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February 1, 2013
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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 General Artist
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 Digital 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:
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