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December 14, 2010
City of the Ancients by *ZackF is simply breathtaking! Be sure to check out the rest of his gallery! (Suggested by ~susu-chan and =junaidplaner)
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City of the Ancients

Finally done with this concept, and it is now 3:00 AM. :dead: Enjoyed working on it so much I lost track of time. There is a bit more I could do but I need to move on to making it in 3D. Let me know what you think! :)

Photoshop CS4

Update: I have a progress thread for this scene on Polycount, where you can see the steps I went through to make this concept art as well as the new work I am doing to create the scene as a real-time 3D environment. Check it out here: [link]
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Gwasanee's avatar
Your work has been featured here:…
If you want it removed, please let me know. :heart:
GZBunK3r's avatar
Hey there! I'm making a Mayan lost city themed board game I intend to self publish through The Game Crafter, and I was wondering if I could use your awesome artwork for the box cover. Is there any chance to do so? How much would you charge me to use it if required? Or would you like a copy of the game as a token of appreciation instead?
Imdraproc's avatar
Jolly good ruined city that brings the mind to Mesoamerican (and possibly also some southeast Asian?) cultures. The greenery is also well placed, and the balance between light and dark is great and helps bringing everything out.
cladiapan's avatar
Wonderful! I wish this was real...
Congrats on the DD!
AlexSkullUterna's avatar
Fantastic! :) I like.
TheFlarbar's avatar
Man I wish this were real.
Beautiful .. interested in pattern of Khmer art with ur style? In dire need of pattern for tattoo .. will pay .. thank u

VictorianSpectre's avatar
Wow man, I wish I lived here.
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lewisgunner1's avatar
you my friend have talent I have a request for you if you don't mind
ZackF's avatar
Thank you! See my PM reply for more info. :)
Minzile's avatar
i featured this wonderfull artwork here [link] :eager:
ZackF's avatar
Sorry, quite a late reply here, but thank you very much! :)
this is amazing!
how long did it take u to complete this?
ZackF's avatar
Thank you! Took me about one work week from initial sketch to final image. :)
wow,do you have the initial sketch in your gallery? id love to see what you started with!
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I don't have it in my dA gallery, but I did post up a good number of work-in-progress bits (including the initial sketch) to my progress thread on Polycount here -- you'll have to sift through the feedback a bit to get the pictures themselves.
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Even though it may be a late comment, I'm most definitely using this as the reference image for one of my stories. I'ven't done any Indiana Jones-esque novellas yet, so I hope to have a lot of fun with the sudden inspiration this image's given me. 8"D

Fantastic work.
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