if I could use this great piece of artwork on a website called You would be credited, of course, and it would be used as a 'banner' to advertise an activity in the forums there. Thank you!
Azenor Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Hi, I featured this in my journal, here : [link]
Thanks much for this great piece ^^
Calaymo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
your wonderful work has been feature here --> [link]
Night-Guardian Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
The light and the detail is amazing!
Alvaa Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
wow, this is so great!
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June 1, 2007
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