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The Library by Elluna The Library by Elluna
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” — Jorge Luis Borges

:bulletwhite: (My love for Borges is borderline otherworldly.)

:bulletblue: While life certainly offers us a great deal of pleasures for us to choose from, I am yet to find one that can compare to reading a good book. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that this piece is one of my personal favorites, if nothing else than for the message it conveys. (And as I could not actually read whilst working on it, and as the execution took considerably longer than I had anticipated, I satisfied myself with listening to an audio book while working on it. The memories it is now inextricably linked with are all the more precious accordingly.)
:bulletpurple: Dedicated to all the avid readers of the world, who I feel - in sharing in one of my greatest passions - have also an understanding of a very vital part of myself.
:bulletpink: A special dedication must be added for three of my best friends, whose birthday presents I was belatedly shopping for, and the nature of which they should have no trouble guessing, given the theme of the piece through which the hint is passed on.
:bulletgreen: I dream of the libraries of Pemberley still.

:bulletwhite: (On the more technical side, I am finally working with a tablet, and it makes my work so, so much easlier and more effortless than the alternative.)

:bulletwhite: Whether this piece is more conceptual or more surreal, I really cannot tell.

"I cannot think it unlikely that there is such a total book on some shelf in the universe. I pray to the unknown gods that some man - even a single man, tens of centuries ago - has perused and read this book. If the honor and wisdom and joy of such a reading are not to be my own, then let them be for others. Let heaven exist, though my own place may be in hell. Let me be tortured and battered and annihilated, but let there be one instant, one creature, wherein thy enormous Library may find its justification." — Jorge Luis Borges, "The Library of Babel" (1941)

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Given 2013-09-21
The Library by =Elluna ( Featured by Emerald-Depths )
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Jewel02 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely! I'd say more but I am little sleepy at the moment. Haven't been up long from a nap....and congrats on the DD.
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stargazer12322 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I apsolutly love this!  it is so magical and whimsical.  beautiful concept and amazing execution!
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MiloshJevremovic Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Prelepo. Cestitam za prvi DD ;)
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xXForestMist Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013

Lovely concept. Beautiful result. <?xml:namespace prefix = da />Aww 

 

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PaintCom Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
This is one of the best I've seen. I absloutely love it. I don't know why, but as a boom lover I can relate to it :)
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BojanPapic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cestitam na DD, ovaj rad je predstavljen u blogu: artistsofserbia.deviantart.com… grupe:
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Svaka cast! ;)
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Altair-E Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Beautiful work, I like the light effect, really well done! Congrats for the DD! :clap:
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:iconelfvenartist:
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :heart:
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:iconelfvenartist:
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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Unilesca Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist
The lighting is so beautiful <3
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, dear. I love experimenting with light sources and lighting in general. :heart:
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very interesting style! Great composition! Congratulations! You are very talented artist! :-)
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, you're really so very kind. :heart: And I'm honored.
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Raekia Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Beautiful work! Reading is one of my all-time favorite past-times. Congrats on a well deserved DD.
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And same here. I couldn't be happier that it was this piece in particular that was chosen, considering it depicts one of my great loves and absolute favorite passtimes - reading. I'm glad you agree. :huggle: And thank you very much for your kind words. :love:
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Raekia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
You are so welcome! :D
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Time-Signature Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student General Artist

Books have always been a sanctuary for me - I suppose you could call me an escapist.

This is truly deep and beautiful.

Wonderful job and congratsulations on the DD!

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Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words. You're amazing. :aww:
I happily deem myself an escapist as well, so I guess we're together in that. :rose:
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Time-Signature Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist

Aww, you're welcome.

Yup!

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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love:
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pookiebear777 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
That's odd in a Doctor Who episode when a little girl blinks or closes her eyes she sees a library.Kinda like you but instead it's your paradise.
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely must see that episode! :aww:
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pookiebear777 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
awsome!Hope you like it!(:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I have no doubt I will. ;) Thank you very much for the recommendation. :heart:
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pookiebear777 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
lol no problem any time!
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yellowhuman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are few things like reading a book with a big cup of coffee
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very few. :aww: :nod:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you really deserve (I suggest this image long ago hehe ) :dance:
I just loved your work you super wonderful and magical :love: :clap:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You suggested this piece for a DD before?! :omg:
I'm so, so honored and infinitely grateful. You're too kind for words.
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes I suggest when you posted hehe
you deserve ^^ :dance: :love: :dance:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: You're beyond wonderful. Thank you so much. :huggle: :huggle: :huggle:
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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
welcome dear :tighthug:
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I'm so honored. :rose: :huggle:
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raine0678 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WOW this is epic
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What compliment! Thank you so very much, dear. :glomp: :rose:
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raine0678 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you are welcome sweetie
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TheDarkRayne Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous work! Congrats on the very well deserved DD. :clap:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, Renu! It's such high praise, coming from you. :rose: You're such an amazing artist yourself. :huggle:
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FantasyEleven Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
This is photomanupulation? I thought it was a painting! It's amazing ,well done! :D
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What high praise! :omg:
I nearly gasped when I read it. Thank you so much for your kind words, dearest. :huggle:
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulation to the well deserved DD! :sun: :happybounce:
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much. You're lovely. :huggle:
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tallouh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
congrats on the dd hon, well deserved!
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, you're too kind for words. :huggle:
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plumduck Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
This is dream-quality beautiful, and as a librarian, I'm especially taken by the theme. :-)
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A compliment from a librarian on this piece! :O I'm in heaven!
(And needless to say, being a librarian tops the list of my dream jobs. :giggle: )
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Maruko-Uranai Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats for the well deserved DD
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:iconelluna:
Elluna Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You're very kind. :rose: :aww:
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