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I guess everybody who read Song of Ice and Fire saga is familiar with Meereen, the largest city of the three great slaver cities of Slaver's bay. Yep, the city where Daenerys resided. I won't spoil anything for those who are fans of the show and didn't read the following books. But it's just amazing and beautiful city and this is how I imaginate it. Some things I made exactly as it's described in the book, but some from my imagination.

Hope you like it!

### MINOR SPOILER ALERT ### I'd like to justify why the city might look so empty. I wanted it that way. I wanted it to be sunset scene, where Daenerys is looking outside over the city. Thinking about 'another tough Queen day' and about how hard it is to rule, when somewhere in these pyramids are people wanting her dead. So I wanted to evoke an atmosphere, that would say: "You're still a stranger in the city, no matter how hard you try to rule us, our city will never truly be yours." And that's why I didn't add anybody else, so the contrast is more obvious and show how Daenerys really felt - alone. If you're still asking why there are no people, notice - it's some kind of dust/sand storm going on out there. :) ###

Process:

First of all, I couldn't do it without this amazing Daenerys stock from Aurelia-Isabella: [link]

The rest of it is either mine, or photos from cgtextures and 3dtotal.com.

I made a rough scene in Cinema 4D (well, not that rough, it took me 6 hours and 30 minutes to make composition as I wanted it to be).

A added some textures and light in C4D and refined them in Photoshop. There I spent almost 16 hours of making things right. :)

### TEXTURES ###

Background sky is a mix of some photos of mine. So is practically every other cloud texture in the image.

Statue: [link]
Part of the balcony wall: [link]
Balcony wall texture: [link]

From www.cgtextures.com, which I can't direct-link, because the page doesn't allow it: flower beds, landscapes in the background, sea texture, some trees, marble textures and some tileable textures (bricks) used on pyramids.
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:iconjotru27:
jotru27 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just perfect for a glimpse of Nirvana in a Pathfinder RPG I am playing in. Thank You!
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
You're welcome! I'm glad you like it.
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TheDamndestCreature Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have mercy, I wish I was standing there with her. 
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Thank you for comment and fav, I appreciate it.  Well, who wouldn't want that? :)
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Night-Flower13 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! You have inspired me for my next commission... Thank You! :)
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thank you Melissa, I'm glad you like it and I'm honored I inspired you. You're very welcome. :)
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ChristianTsvetanov Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Oh my god! That's exactly how I imagined the city! Breathtaking work!
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Thanks man, appreciate it! I'm glad we imagined it the same.
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:iconexalmus:
Exalmus Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
SOOOOOOOOOO good. THIS is what I'm talking about
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thanks man, I'm glad you like it!
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Monkey19934 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome interpretation :D
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thanks! Appreciate it.
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:iconunavailable-username:
wow. this is spot on, almost exactly how I pictured it reading the books.
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thanks for comment, I'm glad we pictured it almost the same.
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LYSERGlC Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
*o*
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thanks. :)
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing!
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you! Happy you like it and thanks for +fav. :)
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Danshumon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! *u*
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thank you for comment and fav, I'm glad you like it. :)
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MikkiCrossCC Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Wow...that's...Amazing! <3
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thank you for comment and +fav, I appreciate it and I'm happy you like it. :)
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MikkiCrossCC Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
It's really what i thought Meereen was while reading the books! I'm so happy when i find such amazing artists! And your work really deserve both comment and fav!
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
It's nice to hear that, thank you. :) Well, it's not perfectly according to the book. There shouldn't be so much pyramids and there should be more classical building instead, but I'm not exactly architect-mind, so while reading I imagined it as a city full of pyramids (with the Temple of Graces of course). And I think it looks more epic, so I sticked with that idea and I'm very curious how it'll look like in the show.
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MikkiCrossCC Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I think that everyone image the things written in the books in a different way and i appreciate you ideas *___*
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sketchditto Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Cool!!
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thanks! :)
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LangBam Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
wow this is AWESOME!!
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :)
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Aurelia-Isabella Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's a great work! :heart:
Thaks for using my stock! :)
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:iconlvlorf3us:
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thank you! I'm happy you like it. And you're very welcome, I should be the one who'd say 'Thank you', because really, it's great stock and I think it fits perfectly into the scene. :) So thank You. Cheers!
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Aurelia-Isabella Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very, very welcome! :heart:
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