May 31, 2017

The Beast's Library

'the beast's library'
This week's Scribble Picnic is books so naturally I created a library. This library was first drawn for a particular piece that wasn't used and so I turned it into a library the Beast (as in Beauty and the Beast), would be proud to have or perhaps my own wish for a particular pretty mini library. Can you guess 4 of the book titles I snuck in there? Click on the images for a larger view.

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25 comments:

  1. lissa, I just love the soft color palette that you use. It's always so pleasing to the eye. And there's so much fun and whimsy in your art.

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    1. the first version has very strong colors which I sort of debated on keeping but it's too much with the details.

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  2. This is so beautifully done, I like the theme of the Beast's library!

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    1. it was titled 'monster's library' before because of the other piece but I like Beauty & the Beast & he is supposed to have such a large library so hence the name.

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  3. Such an amazingly comprehensive piece, Lissa. I love all the details, lie the door behind the bookshelf, the very amorphic bookshelf and the book series. Is one of them for Harry Potter perhaps? The hair ones remind me of your hair style illo from a while back but maybe they represent various Bronte books? The slipper is clearly in reference to Cinderella I'm thinking. Anyway, I saved this one for last as I knew it required a fair bit of time just absorbing everything in. This must have taken you ages, even if started a while back. Wonderfully imagined, Lissa. Thank you so much. I love it.

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    1. this started a while back which I only got to redo two or maybe weeks ago, can't be sure now, honestly, I wish I did time it just to see the actual time but I could seem to remember to do so

      one of the real book title is Harry Potter which I pretty assume everyone had read or at least saw the movies. that is not Bronte books although, it could be, but it's Anne of Green Gables, what's with her red hair. Cinderella is correct. & the other is The Princess Bride with the phrase 'as you wish.'

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    2. OOH, yes! I should have got Anne of Green Gables. And guess what? I have not read harry Potter OR seen even one of the movies--no desire. lol. Narnia is the only magical like movie series and book series I liked as I prefer more real world stuff when it comes to novels.

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    3. I actually did not read the Narnia books or seen the movies & it's strange but I don't have any interest it like you do with Harry Potter. I think it's a matter of preference, there are some things people just don't like, I guess.

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  4. Lissa,
    Such detail! Amazing. I see Harry Potter books - the set. I hope you tell us the other 3. And the colours are also different and captivating.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. yes, harry potter is correct, the others are Anne of Green Gables for her red hair, 'as you wish' for The Princess Bride because that is what one of the character says which meant he loves her, & the other Cinderella - you know, glass slipper

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  5. the 4 book titles are:

    1. the redheads with different hairstyle (see closeup #4) - Anne of Green Gables because she has red hair

    2. 'as you wish' slogan (see closeup #3) - The Princess Bride, 'as you wish' is a phrase that Westley said to Buttercup which really means 'I love you'

    3. eyeglasses with tape, deer/stag, funny glasses, wand... (see closeup #4) - Harry Potter

    4. glass slipper (see closeup #3) - cinderella

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  6. love all the colors!

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    1. me too! I think I used far too many colors which is often my habit but this one I think it's okay to have a ton of them.

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  7. lissa, you have outdone yourself again, in a wonderful way! This is so very pretty and inviting, and of course I don't even have to mention detailed!
    I'm happy to be able to say that I got three of the book references, just didn't catch Anne of Green Gables.

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    1. Anne of Green Gables doesn't always come to people's mind plus there are so many girl books with redheads.


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  8. I love this library! I am not good at clues in general. Slippers mask and shoe remind me of Cinderella. Enter, exit the rabbit ears makes me think of Alice in Wonderland.
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    1. actually, I didn't even thought about Alice in Wonderland as I sort of like adding rabbit elements to my work and the enter and exit was added in without much thought to any story but now I think Alice in Wonderland should be added onto the list.

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    1. thank you, I think so too.

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  10. Lissa, when I come to see your lovely artwork, I cannot be in a hurry....there are so many details to take in, so much beauty to see, so many delicious colors to absorbed. You are lovely, and so is your work.

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    1. you are so sweet, thank you wanda, for your kind words.

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  11. OH, such a pretty take on the theme, Lissa. The colour scheme is beautiful.

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    1. oh yes, now that I look at it again, I love the colors more now.

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  12. Lissa, this is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!.....meaning, really good! Seriously, how DO you DO it? LOL The detail and number of books is beyond me. Remember my scribble picnic illustration from a few weeks back for the theme, "ladder", where I had the bookshelf? I haven't even finished coloring mine in due to feeling overwhelmed. haha Anyway, WONDERFUL piece. :)

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    1. honestly, I didn't even think about the amount of books I have here, the amount is to accommodate that piece that I was going to use this for but didn't. if I have done more, I might have included many more book titles that are my favorites.

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