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Meet the queen
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Published: March 13, 2017
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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)

Image size
1920x817px 1.6 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Paxotl's avatar
The size doesn’t matter
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burningmonkProfessional Photographer
Reminds me of Stargate, especially the movie. :D
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But does she know da wae?
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NamelessSaintProfessional Writer
I know you said the aztecs.  But when I first saw it the resemblance to Egypt came to mind.
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DofreshProfessional Digital Artist
Ok, thanks for the reply. I will do changes very soon.
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WaveSKyLordHobbyist General Artist
Do u no da wae ?
Kazemizu's avatar
Beautiful. You have a great grasp of contrast and color and atmosphere.
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DofreshProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, Kazemizu !
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theguywhorapedspaceHobbyist Digital Artist
I recognize one of the soldiers as the US Assault from BF4
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Love the colors.
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DofreshProfessional Digital Artist
Thx !
sonrayaz's avatar
YEAH! reminds me Stargate!
oh, that 90's feeleng!
Awesome work!!
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DofreshProfessional Digital Artist
Many thanks, Sonrayaz !
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Atariboy2600Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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DofreshProfessional 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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kevinsbrushProfessional Traditional Artist
beautiful color
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DofreshProfessional Digital Artist
thanks Kevinsbrush !
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VookaSheenProfessional 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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DofreshProfessional Digital Artist
Really !? :)
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Ever watch/read the anime/manga Gate: The JSDF? This is a scene I could imagine happening in that series.
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DofreshProfessional Digital Artist
No, never heard of it.
RJAmakusa's avatar
You should. A Modern Military vs a horde of medieval Ironclad soldiers.
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