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Lyra in the Dark by happineff Lyra in the Dark by happineff
I've had this sketch of Lyra sitting around forever waiting to be colored. I haven't actually colored it as carefully or as cleanly as I usually do, but I felt like messing around and trying different things. I'm not thrilled with the result, but I figured it's well enough to post, especially since I haven't posted anything in almost two months.

SO- Lyra reading her Alethiometer with Pan. Main character of the Golden Compass, His Dark Materials series.
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:iconlunalovegoodart7:
LunaLovegoodArt7 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how did you make it light like that? that's really pretty!
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RainbowDaughter Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is such a good picture! i am going to favourite it!
i love the series so much. philip pullman is an amazing author!
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MudSlinger077 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh...I remember! His dark materials
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DelfinaPinewood Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! Especially how her hair tumbles down and the way the alethiometer illuminates her face.

Well done! :D
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slightlysane31 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
beautiful, but can i ask why her hair is brown?
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Codfish107 Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE IT
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BridgeToTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   Photographer
Hello. I'm Bee and I'm a part of the staff at BridgeToTheStars.net, a His Dark Materials and Philip Pullman fan site/community.

I really like your work here, and wanted to suggest that you submit it to our fan art collection. You can submit creations to fanart@bridgetothestars.net.

You can check out the whole site and community at [link]
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Sandiane Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Hi ! Your drawing's beautiful. I'm currently writing a dissertation on Lyra's character in His Dark Materials and I wondered if I could use your illustration in the appendix ? If you're okay, just send me a message with your name so that I can acknowledge you and all ;)
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hollylalaith Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous. The lighting is fantastic.
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lilymoon114 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
So very pretty! I like the delicate essence of it (at least that's how I saw it) and I LOVE the light! I wish I could draw profiles (and many other things) the way you can!
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So-Said-The-GlassMan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student
this is quite beautiful; you drew Lyra beautifully, and Pan is so cute!
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davemetlesits Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
I liike the serene calmness on her face, I always imagined her to be like that when she reads the alethiometer...
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Storyweaver1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Lyra looks so beautifl in this pic. And the glowing of the aleithometer is a great touch. With the surrounding darkness it's even metaphorical
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Hopeakynsi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Nice work. Lyra was one of my favourite characters in that trilogy. : D
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Lay-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Student Writer
That is nice I love it

but I think her face shouldn't be that girly
a little more serious

I really love the vay you colored it
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww this is such a cute, tender moment between human and daemon. I love it!

I've featured this piece in my journal, I hope you don't mind, and I'd love to hear your opinions on the books and movie. Thanks! :)
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Master-Lamia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
very cute :3
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HanFitzy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
this is beautiful. Im reading the books again now and absolutely loving them :P :+favlove:
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TwistedBrethless Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
How'd you get the glow?
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villagekid Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Student General Artist
u read the book i suppose. i love the series. i read them a while back, but really enjoyed the movie. did u c it? i like the picture too. nice skillz.
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DragonDancer11 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
beautiful! The lighting is perfect!!
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Nerdfighter Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed!
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:iconkapeishi:
kapeishi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Oh my, this looks just like how I pictured her in me head (but prettier ;))

Definitely a :+fav:
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tickledblack Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Pan is adorable :)
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evarh Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
this is so pretty ^^
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moyeongsu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007   Writer
lyra rocks!
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crazyloon91 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
oh my gosh.
i can't wait for the movie to come out.
i'm so excited.
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jamirooo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
oh i love it! these books are probably my most favorite ever! i freaking love lyra!
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soffverdesa Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
oh i see youve already coloured it ahahhah
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raidentheman Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Wow, that really is amazing.
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Valethia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
This is one of my favorite favorites ever.
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drdoalot Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
I like this picture, the lighting, Pan (awwww), the alethiometer, and Lyra. One question though: in the book, Lyra's hair is described as dark blonde, and it looks like the Lyra in this picture has... orange. Is it just the coloring, or what?
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e-c-h Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
very sweet!
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Jess-and-Dynasty Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006
This is very beautiful and well drawn, good work :D
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juggernautical Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2006
eeee! this series is spectacular! can't believe a movie version is being attempted (esp with nicole kidman as mrs coutler!!)
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CaffeinatedTomato Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
Oh i loved this series. i just finished amber spyglass again. so i've read each book in the series 7 times already lol!!! i love this piccie it portrays lyra really well *faves* :)
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MerlinsEleniel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Oh, this is just so incredibly pretty!! ^^
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sky-lance Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
oh yay first lyra fanart i've yet to see. when i searched it up on deviant art... like.. there was one picture of a teenager with this humongous knockers, and i'm like dear god, please let that not be some twisted fanboy's perception of a 11 year old girl. but anyways... i like the sketch :D
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Alexxxzomg Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
i lovee EVERYTHING about this
=D
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splashley10 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Student Interface Designer
Nice. i love the series of novels
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kas-ha Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
i love this! its awesome. those books are some of my very favorite.
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Jachra Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Squee!
it's Lyra and Pantalaimon!
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aimeesk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006
i wonder....is the lighting real? i mean did you turn off the lights, shine a flashlight one yor picture and take a photo of it? if not, i'm curious about the lighting...awesome job by the way, i really like how you captured lyra
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happineff Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
Hehe, no, the lighting is a photoshop effect. Glad you like it! :D
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tezbuzz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
O that's great!!! You've captured Lyra well. You ever drawn Will?

I love 'The Northen Lights' and i really need to re-read the trilogy- its been ages!
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happineff Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Thanks, I'm glad you like it! I should draw some more Golden Compass fanart, with Will in it too. :)
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CyanLion Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006   Photographer
Oh my god AWESOME!!! Thumbs f*ing up for this brilliant pic, it kicks ars!!! ^^
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happineff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Thanks! Glad you like it! :hug:
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plexar37 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! This is a great illustration to a great series :)
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happineff Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
Thank you! :hug:
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