This piece has been created as a potential cover for Issac Asimov's short story Liar! which appears in his novel I-Robot. For an overview of the process I used on this piece and some addition sketches check out this article on my blog [link]
Basically, I just wanted to paint an awesome old room with lots of awesome old stuff in it. It's the most time consuming painting I made this year; the sketch and line drawing alone took somewhere in the vicinity of 10 hours.
- it started out as a Tintin fanart but I lost my fangirl spirit somewhere along the way. And now it's... well, this. This thing. With the Siamese cat from Marlinspike Hall, a window view of the Sant'Ambrogio chapel in Florence, and the lamp that hangs above my parents' dinner table, and maps of Syldavia and Borduria on the wall, and 1920s technical gadgets.
The dress is real, too. I bought it at Dawanda (the German/European equivalent of Etsy)