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Dusty Attic by misskeima Dusty Attic by misskeima
This is my first monthy submission to :iconchildrensillustrator:

This page is a tribute to my grandma's attic and its wonders, which faced an unfortunate destiny when my uncle renovated the house around 10 years ago. All the books, clothes, toys, burned, and gone.

I don't remember much about the attic, I remember it was warm, the walls made out of wood, the floor covered in old rugs. There were a bunch of dusty old cardboard boxes lying around, books, shoes (you can find my favorite pair of red high heel shoes from the drawing as well), anything that you can image. I used to stumble around in the red high heels when I was a little girl.

I also remember that the daylight colored the attic with a warm yellow tone, that made everything seem as if they were almost the same color, especially the stuff that was covered in dust.

Every night I spent at my grandma's place, I heard *things* going on in there. I used to wonder what it was. Most of the sounds were too loud to be mice, even though that was my grandma's explanation when I asked. I always considered the attic to be the "kingdom of spiders", and that a huge spider woman lived there, and was responsible of the loud bangs and clicks.

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pen & ink on Bristol, 11x14
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:iconchoulaphone:
Choulaphone Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow 
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VengeanceKitty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This is a really nice drawing :) Lovely story behind it too... i can imagine being in that attic!
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks :heart:
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:iconliddell:
Liddell Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Just going through your gallery again. How did I miss this one? I love it!
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks. :)
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MintWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
OMG! where u peeping on my dream!!? :noes:
wow...
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Catwytch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Wow this picture is actually amazing! Every time I look at the pictures you draw my appreciation of your attention to detail increases!! This is beautiful :)
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saintelle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
So very interesting. I wish I had one of those.
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Calliope00 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
love the drawing and the story! couldn't you save anything from the uncle renovation??? that's so bad, old things always brings memories with them and to burn them... it's a bit like burning the past!! :(
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I was late. I had no idea of his intentions, and two weeks later I called him to check if I could pick up a few things from there and then he told me... :cry:
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Calliope00 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
:tears: bad bad uncle!! sniff! i recently found a bunch of very old family photos, i think the oldest is from 80 or 90 years ago... and i'm totally smitten, can't stop to watch at them!!
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009   Traditional Artist
Those must be beautiful photographs. :)
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:iconcalliope00:
Calliope00 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
scanning some of them right now :love:
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chainofflowers Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
i have no words...
absolutely wonderful.

congrats! ;)
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :lol:
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Nopa Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I love it! So much details and I love all the surfaces with adore textures! :) The atmosphere is also very peaceful and warm, I would love to srend time in a room like that. :heart:
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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SplitEnds Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
my gosh the detail! How long did this take you??
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
It took a bit longer than usual, because the paper was slightly bigger than usual, so the estimate is probably around 30 to 35 hours. :)
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SplitEnds Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
It was worth it though! such a wonderful piece! each square of lines in united with the rest in just the right way.
very impressive. I know for a fact that it's hard for me to stay interested for that long without getting fed up.
kudos to you.
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
:hug:
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katmanen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
i'm listening to sigur rós and watching your work is like magic! :heart:
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
:D
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twilightbeta Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009   Traditional Artist
It looks very lovely. I love all the little details specially with the rugs on the floor.
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :heart:
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:iconmanamoo:
manamoo Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! You can feel the emotion in your drawing...and the detail...impressive...did you almost lose your eyesight?? =P
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! My eyes like little details. ;)
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conejitoasesino Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Texture, texture, texture! so great! It's always such a treat to see your work. So very lovely!
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconwaterbaby0:
waterbaby0 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student
i love this, i really love your textures, they are so interesting
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconnuttydragon:
nuttydragon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
what a lovely and cosy image
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Rainbowz01 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning piece of pen and ink work - very evocative. Absolutely love it :love:
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Rainbowz01 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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Sotkettu Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Meinasin kysyä että missä kaikki hämähäkit luuraavat, mutta sitten vasta huomasin tuon tytön jalat. Hienoa työtä; on todella harmi että pölyiset ullakot ovat katoavaa kansanperinnettä. 8-)
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
:nod:
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:iconmollinda:
Mollinda Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
I adore this. Your pen marks even give it the texture of attics.
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
wow
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
:wow:
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Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
:aww:
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:iconsalshep:
salshep Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
What a lovely memory. I like the spider-lady!
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:iconmisskeima:
misskeima Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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