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Emperor Ashravan's bedchamber

Emperor Ashravan's bedchamber. I run with the "phoenix rising toward heaven" theme described in the book (for his bed), and tried to implement it in other parts of the room as well. Or maybe I was just glad for an excuse to draw some of those lovely swirly clouds on the ceiling...!

The door in the middle actually leads to the outside, maybe a private garden (which I never got to illustrate though). The actual entrance is located at the front/bottom corner.

I also figured that if I were an Empress or Emperor, I'd definitely want some plants in my chambers as well!



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These are lovely, I've really been enjoying seeing the Imperial Palace brought to life! Thanks for sharing them:)

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Absolutely gorgeous!  And it captures the feeling of Ashravan's rooms exactly like Shai describes it - the whites and silvers and greys evoke a hospital room, and the positioning of the bed is more practical for displaying a body in state than for sleeping, the design of it more like a shrine than a bed.  

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4 hours ago, Windrunner said:

These are lovely, I've really been enjoying seeing the Imperial Palace brought to life! Thanks for sharing them:)

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy them - there will be one more!

1 hour ago, Landis963 said:

Absolutely gorgeous!  And it captures the feeling of Ashravan's rooms exactly like Shai describes it - the whites and silvers and greys evoke a hospital room, and the positioning of the bed is more practical for displaying a body in state than for sleeping, the design of it more like a shrine than a bed.  

Thank you! Hospital room is an interesting connection here, not something I aimed for - but I guess given the circumstances here it does work!

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20 hours ago, Lyraina said:

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoy them - there will be one more!

Thank you! Hospital room is an interesting connection here, not something I aimed for - but I guess given the circumstances here it does work!

Interestingly, it doesn't quite fit the hospital room connection with everything as it is in the diagram - but you can very easily see how his doctors, while trying to make his chambers a suitable operating theater, might make it so.  (Remove the plants, for example, and 90% of the room is suddenly devoid of color.  Remove the black lacquered furniture, and that 90% suddenly becomes grey and white)  I'd love to see this in movie form.  

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3 hours ago, Landis963 said:

Interestingly, it doesn't quite fit the hospital room connection with everything as it is in the diagram - but you can very easily see how his doctors, while trying to make his chambers a suitable operating theater, might make it so.  (Remove the plants, for example, and 90% of the room is suddenly devoid of color.  Remove the black lacquered furniture, and that 90% suddenly becomes grey and white)  I'd love to see this in movie form.  

Ah, I thought you were referring to the hospital room more as a general feeling. The specifics obviously don't match, because I didn't intend it to be one! And I agree, I would love to see this as a movie or short film :D

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