Would you go about to explain some of the big steps you took to make this? For example, you started with a sketch, moved on to some mapping and 3D renders or several photo references followed by the painting and lighting? Perhaps you have some artists you admire that are featured in articles on websites and magazines.
The layering of the light in this is very sharp, and you get the eye to focus from left to right across this city scape, not to mention the geometry here is so well conceived this looks as if it is a place that currently exists within the world now. Combined with the weather element and your attention to detail, down to the light casting onto wet surfaces you have another incredible work of art here.