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Constantinople by RadoJavor Constantinople by RadoJavor
This is my vision of the Great city of Constantinopolis  in the end of 6th century, capitol of the Byzantine empire.  It was biggest and richest city in the world, and its still impressive to visit.  This picture was done for the new game Attila total war, and I spend maybe too much time on it.
Any comments welcomed.
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:iconandrissaputra:
AndrisSaputra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
how much time you spent for just one piece, sir?
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
bout a week work. 
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:iconprehistoricechoes:
PrehistoricEchoes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist
This is beautiful. 
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:icongeredard:
Geredard Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
Amazing. Thank you!
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:iconwd8084:
wd8084 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
Love the detail.  I've visited many times.  You capture it perfectly.  If this were a print, I'd totally buy one!
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016
Very well done!
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:iconf-nar:
F-NAR Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Beautiful Hagia Sofia one of the most beautiful Churches ever built. It is a shame what happened to it.
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:iconcoffeegoeswild:
coffeegoeswild Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
Absolutely stunning...
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:iconragnad:
ragnad Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
A great view of The City from the Bosporus.  (Or is it from the Harbor of Hormisdas?)  This is the first illustration I've yet seen of the Hagia Sofia without the minarets - very appropriate for the late 500's.  My compliments.
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
its a view from golden horn
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:iconragnad:
ragnad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Thank you.
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:iconnickcolbe:
NickColbe Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Stunning.
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:iconbrowncoatmando:
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Thing of absolute beauty.
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Gaijinaho Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
My God this is GOOD!  You've outdone yourself with this one.  The only nit to pick is the dromon in the foreground should have shipped her oars already.  She's anchored, the oars would have been pulled in.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
you right. I forgot that. 
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:iconaaronvlek:
Aaronvlek Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
My favorite artist is Canaletto. You sir, or madame,  are his equal. Bravo.
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:iconradojavor:
RadoJavor Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's great to know. 
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:iconjohndrawer:
JohnDrawer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconbadmillennial:
BadMillennial Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Vivat imperio!
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:icontaradaciuc:
Taradaciuc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Nice... this is my new desktop background!
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nasos87 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015
Two headed eagle was used during Komnenoi dynasty period, a very prosperous period for the empire, so it would be 12th century as well.
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SchiavoliniJRstudio Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Shit! I wanted to say 6th century, I'm sorry
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SchiavoliniJRstudio Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That's one of te most amazin' personal vision of the great city of Constantinopolis, a symbol of 15th century!
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Symbol of 15th century .-)?
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:iconccclllrrr:
ccclllrrr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
This is my favorite picture of yours, but many of the others are wonderful too.
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:iconjetpowerfie:
JetPowerFIE Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like these pictures are the ones you see hanging in the walls of the REALLY expensive houses.  Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconkeepcalmwtf:
keepcalmwtf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Magnificent İSTANBUL
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:iconcommenter798:
commenter798 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Boats boats boats! I like boats! :)
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:iconm-i-t-c-h-e-l:
M-i-t-c-h-e-l Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
amazing artwork! so excellent!! wow!
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:iconpgeorgiou:
pgeorgiou Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You got an excellent light, it reminds me of Terry Gilliam's movie "Baron Munchousen". Thank you for sharing such a magnificent work.
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Kornight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015

Good work.  

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:iconlocationcreator:
LocationCreator Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I LOVE the inclusion of the galleys. They were a primary military and merchant force and represented great strength.
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:iconsync85:
sync85 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Beautiful +fav
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:iconoldyzach:
oldyzach Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Atomic headshot. 
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Shelifon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
It's really great. Thank you very much from one big Byzantine fan.:)
The only remark here is the two-headed eagle. A bit anachronistic. It's coat of arms of Palaiologos emperor house. As you know, it's 700 years before their rise to power.
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Proxima-Art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
awesome!!!!!
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:iconcaliphos:
Caliphos Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply gorgeous.
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:iconnorriscarrejr:
norriscarrejr Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Heart Heart 
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:iconlstjules:
lstjules Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This looks fantastic. The lighting is superbe.
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Graptomorphous Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Magnificent 
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:iconoktanas:
Oktanas Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic job man.
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Impressive.
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Fixap Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
NICE!
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:iconcybernuth:
cybernuth Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Simply fantastic!
I really love your style...
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:icondeadlylemontart:
DeadlyLemonTart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconthistlebee:
ThistleBee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Absolutely breathtaking!
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
wow it is so great ^^
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Tiny-Raven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Stunning! your composition and lighting is fantastic!
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you for sahring this. It  looks simply stunning! I love the detail and the atmosphere you gave it. really nice :D
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
It's appears as if you spent just the right amount of time on it. At least for us, the viewers! :)
Do you do a lot of reference work? Do you know in advance the most important buildings and the way the sun would hit them at certain parts of the day?
How ever you do that, the results are very impressive.
I love the sense of depth and atmosphere that you have here. As an oil painter, i have no idea how you could create that in digital art!
Another very beautiful and impressive piece of work! :clap:
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