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Meet the queen by Dofresh Meet the queen by Dofresh

Here are the 4 keyframes I did for the Artstation "Ancient Civilizations: Lost & Found" challenge. I tried to focus on storytelling.

The storyline is based on the hollow earth theory (alike "Journey to the centre of the Earth").
A group of private explorers (a mix of scientists and mercenaries) finds a way in (a remote cave in Iceland) and explores an uncharted vast jungle. They encounter members of a matriarchal society, sharing some similarities with the aztecs.

Description of the four keyframes
01 : Encounter (first contact in the deep jungle)
02 : Meet the queen (the explorers meet the queen, a 11 years old girl surrounded by her devoted people)
03 : Surgery (the queen suffers a major wound, the doctor of the team decides to try an emergency surgery despite the refusal of the priests)
04 : Retaliation (the queen is dead, the main priestess decides to sacrifice all the team, in an act of purification)

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Meet the queen by Dofresh has such complimentary colors and highlights that make this greeting all the more admirable! Beautifully done! ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional Photographer
Reminds me of Stargate, especially the movie. :D
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scwiwe Featured By Owner May 15, 2018
But does she know da wae?
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Professional Writer
I know you said the aztecs.  But when I first saw it the resemblance to Egypt came to mind.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Ok, thanks for the reply. I will do changes very soon.
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WaveSKyLord Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Do u no da wae ?
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Beautiful. You have a great grasp of contrast and color and atmosphere.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Kazemizu !
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theguywhorapedspace Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recognize one of the soldiers as the US Assault from BF4
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thebes1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
Love the colors.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thx !
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thebes1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
:)
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sonrayaz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
YEAH! reminds me Stargate!
oh, that 90's feeleng!
Awesome work!!
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, Sonrayaz !
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Atariboy2600 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017
Let me be the first one to say I am so sorry that soooooo many folks here comments on this image and the first reaction to seeing this is anything STARGATE in there mind and now seeing this beautiful artwork now I cant get the STARGATE mind set off my brain as well. And I don't think that what you was aiming for as you drawing this but if you never saw the 1994 ‎Stargate‎ movie or the 97 TV show Stargate SG-1  then you should go and see them just for fun. But again lovely picture.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Eheh, don't worry, Stargate is not such a bad reference, I loved the movie (never seen the tv show, nevertheless) :)
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kevinsbrush Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful color
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks Kevinsbrush !
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VookaSheen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
You caught a very Stargate-ish atmosphere and mood with this setting. You can even see Daniel Jackson behind the second woman! XD 
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Really !? :)
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RJAmakusa Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017
Ever watch/read the anime/manga Gate: The JSDF? This is a scene I could imagine happening in that series.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
No, never heard of it.
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RJAmakusa Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
You should. A Modern Military vs a horde of medieval Ironclad soldiers.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'll give it a try, for sure.
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MsMeowtaKittyClaws Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful piece of art great balance of color and shadows.  I really enjoyed the vantage point of view from one of her devoted people and I can see some unarmed people and to the left armed guards.  I might worry because to the last row one of the armed soldiers has his/or her gun slightly raised and in a forward position. Unlike the other two armed ones who have their weapons raised but resting against their body. I can feel the feeling of apprehension of what will happen next.  >^,^<
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude :)
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MsMeowtaKittyClaws Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Je suis une fille derp...
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ah ben pardon :)
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MsMeowtaKittyClaws Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
 Lilkitty     
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ahojako Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
Reminds me of Stargate
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DanielSantos360 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That Looks really good, I Like It!
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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winsterpin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love the red here! It's like a complete reversal of normal color schemes, where the main subject is colored and vibrant, and the background is unsaturated, so here the main subject is dark, while the background is bright red. So different and so interesting.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, Winsterpin !
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liedwina Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017
love this
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qordos Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
Dunno why, but that reminds me the Stargate. Like it!
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Lenziio Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Student Filmographer
wow!
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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JaydoDre Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I could really go for some Stargate 2 right now, but I don't think they can pull it off.
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sfedqw Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
This is fantastic! Reminds me of stargate, with kurt russel. Keep up the great work!
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TerryCarr Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
saw this on twitter. very nice
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WFTC141 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Sweet.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks !
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scarletcross01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. it has all the components that make up a great painting. It first draws your eyes to the small little girl at what is apparently a throne room and with these dozens or so of out of place characters that seem way out of place if it wasn't for the story telling but that was what makes it great is that you can make a story to go with it like all paintings but anyways nice work.:D (Big Grin) 
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :)
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RMijael Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Fucking beautiful.
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot !
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NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Given Iceland's earthquakes, landslides, and all the rest, those must be some pert' well stabilized pillars.

--Nonie the Ridiculous
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
yep, sure !
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Wust Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.
It's weird for me because I had a dream with a scene almost like this, so it's like I'm seeing that dream in a draw :o
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