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The Courtesan's Quarters by Zephyri The Courtesan's Quarters by Zephyri

A long fought victory against my weaknesses with environment art, I started this in my mentorship with the lovely Todd Lockwood back in December last year, it's taken me this long, on and off, to finish it. The richer quarters of Ravahn, my pirate merchant city. Ancient, and built in the rock stacks with methods long since forgotten to mankind, the Courtesans' Quarters are where my gifted women live their day to day lives, each with an impressive square footage of ornately decorated space to call her own and do with as she pleases. This is the plant-loving Lanyra's abode.

No 3d used, just straight up photoshop and lots of headaches over the spiral staircase, haha. Was good to do it once, to understand it, but I shall certainly use 3d in future. Very much inspired by my own love of the Mediterranean countries and places like Malta.

If you'd like to see the gif wip process you can see it on my Artstation page: www.artstation.com/artwork/3Od…
And the thumbnail process vid up on my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JasyO1…

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Given 2018-05-01
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
Holy, exquisitely wondrous! This Ethereal Mediterranean Environment is stunning and The Courtesan's Quarters look incredible. The designs, Lanyra, courtesan, masters, clients, courtyard, pool, water, reflection, city, mansion, buildings, stairwell, fountains, waterfall, mountains, ledges, cliffs, crevices, bridge, patios, flooring, interactions, statues, flock of doves, trees, flowers, brush, grass, plant life, dresses, hair, suits, decor, sky, clouds, mist, wind, sunlight, rays, movement, flow, effects, realisticness, perspective, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, style, colors, lighting, and other details are also sensational. Amazingly Beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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charllandsberg Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
This is genuinely one of my favourite images I've seen in a while. Thank you for sharing this <3
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wytherwing Featured By Owner May 20, 2018
:) a stunningly beautiful piece Sam and a well-deserved DD! :clap: congrats!
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JQuasarD Featured By Owner May 14, 2018
Beautiful! Well deserved DD!
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toedeledoki Featured By Owner May 10, 2018
So incredibly beautiful and immersive it's hard to believe you struggled with it. It may have taken you some time but the result speaks for itself. Congratulations :clap:
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Lyrna Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Lovely work.
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IosifChezan Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful and immersive, stirring to imagine an entire story chapter in a single visual portal!
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Fallingfreely Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
breath-taking...
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Snow-Monster Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job! The details alone are great, but the design and layout are really well done!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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Peace-In-Violence Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic work
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Randicus Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Interesting idea and well-done. I especially like the curtains blowing in the breeze.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner May 7, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Stunning vista
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ViktorGjokaj Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! :)
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!!!

[BTS] Hopekook hug 
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Ururuty Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Congratulations
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Unseeming Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Uhhhhhh this is so beautiful.
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cindywoo Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Amazingly detailed, absolutely wonderful! Congrats on the DD!
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mywifeishot Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Very nice! It's mildly reminiscent of Markarth in Skyrim, which is cool!
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keight Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Congratulations!
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titan994 Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
Beautiful artwork.
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923prototype Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Its absolutly beautiful
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Penstray Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Your skills have simply soared to the sky with this piece. Great image composition, depth of field and perspective. Also masterful control over the values, and gorgeous color and especially lighting choices, also last but not least the realistic textures rendering. All in all an artwork which really looks like a classical painting, especially on the masterful use of light and dark play. Thank you so much for sharing such a breathtaking painting with us, for me at least it's tremendously inspiring.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm so glad it hits all those points since they're things I'm trying to improve on! 
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Penstray Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Entirely my pleasure, it's always been a pleasure and inspiration seeing your works and constant improvement, but even more so with this piece. Thank you right back and wish you all the best in your artistic development :)
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AshleyDaviesArtist Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
This is amazing!!!! The amount of detail in this work is unbelievable. Good job! I feel inspired to start practising photoshop painting again :)
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Zephyri Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome! Hope you have fun with it :D
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yannpol Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
lovely work!
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schach7 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
I simply love this.
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NoyBrestiny Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
 It is definitely beautiful, thank you for allowing me to see such an ezpectacular work.
Clap Clap Clap 
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Athena11310 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Waow wonderfull place
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Amabylis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Amazing love the colors very realistic want to be there
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Glimwork Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!
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Angeflappy Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
beautiful !
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MartynasB Featured By Owner Edited Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible. I don't normally take another look to concept art, something just doesn't click with it, but you have managed to create such a believable atmosphere. I can almost smell all those flowers and feel all that Mediterranean heat. It looks amazing!
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I really strive for believable with my places, somewhere you could feel the breeze or smell the flowers :)
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ArtbyGloriaColom Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a beautiful dream. It makes me wan to stay and walk through those arches. 
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing job!
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homeriscool Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely AMAZING work!
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gemaav Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. Simply amazing work. Congratulations!
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Glowwyrm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I 'd say all the struggle was worth it. At least for us others, enjoying this picture. I love the detail in this. My favourites are the bird nearest to my point of view and the statue on the left.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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YasmeenAl-Wa2l Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing! <3 
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09alih Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! The small details are just incredible... I can see the individual blades of grass and leaves!
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senhorextremo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Amazing work! :D
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Andromarion Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
I've just logged in to add it among my favourites.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Well bless your socks, thank you!
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