Tokoekas riddled cave

The bird island is riddled with caves, but the cave Tokoeka lives in is something special! At its foot the sea sweeps in, dark and rich with fish. Higher up, there are many rooms to explore - even one mysteriously filled with buckets of water.

When you get tiered of exploring, you can settle in the reading nook with a book or just lean back and have a rest.
 
Tokoeka is usually busy is inventing but when he’s not you may find him dreaming away on one of the caves perilous ledges. Last but not least, what would any respectable cave-lair be if it was not topped by a craggy yet practical lookout tree? I hope you enjoyed our guided tour, and come back to visit again sometime soon.

32 comments:

laughingwolf said...

simply brilliant, emily :)

but i could not get images to enlarge

joseph's art and stuff said...

would love to tour some more. your work is so inspiring, all the detail, and the way it invites you in to explore!

Cserháti Hajnalka, Ojni said...

Incredibile! You have lots of patient! Your draw is fantastic!

Owl Eng said...

this is brilliant!! you have good spatial planning for the cave. will it be the future architectural trend? ;)

cassia said...

this is absolutely the most fantastic thing I've seen in a while!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Emily!!! wow...the perspective of this piece is awesome!!! I love it and the many layers...you are just amazing!!!

Hugs
Diana

justdoodleit said...

Wonderful! What a nice cutaway layout of the cave interior. A cool mixture or your architectural skill with Zoe and Dante story :)

Dominic Philibert said...

Beautiful work Emily!!!!!!!

Son of Incogneato said...

Aha! '. . . a craggy yet practical lookout tree . . .'
Thanks for stopping by my craggy tree (s).
Despite the fact that everyone else has said it, I must repeat; your artwork is just totally awesome. I mean - damn. Don't know where to start. Yikes. How's that for pathetic. Composition, line, texture, idea, technique, spactial depth, rabbits . . . If you have any major shows over there in Sverige you must let me know. I wanna see this stuff in person. And I could but some cheap alcohol while I was at it. Or maybe you show here in Oslo sometimes? Have you published any books? Questions, questions . . .
I’ll stop babbling now.

Cheers!
Son

Btw - I didn't really eat that hamster. He just ran away or moved out or something.

Bee said...

I'm speechless! This drawing is amazing (and it's making my eyes go funny...) Loving your work as always :)

the enigma said...

fantastic! how big is the size?

tusen said...

I love your works and this one is amazing. I'm not sure why the larger image does not open for me, so thank you even more for the details you've posted :)
And thanks for your nice comment.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Emily...I so enjoy popping by ...I have an award for you on my blog....your friendship means a lot to me!!!

Hugs
Diana

Emily said...

Gosh! *blush* Thanks everyone for the superb comments! I fixed the big illo so it can be clicked on now! : )
Cheers!

jean benabou said...

Such wonderful line work and ideas!
Thanks for the great comment on my blog too!

yoon see said...

Hi Emily, I adore this super cool tower! So many cutey here!!!
By the way, do you have a name in mind?

Cathy said...

Fantastic, wonderful illustration -
and what super characters!

Susan Faye said...

A place I'd LOVE to visit and explore...Thanks for the peek into a magical place!

Ces said...

Oh Emily, every drawing you make is a masterpiece! Magnificent, Simply magnificent!

C.B. Canga said...

amazing. love the perspective.

Co. said...

That's amazing ! I loved the guided tour ;-)
It has been a long time now I did not visit your blog, but I am very happy to be back !

Xovika said...

Emily! Your artworks take my breath away!
Here in Iran , many websites are filtered.I couldn't see your artworks for a month. So I wrote an email to those who are in charge of filtering websites and told them that some of blogspot images have no political or bad content but they are filtered, please fix it . And Surprisingly they did!!
And Now I saw three posts of you at once :D I love them all, But 'an ocean away' really blows my mind! well done ...

laughingwolf said...

first one blows up nicely now, thank you :)

thinker said...

Beautiful and inteligent, i enjoyed it!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend Emily!

Lynne Chapman said...

You are truly astonishing. Wonderful.

David said...

Coolest thing I've seen all day!

Dave Pryor said...

First time here - I love the rabbits.

Amy C said...

WOW this is utterly incredible and I would love to step in and explore this wonderful world you have created.

jazzlamb said...

Beautiful. I love it. And thanks a lot a lot a lot for stopping by:)

Peter Breese said...

What a magnificent illo. Such wonderful detail.

spindelmaker said...

This is so awesome! such detail, one can just keep looking and looking. I really like how you incorporate the bunnies and the fish, it makes the whole thing come to life in a very good way.

Mary said...

What a wonderful place! Your imagination never ceases to amaze me and your talent is very special.