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Arabesque (Lost in luxury) by Andette Arabesque (Lost in luxury) by Andette
For the whole life Arabic architecture has been one of my favourites. Oh, how I wished to do such kind of interior, from the date of the first visiting architectural classes, I suppose.

My picture is about the oriental beauty of excessive amount of small details on the all exsisting surfaces. Beauty of the complicated lace of geometric ornaments. Beauty which costs incredibly high. Beauty, from which you may have a headache. Beauty, where human can be lost forever)

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I tried to make an engraving look to my drawing) I think if I lived in the past, I would be a print artist. I would sit with a needle and slowly etch a picture.

black ball-pointed pen, black watercolour pencil. A1 size again-_-

Comeents are extremely welcome~
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Arabesque (Lost in luxury) by ~Andette ( Suggested by ElindielForestStar and Featured by STelari )
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X-G7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
I would love, love to photograph an interior like this.. I swear I would have an absolute field day. Stellar work, friend. c: 
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Andette Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for such an inspiring comment! Happy to return and see people still love this piece~
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DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible... I used to to a lot of detailed ink work when I was younger... but one corner of this image has more detail in it than everything I've ever drawn combined! This is truly beautiful, and the atmospheric perspective is amazing.
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Andette Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for such an inspiring comment! Happy to return and see people still love this piece~
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DonaldBrent Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your skill and passion with us!
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Brandoch-Daha Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of work in this one. Fun to look at too! One could easily get lost looking into this part of your mind...
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Andette Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for such an inspiring comment! Happy to return and see people still love this piece~
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khaleesinotprincess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speechless
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Andette Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for such an inspiring comment! Happy to return and see people still love this piece~
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Friendly6e Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2016  Student General Artist
:jawdrop: my mind is blown :faint: so memorizing the detail! It's just so beautiful!!!! The water looks so real I thought it was a photograph! Excellent work!
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Andette Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for such an inspiring comment! Happy to return and see people still love this piece~
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awehowcute Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
i envy this very much,  i don't envy the hand pains you probably had
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Andette Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for such an inspiring comment! Happy to return and see people still love this piece~
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LadyTau Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!!
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zootweek Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous detail and an overall wonder:)
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Dexilus Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like the wide angle perspective and the details too ! simply amazing
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attilamuziki Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
sooo beautiful. extremly detailed, wow.
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Fayen-ri Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Astonishing detail! You've got an incredible sens for dimension! :wow:
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AmputeeWrecks Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Absolutely stunning!
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Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Several things: First - This is spectacular! The detail and use of perspective is amazing. As an imagined combination of interior and exterior it works, and beautifully.


Secondly, although the notions are different, this could be one of Escher's finer uses of space, without his often surreal aspects.

It's that good.


Lastly, as an historian, this looks like a combination of a Venetian exterior with a Muslim-Byzantine interior; Byzantine in its complex nature, and Muslim in its total avoidance of any live elements (No possibility of an idol).


An easy Fave! +fav 

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Artem-7401 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Так много деталей! И такие бешеные перспективы!! Впечатляет! А в живую на формате А1 наверное вообще шокирует!
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В избранные! 
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raging-akujiki Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Your perspective is off the hook!  It's so refreshing to see a real layout artist, here on dA.  Did you design this place, or is it from real life?  Either way, it is a breath-taking drawing.  Amazing work.
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Fairy-Slayer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
This is absolutely gorgeous, with detail worthy if the greatest monuments of the Arab world (for starters). I love the great open areas that are plenty roomy yet still comfortable enclosed, and no matter where you go the views and emotions are quite stimulating. The idea of a waterway passing through such a grandiose center of business keeps it directly in touch with nature, which is nice no matter how much of the decor includes plant form arabesques. It must also be useful for bringing goods and people to and from the place. Great work on using the perspective to bring the enormity of the place to life.
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Razzor93 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simple awesome :D 
you have one more fan xD 
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curtis-macdonald Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Scribe1969 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic, great detail, very envious of your talent.
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Andette Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you) It is much more about "sitting straight" than about talent or so)
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Kate-Kotya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Перспективой и построениями вы виртуозно владеете, очень впечатлило!
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Andette Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Образование не пропьешь) Спасибо!
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idreesarchi30 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
can u give me ur facebook
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Andette Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Replied in Note)
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SOORAJexplorer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
0_o
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MIKEGILL Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Insane detail, well done!
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I-Am-Madbat Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Wow!!
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Andette Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm surprised this pic still amazes people x)
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namtar57 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Gorgeous attention to detail, I like that you haven't just hinted at the detail in the middle distance, you have actually included it. I think you succeeded in getting it to look like an engraving. You are amazingly talented.
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Andette Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm very grateful for your opinion! I'm happy you liked this drawing, thank you!~
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aoxenuk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
аттас
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Andette Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
^_^
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RadioactiveGinger Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
*faints*
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional
sweet job

Love the detail
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GospodinP Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The fisheye perspective reminds me of Escher, and there is some overlap with the Renaissance architecture that fascinated him!
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discotechnology Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
This is gorgeous, and the detail is... well, it boggles the mind. One could be happily lost in the detail, like in an Escher drawing, for quite some time. If you're not a professional, it's certainly not for lack of ability. Now if you excuse me, I'm going back to my exploring...
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Wario666oiraW Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great composition :D
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Odyssey8 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Perspectively sound and technically astonishing! This is one of the most impressive drawings I've seen on Deviant art!
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LocoLugo92 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Purely amazing!
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Dontwannabemyself Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
wonderful work. (:
featured here [link]
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WoW...O_O
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Vrulovrith Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Did you use any references?
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Andette Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've looked through a lot of books, drawings and photos of arabic architecture before my start, but the whole work was done without any references.
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