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February 19th, 2008, 09:22 AM
EOW 80 The Haunted Bookshop
Im looking for some thing victorian, yet bizarre books are required, This is an interior.
DUE February 29th
Leap day. the day the books come to life[.
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February 19th, 2008, 09:30 AM
Ah, I kinda like it! :)
But I got sooo no time! :/
How about changing the topic to "The haunted library" - just a suggestion.
That way it would be a little broader maybe.
February 19th, 2008, 10:08 AM
library implies more organisation and formality. Im thinking the chaotic tumble withthe funny book smell, that is a used book store. We actually have a really cool one near me that is in an old library. It has wonderfull ornate stairways and glass floors on the upper levels. .
February 19th, 2008, 10:49 AM
What about this:
Glad to see Hideyoshi's back, I feared he was serious about giving up with EoW...
February 19th, 2008, 10:50 AM
I went to a kick-ass book *shop?/store in Buenos Aires...used to be an old theater:
February 19th, 2008, 10:54 AM
woot! amazing refs.... totally ripe for haunting!
February 19th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Speaking as an avid reader I have to say the bookshops in those ref pics are absolutely gorgeous! Why don't any bookstores near me look like that? :P
I cannot wait to see what people come up with for this EOW :D
February 19th, 2008, 02:19 PM
I promised myself not to start this, because I don't really have much time atm. I'm doing an internship and I'm going snowboarding for a week (I'm leaving friday). I also promised myself not to post WIP's anymore, but here is what I've got so far.. :)
February 19th, 2008, 02:32 PM
Wish I could jump in on this one :P might do so if time allows, but if not I just wanted to say I like the topic :)
February 19th, 2008, 03:39 PM
I agree with Hidey, bookshop, library, or building of knowledge should do.
February 19th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Yeah, I see what you mean, chaos! Old antique bookstore, that's what I visualize as well.
And the image revenebo posted is really close to what I had in mind first.
Exact same angle even! :P
Vulgar: hehe, I can't get over the fact that people (almost all the native english speakers) think my name is pronounced something like 'Hyde'. This is so wrong and frankly annoys the cr@p outta me (no offence, Vulgar :) )! +_+
Closest alternative spelling that could come close to correct pronounciation is 'Hidde'. The 'e' at the end is spoken like 'æ'. And the 'i' is nothing like 'ai'
It's a plain japanese name (after Toyotomi Hideyoshi) and not some weird english mixup.
lol, I just always wanted to get this straight.
February 19th, 2008, 06:15 PM
Another cool topic.:O Thought I would take a break after the last one, but this is too good.
February 19th, 2008, 11:38 PM
I don't even know what I might do here. I love me some old books and being the child of a university prof I've spent plenty of time in the stacks, yet an image has yet to strike me.
ps. Umm, chaosrocks, it's 'Lucky Munky', not 'Lucky Munkey' ... not that it really matters I suppose.
February 20th, 2008, 12:45 AM
I'll try to join in this one... Ugghhss I keep promising to join in lol.
Starting up a sketch prolly tomorrow or later tonight.
February 20th, 2008, 09:52 AM
First attempt for an environment.
February 20th, 2008, 11:33 PM
Hi guys, this is my first post in the EOW threads! I'm primarily a character artist, and really want to expand my boundries into environments too, so this would be the perfect place to start, methinks. I was very much inspired by the refs posted above, and this is what I have so far, with a little help from SketchUp to get my basic perspective right. I figure a bookstore where they have fire sconces but none of the books are burning has to be bad news! This is still pretty rough, but any tips or crits would be warmly welcomed.
February 21st, 2008, 07:29 AM
Well then here's my WIP;
February 21st, 2008, 05:42 PM
zephyri > Very nice atmosphere. Great start.
Here is my take on the Haunted Bookstore ...
February 21st, 2008, 10:57 PM
February 21st, 2008, 11:22 PM
I think I may even be done. If I missed anything let me know.
Any and all crits welcome.
zephyri > I hope your going to work in some racks/shelves of books. And I'd love to see you push the perspective a bit more in the wings.
February 21st, 2008, 11:40 PM
I think I own that chair
these are lookin good
February 22nd, 2008, 01:17 AM
Line Work In Progress
February 23rd, 2008, 05:04 AM
Oh wtf... how do you guys think up these ;p
Eh, I'm just complaining... must... get... sketching :)
February 23rd, 2008, 08:25 AM
Im not a guy?... I have a good imagination?
Im reading a book at the moment called the Haunted Bookstore and the imagary was intriguing
February 24th, 2008, 02:17 AM
Value almost done, some remaining texture work still to do, and then color!
February 25th, 2008, 04:21 PM
Stop with not taking Hideyoshi serious and pronounce his name the RIGHT way, okay?! If not, heŽs gonna kick your arse! YouŽll gonna pay, just wait...!
*shakes fist angrily*
Oh, and very nice pics again on this round! Not my kind of topic to participate, but i enjoy viewing the results.
...and of course, i was just kidding :P
(donŽt blame me, hyde.... uhm, hide^^)
February 26th, 2008, 01:03 PM
February 26th, 2008, 04:38 PM
that is lovely david!!its got a really cool style and personality.. looking forward to see some colors on it! :P
nice wips everybody!
February 26th, 2008, 06:21 PM
See?! YouŽll get totally PWND by Mr.H....!!
February 27th, 2008, 02:10 PM
Hey guys, glad I could join you this round, I've been doodling since Pirate's Cove topic, but haven't got time to do something. Here's my take, I'm not happy with some tiles perspective, and I've been redoing the back room a few times:
the story is about an unfortunate bookshop customer, who opened the wrong book and got dragged by the lady into the mist :devil:
February 27th, 2008, 07:21 PM
You have a couple of issues with your perspective. The eye level I drew in is off a little but you should be able to get the idea. Hope you don't mind the paint over.
#1 Your tiles are rectangular, their verticies are not in the centre of their square
#2 On the back wall, your book shelves are still going downwards after they get above eye level
(non perspective issuees)
#3 You might want to make the table thing on the back wall have a side as it looks a little flat
#4 The doorway looks like it has a veil over it. Try making the white glow just around the edges of the window (your white door frame is actually darker than the not white back room) and perhaps a greenish glow (or other colour) around the figure to make it look more ghostly
Feel free to ignore me. :) Just my bossy two cents.
February 27th, 2008, 07:32 PM
Hey Pixie Trick, thanks for crit! I'll see what I can do about perspective issues, and that fog thing in the door way was bugging me, I added it just for creep factor
February 27th, 2008, 08:28 PM
Hideyoshi - my avatar kicks doggy but!
February 27th, 2008, 10:22 PM
artistpavel - You could maybe put a night lantern above the lady of the mist in the corridor with a faint glow outlining her ghostly body. Another suggestion, try to brush over the frontal white checker tiles at the bottom of the image to make them seem less scribbled. You look like the winner so far.
February 28th, 2008, 04:20 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Chaos!
Alrighty... here's my finished article, I think, unless anyone points anything drastic out! Not entirely sure I captured the victorian higgledy piggeldy look per se, and perhaps it feels more like a library than a bookshop, but this is all good practice! Definitely stuff I'd do differently, and perhaps quite the challenge for a beginner, with all the perspective. Must learn not to get too ambitious!
Artistpavel, really liking the feel yours has, feels dingy and scary! I like the suggestion of the glow with the ghost lady
Davidart: Love the quirky feel your is getting with the greyscale, would love to see some colours on it, you could go for some lovely opposite shades, like greens and reds, or purpley blues and oranges.
Maaiker, you've way more patience than I do for books, thats for sure! To me it kinda feels a bit scrunched composition wise... perhaps widening the canvas and adding a couple more racks, and something as a point of focus, like, oh, I dunno, a set of bloody footprints, or a pile of disturbed books?
February 28th, 2008, 05:28 PM
I tried to work on the figure glow, but it became too distracting, I guess I'll blend it with the original layer, so it doesn't come forward too much. It works ok as a stand alone piece though:
Vulgar` thanks, I cleaned up front tiles a bit. sorry, like to scratch everything and make look dirty :)
zephyri love the open concept. The green bounding light on columns and the glow on salesperson's face and desk are nice little details, that make the difference. I suppose the glow may come from a monitor or a ghostly body. edit: I noticed you removed the "Sale" banners? they were cool, the space feels empty up there now.
February 28th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Especially for you chaos ;)
I'd like to work on this a bit more, but I won't have time, so this is probably my final....
February 29th, 2008, 12:32 AM
I think this is my final unless I have more time tomorrow night. Let me know if you have any advice about the color, this was my first time using the "color glazing" technique.
February 29th, 2008, 05:20 AM
Cool entries all,
Will post mine late tonight.
Chaos please dont close the thread too quick.
February 29th, 2008, 10:47 AM
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