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The City of Dreaming Books by DrVogelkasper The City of Dreaming Books by DrVogelkasper
"The City of Dreaming Books" is a very inspiring book written by Walter Moers. In germany it is pretty famous, the second part of this book was released some weeks ago.
If you haven´t read it yet..DO IT! It is awesome!

The character in the foreground is called "Colophonius Regenschein", a doglike book hunter (and a successful and talented, too!). He is one of the main characters, even if he is already dead when the story is told. He was the most successful book hunter, who collected many books of "The Golden List" (books, which are extremely valuable). He searched for them in the big and -for sure- dangerous catacombs of Bookholm. But there are many other guys, who are interested in rare books, too!

I used this picture for trying out new ideas for my digital coloring style. I am not 100 % satisefied with the result but for my second bigger digital art it is okay!

Done with: SAI/Photoshop
Time: About 15 hours

The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers
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Rosyan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This is awesome. I'm totally in love with Colophonius, and I like your version a lot :)
StarryArt98 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
AAH! This is so epic! I love it! I love the book and this piece of art! I have read the book seeriously 8 times in 3 years so this is one of those rare moment's when I know right away what the picture says! I did not know the english name for the book, or to the characters, but It is easy to understand at least "regenschein" :D
Im luvin it!
seriously I LOVE this! Great fanart for a great book. Honestly great is not good enough.. It's like awesome, epic, cool, amazing and FABULOUS!
<3 A Note.. 
Keikora Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This... this... I'm affraid my poor english level won't allow me to explain how much I love this artwork.
I'm actually obsessed with this book, it's been my favourite since 6 years ago or so. And it hasn't got any fandom and and... Gosh, is not like I've seen drawings like this before, ok? The fandom is so small that ppl doesn't draw enough of it ;___;

Colophonius was one of my favourite characters and I wanted to cry when I found out he was already dead AND WHEN HE DIED AGAIN BECAUSE HE WANTED BECAUSE HE WAS THE GREAT COLOPHONIUS and please it's just so perfect.

I'm looking forward to read the second part, but I'm from spaind and... well. I have no problem if I have to read it in english but IS NOT ANYWHERE and gáh.............

THIS ARTWORK IS AWESOME, 'KAY? You made my day with it. Seriously. Thanks
N-i-b-a Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
That, sir, it's simply the most amazing fanart of of one of the most amazing books in the world. Thanks for being so awesome.
BlackLightning95 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Geil...das buch muss ich haben ein Hammer Bild...echt genial^^
luthien368 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Antros und Stadt der träumenden Bücher - what more can I want *_* Wasn't Regenschein more of a fox? Ah well, nevermind that... :P
DrVogelkasper Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Er wurde zumindest als "Hundeling" beschrieben und es gab uch ein Bild von ihm, auf dem er irgendwie hündisch aussah, hätte aber genauso gut als Fuchs durchgehen können. ;)
Wow very nice
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