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Belvedere Island by chateaugrief Belvedere Island by chateaugrief
Belvedere Island is a little residential community just north of San Francisco (as you can see). It has about 2000 residents, and it has a per capita income of $250,000.  That's not per household, that's per capita, which in this case means mom and dad and 2.8 kids each check in as earning 250k a year.  So, it's a bit upper crust, you might say.  They have sundown laws against skateboarding.  You have to have a bicycle license tag displayed prominently on your bike if you're riding there(issued by the Chief of Police).

 What problems could this idyllic little island paradise have, you may ask? Well they have a deer population explosion underway apparently, and the whole place has divided itself into two categories, pro-and anti-deer.   Anti-deer in this case means tranquilize the entire herd, take them to a vet and get them spayed (what, you thought they would just cull the herd? how gauche!).  Pro-deer well...

Here's the most recent City Council meeting on the deer problem: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qe7tD…   A local concerned citizen who appears to be a fully mature adult male wearing a deer antler headband in “solidarity with those who cannot speak for themselves” comes in at the 1:16:00 mark.  I can’t read what he’s got on his protest sign, but I’m sure it’s good.  Shouting ensues.  Never Mind, it says “Deer Sanctuary Property” and he's advocating that people put up these signs to show how much they support the deer.  He's probably head of the Belvedere Deer Literacy Program, who seek to bring better education to underprivileged deer so they know which properties are sanctuary properties.  Someone else should start a Belvedere Deer Nutrition Program to teach deer to eat more green weed salads and fewer rosebushes.   

You all think I’m kidding about Eynhallow.  Oh California.  Let me count the ways.

(oh yeah, ref pic taken by the real estate agent trying to sell that house in 2014 for 18 mil.  Cool house photos in the link, but really the interior of that place leaves much to be desired  freshome.com/2014/02/20/waterf…
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thea-aseron Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!
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lizzyc7 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's absolutely beautiful, your work is amazing!
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MnstrFrc Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
cool.
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Erydril Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just awesome incredibly beautiful! I'm in love with this place and I want to live there! xD
Details on plants are just incredible, and also I love the colors you used :la:
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joeyusgraphicdesign Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
just wow! :)
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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cemac Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
I have included this amazing artwork in the new feature for May 2017 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members may see your art, and thank you for being a member.:heart:
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ReyEspectro Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Vanoss LOVE Vanoss LOVE 
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Whizzy-The-Elephant Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredibly beautiful!
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HappyWasabii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
youre really really good !! ^^
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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PokemonTrainerNaira Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, your landscape drawings are beautiful, I keep thinking they're photographs until I click and watch them more closely. Amazingly drawn! The clouds and water are kind of iridiscent, it feels heavenly :heart: But even the forest and city have their own different atmospheres and have, each one, its own vibe.
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YoshiCrusader Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love these scenery pics! See, I'm a writer and these are very inspirational for me! Thank you!
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:iconcenteno:
Centeno Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful Work!
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Vapaus-Furansu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just one word, perfect! It is so well done... The only thing that I don't like is that this art was not made by myself! xD
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017
wonderful work!
<3
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
you're welcome!
:love:
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:iconstoper:
stoper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Beautiful style you have here. Kudos.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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JasonJonathan98 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
Can you draw a Landscape Budapest in Hungary? Just Cool Picture and beautiful Heart 
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hippiefuturist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017   General Artist
Breathtaking! Btw thanks for the llama badge :)
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks and welcome!
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SoloFlight-A Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool !:) (Smile) 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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Zoroo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
wow i have discovered talented human on deviantart
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your support!
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Sophia-Phantasy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017   Traditional Artist
Omg this so gorgeus :O love how you work with the light
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Debbielish Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:wow: Whoa, man, how long do you take to make these? I would probably take years and it wouldn't even look so cool as what you do... :faint:

Not only are you amazingly skilled at landscapes, but also you're pretty good at painting buildings! Incredible! :wow: I find man-made structures to be harder to draw than most things, but your lines are so precise and neat, it almost looks like a photo! :clap:
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
Has a lovely otherworldly quality to it, inspired, no doubt, by the data you provide. Beautiful detail and color...
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LBV1806-20 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! Love the contrast and the general style. 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the nice comment!
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curiousmink Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Thank you so much for the Llama  wow your work is amazing.  If they have a deer problem I might have a few mountain lions looking for a feast. 
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
welcome and thanks for your nice comment!
I think Belvedere Island is a bit small for mountain lions--it is only about 300 acres--but it would
be a good solution...
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FinFoox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
SCREEE
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MarvickSands Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist
Awesome work. You surely know how to turn Belvedere into la più bella vista ;)
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the comment!
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MarvickSands Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist
my pleasure!
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CaptainKPeanuts Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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CrimsonSunset218 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
You said "deer" and I thought "sausages and pot roast"

... I think I'd be unpopular in Belvedere.
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
...in burgundy sauce with leeks and golden potatoes...what community wouldn't want to have that problem?  one that bans restaurants like Belvedere does.  
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CrimsonSunset218 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017
*laughs*  If they've banned restaurants what do they expect the residents to eat?!  HELLO?!  DEER!!! 

*gestures back and forth with each word*  They. Are. Right. There.  You. Are. Not. Feeding. Us.

(I am SO hungry now, thanks. I'd LOVE to try that dish.)
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AsMyWorldDivides Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
I'm amazed by your talent, as usual! ^0^  Hmm, as soon as I heard about Eynhallow I thought of you and how you were warning about it. 😮 It looks so peaceful there at Belvedere Island! I hope they can resolve the issue soon with the deer X(. It must be nice to see the deer outside to some degree even though there are too many right now.. 💖
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chateaugrief Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I suppose Belvedere City would simply latch onto a new local issue to squabble over if the deer issue were solved.  I have no definite proof of this, but I've got a feeling.  I think it was the deer antler headband...gave me this sense of the place. I'ze a reindeer :protester ultratard 
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AsMyWorldDivides Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Ysw! Thank you for sharing!

😑 Sounds like those ppl may have too much time on their hands lolol. LMAO @ the antler headband comment!! 
Now you've gone and made me laugh and made my night it's all your fault I blame you Chateau!! XD

Deer icon.2 Happy Deer Deer Doe Icon (Flipped) Bounce, Deer! outlander gif 
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ChicagoSDD Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Would love to live in a place like this.
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:iconchateaugrief:
chateaugrief Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it is a nice place...
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BlueChaosTamer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to sit in front of this scenery for like the rest of my life XD
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