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The Courtesan's Quarters

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By Zephyri   |   Watch
Published: April 29, 2018
© 2018 - 2019 Zephyri

A long fought victory against my weaknesses with environment art, I started this in my mentorship with the lovely Todd Lockwood back in December last year, it's taken me this long, on and off, to finish it. The richer quarters of Ravahn, my pirate merchant city. Ancient, and built in the rock stacks with methods long since forgotten to mankind, the Courtesans' Quarters are where my gifted women live their day to day lives, each with an impressive square footage of ornately decorated space to call her own and do with as she pleases. This is the plant-loving Lanyra's abode.

No 3d used, just straight up photoshop and lots of headaches over the spiral staircase, haha. Was good to do it once, to understand it, but I shall certainly use 3d in future. Very much inspired by my own love of the Mediterranean countries and places like Malta.

If you'd like to see the gif wip process you can see it on my Artstation page: www.artstation.com/artwork/3Od…
And the thumbnail process vid up on my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JasyO1…

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Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows)
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Would love to visit!! :-D
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RebellingLemmingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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Too awesome for words :heart:
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Holy, exquisitely wondrous! This Ethereal Mediterranean Environment is stunning and The Courtesan's Quarters look incredible. The designs, Lanyra, courtesan, masters, clients, courtyard, pool, water, reflection, city, mansion, buildings, stairwell, fountains, waterfall, mountains, ledges, cliffs, crevices, bridge, patios, flooring, interactions, statues, flock of doves, trees, flowers, brush, grass, plant life, dresses, hair, suits, decor, sky, clouds, mist, wind, sunlight, rays, movement, flow, effects, realisticness, perspective, atmosphere, hues, textures, concept, composition, uniqueness, style, colors, lighting, and other details are also sensational. Amazingly Beautiful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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charllandsbergProfessional Digital Artist
This is genuinely one of my favourite images I've seen in a while. Thank you for sharing this <3
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:) a stunningly beautiful piece Sam and a well-deserved DD! :clap: congrats!
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Beautiful! Well deserved DD!
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So incredibly beautiful and immersive it's hard to believe you struggled with it. It may have taken you some time but the result speaks for itself. Congratulations :clap:
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IosifChezanProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful and immersive, stirring to imagine an entire story chapter in a single visual portal!
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Snow-MonsterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job! The details alone are great, but the design and layout are really well done!
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ZephyriProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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Peace-In-ViolenceStudent Traditional Artist
fantastic work
Randicus's avatar
Interesting idea and well-done. I especially like the curtains blowing in the breeze.
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ZephyriProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ViktorGjokajHobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! :)
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The-Last-PhantomProfessional Digital Artist
Amazing work!!!

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UnseemingStudent Traditional Artist
Uhhhhhh this is so beautiful.
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Amazingly detailed, absolutely wonderful! Congrats on the DD!
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Very nice! It's mildly reminiscent of Markarth in Skyrim, which is cool!
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