A great deal of attention to detail, and it tells it's own story, truly excellent work.
If I were to write a book, this illustration would be the quality I would be looking for, and I am sure that with all the details you have included, you are or should be an excellent writer. Very professional work. If you could make a portfolio in the same style, it WOULD BE, if it not already has, be accepted on a high quality publishing level. Please let me know if you have any similar themes of paintings please - if you want to. Superb.
I like this mostly because there are a lot of subtle things that point out how much this little gentleman is dedicated to reading. He came prepared with food, he's holding a spot from another part of the book, and there's a sense that the wax candle isn't going to last until he's done reading. The expression is great too. I really like it. Thank you. This has a lot of character to it.
So sorry to see that DA is allowing so much SPAM to get in to this community now...this work deserves REAL comments! This is a lovely piece of work and certainly deserving of a Daily Deviation feature. You do remarkable work!