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Forgotten ruins by Matchack Forgotten ruins by Matchack
Just a sketch of decaying ruins surrounded by lava, I wanted to play with mood and shape language.
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scapeaholic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  New Deviant
Hell on earth. :)

I think the one weak point for me is that the ruins appear to be sitting in the middle of a super volcano, which makes the smaller, elevated peak in the background kind of strange and unnatural. Of course, I'm a lover of volcanoes, so do take the criticism with a grain of salt. I still love this piece.
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Matchack Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Thanks for the crit :)
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PoisonBlade2000 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! I was wondering if I can use this powerful Art Work, for a background for HorseEden. Credit will be given to you and I will link back here, matches the name of the horse and pose so well
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michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your play is spectacular!
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DamianKrzywonos Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work
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BastetMary Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
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Zarory Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So cool xD
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Ali-Shobbar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is crazy~
how many hours you it took you start to finish?
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MichaelVance-ART Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think of Lovecraft's stories when I see this one. Cool!
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claudikas Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS !! <3 :D
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I am loving this!
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ItalianEmpress1985 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am in the process of writing a fantasy epic featuring, at some point, the ruins of an ancient god situated near a great volcanic 'sea'. but just hadn't fully visualized it in my mind. I frequently look for fantasy landscape for inspiration, but nothing was quite that level of brimstone and ancient elegance . . . then I came upon this piece of yours, and could instantly better visualize such a place.

So, wanted you to know, from one writer to one artist, that you inspired me.

Thank you for this dramatic and painstaking image, you have quite a talent, and if you are playing with 'moods' you certainly created one here. Brava!
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Matchack Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
That is the greatest compliment that anyone has ever told me :) thank you :)
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GothicSolitude Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Cool...
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KangTengri Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Photographer
Impressive surrounding and mood
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Matchack Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Thank you :)
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Takes me back to HoM&M Inferno..Great mood here
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shadowyfantasy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Awesome ! I can't help to wonder about its history d:
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Beautiful piece!
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Amidamaru88 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
cool
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Matchack Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thank you all for comments :)
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ArtReferenceSource Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Simply beautiful. The composition and sense of depth is amazing.
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Kurtzan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi ! Your great work is featuring here : [link]
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Mstevens15 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very awesome!
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JohnMcCambridge Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lighting directs the eye to the door of bulding and youve achieved the haunting atmoshere of abandon
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Neelai Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me wonder what kind of place this was before the lava. Amazing work for a "just a sketch". I wish my sketches were this beautiful :-)
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fangorna Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some ruins are better left untouched.... Really like it
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Kata Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the lighting/coloring in this :)
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Elitekruemel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
WOW!!!! All Time Favorite!!!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent work! :)
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the-evil-legacy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful !
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Mothman234 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Cool. Looks like something out of Diablo. Nicely done!
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Holy incredible! The ruins are stunning, and the lava is looking fierce and epic! The sky and the mountains are also gorgeous. Wonderful work! :iconfantasticplz:
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Darknight1138 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Artist
All I have to say is awesome!
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kittykolorz Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa, so epic! you have some great talent. keep going!
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations at [link]
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sketchy208 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
epic!
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gzegzolka Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Awesome work ^^
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westcpw Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very grand... what lurks within.....
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DanPilla Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing!
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Jessica-Prando Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic!
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selkiemoon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hm ... it seems like it's supposed to be an evil place, but the pillars (columns? word? dunno) have an air of calmness to me, and warmth.
Or maybe that's just my drowsy sleepy mood ;)

Anyway, beautiful piece nevertheless!

selkie
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mikemars Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
working i'd say! nice composition. the shapes really relate to eachother well. foreground to back...
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