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Lost Civilization by RedCoaster Lost Civilization by RedCoaster
Needed another landscape/environment in my portfolio. So I whipped this jungle ruins scene since I love the whole idea and look of ruins in a landscape. Experimented a lot with this.

2014. Miranda Leek. Do not use, steal, etc.
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Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, yes. The civilization of my ancestors before me. I love how you drew the serpent god Quezalcoatl.
DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
i gotta bug you, the plant life doesn't look quite accurate. I really like this, the lighting the way you use it to give depth and focus to the painting, love it! but the plants make me think of a forest, not a jungle. the stringy leaves make me think of swamp. The ferns are good but there small. This plant like looks more like its takes out of lord of the rings than the pre-colombian jungle with larger and exaggerated plant life and much broader leaves.  I love your creativity with the eel that's suppose to be a play off the feathered dragon? It looks headily inspired by the water dog salamander.

so uh enough buggers, i love it, it was really well executed, I have a lit of trouble getting my trees and backgrounds to look real and have as great a light transition as you did here. I dunno. I hope you don't take any of that personally <3  
icedragonair Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the detail on this, you've done a bang up job with the perspective. The texture is also great. I think because of this thought the pyramid in the back looks kinda out of place. I figure you wanted it to be hazy cause its in the background but i think maybe its a little TOO rough, especially when compared with the rest of the picture. Great job on the lighting too by the way.
Adam-Walker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Writer
CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very skilled to make background that's very good <3
Thagirion Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love Mayan ruins. This is lovely and neat how you mixed the different ones together. I had the pleasure to visit Chichen Itza last year. I moved this to featured on American Artist.
GregStevens Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I love the color scheme and your use of light and shadow to give it the "glowing" effect.
Sandramalie Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely scenery! Lots of deatils and beautiful colouring :)
sillypots Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This seems so cool. Like it's from a video game.
Leritoz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
please do take  alook at my gallery too! i'd really appreciate it!
Leritoz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i love the lighting!
LeDaverix Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like the Ornaments and the left Temple Looks great.  .. but dont you think there is something wrong with the right one? His right side confuses me. Actually the whole temple looks like you lost patience with this Picture and drew it relly quick. ^^ It s actually sad, because the rest of the Image is really awsome. I love overgrowen Ruins, they re always a great Motive :)
RedCoaster Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional
Yeah, I do have to do some touch ups with the far temple. Actually the one that I was referencing had a bit of a strange shape. Of course I can't have the furthest temple overdoing the one before it that's closer to the viewer. I might make it more transparent and blur it more since it's the furthest object in this picture.
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pure magic Great work!
maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love this
Levitating-Elephant Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 like this landscape- its different to most and tells a story without words :D
Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Cool pic.

I know this sounds stupid, but it reminds me of a Counter Strike map. :)
spider123357 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Writer
Actually I want to clarify something about my previous comment. You're a professional artist. Not that I am not a professional writer. 
spider123357 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Writer
Wow. You're an actual artist aren't you? 
donkfur78 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful and great to look at!!!!
Majayrick Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ZuluJ Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! great detail! looks great :D
dcaldwell101 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Artist
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February 20, 2014
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