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Palace of the Mountain King


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Hey all,

this is my latest matte painting made for the "Kings and Queens" contest:…
I went with the most classic categories, 'Medieval King' and 'Landscape of the kingdom'. The scene is supposed to be all about the castle and the environment, but there also lies a little story hidden in the details if you just look close enough. [:

The castle is based on this excellent stock image (Plaza España in Seville, Andalusia):
Plaza Espana Arches by EveLivesey
Other stock photos I used are:
King: | crown: | Slaves: and | Guard: | Torches: | Fire:… | Tower:… | cliffs: and | clouds:… | texture:

The background landscape, birds and hand are from my own collection.

I hope you like it! :)

© Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission. 
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Holy shit this is just…WOW this would be my winner.