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The Cathedral

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A project I've been working on for some time now, has gone through many stages, but I think it's enough.

It is a matte painting, made out of about 20 stock photos. Tried to get a realistic image while still keeping a fantasy feeling. It was difficult to get the whole piece to go well together , because of the large number of photos that were used. I had to do a lot of painting to get the right lighting, beacause each image came with a different lighting system, so all the highlights and shadows had to be remade. The black and white levels were also a chalange , I worked a lot to get the dept I was looking for.

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MrSomeonee's avatar
Magnificent work. Would you share which stock photos did you use? (at least few) Would be interesting to see
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MrZombieBusicitStudent Digital Artist
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Blind0FishHobbyist General Artist
PhantomAcolyte's avatar
I always love a bit great scenery and you sir have certainly nailed it with this one :). Im sure to come back if i ever need a refresher on how someone else imagines an amazing fantasy world.
anno78's avatar
Stunning, simply stunning.
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profutur1971Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
a01087483's avatar
Been thinking of building a cathedral model for my house... like for the living room (inside a glass box) since I'm quite good with models, and I´ve always loved this particular design.

I think I´d try to design my own but just out of curiosity, do you have a sketch of how the interior works?. Because it could be quite intriguing inside but not sure how you imagine it :p
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JackM-HallowsHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is yours?! Wow, dude, I've had this picture in my computer for quite a while, I came across it in some website with wallpapers. Had it as my desktop background for some time after, never imagined I'd run into the author this randomly.
Giving you now the proper credit: awesome job, attention to detail, coloring and general composition!
freshaire's avatar
Wow... simply a beautiful piece of nature and architecture. Wonderful what you have done with it.
Ed9306's avatar
Hey, Is an hybrid of Notre Dame de Paris and Berliner Dom what I am watching to?
xXRubella666Xx's avatar
This has always been one of my absolute favourite pictures on the internet.
worbonom's avatar
do i see notre dame, st paul's and maybe york? it's phenomenal!
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OorigamiHobbyist General Artist
Wonderful ! I first thought it was Notre-Dame :-)
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DrHouse5311Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done! I can see a lot of Notre Dame in there, though ;)
ScenSalar's avatar
Very Nice! is this based off the Hagia Sophia?
hacklife's avatar
Very nice! I love the way you put togheter all the pieces... Even if I'm not really sure where does that dome come from :P
DiscoDapper's avatar
Fantastic. Foarte frumos.
Roboman28's avatar
Fortunately this image is at cgwallpapers, so seen it altready, and its one of my favourites.
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GabrielaBortaProfessional Digital Artist
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KittyHawks-Serenity's avatar
Beautiful Artwork. It's full of Magic.

:+fav:
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MaMa-CupHobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful impression!! I love it!
telemac62's avatar
I'm beginning in Matte Painting.
I'm searching to be so good as your job.
Crograts ! I Do Love It !!!
worbonom's avatar
i see bits of notre dame, and st paul's and peter's.
this is amazing! kudos! :)
ixaarii's avatar
great work!
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