Quiet: Mime descending staircase

Quiet:  Mime descending staircase - student project

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.Quiet:  Mime descending staircase - image 1 - student project

Quiet:  Mime descending staircase - image 2 - student project

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.

Quiet:  Mime descending staircase - image 3 - student project

Quiet:  Mime descending staircase - image 4 - student project

Quiet:  Mime descending staircase - image 5 - student project