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Irene is a name of a city in the distance, and if you approach, it changes.
A piece based off of Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, for a group show that I'm helping to organize, with a bunch of super cool MICA Illustration students! :)
i interpreted Irene as a city based on the inhabitants of different cities speculating on it,  by seeing smoke rise from the valley below and turning into the imagined city above their heads. Looking at a lot of cliffside/cave cities for reference~

The full passage that this was based off of is on my tumblr, here.
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miamouse4's avatar
miamouse4|Student Traditional Artist
Lovely light, uplifting feel to it:cloud9: 
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ZaraAlfonso|Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work 
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Mymfiola's avatar
If i were to publish a fairytale book, i would actually want to hire you for the illustrations. This is very beautiful.
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AkiaWalker|Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors~
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tunatree's avatar
Sooo beautiful!
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Caveofdreams|Hobbyist General Artist
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Fireflydrawings|Student Filmographer
Wow, there are so much details this is amazing !
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SandboxAlchemy|Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS! And I love Invisible Cities. What a fantastic book!
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Swarelle|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colors and composition are amazing!
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I love this and I love you.
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Baureal|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that's an wonderful illustration ! Colors are especially beautiful
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LumiePop|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your scenery is always so breathtaking... This piece is beautiful.
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stasiaarts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely color work and atmosphere. Wonderful~
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BenediktDietrich|Student Digital Artist
Wow, this looks very cool and dreamy! Also love the cloud shapes :)
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mioree-art|Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful... no words.
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Catgirldstr11's avatar
Outstanding, imaginative illustration!
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