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Venetian Dream by bdbros Venetian Dream by bdbros
I had a vision of this image in my mind for a long time. It's from a story that I am working on right now. I am a big fan of any architecture that is associated with bodies of water. I started to look at a lot of Italian architecture to do this matte concept.
I also entered a contest on this subject which was hosted by Bobby Chiu(Alice in wonderland concept artist) and judged by Dylan Cole(Avatar concept art director). Due to lack of time, it had a lot of flaws but I still managed to win it.;). After that, I worked on it for a day to finish it off.

It was 100% completed in Photoshop with no use of 3D.it has completed in a time period of 3 days. My thanks to Dylan Cole and Bobby Chiu for the contest.(Photoshop.3010 pixels wide)

cheers


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If you like this ,you can check out my most recent painting:)
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Given 2011-04-06
Venetian Dream by *bdbros. The Suggester said: "The level of detail and the realism captured in this painting is breathtaking. The light and colour are very well rendered, and the timeless architecture gives this scene a stunning, magical atmosphere.". ( Suggested by GraphiteColours and Featured by Atramina )
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Critique by MiracleZero001 Oct 12, 2010, 5:00:10 PM
I have to say, this is marvelous, the picture is wonderful.
The picture captures a beautiful city with detail buildings, and a great scenary of outside the city land. This gives my mind a very soothing and happy mood as the people in the painting looking peaceful, i would love to live in a city like this one day, or at least visit one that is similar. The details of the wwater look life like to reality and the architecture of the buildings looks very promising to me. You did a fantastic job with this, and i'm very pleased with it.
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Aeter-Link Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Jaw-dropping. It's unbelievable how clean and sharp everything looks!
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bdbros Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Thanks you.
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Spoof-Ghost Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
what a beautifull scene! :D
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bdbros Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
thanks
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VHannibal Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing job , is any element there entirely painted? Keep it up i love your work
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madmadman01 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   General Artist
brilliant work. It's amazing to me that you can do this in 3 days. Motivates a lot.
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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Marvellous. The use of colors and shading is ecellent. The detail is spectacular and the total impact really grabs the viewer's attention. I always like images that include great detail and contrasts in the background, something a lot of artists don't do. Instead of hazy brush stokes and blob-like figures, there is photo-like clarity to the very back of the image.
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houk Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Awesome!
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GIOVANNI-PALUMBO Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
wow  your the best
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bdbros Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thanks
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appelt65 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
AMAZING!!!
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Alfazil Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Very beautiful work
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mitsuki2910 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this.......is...so........beautiful D':
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ArmadaOfGhosts Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Lovely. Utterly lovely.
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Ludo38 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Waow, very well done... I love the far background !
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artszy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This painting is absolutely stunning and so dreamy.I wish places like this really existed. I'm sure whatever project you are working on will turn out to be a wonderful concept.
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Writer
beautiful
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HaseoYashimora Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
id sell my soul to live there!
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Vantaj Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Wow... amazing detail, great composition... I loved it. Fav'd!
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AlFricke Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
very nice work!!!
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AlFricke Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
very nice work!!
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Digital Artist
I have featured your wonderfull work here [link]
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bdbros Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
thanks
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Ragnarok-ink Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This is just stunning!
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Neverward Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student
Absolutely stunning, I feel as if I'm there.

The technique, perfection of every detail, everything. Godly <3
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DianthaWisteria Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an extremely detailed painting; I love it! :D Great job!
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xXRe-Kindled-FlameXx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Incredible details!!!!!! This piece is simply breath taking!
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Cosheeta Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible. it's like if you could walk right into it.
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path2000 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Holy Cow! That's amazing.
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isaac-e Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
amazing.
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Know-The-Ropes Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow I cannot understand how this was done in 3 days cause it's amazinnggggg. I don't even know where you began. I hope to be as good as you someday!! Great work, congrats on the win, and good luck with the story.
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Zanjitsu Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hearing the title, all I could think of was Assassin's Creed.
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proverbialcheese Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Incredible piece
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simply breathtaking.
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
You were featured here: [link] . :peace:
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MystiqueX Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! Great work!
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MeganeRid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to see some gondolas there :P , still, awesome piece :)
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kamii-kun Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wooo beaustiful if only landscapes on earth were really like this :)
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orihinovic2zo6 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Fantastic work ... !!!
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sara-nmt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you would have made a great architect too! the buildings and their detail in your paintings are amazing :)
and the way u paint rays of light is just wow!
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yobutakei Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
O.O it's hard to believe this has no use of 3D.. it's too... breathtaking... *dies*
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I know it is a matte, but I like your rougher more expressive paintings better! :D
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lSorul Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student Artist
Thats...amazing!
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Chivalrics Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Waoh...
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airwalkinman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
truly amazing and inspiring.
you deserved the win
good job
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RestrictedWant Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Congrats, you have officially blown my mind. What a gift you have.
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polybaked Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Holy shit

Amazing...
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jhmart1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
This is so complex on so many different layers, it's hard to define. I would say that it reminds me of the scene in the Lord of the Rings where they are departing from the Grey Havens, but there is so much more to this! I can tell you have put a lot of thought into this. It is welcoming in its intricacies, but at the same time formidable in its--as they say--intricacy! You have achieved the layers necessary to convey an area that contains close-ups as well as areas that are some distance from the camera focal. This is especially appreciated in this scene, most appreciably with the Godrays illuminating the more distance landscapes. You have created a virtual breath of fresh air with this piece, and I find myself gazing at it over, and over again, to my sincerest pleasure! Great job!
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