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Sami Angawi house - inner courtyard by TheGreatMC Sami Angawi house - inner courtyard by TheGreatMC
In recent months my artistic workshop kept crashing against plateau more and more frequently, as if every ounce of resourcefulness had been drained from it. That is why for the time of this image and subsequent one, fantasy had to take a backseat to rudimentary skill honing. This particular creation also marks the first time where I would actually use masking fluid instead of trying to restrain myself from painting over the areas meant for finishing touches!

Theme no.1: Interior of dr Sami Angawi's personal house in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, designed by him as a living testimony to aesthetics and genius loci once present in Mecca before ruthless modernization claimed over 99% of its historical buildings. Painting based upon photo by Damian San Roman Alerigi (500px.com/photo/12940045/saudi…), with its extent expanded through cross selection and study of photographs from various other authors.

56 x 42 cm watercolour paper;
ink/watercolour/ecoline liquid watercolor inks/masking fluid
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Given 2018-06-25
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Heythere-nightmaRe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, wish I was there! :)
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:iconzmki:
ZMKI Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018
Thank you for linking the reference photo, love the architecture.
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
beautiful
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:iconyannpol:
yannpol Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Beautiful drawing!
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:iconlindartz:
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done!!
Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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:iconthegreatmc:
TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Thank you! It took me completely by surprise!
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:icon7bugs:
7Bugs Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
congratulations!Clap 
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! :wow: 

Congratulations on the DD~!!! :clap: 
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:iconmoeqit:
moeqit Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratz on DD! AMAZING ARTWORKKKK Heart 
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ViktorGjokaj Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Work! 
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous Work of Art...
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:iconbluecaroline:
BlueCaroline Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful.
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merukii6921 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING ⭐️
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:iconyainderidoo:
Yainderidoo Featured By Owner Edited Sep 28, 2017   Traditional Artist
Awesom sight Maciulek.....instant favourite! Wow....:iconsparklesplz:
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:iconthegreatmc:
TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017
Thank you kindly! :D
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:icondvpaperhouse:
DVpaperhouse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Incredible
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:iconthegreatmc:
TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
Thanks, and welcome to deviantART!
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:icondvpaperhouse:
DVpaperhouse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017  Student General Artist
Really kind of you
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:icongzegzolka:
gzegzolka Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Great art :)
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:iconthegreatmc:
TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Dziękuję bardzo. :D
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:iconchunkychip:
chunkychip Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
painting perspective is hard you did a great job:)
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:iconandreealupsanl:
AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Great work
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:iconkidthecat:
KidtheCat Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is awesome!
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:iconanayato:
anayato Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
nice work!!!Clap Clap Clap 
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questicuddleXD Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo very coooooooooooo
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Riana-art Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Artist
Its great and somehow surreal. I love the way you painted the pool and the highlights on the surface, the water looks very convincingly!
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:iconladyscoora:
LadyScoora Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Amazing perspective! I love this ^^
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:iconlunarsight:
Lunarsight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome. I feel like I could hop right into the picture and look around.
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:iconberryturtle:
BerryTurtle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Was this a Turkish building?
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:iconthegreatmc:
TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Nah, Hejazi Arabic house designed and built from scratch roughly three decades ago.
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:icondarkrbx:
DarkRBX Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Student Artist
The colourful artwork you did and I love it and it is super amazing.
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:iconzinatab:
ZinaTAB Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Captivating
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Gaston3-italia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Bellissimo! 👍
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:iconthegreatmc:
TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Grazie. :D
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JulieannaMarie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
I cannot believe this is a watercolor painting! This is so amazing. I think this might be my favorite watercolor painting that I have ever seen in my life. The depth you captured in the pool and all the detail of the scene...Ah! I love this so much. How? Ugh! So wonderful!
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TheGreatMC Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
Thanks! It took a good while for me to refine and finalize this piece, but I am glad to be moving forward eventually. :D
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