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Layton's study by JulietteLaurent Layton's study by JulietteLaurent
I know they're supposed to be gentlemen but I like to imagine that having a very organized mind doesn't mean that you can't be a very messy person.
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DarkAngelNikita Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Layton looks like that guy (name escapes me, at the moment), who was the star of Disney's 101 Dalmatians (cartoon version).
TXCleverGirls Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
His name's Roger, in case you wanted to know ;)
silverDeer Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Writer
Funny thing, it's actually established in the games that both Layton and Luke are quite messy!

In "The Last Spectre" Emmy is send to the professor study to gather some papers, and then almost stumbles as she notices his work study is a huge mess and it would be near impossible to find the things she was actually supposed to get.

And Luke is just a kid, he has big problems packing his suit-case as showed in "The Diabolical Box."

Layton even has his own house-maid by the name "Rosa." to clean up, so.. hah, he doesn't clean himself at all. So thisuch be rather accurate!

Beside, all the genius's are always messy-heads, such is the universal law of things. Love this picture :)
OginZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
Awesome work! I love the detailed setting and colours! :heart:
Nytrinhia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
For being good puzzle solvers, there sure is a lot of that puzzle on the floor missing and nowhere to be seen XD

I don't actually play the games, I had a roomate who does.  So all the references to the game will go over my head and I'll just focus on the art aspect and composition.

Really nice work.  I like the detailing in the furniture, gives a very Victorian feel to the room.  The back wall feels a little flat with a lack of a 3D feel to the moulding and door frame.  I feel like it could get a lot more depth if the door was set into the frame a bit more.  Is the moulding set into the wall so as to meet up flush to the wall, or is there a lip there?  Honestly I think it could be improved a bit with an indication of a lip (or course I'm probably one of one who cares, so take my opinion with a grain of salt).  

As for the amount of clutter (lookit me, reading the comments already posted) I'd say it's messy enough to make a maid despair, especially when you consider how often she probably comes by to clean.  You have some great overlapping shapes, but the mess also feels centralized to the middle of the room (which in turn also makes it feel smaller).  Perhaps some foreground objects to make the mess feel like it's extended into the rest of the room?  Like a tie hanging off the chair, more papers spread about and overlapping the edge of the canvas.  Perhaps a pencil rolled to the base of the wall or under the window?  Heck, you could even pull a drawer out and have papers or some such other objects stuffed in there and/or spilling out.  Maybe some debris under the chair? It looks a little clean under there.

I love the effects with the smoke and the steam, and the light rays coming in through the window are excellent.  Overall I applaud you.  A very nice, well put together scene with warm ambience and a peaceful mood.  Good job!
FinchFish Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I absolutely love this!  I love all the detail you put into this scene.  It's so believable, makes me wish I was there!  Fantastic work!
EllyGirl2809 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! Great light and shadow in the picture and the concept is cool; an organized mind, a messy room :D I'm not sure about Layton smoking but that could be something he's hiding from us O.o
ShadowHeartsVeteran Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Artist
Impressive detail! I can't say as a fan whether or not I'd see Layton smoking, but I do agree about an organized mind doesn't mean you can't be messy.  I believe in the game he has a messy study/office to begin with.  How long did it take you to make this? 
DoctorFabulous Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Artist
Layton, put that cigarette down! It's bad for your health! lol

This is really great! I love the style of the furniture, the clean shading, and all the little details. ^.^
pampelmusel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
all these details are absolutely perfect and the shading and the colours and the motive and just everything!!!
perfect ,just perfect :heart:
NellyPixit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Waaaaait... . All these comments beneath this picture are confusing me :O
The hell...?! I thought that kiddo's Clive D: But some seem to think it's Luke or older!Luke
Okay it would make sense if the kiddo next to Layton petting a cat (Omg a black kitty! :heart: *-*)
would be Luke but... why is he wearing Clives clothes? :'D

Okay, after telling you what confuses me, it wouldn't be bad to actually say something about the 
picture itself~

your drawing style is pretty cool and I love it how you've still chosen the furniture in PL-style :3
The wanted posters of Bronev and Don Paolo are epic xD
The details are nice and don't make the room looking THAT messy (my rooms worse at the moment :')) nor stuffed
The fact that Layton is smoking is interesting but i think his face is a lil bit odd... can't say what excactly and 
maybe it's just me, but well.... i thought i could mention it at least xD

Even though a gentleman also is allowed to be a little bit messy... shoes off the furniture, Mr. Layton >.> :dummy:

All in all i really like this picture ^^ It's something special and nice drawn

I'm sorry for the awful english I used and I know that there might be tons of mistakes be hidden in this comment
(hidden- since i don't know at the moment that they're mistakes xD) but I hope you don't mind ths fact as much as I do :') 

JulietteLaurent Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ok, to tell you the truth, I'm not a "real" Layton fan :D ... I only played the two first games (the mysterious village and the one in the train) AND I saw the movie (but I'd rather not talk about that and forget it altogether).
But I like the ambiance so I just wanted to do an "ambiance thing"... That's what it doesn't really make sense :) I know Layton doesn't smoke, and Luke is wearing Clive's clothes just because I thought it suited his older self more... The truth is, I have no idea who that Clive guy is, I just saw him on google img and I liked his clothes better. And that's also why there are guns, alcohol, a cat that doesn't exist and a mess that shouldn't be here because even if they were messy, they would probably have a maid or something to fix that...
Then again, you still liked it so that's all that counts !
NellyPixit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, I see xD Thanks for such a detailed answer :'3 I really appreciate it xD

That Clive guy is showing up in the 3rd PL-game which is known as the best of the series

It's not like the things I said are negative xD Of course i like it ^^
JulietteLaurent Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Don't worry, it's just that you're not the first to point out the incoherences, so I just felt the need to explain them and I chose to reply to your comment since you took the time to write something long (I love long comments !)
I might play the third game then, it looks fun ! (I might have ran away from the layton universe after seeing the movie... which is understandable I think...)
NellyPixit Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, now you have to hope that the other artists will stalk the comments just as much as I do :')
(somehow i think I'm one of few people that do something like this :'D)

The movie really was... well, i liked it besides the fact that it made my love for Luke dieing down 
al little bit >.< I always thought of him as a little adorable kid, that might be naive but is also smart~
In the movie, he's so naive that he's kind of dumb again :')

But the third game is really epic ^^ It's just a advice from me, but I would play it if I were you :')
DarkAngelNikita Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They make him so annoying in the movie. Was he THAT annoying in the Last Specter?
Rin-Egin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really great piece! I love the realistic style on the layton characters. Also the mess is a nice touch, like the unfinished puzzle on the floor. I also love how you included things that you might never expect of Layton such as him smoking and the fact that he owns guns there in the back. I also love the iconic Layton hings like Luke's little notebook, the fact that lLuke is petting a cat, Layton's phonograph, how lawyton is drinking tea, and that little Layton in the news papers.

Overall this is a really amazing picture!
008kenichijouji Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Lovely atmosphere. I say A+. :] Coloring is gorgeous too.
sailor-sunburst Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:O this picture is soooo amazing!
:O luke, can i pet the kitty?!
SoraAlpaka Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why does he smoke? :( (Sad)
Zorobutt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you made Luke all grown up and dressed like Clive XD. This is amazing! :meow:
KehXKeova Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This looks so awesome in your art style!! :wow:
SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This is absolutely brilliant!

Just... sometimes, very rarely, you come across an unexpected picture in your messages that's both so wonderful and so relevant to your interests that you don't know what to say to let the artists know how awesome you think it is. This is one of those pictures for me. Two favourite characters, casually lounging around in a detailed background that has lots of references in (Bronev and Don Paolo! :D).

Thank you for making my day with this picture. ;A;
JulietteLaurent Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You're very welcome, thanks for your comment !
Nene203 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
ah! there's Layton on the newspaper!
this is genius.
Gazizaty Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful detail~ feels a little dark (not that I mind! it's different, i like that)
Starry-Bat1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just don't like the fact that Layton is smoking. I true gentleman never smokes.
Other than that, everything else in this picture is amazing. It's just another day in his study.
cutedoodles Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the amount of detail in this is...astounding. a lovely piece of work!
allidunno Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I totally didn't know Layton smoked, lol. But I love this. This is a really awesome picture. The light filtering effects are totally amazing and I love the colors in general. I like all the little details, though. I do see them being really unorganized, though. After all, it's not like they're ever there to clean with all of those mysteries they have to go off and solve, lol.
zillabean Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh this is absolutely awesome, I love all the little details you put into everything from the light filtering through the window to the thin silhouette portraits on the wall. Gorgeous work!
JulietteLaurent Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks ! (Glad you noticed the portraits :D)
zillabean Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The portraits add a lot to the whole atmosphere, I especially love the Layton-esque one leaning against the frame :)
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