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Tumblers in the Glass Sphere by Crooty Tumblers in the Glass Sphere by Crooty
This is an illustration of Ship of Magic, by Robin Hobb.

◊Spoiler warning◊ for those who haven't read so far.





One of the treasures found on Treasure Beach by Kennit (actually Gankis) at the very beginning of the Liveship Traders trilogy.

The description is on page 9 of the UK paperback edition, in the first chapter (called "Of Priests and Pirates").

Photoshop, 12-ish hours.

Yes, the hand is based on a photo of my hand (but it's not the photo, it's redrawn).
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BackCountrySnow Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I remember when he found this. I love the lighting and the reflection a lot. If you want a real critique of the work though, I think that you figures could use a lil more perspective. The detailing is awesome but there is something just a lil off about how they look. Great choice of content.

Keep it up!!
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Crooty Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
They do look a little 2-dimensional compared to the hand and sphere, that's right!
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gangsta-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Interesting, I never really thought about what the sphere actually looked like.... I like your interpretation.
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Kasloumor Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
Beautiful.
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laciemn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
SO COOL! You are so talented :D. *gushes*
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skyhag Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Oh my god! This ball is one of my favorite "wonders" in all of RH's books. Magnificent!
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Arty-Darty Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
mmm i love the liveship traders.
And i love this, you have done a fantastic job. :D
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NatalieAnne24 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really wonderful :D Great work!
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Narrin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
This is very nice! I like the color or the sky and I love the way the hand is reflected in the glass ball.

Coincidentily, I also made a drawing of this scene, and I think it's very funny you picked the same! But mine didn't work very well. Maybe I'll put it up soon, though.
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Crooty Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
I hope you do upload it, and please send me a link! :aww:
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