Where sanity ends, gradient meshing begins.
This is 100% vector! 16 layers of gradient mesh, all done in Adobe Illustrator.
This one almost drove me crazy, but was a good exercise. Inspired by *soulsurfer
's digital painting 'Peace Of Mind'
using same reference picture from [link]
Hehe, you could scale this to cover an entire city and it would still look flawless... just gotta love vectors
Comments and all that jazz appreciated as always. Over and out.