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Play him off, Violin Layton by zillabean Play him off, Violin Layton by zillabean
Gift for :iconchocolatier12: who'd requested "Layton playing the violin" from a contest I held over the holidays. It seemed like a fun and refreshing idea so I figured I'd give it a shot!

I've never drawn a violin before, so a lot of reference was needed; I hope I didn't mess it up too badly.

Enjoy, :iconchocolatier12:! :D

[Professor Layton 2012 Level-5] - [Jan. 2012]
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:iconmystickat00:
mystickat00 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Student Artist
this kinda gives me a BBC Sherlock vibe
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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GlitchhCaniis Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome, but...as a violinist, I must ask....Hershel, doesn't that hurt??? I mean, your hand is on backwards-
*stifled laughter*
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zillabean Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I do believe some people ARE lefthanded when they play... or so my source imagery has told me.

I'm lefthanded and do everything the 'wrong' way, so I presume it's alright to be lefthanded at playing the violin?
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GlitchhCaniis Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
*shrugs* I dunno, I just mimicked what his hand was doing and was like "omg my wrist" xD
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Don't worry, I'm sure his cartoon man physics will compensate for my bad rendering XD
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GlitchhCaniis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
xD
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:iconsweet-lil-strawberry:
Sweet-lil-Strawberry Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Is there something this man can't do??
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I've thought about it, and no.
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Sweet-lil-Strawberry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Good God. So, he plays violin too, now. Next thing we know he's riding a fat unicorn while shirtless, wearing war paint and carrying a bazooka.



Wait-
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
*3*
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:iconmattsmithdoctor:
MattSmithDoctor Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Shake it off parody in the making :D
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh no
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:iconpicmaker909:
picmaker909 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Theme breaks the fourth wall.
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
heh
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FwooshEye Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
The music sheet in the background... what song is it? I'm curious :) Nice picture, btw!
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahha I have no idea, I don't remember what I used!
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DarkAngelNikita Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't see why people are kicking up such a fuss about him playing left-handed. They've obviously never play "Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box," in which he sword fights Anton left-handed.
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know either, I guess since most people are right-hand dominant they don't really remember that a lot of people are left-handed?  I'm left-hand dominant for some things, right for others, but I think a lot of people forget that a lot of folks don't fit the norm :)
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DarkAngelNikita Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Pssh! Normal's no fun!
I'm pretty sure the professor is ambidextrous because in Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva he fought Descole right-handed 
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A true gentleman is good with both hands.

;)
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DarkAngelNikita Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You dirty zilla.
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DammitHughes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THAT'S SO COOL! THE VIOLIN IS TOTALLY AWESOME! I'd never be able to draw one as well as that!

Everything about the drawing is so sophisticated and such! I love it!
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I had to practice a lot to try and get it decent, and I still made a lot of mistakes.  But thank you for the love :)
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DammitHughes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it turned out better than just decent! You're welcome!
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DippyDora Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
very Sherlock! xxx
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It is?  Wonderful then :)
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DippyDora Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
sorry, BBC Sherlock portrays Sherlock as melancholy and a fantastic violin player Excited Blush Lovely Shoujo (Heart for you) [V3] your art reminded me of him! Its fab!!!
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zillabean Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconnointerestworthyness:
YES
SO MUCH YES
LAYTON PLAYS THE LEFT-HANDED VIOLIN TOO
SO MUCH WIN
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I keep getting people telling me left-handed violin playing is wrong wrong wrong, but, I swear I've seen people do it :(

(also, being left-handed myself I guess gives me a bit of a bias)
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:iconnointerestworthyness:
Woohoo! :D Lefty-five /*\ I'm left-handed myself, so I like Layton playing the violin left-handed more than I would like him playing the violin right-handed like most people. Lefties are awesome :3
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zillabean Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's great being a south-paw!
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:iconnointerestworthyness:
       N
       ^             East is right and west is left, right?
W <    > E       West-paw? :D
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno, I just know we're called south paws haha
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shylarah Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist
I sorta randomly ended up here and started reading the comments.  Southpaws are so named because in baseball, most fields were originally set up with the pitcher facing west so the sun wouldn't be in the batter's eyes.  Thus the pitcher's dominant arm was on the south side.
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zillabean Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh well then, learned something new!  Thank you! :D
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:iconnointerestworthyness:
lol, still awesome though ^^
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TheMrObservador Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
I love the violin song, and professor layton is my idol :)
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :)
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BumbleBee95212 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
oh my god man this is amazing~! Heart you just managed to make the professor even more awesome than he already is and that's hard to do! hats off to you man +fav 
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thank you! :)
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BumbleBee95212 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
your welcome man! :thumbsup: revamp 
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BumbleBee95212 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Filmographer
hey also if you don't mind I was wondering if you'd like to check out this little contest thing I having going on on my page maybe you'd like to do it or maybe tell your friends about it if that wouldn't be to much trouble? Um 
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ThatGeekFromHyrule Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I really love this one! He reminds me of Sherlock Holmes playing the Violin. ='D
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:iconzillabean:
zillabean Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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NellyPixit Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I just so love violoins :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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zillabean Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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maddiewalker Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
maddie:i can play guitar!!!!
*start playing iNSaNiTY*
layton:good.
somikai*bad guy*:ha!!got you
maddie:gimme that*takes the violin bow and uses it as a bow and arrow bow*
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Michelle56 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see him doing this...
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