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City of the Ancients by ZackF City of the Ancients by ZackF
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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Given 2010-12-14
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) ( Featured by Pyritie )
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cladiapan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
Wonderful! I wish this was real...
Congrats on the DD!
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AlexSkullUterna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
Fantastic! :) I like.
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TheFlarbar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Man I wish this were real.
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RoguishRobin Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
gorgeous!!
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inkedupwhite Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Beautiful .. interested in pattern of Khmer art with ur style? In dire need of pattern for tattoo .. will pay .. thank u

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VictorianSpectre Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow man, I wish I lived here.
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M16Tronaz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
just... **
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
awesome!
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sambelkacang Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
:omg:
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xGunSmoke Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow!
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YumeTsukai182 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
dwaah *_*
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lewisgunner1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
you my friend have talent I have a request for you if you don't mind
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! See my PM reply for more info. :)
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lewisgunner1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
ok
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Minzile Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   General Artist
i featured this wonderfull artwork here [link] :eager:
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ZackF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, quite a late reply here, but thank you very much! :)
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Linarya Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
this is amazing!
how long did it take u to complete this?
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:iconzackf:
ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Took me about one work week from initial sketch to final image. :)
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Linarya Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
wow,do you have the initial sketch in your gallery? id love to see what you started with!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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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montymaestro Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Artist
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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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey awesome! Words can't express how glad it makes me when my artwork inspires people to come up with stories. Thank you, and best of luck on your writing!
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sogfrog13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:OOOOO !!!
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BladeRazors Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist
I checked out your 3D as well.Amazing work man :).I am fairly new in digital art and i want to create stuf like that(aka epic scenes in past times or fantasy u get the point right?) so to me this a great inspiration.Great work great work :D!!!!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I've recently been focusing on finishing up the 3D scene in my spare time so hopefully I will have some updates to post on it soon. :)
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BladeRazors Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist
cool i ill keep in touch then :D!!!
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IACG Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Simply incredible!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Fire-waypoint Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
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I founded you by this track, this is so cool painting.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice track! It's pretty flattering to see my work passed along like that, I'm glad it inspires people. It really is best for people to ask permission first, but since they credited me I'm cool with that. Thanks for the link, and I'm glad you like this! :)
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shyguy444 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!
i just LOVE ancient meso-american architecture!!!
perfect!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! Thank you very much!
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ucupumar Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
powerful atmosphere, i love your work so much
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ZackF Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Yusuf! I'm glad you like it. :)
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imgjohn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Awesome work. I am developing a mobile game and looking for artwork.
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MrNinjutsu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favourite environment pieces on deviantart. Very nice work.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm flattered, thank you. :)
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outside-mind Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Och it's awesome ! Sooo climatic <3
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stealth-ninja-64 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
wow that is amazingly good i wanna draw like that when i grow up ;)
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ZackF Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That is great to hear! You can do it! Practice, practice practice! :)
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AdrianXXX777 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Fabulous!!!!!!
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Runaela Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
WOW beautiful! love it ! ;)
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chromereaper Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the stone texture *-*
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cpuchta Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
WOW, that's so beautiful *-*
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DarkNaomi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist
wow
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7enith Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
reminds me a little of uncharted. Superb Art :#1: Maybe you could have used a little warmer light in the middle, as a contrast:-)

Greetings

Chris
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ZackF Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah I was a bit indecisive of how much contrast to put in, I think. I wanted the atmosphere to feel really muggy and humid. And I love the Uncharted series! One of the only game series early this generation to go for vibrant colors. :)
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fariaana Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
This is really great, I love the whole atmosphere :)
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ZackF Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Ana :)
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fariaana Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
No problem, your work is awesome :D
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