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Las Villas by bgr Las Villas by bgr
:w00t: Finally!! :boogie:

I have been working on this on/off for more than a year. I started this in jan 2004. I used several pictures of villas for color and architectural ideas. This is for PixelDam ofcourse, for the Sunny Heights neighborhood, where recently my pixelart colleague ~ryan-gfx built his Rendezvous [link]

Many thanks to all the people that helped me, such as ~ryan-gfx / *mrhaki / ~miascugh / ~celinh0 to name but a few.

The pool was a real challenge and the brickwall too. The X5 turned out great by help from others ([link])
Making the shadows was the hardest part.

I can't tell you how many hours I have worked on this. For the colors I had to let it be compressed to 256 for this composition. The individual blocks (3) will be more color managed before they appear in PixelDam

Thank you for watching and I always appreciate your opinions, comments, love and kisses, donations and support :D
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-07-26
Every texture executed to a "T", Las Villas by =bgr is one of those iso-scenes that make you wish you had a house -- err, villa! -- like it in real life. (The gardener looks like he's up to something though! It's always the gardener that turns, isn't it?) ( Suggested by ShinobiDragon and Featured by halfliquid )
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Volynets Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Interface Designer
Hi! I really like your illustration. Can you tell me how you did this illustration?
Or can tell me what to read, to learn how to do so?
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itsavril Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist
this is crazy beautiful work. the water texture, the stone texture, the hedges, all of it really is so wonderfully represented, i just can't stop staring! faving so i can keep coming back ;):+fav:
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Festiva Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
hooooollllly, damn straight this got a daily deviation! this looks straight out of the sims! but better!
i have no patience for buildings, this is fantastic! i especially love the little people, the pool water, and all the crazy amount of detail! well done!!
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bgr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, and THANK YOU for the Fav :)
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, thank you!!
Patience is a key ingredient for pixelart. Without it, speed painting might be a better choice :)
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:iconfestiva:
Festiva Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
for some reason, i only don't have the patience for buildings XD the rest i'm fine with lol. i'm an animator, i've learned patience over the years =P
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, I believe you. Your pixel art is gorgeous and very detailed. They must have required more patience to create than the average projects I get submitted to PixelDam
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:iconfestiva:
Festiva Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
thank you again! it's not as hard to be patient when it's fun eh?
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b0mb3r-mAn Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
great great greattttt
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ev149 Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
great job on the water
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CountessEsther Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
really cool
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onyxcomix Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2008
i love this!
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MenInASuitcase Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008
:noes: you'r awesome!
i thought i did some good pixelart! but now i feel like i did nothing special!
haha! you deserve many :clap:
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ghostcharmer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i want that swimming pool!
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edward-fangirl4life Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
imagine your ';puter crashed right before u saved it and then u lost it FOREVER..... the world would end i expect XD and the pool looks alot like meh cousin's old house
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bgr Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
lol
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edward-fangirl4life Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
i mean their old pool XD
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PSA-ReSpAwN Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Holy crap man, nice work! +fav
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Hey thank you very much :)
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hiromyhero Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007   Photographer
Damn I wish that was my house ;P
Great work on the water detail too!
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:iconspittty:
spittty Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! how did u do that :omg: thats awsome
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Hey, thanks :)

Lots of patience and time. I just wasn't satisfied with results, so returned to it weekly and improved parts until I had reached a level of perfection I wanted.

thanx for the :+fav:
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sahwar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterpiece, indeed! :+favlove:
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanx :D
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classicblue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Awesome iso work one of the best or atleast up there in the top list somewhere.
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
:dance: thanx hihi
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matiiii Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
water is awsome :O
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I hear ya :) thanx

Thank you for the :+fav:
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timelikeit Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
:wow: thats just great!! I bet the pool gave u lots of work there!! But u did it!!

Great job!! I will :+fav:
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bgr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much.

Yes the pool was nasty to do. But I wanted a pool the way a real pool looks: like you want to jump in!
Thanx for the fav too
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omgsara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
beautiful!
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanx :)
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:iconomgsara:
omgsara Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
you're welcome :)
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:iconnew-age-reject:
new-age-reject Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007   Digital Artist
Simply amazing dude.
Nice work!
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :headbang:
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hellagood88 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
awesome :)
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :)
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gt1750 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
One of the best blocks in Pixeldam. Amazing work.

PS:I downloaded the template so one day I'll hopefully join Pixeldam too :)
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Hey, thank you :)

I do hope to see a nice car design studio, or bodyshop added ;)
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GD-gfx Featured By Owner May 21, 2007
Fantastic artwork, I just love the shading and the attention to detail.
This has got to be one of the greatest pixel artworks I've seen in some time.
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Whoa, thanks! :glomp:
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:iconvanmall:
vanmall Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:+fav: Its beautiful.
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad you like it :)
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flamingbambi Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! The detail in this is incredible!

i especially like the car and the water..and the little butler XD

awesome work!
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bgr Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thanks! beware of the butler ;)
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flamingbambi Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o;

*runs*
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ya90ya Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
nice:clap:
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GrandpappyDirt Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work. That pool is just...wow.
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:iconbgr:
bgr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
thank you :D
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