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deserted city by ZackF deserted city by ZackF
A city that's been abandoned for half a century. What happened to the previous inhabitants? War? Natural disaster? Disease? No one can say for sure, but after years of adventurers and fortune seekers disappearing, people know better than to try moving back in.

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xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Great pic! 
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halonut117 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool beans
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Thought it was a scene from Prince of Poughkeepsie: The Worrier Within.

Looks great.
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ZackF Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks. :)
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Been to a desserted city, goodbye teeth!
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RSDoidle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is insanely good! The perspective is awesome and I love the individuation given to the buildings, really giving the place life. Abandoned places always have a special place in my heart. xD
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ZackF Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks David! Me too, I've always had a fascination with ruins and abandoned architecture. They always have this mysterious aura about them, like what stories could this place tell?
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RSDoidle Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! :) There's so much mystery surrounding them, whenever I visit anywhere abandoned my mind races with so many thoughts about what happened and who lived/worked/etc there. If I could I would explore abandoned places all day. :]
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Navaunir Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
It doesn't help that the deserted city is in the desert, now does it? :D
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ZackF Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I hadn't thought of it that way, but it does kind of look like that doesn't it? I went way too sparse on the vegetation and it looks kind of like a wasteland as a result, which isn't necessarily a bad thing but different from what I originally intended.
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Navaunir Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Well maybe the place became a desert as a result of over use and thus it was deserted. We gotta think outside the rectangle!
:D
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lmnopguy7 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Wow...that's an amazing picture! *Favorites*
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rosemaryjayne Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2008
wonderful draw as always Zack :)
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StaciB Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Well that, and deep down inside I know I'm totally badass.'

hehehehehe reminds me of old pictures and conversations.

YOU ARE TOTALLY BADASS AND SO IS THIS PICTURE!

AND..

CAPSLOCK IS THE CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!
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Pseudonymousie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Yay! :)
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Enjoydotcom Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I can get a bit upset seeing your creations. Not because of your art, it is spectacular in my eyes. But because you don't seem to receive the attention you deserve!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Don't waste a second feeling bad for me, I'm not too concerned with how popular I am on dA. Plus I get such positive comments like yours to keep me encouraged! :lol:

Well, that and deep down inside I know I'm totally badass. ;)
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Enjoydotcom Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Neither am I (about my popularity) but it amazes me that good art like yours doesn't get more attention.
Good for you, "Selfknowledge is the first step to a better world" :D.
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Roytje Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
The perspective is good, indeed. But lighting in this one is just brilliant :)
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Roy! I wanted to capture a mysterious, spooky feeling with the lighting. :)
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paper-planes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
I love the parts of the bridges that look like gears. Your perspective always make me jealous!
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I really love bridges, they help bring out that sense of depth in a picture. And you can put cool designs on them, like wings or gears or whatever. :)
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NIXP Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this.And when I read your journal I most liked this one and wanted to finish it but I had to get off the computer.

The pic is just awesome =P

=]
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! Yeah, I'm really happy with how it turned out too. :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all in line at motor vehicles.. they'll be back eventually.. ... your detail work is a source of constant amazement Captain Zack
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! I hope they drive SUVs! Thanks Dave. :lol:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
They need em here today.. wife and me got the day off.. the snowstorm hit us early! Wheee
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Aw man, I'm so envious. I haven't seen snow in years. :(
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me call UPS Im sure I can send you some!!
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vladimir-the-hamster Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008   Digital Artist
Lookin' good for a 50 year old abandoned city. I'd expect more plants. But wow, scary. People disappearing and stuff. Scares the hell out of me and the end is all I can see.

I like the perspective.
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ZackF Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Good point. I wanted to get more trees and moss in there but forgot about it. Haha, Muse right? Thanks.
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vladimir-the-hamster Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   Digital Artist
You're welcome! Yup, Muse. Happened to be listening to them when I saw your pic. "Fitting," I thought. :p
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