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Another theme illustration! This month's theme was Atlantis! Kinda complicated to perform but it also allows a range of interesting possibilities.

My interpretation, like many myths suggests, was more towards Atlantis with a very advanced technology for its time. I've thought of a massive Robot / Automaton / Golem made ​​of brass, or a similar material, being manipulated by some Atlanteans. I decided to play with the robot design and tested a more most rustic design to give a feeling of old but with a little touch of a magical powered mechanism. I made sure to put enough greek design elements on the overall scene so it can be, somewhat, recognizable as a greek civilization.

For the Atlanteans I had an idea to put some masks to give a more impersonal and the enigmatic feel of the characters as well as some elements present in the robot to make some sort of relationship. The colors blue/purple of their tunics suggests that the characters are somewhat of a high social status, since these colors were very difficult to get in order to dye the robes, so they were reserved only for high classes with more power and influence, which works for the context. After all it would take knowledge to build something like this, and usually only the upper classes had a more scientific / mystical knowledge at hand.

It was interesting to produce, it sure stimulates the imagination!

Painting done in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing job!
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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tabu-art Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so "Indiana Jones and the fate of atlantis"!! I love it!
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KimiSz Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very true, I was mostly inspired by that game, such fond memories! Thanks for the compliment.
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tabu-art Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing! I love that game! :D
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:iconcarloshurtadosoriano:
Wonderful work!!!
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks :D
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:iconcarloshurtadosoriano:
Sorry! I've written where I did not have to!
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ChristianRagazzoni Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Hi, I really like your style, you would be interested in participating in the contest for the realization of the cover of my sci-fi literary magazine?
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks, I'm glad you like my work but I'm afraid I'll have to decline you offer. My free available time is kinda squished so most of it goes to my personal works :)
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ChristianRagazzoni Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I understand your busy schedule and I thank you anyway. I'll give you his best wishes for your projects and hope to see you one day to participate in my contest.
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you and good luck!
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Your amazing work has been feature in my new Journal [link] :love::heart:
Have a beautiful day!! :wave:
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:iconkimisz:
KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the feature, much appreciated :D
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Nataly1st Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Digital Artist
:heart::love:
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asiapasek Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good work! "Touch of magic" fits perfectly to this picture.
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :D
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fakebny123 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
It is me or the robot is enjoying his mechanisms tickled? A little too much?
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:iconkimisz:
KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno, I don't see this expression of "joy" in his face :P
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jotapehq Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
:wow:
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;D
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jotapehq Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Cara vc eh animal na pintura digital!
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:iconkimisz:
KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Opa, valeu mesmo cara :D
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jotapehq Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
:squee:
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SawokMrGreen Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wacom Cintiq 21UX =) Big thing) I'm working on it one time... Its awesome !
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, its a great piece of equipment, but I use only at work. But I do have a 12wx at home, works just as good as the 21UX ;)
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You used nice colours there :D (you're right about the purple B-) and to get it you have to kill a tonload of snails btw xD awww. But not really, yegh.)
It almost seems like they're watching something burn down, kinda evil actually :p But it's kind of 'steampunk meets history'-ish themed, nice :D Though to be honest, the Atlantians don't look like this whenever I'm watching History Channel :no:
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey long time no see! Thanks for the compliments! Yeah you see, I did my homework regarding rare inks lol

Well the idea was to be a enigmatic scene anyways, so who knows what the atlanteans are up to, what the robot is for so on and so forth. Its quite open to interpretation really :)

Yeah, History Channel needs more concept artists within their ranks rofl!
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha congrats :cookie: :D
Yeah it's very intriguing and you can indeed think of a lot of outcomes for what you see ^^

Totally xD So close-minded, tsshh.
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I like to keep things open to interpretation, that's pretty fun actually!

lol true, imagine their programs with an extra slice of crazy concepts XD~
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
True, adds a little mystique to everything :p always a pluspoint I'd think.

Yeah, totally. We interrupt this program for your daily dosis of crazyness B-) doesn't make any sense but oh weeeell xD
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KimiSz Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! Well you know, nothing makes sense in the tv anyways soooo...

How bout you, how you've been doing? Any new pretty victorian dresses? rofl XD~
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No that's true, and it's often not even believable anymore, like your average American 'reality'show. That just has FAAAAAKE written all over it :D

Oh school has kept me busy like hell I'm afraid, so no chance whatsoever this last schoolyear to do/make anything fun. Really sucks -_- I've been making a to-do list for what I want to do and where I want to go to once my vacation starts and I've already filled an entire page. So, certainly enough ideas but no time, not yet :p

How about you ^^ Still no perfect steampunk lady ideas XD?
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KimiSz Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol that's a pity, I hope you fulfill all your plans for vacation!

Well my case is pretty much the same as you, lots of ideas, but not enough time do deal with them plus I still feel need to practice some other things first before I can trully depict a really good victorian girl. My succubus lady is patient enough to wait for her debut lol. Don't you dare to think I forgot about those hats lol
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