I started this image a few days ago and it just kept nagging at me until I had to get up at 4:00 this morning and continue some work on it. It is only in the beginning stages, but I will share a bit here.
This is the original sketch cleaned up a bit in Painter IX.
I decided to add a bookshelf and library ladder.
This is just the first layer of the beginning color. Another layer will add texture and tone. And it will go on from there until I think I have a finished illustration. I plan to use this and others in a similar series to tell a wordless story.