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Hi everyone!
Finally a pretty much completed painting !
Took me around 15 hours I would say, and I'm pretty proud of it.
Wanted to paint the ruins of some ancient civilization, in a place that looked forgotten for a long time.

I decided to upload this one in a higher resolution so that you can catch some of the details, so please go full view !

I hope it is not too bright or too dark, since sometimes my monitor plays some tricks on me hehe.

I hope you like it!
Cheers
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:iconajax94:
Ajax94 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Love it! :D
So much! :love:
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:iconzaddy23:
Zaddy23 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
15 hrs!? WUUHBBHUHAH!? HOW?? I can only focus on one thing for at maximum 3hrs... :P
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:iconwitchcrafter:
witchcrafter Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
very nice.
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:iconliokta:
liokta Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very good at choosing colors
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:iconlittlejune131:
littlejune131 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I love how diminutive the explorer appears to be in comparison to the ruins. It makes the ancient city look all the more imposing.
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
So many wonders destroyed, never to be re-built.

So much knowledge forgotten, never to be re-learned.

So much glory eclipsed, never to be re-claimed.

So far we had fallen, never to rise again.
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:iconaaawhyme:
aaawhyme Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!! *_* is this all painted or is there matte painting in there?
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:iconshinigamishinto:
ShinigamiShinto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Looks like something out of MTG
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:iconcatbus88:
catbus88 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Amazing work!!Thumbs up!
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:iconlambent-mountain:
Lambent-Mountain Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Gives off an ancient felling scene.
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:iconsiegfried-ukr:
Siegfried-Ukr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great Job!!!
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:iconaarondaimmortalsaint:
Nice I love the designing
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:iconfromlatviawithlove:
fromlatviawithlove Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gawd, I love vertical design.
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:iconheyitsthezomiester:
HeyItsTheZomiester Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
for some odd reason, this reminds me of Castle in the Sky... dunno why. :P
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:iconthatenglishguy:
thatenglishguy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Looks like an abandoned city...
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:icontikalonnoval:
TikalOnnoval Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Perfect!
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:iconrotsentu:
rotsentu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
superb! looks ancient, moody, mysterious, peaceful...
beautiful painting.
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:icongeecatart:
Geecatart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
do you use photoshop ?
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:icongeecatart:
Geecatart Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
soo amazing :3
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:iconyoakenoyuki:
YoakeNoYuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Magnificent scenery, incredible details :iconloveloveplz:
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:iconlunadeabril-pom:
LunaDeAbril-POM Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
magbificent work!!! did you ever think of using these scenes for gaming purposes? i'm sure these scenes would be graet in a game
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:iconnomewmew:
nomewmew Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My favorite.
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:iconfanai59:
fanai59 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the light of this piece and its sad atmospere
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:iconivyel:
Ivyel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   General Artist
Amazing :D
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:iconsirkaeru:
SirKaeru Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
BEUATIFUL
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:iconmeri13:
Meri13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
awesome >W<
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:iconnmatech:
nmatech Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I could swear I saw something like this in a dream of mine. Great work.
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:iconheartdisease:
HeartDisease Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
You can be really proud of yourself! This is so going to be my next desktop wallpaper!
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:iconanistrada:
Anistrada Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
very impressive :slow:
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:iconelbere:
Elbere Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
There's so much mood in this thing... I simply can't take my eyes off of it. You're brilliant.
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:iconbluebumblebee:
BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I love that sky! And the scale is just amazing.
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:iconicantreallydrawxd:
icantreallydrawxD Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
it's absolutely beautiful.
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:iconshadowjoe:
Shadowjoe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That looks really great. Love it!!!
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:icondanydiniz:
danydiniz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should be proud, because this is stunning! I can't take my eyes of it!
You are so talented :heart:
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:iconaidan-vol:
Aidan-Vol Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
suck awesome light! great job
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:iconsunlight-festival:
Sunlight-Festival Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student General Artist
What a beautiful image.

Great job. :iconclapplz:
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:iconflames-in-the-eyes:
Flames-in-the-eyes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
I don't know why, but I got really excited when I saw the little person down in the right hand corner... :D It's very beautiful... Somewhat reminds me of Atlantis, because of the statue's head down in the left, and the water that is cascading around... :D
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DreamerPierrot Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
It's so beautiful! I love the atmosphere in this piece :aww:
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:iconthereddreamer:
TheRedDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
How do you do this? Where do you get the inspiration? You should be proud of it, cause it's great! Man, wish I could dream up sommin' like that...
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:iconfreshart101:
FreshArt101 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love your style it is very epic
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:icondesrtone:
DesRtOnE Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
TROPICAL TOWER WARS :D ....Amazing painting!
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:iconathalour:
Athalour Featured By Owner May 16, 2010   General Artist
My pleasure! :aww:
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:iconjjcanvas:
JJcanvas Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconathalour:
Athalour Featured By Owner May 16, 2010   General Artist
:heart: This delicious work has been featured: [link] :heart:
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fakepolitics Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Hey! I love all of your art, they are so lovely! I also love to paint the fantasy, but I currently only use pencils and leave it just black and white. I don't know how to coloured it. Well, I used to try, and use Inktense, but it doesn't look good. So.. my question is, how can you make your art so fantastic? Would you share your tricks? I currently new to Deviantart, and haven't upload any of my art yet, maybe next week
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:iconelegantpaws:
ElegantPaws Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Stunning!
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:iconvitellan:
vitellan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
This is fantastic! The details are inspiring, and the light is very gentle and calm.
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:iconvioletvampirevixen:
VioletVampireVixen Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
-stares in utter awe- :wow:

I honestly have nothing to say other then, breathtaking :heart:.
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:iconawacko:
aWacko Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Beautiful xD
The light in it is amazing, really nice xD
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:iconmemod:
memod Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional
That's a wonderful picture, I love the colour choices you made and how you play the colours off against each other. There's a nice variation of them both in the buildings and in the sky. And of course the light gives this an almost dream-like feeling. Mysterious and fascinating. Only the composition I feel is maybe a little too centred, but I realize it is quite difficult with this kind of scenery to show from a different view.
In any case, good work!

Daniel
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