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Ancient Mesopotamia

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Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated in a while... I've been working on this actually. it took about 25 hours, which can be difficult with on a fairly busy schedule. Anyways, I am really pleased with how this piece turned out. I'll upload a step by step when I have some time.

Edit:
2013 redo here: [link]
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babylonkid's avatar
babylonkid Artisan Crafter
Its great.
deathmaster1319's avatar
it's a pretty great. Do you think you can draw a more inside-the-city pic??
Moriadne's avatar
MoriadneHobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet mother of awesome!

This is great! ^_^
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kryberHobbyist Digital Artist
Hallo, i have a question .. i really really like this .. I am working on music album with ambient progresiive rock sound like music. And i want to ask you, dor how much you could do for me this kind of picture of mesopotamia. please, send me it to to bernat(at)602.cz .. Thank you very very much!

and also, do you have this picture in HD? Just for my desktop :)

Bye and Best regards!
xxemir89xx's avatar
This looks really interesting. Very well done, my question is did you use a reference for the building styles or was it just a freestyle.
jbrown67's avatar
jbrown67Professional Digital Artist
I used reference quite heavily on this one, but not one specific image.
AznBubblies's avatar
AznBubbliesHobbyist Digital Artist
I was wondering if I could try to draw these scene or print it out and use it for a S.S. project about Mesopotamia. Trust me, I will give full credit. Can I use it?
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jbrown67Professional Digital Artist
sure, you can print that out as long as it's credited and not for sale.
Diem2's avatar
That ziggurat looks almost exactly like the Zanbil in Elam, although not technically Mesopotamia it still fits in better in this pic, Elam was pretty lush, Mesopotamia was arid, is that were you got inspiration for this?
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jbrown67Professional Digital Artist
i'm not exactly sure about the names and all, this was for an assignment I got as concept art. They had sent me all the information and references they wanted me to use so I didn't think I would have to do research on my own. Thanks for the info though!
Diem2's avatar
No problem, I loved this picture either way, only that I felt that it could be good to share that info with you, I am really interested in Ancient history, I just noticed that the background is extremely lush, that's not usually "Mesopotamian" land, but more "Elamite" land. They were very similar to the Mesopotamian groups anyway, and fought against the Babylonians several times, some people even put Elam under Mesopotamia (at least Wikipedia does)
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Hey, is it alright with you if I use this as a reference for my Ancient Mesopotamia AP Literature project? I'm thinking about recreating a drawing of it...I'll be sure to note you as the original source though - please let me know at mypromise_foryou@yahoo.com

thnx.
Quaay's avatar
This piece is absolutely stunning! The colours, the composition, the intricate detail. It's just amazing.
I love that beyond the 'city' is just a vast desert and then beyond that is seemingly nothingness. It adds
a great enigmatic atmosphere to the piece.

Really, the only thing that I notice was maybe the perspective is slightly off in a place or two.
Around the bridge feels a bit awkward for some reason. Who knows? I have absolutely no ability
at drawing and I wouldn't know the first thing about drawing in perspective, so just take it with
a grain of salt if you like.

Great work :)
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jbrown67Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
mistic-dema's avatar
mistic-dema Photographer
very nice
i am from Iraq and i spent lots of time near the zaqura and the temples
i think you can draw a pic . that will be awesome
just imagine a zaqura in the middle of the desert behind it a sand storm that fades half the building
thanx :)
mistic-dema's avatar
mistic-dema Photographer
very nice
i am from Iraq and i spent lots of time near the zaqura and the temples
i think you can draw a pic . that will be awesome
just imagine a zaqura in the middle of the desert behind it a sand storm that fades half the building
thanx :)
NES-1138's avatar
Nice work!
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jbrown67Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
tasiorts's avatar
Amazing water efect! Just great piece of art!
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jbrown67Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
tasiorts's avatar
My pleasure!
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jbrown67Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
Pilej's avatar
Very nice, good details on building :)
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