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Canterlot library by josh-5410 Canterlot library by josh-5410
11x14" paper! Professional graphite pencil kit! Next level drawing apparatus is complete!
The library in Canterlot we saw in the first episode, where our favorite egghead dwelt all day reading every last book in the library. Can you imagine such a feat?
I gave it a more steampunk/victorian feel to it, as if this was how it looked way back when.
I'm not gonna lie, I don't really like this one. Didn't turn out right. It's probably my lack of experience with actual art pencils.. I'm not sure if I should keep using them or not. Or maybe it's because this took me what seemed to be forever to finish it and that set my standards ridiculously high. Maybe both? well, whatever. Hope you like it more than I do.
Completion time~ 28 hours over a period of 6 days.
Oh, and heads up- the download is ridiculously massive. Proceed at your own risk!
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WILIZIN Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply spectacular!
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DocNocMauvais Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Heya, I wanted to use this picture for a video I'm doing for a reading of "Their Otherworldly Grace." Mind if I use the picture and credit you for it?
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PonyMystic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How did you stand drawing all those books?! I've drawn two small bookcases for a portrait of my pony OC Meep's room, and I'm a patient person so it wasn't too bad but I haven't worked on the drawing since LOL XD

Which reminds me, I really should get working on that again. :D
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Qwilion Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I wondered if you you would be interested in selling a single use or stock art rights license for this image? I would like to use this for a small pdf supplement for a roleplaying game. If so please email me via Steve at RitePublishing dot com
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jupotmachine35 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
This once again makes me wish Equestria was real . . . :iconlyramotherofgodplz:
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Ilovepeanutbutter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And again, I want to live here....
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And read ALL the books!!
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Ilovepeanutbutter Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! -cries- Must keep dreaming!
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loly4678 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow its amazing
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Nobodyspatzy Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Holy crap (excuse the language), this looks awesome! The hybridization of show and steampunk style, this actually reminds me a bit of the Duke's Archive's from Dark Souls (without the insane Crystal monsters!)

I have to add one more fav to this. As last I checked, it was at 599 favs ;p EXCELLENT job!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
600 favs! YUSS :la: Thanks! I'm glad you like it. :)
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Nobodyspatzy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely, and no problem!
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RavensDagger Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is pretty sweet.

New Desktop background.
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :D
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ScopeEva Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, now I like this!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I'm glad you do!
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reilans Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
You, sir, are an elite at drawing. :iconfantasticplz:
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehe thanks! :D Also, dat face lol
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:iconzcarth:
zcarth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Writer
This is absolutely wonderful. This might be wall-art worthy.
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you think so :)
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somekindahatebreeder Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist
no way......i'm amazed
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya :) Glad you like it!
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shisuisen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Well, I think it's awesome!
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CinnamonSolange Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You should make a MLP-comic, with these kind of backgrounds it could become a real hit! :D
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Tridgeon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing! absolutely stunning and a wonderful piece! I eagerly await what you produce next!
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You've got to admit...you need to give yourself a HUGE pat on the back, even if YOU don't think so...it's a really AMAZING drawing, very detailed (love it), great mood/feeling (love it), great texture on the floor boards (love it, and yes it's been said already) and technique (yes it has!)

You remind me of me, I'm a perfectionist (a downfall sometimes) and sometimes I don't see my own potential or see what other people see!

Bravo, for attempting a difficult drawing, and Bravo for how it turned out - Take a bow my friend :)
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I appreciate it. :) Yeah, being a perfectionist sure has its fair share of pros and cons.
And I checked out your gallery, as well. You're great with the paintbrush!
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ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome...and Thank You!
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Xtralife Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's been said, but your wood texturing is incredible. As for your professional pencils, you just need to keep going with them. I'm sure it's got a learning curve, just like everything else, right?
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
This... ...this could be your best one yet in my opinion. :wow:
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KhangleXX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
This is ridiculously detailed, holy damn. Keep up the good work!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, man! I appreciate it. :D
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I think it looks great, as always =) Also, I'm surprised that you didn't hide Derpy in this one! Or, did you?! XD
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! And no, I totally forgot about Derpy haha. Hopefully we'll be seeing more of her in the future! :D
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attack193 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Awesome!
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NeoWarriorCat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
I think I'll just let Bluster Blaster speak for me

[link] :iconsaysplz: "THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME"
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lolwat :lol: And thanks!
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statoose Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow! This is amazing! The detail is incredible! :D
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :D
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anzul Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
looks realy amazing dude :)
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Wow, nice. I hope you get the hang of those drawing instruments.
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I hope so, too. :)
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RavenousDrake Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Magnificent!
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
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veta05 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
love it!!!!! great drawing really I love it!!
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Prigle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pencil drawings are REALLY good for wood, and a library is the perfect scene to show this off. I love it!
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mango-chan88 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Wow. Look at the shading! It's amazing!
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RoofHobo Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
whatever you say it is an insult to not call this perfect. this drawing is THE best drawing i have ever seen. and anyone who says this is not an awsome drawing is blind or just an asshole. and dont you dare stop drawing with this talent you are going to become a freaking a freaking drawing artist.
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josh-5410 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! It's not really that I don't like the drawing itself, as opposed to the idea that this could have been so much more. All my other drawings were done on paper half this size, so my expectations naturally were set higher. And I'm glad you like it! :)
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