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CONSUMED IN READING by AlexanderLevett CONSUMED IN READING by AlexanderLevett
I had another idea for this contest and again wanted to find something very ordinary. The thought of being absorbed into a book just felt haunting. Please let me know your thoughts.
Based on one photograph taken by me for this contest, edited and drawn over in photoshop. The book is an 1864 publication of Ingoldsby's Legends which is in the public domain and has no copyright. This book is a collection of myths and ghost stories so I felt was quite fitting.
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:iconmichaelvance-art:
MichaelVance-ART Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! You should do something "Lovecrafty". You've read his stories?
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
It has been a long time since I read he's work. I am glad you like it as I rarely do this kind of work.
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MichaelVance-ART Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Read Lovecraft and let your imagination flow?
www.deviantart.com/?q=lovecraf…
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:iconjaymeefox:
jaymeefox Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Feels like I want to suck up all the knowledge and information and have the world at my finger tips  (bwahaha!!) 
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
It was al ot of fun to have some darker pieces in my gallery, thank you.
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:iconanne-summer:
anne-summer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool!
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I am glad you like it. I wanted to create something haunting but cool.
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:iconanne-summer:
anne-summer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You've done it.
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:iconmichaelaforbus:
michaelaforbus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Photographer
You've been featured here: fav.me/d6mt5th :rose:
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:iconlivingdreamer97:
LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear this will happen to me one day. Ha ha ha!!!
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
It felt like so many people could relate to the concept, I really liked this piece.
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:iconlivingdreamer97:
LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too!! My parents always say I'll dye with a book in my hand. Ha ha ha!!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I am not much of a reader as my time is usually spent with a pen or paintbrush in hand :)
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:iconlivingdreamer97:
LivingDreamer97 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which is awesome, your talent is mind blowing.
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:iconmichaelhardcore13:
michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's conjuring wacked! Why do I Love it?! goosebumbs brrr!
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Thanks for looking and taking the time to comment, it is really appreciated. 
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BLUEvsFIN Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happens to me all the time. Lol, jk but I have been reading too much lately.
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Nothing like a good read.
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:iconbluevsfin:
BLUEvsFIN Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup :D
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4theloveofdrawing Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Amazing Concept! Love the originality. Most books are like time capsules next thing you now you are absorbed by it! Great job!!!
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I felt this piece had the most originality and depth out of all of my entries. I think my love for old books had something to do with it.
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ImanAlbinoSheep Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
WAHHH~! This is so cool~! I envy you... *cries* But seriously... awesome...
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Don't envy me, that is many years of slaving over a drawing table. Any advice I can offer please just ask
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:iconrobynxsoul:
robynxsoul Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Talk about getting into your reading.
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I know.... It was such a simple idea that just came to me.
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:iconrobynxsoul:
robynxsoul Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Yup, great job! :iconthumbs-upplz:
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:icontonydennison:
TonyDennison Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Very creepy.
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
That's a good thing. Thanks
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:iconhypergirl95:
HyperGirl95 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See, this is why I consider reading books on my laptop! XDXDXDXDXDXDXD Just joking. =)
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Thank you for looking and for the :)
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TK0920 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Great new entries, I hope all of your issues are resolved amicably. I really liked the "DArkness In The Deep" and hope it remains in the contest.
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I hope so to and thank you for looking
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little4bear1011 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
This is so amazing. I just love this so much
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you very much. I really wanted to think of ideas that were thought provoking and unconventional.
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:iconzeroxee:
Zeroxee Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Really cool effect here! :)
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Glad you like it. It was an interesting process.
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Lady-ObsidiAnne Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very haunting. I knew the book was about something mysterious and ghost-related before reading your comment. Great work creating the atmosphere. Well done!^^
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank you very much. The story is actually called the Dead Drummer.
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:icondracosphere:
Dracosphere Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bravo to you! This is creepy!
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:iconalexanderlevett:
AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Then I have succeeded, thank you
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:iconchaosvengeance:
ChaosVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So that is the reason why people use kindles instead of books now. The world makes sense again.
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Love to, thank you for the smile.
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ChaosVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?
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AlexanderLevett Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I actual meant love it.... the idea of kindles being popular, blasted auto text.
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FairytaleBookKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I still use books







...they won't let me leave...
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:iconchaosvengeance:
ChaosVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Burn them... Burn them before they devour you!
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:iconfairytalebookkeeper:
FairytaleBookKeeper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It might already be too late for me....
...Warn the others
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:iconchaosvengeance:
ChaosVengeance Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will. You will be avenged.
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