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Book of Wanderlust by LuxDani Book of Wanderlust by LuxDani
Here we go! First to explain something.
:iconshepaintswithblood: made an incredible sketchbook for my project, :iconbook-of-wanderlust:. Gorgeous book, like wow, this thing has presence. Feels like it should be filled with spells and potion recipes, magic.
But she's a bit on the heavy side, and mailing her around was going to be pretty pricey. Since this is my first project like this I didn't want it to be a flop, so we opted out for a smaller, lighter book. So now the original book will become my personal painting book.
`ShePaintsWithBlood was the sweetest thing and sent me some book-making equipment (:heart::heart::heart:!) so I gave my first sketchbook a shot!

she severly pales in comparison to the original book, but I think she turned out alright. I wanted to follow the steampunk theme, so her "theme" is steampunk, black leather, feathers and copper. :) She's a little rough in spots, but for my first book I think she turned out okay! Added a neat little bookmark there too, a real peacock feather and a gear attached to a ribbon.

She's pretty small, only 54 usable sides for painting/drawing, so I'll be capping the participants for this project, since I think we're around 50. If this goes well, then perhaps there will be a round 2. :)

Go check out the original book!
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Grawey211 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahmahgard I need to switch out my old dingy hardback journal for this.
I mean, all I do is draw mythical things in it, a cover like that would look so nice with it! :happybounce: 
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RustyBlou Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, that is gorgeous book! I love the gold and black along with the texture of everything. And feathers. Gotta love feathers!
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Celtic-Tigeress Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg! It looks beautiful! I cannot wait!
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MelodyoftheMoon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is going to be awesome! :D
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FlameShuken Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty nice looking book! Glad you found a purpose for the original. Shame it's not going to be sent around :(
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ShePaintsWithBlood Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous! Wow! I cannot believe this was only your first try! My first book was sooo messy, haha...actually, most of my first generation of books were! This is absolutely gorgeous!

I love those cut out feathers, they look completely awesome and I like the frame cutout on the front as well. I really like that little gear bookmark too with the feather. It is lovely.

This one definitely looks more portable...the other one was kind of a beast, haha. What method of binding did you use? Amazing job, dear!:blackrose:
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AmongtheHounds Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am SO EXCITED to be a part of this! It looks wonderful! :D
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Tatchit Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Oh man this is so cool!
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahh how do we know if we're still in it then? c: Also by goosh this is really pretty <3
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