"The City of Dreaming Books" is a very inspiring book written by Walter Moers. In germany it is pretty famous, the second part of this book was released some weeks ago.
If you haven´t read it yet..DO IT! It is awesome!
The character in the foreground is called "Colophonius Regenschein", a doglike book hunter (and a successful and talented, too!). He is one of the main characters, even if he is already dead when the story is told. He was the most successful book hunter, who collected many books of "The Golden List" (books, which are extremely valuable). He searched for them in the big and -for sure- dangerous catacombs of Bookholm. But there are many other guys, who are interested in rare books, too!
I used this picture for trying out new ideas for my digital coloring style. I am not 100 % satisefied with the result but for my second bigger digital art it is okay!
Done with: SAI/Photoshop
Time: About 15 hours
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers