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The Bookworm by FionaCreates The Bookworm by FionaCreates
For the "Minimal Details" contest over at #PayPal-Commissioners

The two 'details' were "Bookworm" and "Brown Hair"
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jgfceit Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Writer
I love this for some reason. Nice job!
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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theantist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably the 30th time I'm watching this piece, it feels so cosy and fuzzy, I also love the style, it reminds me of "100 Dalmatians" :D! Keep up the good work Fiona!
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :D
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Beltizar Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She looks cozy :), bet she's reading the Song of Fire and Ice!
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
She's reading whatever you want her to be reading.
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Beltizar Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. Honestly, it took me a bit to realize she was on a kindle and not an ordinary book. The silence. The comfortable clothing. The messy surroundings. The awkward pose. HAHA, it is all there.

Excellent minimal shading. 
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I did enjoy the idea that a bookworm is really just someone who consumes a lot of books, not someone who reads just paper books. A lot of people of the "bookworm" variety seem to reject the idea of the ereader but I'm a huge convert so I couldn't resist doing the ereader in this image XD
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idksara Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Hey fiona, I want to use this for a poster in my school. Is it okay with you? Please reply asap xx
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
A poster for what specifically?
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is what I look like most of the time. I love the style used for this. Very unique. The color choices are good too.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D I end up curled into a tiny ball when I'm reading, and I think a lot of other people do too XD
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's the typical reading position. lol Stop, drop and...read?
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
I usually start sitting upright in the chair, and slowly curl up and twizzle as the marathon reading session continues.
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
LOL I love that word twizzle. And I think the same thing happens to me more or less.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
XD Twizzle is the best word.
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LyraAlluse Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I so agree!
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
I like how the colors make me feel like there is a cozy fire lighting up the room :D
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D I wasn't specifically thinking of a fire, but I was going for cosy, and it would be awesome to read in front of the fire so why not! XD
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, well you did a great job portraying that in your piece :)
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I like the style of your art here. :)
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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Cirprius Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how cozy this picture looks, it really makes me want to read! I also really want that tea cup next to her on the table.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D The mug is one of my favourite parts too.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured [link] :heart:
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:iconappledore:
Appledore Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
My print of this came today! It's wonderful. I can't wait to hang it.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
you need to send me a photo! XD
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:iconappledore:
Appledore Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm going to make a frame for it first. :D
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Damn now I really need to see it XD
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LACHI17 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
like the color tone... :D
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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zipple Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012   Digital Artist
You work really well in this style, Pyro. This looks like it could be in a magazine like the New Yorker. :)

I hope you develop more work like this. There's something very effortless and professional about this piece that isn't quite there in your other pieces/styles. I think most of it is because composition and concept both play a role in this piece. I don't know what you want to do with your illustration career, but it's always good to see fellow dollers make that jump from doing strictly figurative/fashion illustrations. Another part of it is because this doesn't look obviously digital. It has that hint of texture and the visual qualities of traditional printmaking. You have a good sense of how much detail to include and where to have clean edges vs. sketchy vs. rough. The reduced colors stop all the details from becoming overwhelmingly busy.

That's enough of my blah blah blah. Good stuff.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww thank you :D

I'm attempting more work like this. This came out of a week of anger and frustration culminating in a piece with a strong idea but I just wanted to shoot, so I decided to be a grown up artist and make myself better by analysing and doing something about it (as opposed to just moaning on the internet that I'm not good enough XD)

TBH this piece works well because of the idea of the ebook for a bookworm, I've already had some discussions about ebooks with people because of how they saw the illustration which is what I WANT so I need to find more topics to discuss visually as opposed to waiting for them to fall in my lap.

For the moment while I hunt I be making patterns.. they're fun.. XD
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
oh, so nice!
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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desiree-amber-moore Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really love this style, its great. The color scheme and details are nice.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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midsneypixels Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love. that is waht I do everyday in the winter, except I don't sue an ereader.
curl up with tea and a book. <3
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ereaders are lighter for when you're worming through the entire collected works of Shakespeare and don't want your knee crushed. :P
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midsneypixels Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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ill-weeds Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
cosy
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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sarkio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like it!:-)
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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renatoklieger Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
lovelly
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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DulcetFancy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Make this a print...please!!! :turbopoke: I love this so much.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
:P
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