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Meet the queen by Dofresh Meet the queen by Dofresh

Here are the 4 keyframes I did for the Artstation "Ancient Civilizations: Lost & Found" challenge. I tried to focus on storytelling.

The storyline is based on the hollow earth theory (alike "Journey to the centre of the Earth").
A group of private explorers (a mix of scientists and mercenaries) finds a way in (a remote cave in Iceland) and explores an uncharted vast jungle. They encounter members of a matriarchal society, sharing some similarities with the aztecs.

Description of the four keyframes
01 : Encounter (first contact in the deep jungle)
02 : Meet the queen (the explorers meet the queen, a 11 years old girl surrounded by her devoted people)
03 : Surgery (the queen suffers a major wound, the doctor of the team decides to try an emergency surgery despite the refusal of the priests)
04 : Retaliation (the queen is dead, the main priestess decides to sacrifice all the team, in an act of purification)

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Given 2017-04-13
Meet the queen by Dofresh has such complimentary colors and highlights that make this greeting all the more admirable! Beautifully done! ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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MsMeowtaKittyClaws Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful piece of art great balance of color and shadows.  I really enjoyed the vantage point of view from one of her devoted people and I can see some unarmed people and to the left armed guards.  I might worry because to the last row one of the armed soldiers has his/or her gun slightly raised and in a forward position. Unlike the other two armed ones who have their weapons raised but resting against their body. I can feel the feeling of apprehension of what will happen next.  >^,^<
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ahojako Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Reminds me of Stargate
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DanielSantos360 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Filmographer
That Looks really good, I Like It!
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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winsterpin Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I love the red here! It's like a complete reversal of normal color schemes, where the main subject is colored and vibrant, and the background is unsaturated, so here the main subject is dark, while the background is bright red. So different and so interesting.
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Dofresh Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, Winsterpin !
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:iconliedwina:
liedwina Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
love this
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:iconqordos:
qordos Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Dunno why, but that reminds me the Stargate. Like it!
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Lenziio Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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JaydoDre Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I could really go for some Stargate 2 right now, but I don't think they can pull it off.
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sfedqw Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
This is fantastic! Reminds me of stargate, with kurt russel. Keep up the great work!
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TerryCarr Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
saw this on twitter. very nice
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WFTC141 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Sweet.
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scarletcross01 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. it has all the components that make up a great painting. It first draws your eyes to the small little girl at what is apparently a throne room and with these dozens or so of out of place characters that seem way out of place if it wasn't for the story telling but that was what makes it great is that you can make a story to go with it like all paintings but anyways nice work.:D (Big Grin) 
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RMijael Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Fucking beautiful.
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:iconnonier:
NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Given Iceland's earthquakes, landslides, and all the rest, those must be some pert' well stabilized pillars.

--Nonie the Ridiculous
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Wust Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it.
It's weird for me because I had a dream with a scene almost like this, so it's like I'm seeing that dream in a draw :o
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It must be weird, indeed :)
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CaptainFist123 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
She's adorable! It's amazing how a small child can lead the entire civilization into what it became shown in the picture. 
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Saint-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it when the image tells the story. 
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Me too :)
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Gilgamezh001 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Very nice. ;)
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ;)
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
EPIC!!!

Amazing concept and colors!!!

Emote| Pet the smiley Morty 
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot !
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

Bunny Emoji-56 (Nomnomnom) [V3] 
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ShonenJUMP3000 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Amazing :D (Big Grin) 
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks :)
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Congrats
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you !
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AlanGizehCastaneda Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My first thought, "'Stargate?!'", then I thought, "How beautiful.". Now, . . .meh, "favorite", click!
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MrsChipi Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here! I loved that series!
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Wait, what, the queen dies? But she's so small and adorable! That's actually quite depressing.

That aside, this is a fantastic painting! I'm a sucker for those lost world/hollow earth sorts of stories, so as soon as I read the description, I was hooked. Now I wish I could see the actual story play out as, I dunno, a movie or novel or something.

Congrats on the DD!
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thx :)
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:iconthewarofthering:
TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Welcome :)
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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8tailfox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
did you got the idea form the movie Stargate-SG1 Too?_?
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing details - love the perspective. Congrats on the DD.
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SanatanaSociety Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist
This is so beautiful! Fantasticcoloring!
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks !
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trilliondollerman Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
She's tiny!
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:icondofresh:
Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
yes indeed !
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tzecco Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Loving the Stargate vibe.
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BanterDesign Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I can feel the tension in this.
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:iconpaintgirl:
paintgirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Fantastic, so cinematic and great use of color. 
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Dofresh Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Many thanks, Paintgirl :)
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Great-Scotartist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
When I saw it, the first thing I thought of was Star Gate
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done~!!! :heart:

Congrats on the DD~!!! :clap: 
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