I thought it was funny to do a mime in a library. when researching libraries, I found this marvelous photo of Karl Lagerfeld;s library. I loved it.
So that is where the pencil sketch below started. But then as I played with it, I liked the idea of making this illustration reminiscent of Duchamp's "Nude Descending Staircase". So here is step one.
Before, I used a more realistic library color pallette. But I thought it looked busy. so I softerned it with pastels, to make it more quiet.