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His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

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cover idea for The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
(for a book cover class taught by Jon Foster)
acrylic on gessoed board, 2007

See how it would look as a cover!
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Gurdim's avatar
gorgeous, great artwork :)
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Hikari-ShinzuiHobbyist General Artist
I really like it, I especially like it because it's not digital art (which everyone else seems to be using no-a-days), It's nice to find another deviant who used traditional art : ]
Plus I love the "His Dark Mateials" novels~
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KirschpralineHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! It's beautiful and so well done, like it! (:
ellemack's avatar
I love your shading here. Great work!
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BorabeeStudent General Artist
I love this book and I just loved the expression on Lyra's face. Gongrats.
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Arlequina1029384756Student General Artist
Lyra!!! I love hem :-*
doublethefun's avatar
Loooove it!!!
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heyheyyyStudent Traditional Artist
your AWESOME
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TuffelkeksHobbyist Traditional Artist
She's so beautiful!! *.*
1PaRaSoX1's avatar
God damn, these books were my Harry Potter. Lyra is such a great character.
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AmbientDaysHobbyist General Artist
i loved this as the movie, I hope it has a second part
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epically cool!
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TheElfOwlStudent General Artist
I LOVE this! :heart: So awesome!
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larkabellaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Very better than original one. I recently read the saga, I love your interpretation of Lyra ^_^
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Hello. I'm Bee and I'm a part of the staff at BridgeToTheStars.net, a His Dark Materials and Philip Pullman fan site/community.

I really like your work here, and wanted to suggest that you submit it to our fan art collection. You can submit creations to fanart@bridgetothestars.net.

You can check out the whole site and community at [link]
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lucyelvaStudent Filmographer
what a amazing color!
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DannybabeHobbyist General Artist
I like this cover more than the original, a lot more. It fits more with the book I think than the current one of her on Iorik (I can't spell that silly bear's name).
123princess's avatar
wonderful picture
chimmely's avatar
Jon Foster = incredible. Where did you take the class with him?
harmonic12's avatar
I love how others have made art for this series!

I'm impressed with the colors, and I also like the halo above the compass. Lyra's face is stunning! The Aurora is a nice touch, as well as all of the individual symbols on the compass. I'm sure others have given you plenty of critique, but I'd like it more if Pantalaimon's anatomy was improved (the wings seem too widely attached, like a butterfly), and if the left wing was darkened more at the joint so it appeared to be aligned with the rest of the body.
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KathyAlejandraHobbyist General Artist
neat! what bran of acrylic??
SeekersIloveKallik's avatar
she is really REALLY pretty
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Stunning image luv. Love and Hugs..Pam:iconwyshlexia::iconskarrbag:
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