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Cleopatra Queen of Egypt Matte by fstarno Cleopatra Queen of Egypt Matte by fstarno
To begin with, I always wanted to create a matte painting with the famous Taj Mahal monument from India. This project was also a great occasion to do something different than usual, not dark and scary but beautiful and hopeful. So, I found an interesting photo from my trip to India and just start to reshape it slowly during free time. The overall work was a bit chaotic because I had no ideas where I was going until I decided to do an Egyptian theme, inspired by one of the movies from Dreamworks, The prince of Egypt.

It finally end-up with this image which is a mix of 3D geometry, photos manipulation and digital painting. It was also a great opportunity to do a special collaboration with the 3D illustrator RainFeatherPearl who did an amazing 3D Cleopatra and a few props. Cleopatra Queen of Egypt was done on and off into a period of 7 weeks, including the collaboration and few photoshoot sessions. Different part of this image was done with 3D softwares but mainly in Photoshop CS3.

See the tutorial page for information about how this image was done:
[link]

Frederic St-Arnaud site: [link]
RainFeatherPearl site: [link]
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:iconakeel1701:
akeel1701 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconredskull888:
RedSkull888 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A.W.E.S.O.M.E. ! :D
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:iconphilos-symonides:
Philos-Symonides Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
la in love I love it!
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:iconwargeneral723:
Wargeneral723 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
This is a very interesting creation. I like how all of the different aspects of it create a very paradise-like Ancient Egypt. However, the scenery in the background needs to be tilted clockwise by several degrees because, otherwise, it seems like something is off. But very creative and an outstanding job.
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:icondraco-datura:
draco-datura Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
It is horribly inaccurate historically but nevertheless beautiful. I love the lights, the mood and the composition. :)
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:icondragongirl1026:
Dragongirl1026 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it
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:iconyadirtylittlesecret:
YaDirtyLittleSecret Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Simply great!
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:iconmarcospace:
Marcospace Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Looks great!
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:iconbrownmann:
BrownMann Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Can I use this for the cover of my music? Ill give you credit and put a link to here. 
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail !Félicitations !
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:iconlawwellsy:
lawwellsy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Stunning work!
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:iconkevindubro:
kevindubro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Wow, this is amazing.
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:iconkevindubro:
kevindubro Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Wow, this is gorgeous.
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:iconartworx88:
Artworx88 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! XD
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:icontheresidualofpoet:
TheRESIDUALofpoet Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Love it!
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:iconpaquito-2:
Paquito-2 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Bien sûr, mais faut-il rappeler que Cléopatre VII était d'origine macédonienne (dynastie des Ptolémées)
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IAMANOTHERYOU Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
wow, and has a tutrial, thanks
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:iconmurtazarizvi86:
MurtazaRizvi86 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
one of the best digital art i've ever seen. good work
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:iconmistress0darkness:
Mistress0Darkness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=O Awesome!
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:iconctmstowe:
CTMStowe Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
I love the detail and the mystique of this one!
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:iconsebastien-baillou:
sebastien-baillou Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
amazing ..
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:iconthe-architetcer:
The-Architetcer Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful architet!!!
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:iconwindmagic444:
Windmagic444 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
love it, even the angle you presented it in.
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:iconpariah87:
pariah87 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
:worship:
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:iconmaser1akaz0nez0nly:
MASER1akaz0NEz0NLY Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Stunning.
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:iconmomtazalihasan:
Momtazalihasan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
VERY NICE YA BRO !!
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:iconyangjianwei120:
yangjianwei120 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
wa!!magnificent
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:iconthetrueobelus:
TheTrueObelus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Awe-inspiring work
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:iconnautilusnemo:
NautilusNemo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
First time seeing how was royalty life in old Egypt. Congratulations for so vivid imagination about the past!
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:iconbrenna1976:
Brenna1976 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! such a delight to look at :)
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:iconalserov:
alserov Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Well done!
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:iconmaxhitman:
MaxHitman Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SIMPLY STUNNING!
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:iconvbeaudryphotography:
VBeaudryPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
fantastic.
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:iconsilvermoose:
Silvermoose Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student General Artist
While I aboslutely LOVE the picture, I need to ask: why is it tilted?
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:iconslytheringreen91:
Slytheringreen91 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Beautiful. I love anything Egypt and Cleopatra
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:iconvegetaworshipper92:
Vegetaworshipper92 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Beau-hacking-tiful!
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:iconaminatory:
aminatory Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Amazing scenery with fantastic lighting
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:iconsukkigoh:
sukkiGoh Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
marvellous!
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:iconimolotov:
imolotov Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Great!!
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:iconidiotarebordosa:
idiotarebordosa Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Marc Anthony not abandoned her like she thinks. It's octavian who lied to the two!
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:iconseekhim:
SeekHim Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
All I have to say is that this is magnificant!
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:iconalgana:
ALgana Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
إختلافنا مع الجزاير
فكرتني...
بخناقتنا مع عيليتنا في قلب بيتنا ..
فكريتني بعمارتنا ..
أصلها آيله للسقوط
مش عشان السقف بايش
أو أساسها الفاشوش

لآ
أصل عمارتنا فيها بيتنا ..
كل واحد فيها وحده
بابه مقفول علي نفسه
يمكن تعيا
أوتموت
لكن متظنش فيها حد يقولك
إنت فين ؟؟؟
كل يوم يمر إنت خايف
من حيطانها
من بيبانها
أصلها آيله للسقوط
مش عشان السقف بايش
او أساسها الفاشوش

لآ

ده إختلافنا مع الجزاير
فكرتني..
بخناقتنا مع عيليتنا في قلب بيتنا ..

كل واحد فينا ثاير من أخوه
كل واحد فينا خايف من بيت أخوه
كل واحد فينا واقف خايف يلتفت يلقي أخوه
طالع ولاّ نازل ع السلالم ...

لحد إمتي ؟
لحد إمتي.. يبقي بينّا كل هذا الإمتهان
لحد إمتي.. كل واحد فينا هان
إحنا كِبرنا ولا صِغرنا
ولاّ تهنا ع إلي عاوز يعمله فينا الجبان؟؟
بيثبتنا وأكيد قاعد فرحان
ياخبيتنا وإحنا سايبينوا
يهد بيتا وإليّ كان

ده إختلافنا مع الجزاير





غاده خميس
مصريه..ولأني بحب بلادي مقدرش أشتم أي بلاد تانيه...لأن مصر علمتني كده
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mike-reiss Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The view angle makes it unique!
The details are stunning! Ligthing and texture settings such as surface shaders are outstanding.

This is one of the best compositions I have ever seen.!

SUPERB work! Absolute amazing! :dance:
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:iconjustaye:
justaye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
this is amazing work :O
congrats!
=)
i loved it !
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:iconwilpan:
Wilpan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
cool :+fav:
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:iconthparkle-mathter:
thparkle-Mathter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Wow that is so beautiful! I am loving all the detail especially on the stone!
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RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Another feature - [link] :boogie:
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:iconwardany:
wardany Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Wonderful
:rose:
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:iconaphostol:
aphostol Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Fabulous work :clap:
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:iconrainfeatherpearl:
RainfeatherPearl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   Digital Artist
Fredy!!! Hiya, sweetie....just dropping a [link] where "Cleopatra" is being featured :)
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