Confined to the library

(in the good way)
Zoe and Dante spend the nights confined to the library, nestled in among rough tweed pillows and dusty books. The city, now voiceless, has been muted by a thick blanket of snow - but Dante doesn’t trust this quiet truce. He knows the urban grit, with all its mysteries and necrotic personalities, is still there under the cold pale guise - just waiting, patiently, for the thaw.

38 comments:

spindelmaker said...

Yet another lovely illustration! I do feel just like one of your rabbits, confined to a house nestled under a huge white and cold blanket. I guess reading is one of the best ways to get the time to move now... just holding out for the real life to start again...
By the way, I love your daring angles!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Oh, the library is never confining! I love all of the details and textures in your illustrations.

Krista said...

Love the through-the-skylight view! Looks like a cozy confinement-- books and coffee!

ellis.illus said...

goodness me: this is just wonderful! both the concept and the execution ...

i NEED to come back here more often :-) thank you for sharing!

Jenea said...

Hihi!!! Very funny guys!!! Emily, what kind of method, you use for your so interesting paint!??? ;)

P.S. Zoe and Dante!!! I respect all, who go to the library! not only for books, for warmed too!!! =)

Thea Schultheiss said...

Stunning and ingenius.

Great perspective/angle to do this from, makes for very enjoyable and dizzy viewing pleasure!!

Indigene said...

Oh what a wonderful place to be confined! Now, all they need are lots and lots of art supplies and they will truly be in paradise! Wonderful work and perspective!

dthaase said...

really cool style - great illustration

Fourborne said...

I love the library, coffee and your cute illustrations.

TrüSka said...

Thank you for your comment Em : ) And thank you for following my blog : D I'm very honnored Kisseeeesssss for you & Dante of course : D

justdoodleit said...

Books and such a cozy setting is wonderful. Dante's skepticism about the idiosyncrasies of urban life are valid.

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Hi! A happy new year!
Another great work :)
I love the perspective!
I hope your new year is off to a good start!
-Junko

Tammie Lee said...

I love how you have us peaking in the window of this wonderful wintry scene. Much like my life, ha.

Christine said...

If one must be confined, the library is a good place to be. Wonderful illustration as usual, thank you.

tusen said...

Cosy scene, I would love to join them.
I love the composition of this illustration.

joseph's art and stuff said...

YES, they're back! love the way you draw and write!

Ian Summers said...

Really nice work.

thinker said...

I guess winter really made us all trapped inside our libraries just like Zoe and Dante, hope the spring will arive soon:)
Enjoy your day!

Owl Eng said...

Brilliant art! everything including the spatial design is very impressive!! love the way the drink spilled over the mezzanine.

theartofpuro said...

Thanks for the comment,Yes Lady Hawk was one of my preferred movie.
Your illo is as always fantastic and I'd love to be confined in a library as Zoe and Dante.
I don't know how you menage to do so beautiful perspective,for me is always a drama:)

Sally Taylor said...

My favorite bunnies are at it again. Another lovely illo. I love the worlds you create.

donny* said...

ooh! very cool. just love it!

Mundo Mundaca said...

I love Zoe and Dante.. and leaning that they have reason outside in fearing the city.. they exist many crazy for oh.. hahahahaha!
and I am a nut for these rabbits.. I hope to see the continuation of the it recounts.
Big Hugz!
yasmin

roberta baird said...

Wonderful perspective and rendering...I wouldn't mind being confined to the library!

Francisco Martins said...

Hi Emilly!
Great work as usual, really love this illustration :D

Thanks for your comment on my blog

Alisa said...

Ahhh! That looks blissful to me!! Especially given that we're in the throws of a steamy summer over here.
Oh Dante, relax and enjoy, thaw will come soon enough! : )

Amanda said...

I just found your work and I have to say, I LOVE it! I adore all the texture in this, the whole thing is just adorable.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, yes, definitely the good kind of confinement. :) The pillows! I love the pillows! The herringbone and tweed.... Can never get enough of your incredible patterns.

the enigma said...

oh, that would be a perfect day, to be confined in a good library. amazing work!

Suzanne McDermott said...

Emily, your work is brilliant! Have I said that before? Thanks for commenting on my painting post. I would love to know the method/application you used for animation under your profile.... !

Xovika said...

Lovely pillows and beautiful attic .. So warm and cosy

Emily said...

Thanks everybody!

Jenea, I color digitally... but this one turned out wrong and blogger bleached it out when I uploaded it... wish I knew how to prevent that.

sketched out said...

Yay! Back to the Zoe and Dante story! Wonderful perspective and very cleanly designed, seeing them through the skylight like that.

Coralie Colorie said...

What a wonderful library !

Mary said...

I'd like to join them there.

jazzlamb said...

I am in awe of the structures your illustrations are enclosed in and the yet you manage to bring in the fluidity so beautifully!
* thumb up from India *

R Miller said...

I definitely enjoy each entry you make to your blog. Sometimes I wonder if a background in drafting or CAD might have been in the mix! This one definitely would go well in a children's book narrative. The graphics and framework (as usual) is impeccable and above par!

Thank you for creating such admirable work!

Kevin Jones said...

Absolutely wonderful! And this illustration makes me wish for a library exactly like what's depicted.