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The Butterfly Kingdom by Filtered-Suliva The Butterfly Kingdom by Filtered-Suliva
Ever wondered how Mewni would look like if it's more realistic?

Matte painting:
All of this is  either handpainted or a bunch of photo put together and processed/filtered. The only 3d modeled part would be the diamond shapes (the shape is inspired by 'Regent Diamond') on the 2 biggest domes, which is the hardest part to figure out. It was modeled in 3ds max, rendered with matching lightning and cropped into the picture and further masked to fit. This was made soon after I finished watching S2 finale, so it's been roughly a week, because I draw this on my free time.

So you can see all the details, I try to make sure it's as realistic as possible without straying too far from the original cartoonish design. Fun details to take notice are the water tower, the 'corn' sign, the crests of the dome where the flags are, the diamonds, the pattern on the domes the railway/support structures, and a bunch of details I personally added to further detail the buildings.

Unfortunately I grew tired of this project and decided to call it a day (or a week XD). I could improve on the background a bit, and I'm not really satisfied with the planets either. The windows on the castle pops up too much and is a bit distracting.

Software used:
Photoshop
3ds Max
Google NIK Collections

Here's the .psd file if you wanna know how I did this:
drive.google.com/open?id=0Bxej…
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Ikran Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Sir, I am impressed
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you good sir!
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Klasoweit Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice work!
It may be my sight, but it looks like there is the same moon three times (or at least they are really similar), if they would differ more it would look even better.
But that is just complaining on a high level, I still like the work^^
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are correct. I did mention in the description that I wasn't satisfied with the moons. I'm just to lazy to find images of 3 different moons with the same lightning so I just slapped the same image 3 times.
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GabyGirl1243 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
cool
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
😀
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LolNope470 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Student Artist
This is breathtaking!! Your art is stunning
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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rainbowrabbit3636 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DANG THIS LOOKS SO REALISTIC!
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't say it's the most realistic image possible but definitely real enough! 
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rainbowrabbit3636 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly!
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:iconbitter-knitter:
bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Good lord. Oh my goodness. OH MY GOODNESS.

Do you have progress images? This is just stunning.
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:iconfiltered-suliva:
Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I don't. But I can make one if you want!
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bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
WOuld you mind? I'm trying to learn more about this style of photoshop manip and I would be very grateful!
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried making a fake step by step and it's taking up too much time. I regret not saving the file iteratively lol. How about I send you the .psd file? I'll upload via google drive.

Edit: I've sent you the link! 
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bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
I can't actually believe how kind you are for this. Thank you so much, I can't wait to have a real nosy and fiddle! 

Is there anything you want in return?
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not really. I'm just happy to help. Maybe you can help me share this piece. Or maybe not, up to you! Nice website btw :D
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bitter-knitter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Professional General Artist
Of course I will! I'll chuck this about a bit for you :D

Haha, thank you! By day, I'm a professional. By night, fandom trash.
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ay, I can see that XD
If you have any question about the psd or anything feel free to ask!
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BakaJager Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
THAT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!
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Filtered-Suliva Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man!
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