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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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:iconmattsmithdoctor:
MattSmithDoctor Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Shake it off parody in the making :D
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh no
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picmaker909 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
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 General Artist
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 General Artist
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 General Artist
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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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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zillabean Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :)
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BumbleBee95212 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
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 General Artist
your welcome man! :thumbsup: revamp 
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BumbleBee95212 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student General Artist
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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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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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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MickeyXD Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
IS NO ONE GOING TO POINT OUT THAT THE VIOLIN IS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD IN YOUR LEFT HAND?!???!?!??!!
DONT GET ME WRONG THIS IS REALLY FANTASTIC AND ALL BUT THAT IRKS ME SO MUCH WHEN PEOPLE DONT KNOW WHICH HAND TO PUT THE VIOLIN IN
Seriously though, this is really good, I'm not hating or calling you dumb or saying your art sucks, because if I did I'd be lying so hard. I'm just sayin'.
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zillabean Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm a left-handed person, so most of what I do is backwards anyways haha. Also the reference pic I worked off of was held in this fashion, so maybe the photo was flipped? Ah well.
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MickeyXD Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAAAARG
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE RIGHT HANDED, LEFT HANDED, OR AMBI, YOU HOLD IT IN YOUR LEFT AND HOLD THE BOW IN YOUR RIGHT!!!!!!!
sorry for yelling im just saying but seriously i love you
im a critic im sorry
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Jazz01Autobot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG THIS REMINDS ME OF THIS! [link]
:iconjawdropplz: Thi-what-da- I'M LOST FOR WORDS!!!!!!!!
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zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha
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Jazz01Autobot Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My mind = :iconexplosionplz:
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goldenone75 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I always thought violin was a gentleman like instrument.
Obviously I could see Layton playing it!
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zillabean Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I do suppose that makes sense!
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goldenone75 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
What do you think of the idea of Luke playing the piano and Layton playing violin by his side? Music buddies?
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zillabean Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, Layton plays the piano in Eternal Diva, so maybe Luke could do violin on this duet :)
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