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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 :)
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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.. 
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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 ;___;
THIS
IS
JUST A PIECE OF ART OKAY

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.............

ANYWAY
THIS ARTWORK IS AWESOME, 'KAY? You made my day with it. Seriously. Thanks
...<3
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LilaBlack Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I have no clue what I'm doing replying to a year old comment, but I just wanted to let you know that YOU'RE NOT ALONE. THERE IS A FANDOM (sort of. ) there's not many people in it, but there are some. And if we all work together, maybe we can make this fandom into something bigger....ok I don't know what I'm talking about. But the point is...you're not alone. I thought there was no fandom as well, but then i found some people who actually are Zamonia fans, so yeah. There is some hope. :aww:

Ok i shall now cuntinue speaking in fangirl language:
GOSH, I KNOW, RIGHT, COLOPHONIUS WAS JUST PERFECT AND I THOUGHT "WELL OK HE'S PROBABLY DEAD ANYWAYS" BUT THEN A FRIEND OF MINE WHO WAS AHEAD OF ME IN THE BOOK, TOLD ME THAT HE'S ALIVE AND I FREAKED OUT AND THEN HE DIED AGAIN
WHY
(to be fair, it was the most amazing way to die EVER xD
"ok then i'll just die"
"you can't do that"
"YES I FUCKING CAN :stare:"
*closes eyes*
*stops breathing*
*dies*)

Also, the sequel, the Labyrinth of dreaming books, is avaliable on eBay if you're still looking for it. :)
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Keikora Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOSH OKAY SORRY I THOUGHT YOU WERE THE ONE WHO DREW IT which is obvious BECAUSE I DIDN'T REMEMBER WHO WAS THE ONE WHO DREW IT BUT ANYWAY THAT MAKES YOUR REPLY X24 SPECIAL SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSIGH THANKS AGAIN SERIOUSLY
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Keikora Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD YOU DON'T FUCKING KNOW HOW GLAD IT MADE ME SEEING YOUR REPLY
I mean, don't get me wrong, I didn't even remember that I commented here (but I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOUR DRAWING AND IT'S STILL BETWEEN MY TOP 5 FANARTS OF THE CITY OF THE DREAMING BOOKS.) so is not like I was looking forward your reply BUT READING THAT YOU REPLIED JUST TO SAY ME THAT I AM NOT ALONE TOUCHED MY HEART. 
Yeah, got to know some people of the fandom (I even spoke to a girl who offered to sell me a copy of the book in case I didn't find one) and they are all amazing ;__; seriously, I'm so glad I'm in orz
BUT YEAH THE FANDOM NEEDS TO GROW BIGGERRRRRRRRRRRRRR

HAHAHA YEAH IS MY FAVOURITE DEATH EVER AMONG ALL THE BOOKS AND MANGAS I'VE READ AND FILMS AND ANIME I'VE WATCHED OKAY

And yeah actually my brother went to Scotland that year and gave me the book for christmas---
problem is, my English is not as good as I'd like to.-- So I don't get all the feels I SHOULD since I have to look down a lot of words in the dictionary orz so I'm waiting to improve my English by reading other stuff so I can read it faster.
AND I HEARD THERE'S EVEN A THIRD ONE BUT IT ISN'T IN ENGLISH YET???? I hope they translate it sometime... 

Thanks for replying, seriously ; v; it made me truly happy
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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.
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BlackLightning95 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist
Geil...das buch muss ich haben xDDD...so ein Hammer Bild...echt genial^^
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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
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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. ;)
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