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10-25-2005, 06:21 AM
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Title: The Rock City
Name: Sergey Skachkov
Country: Russia
Software: Photoshop

This piece is entitled "The Rock City".
It's an architectural fantasy.
The architectural environment organically blend in the natural landscape.
Comments are most welcome. Thanks!

10-25-2005, 07:22 PM
hello atris...i really like the way uve achieved the solidity of this interesting construction. i esp like the top and the right side portion.


10-25-2005, 07:28 PM
hello atris...i really like the way uve achieved the solidity of this interesting construction. i esp like the top and the right side portion.


10-25-2005, 08:40 PM
I love this painting! Great Job.

10-25-2005, 09:22 PM
so nice painting, great choice of colors :thumbsup:

10-25-2005, 11:37 PM
Great work!

Nothing to crit, really. 2 thumbs up! (and 5 stars for me)

10-25-2005, 11:42 PM
greatttttttttttt work

10-25-2005, 11:55 PM
i love the grand beauty of the whole scene.

How did u do the clouds?

10-26-2005, 12:12 AM
spectacular work
great architecture, nice atmopshere,
and the palette, very beautiful.

10-26-2005, 12:28 AM
these colours rock!

10-26-2005, 12:43 AM
Truly majestic. Very inspirational. This deserves a front page plug! :)

10-26-2005, 02:02 AM

10-26-2005, 02:21 AM
Hi Atris,
Liked d lighting and detail work u have achieved in this painting.


10-26-2005, 05:25 AM
Spectacular work. I like the atmosphere. reminds me Prince of Persia -Warrior Within. great job congrats.:thumbsup:

10-26-2005, 05:27 AM

Thanks a lot for your comments! I really appreciate it! And I'm very glad. :)

10-26-2005, 06:36 AM
Nice picture and interesting architecture. There could be some highlighted elements with sligthly different color, but overall - great work! :)

10-26-2005, 08:36 AM
That's really beautiful. Nice concept. nothing to crit.

10-26-2005, 10:31 AM
wow great painting

10-26-2005, 11:52 AM
wow incredible color and details, my only comment would be maybe its lacking focal point/interest such as maybe some smoking fires up top somewhere to suggest somethings actually happening in the image rather then it just being a stationary and uneventful, otherwise i quite like it alot ;D good job

10-26-2005, 01:08 PM
simply awesome, man! very skillful texturing by the way!

10-26-2005, 02:06 PM
This is some marvellous work! Stunning use of colors and lighting. Full of detail and athmosphere as well. Great painting, totally one of my favourites all week.

10-26-2005, 06:24 PM
5 stars from me !

10-26-2005, 06:48 PM
I love this too- I'd like to explore somewhere like this if I could. I like the way the orange colours are more intense towards the top of the city.
Good work:thumbsup:

10-26-2005, 06:54 PM
Great painting! I love the enormous sense of scale and antiquity. The colour palette is great too - it's really moody and evocative.

Plugged on the front page for you.


10-26-2005, 06:59 PM
Awesome and beautiful construction/architecture... I really love the atmosphere...
How many times did you spend on it ?
And there's just one another thing i've got in mind... i imagine and i would really like to see the interior of your piece... what kind of world can we see into... ? the streets, corridors, etc...

10-26-2005, 07:25 PM
I like it! It looks like Gondor from LOTR if the orcs take it instead.

10-26-2005, 07:28 PM
This is amazing.

Quite a good job indeed

10-26-2005, 07:35 PM
Fantastic work!! :applause:

10-26-2005, 07:37 PM
'scuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.

YIKES!! Nice work.


10-26-2005, 07:55 PM
my gawd, thats just sick...excuse me,thats amazing:scream::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

10-26-2005, 08:21 PM
wow... great image... cool detail.. nice coloring....:thumbsup:

10-26-2005, 08:44 PM
WOW!!!:eek: :bounce: This is a most beautiful composition with a strong verticals, and surely one of the best pictures I ever seen here!
From me 5 stars.:thumbsup:

10-26-2005, 10:01 PM
You have a pretty strong piece here atris, good stuff nothin to crit, 5*!

10-26-2005, 10:20 PM
Absolutely STUNNING...I'm hypnotized by it.

10-26-2005, 11:02 PM
no particular crits

nice image :thumbsup:

10-26-2005, 11:47 PM
This is a very nice piece, I love it.

I love the colour palette you chose! 5 stars from me.

10-27-2005, 12:37 AM
Outstanding image. It shows how huge that castle is. Great work and 5 stars earned.

10-27-2005, 01:37 AM
Indeed,i forgot to complement the precision of the castle textures on the right side, they look so spot on,i can really see the details with aboslute clarity even from the final camera distance and angle from that area.
this deserves an award,really.
6 stars!

10-27-2005, 02:48 AM
nothing to crit. Nice work!!

10-27-2005, 03:36 AM
Great composition, mood, color, etc. :thumbsup: Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

10-27-2005, 05:07 AM
Nice work as always

10-27-2005, 05:10 AM
Brilliant painting...lots of shadows and highlights...lot of attention to details...

the bottom left and mid left...looks little out of perspective though...

fantastic job otherwise...

10-27-2005, 05:46 AM
awesome, at frst i thought there was some 3d in here; your atmosphere and depth is very convincing. Is this ALL painted or is there an element of mattepainting in this?

10-27-2005, 06:49 AM
Hello there!

WOW! Thank you! I didn't think that I get so many flattered compliments on my work. It's my debut in the CGTalk Gallery! Thanks so much for your advice and comments! Unfortunately, I can't say how many hours I did this work! I returned to it many times so as to change something. Now I think it's a final version. :) Thanks again!

10-27-2005, 07:08 AM
awesome, at frst i thought there was some 3d in here; your atmosphere and depth is very convincing. Is this ALL painted or is there an element of mattepainting in this?

There aren't real-existing buildings and subjects here. But I've used a 3D blank so as to reach the right lighting. Thanks!

10-27-2005, 08:08 AM
Wow. looks incredible!

10-27-2005, 11:57 AM
Cool!!! Amazing details! This is very atmosferic and huge!
Front page stuff!:buttrock: :thumbsup: :applause:

Обалденная работа! Я 3дшник, и незнаю как ты рисуешь, но выглядит очень круто, респект, заслужил "первую страницу"! :)

10-27-2005, 12:15 PM
Awesome painting! :buttrock:

Love the color, the composition, everything abou that! http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/rating/rating_5.gif from me! :applause:

10-27-2005, 01:11 PM
Hello, your work is AWESOME, bye.

10-27-2005, 03:01 PM
Simply beautiful! Awesome! Grande! speechless.... may I see more of it? love to look at this type of pieces...

10-27-2005, 05:01 PM
Awsome work, I love the lightning and atmosphere, really deserved front page

10-27-2005, 06:47 PM
Detroit never looked so good. :thumbsup:

10-27-2005, 07:14 PM
You have great eye for detail.

10-27-2005, 07:34 PM
Brilliant work! It has its own mood and nice details. The only crit from me is that it's a little bit monotonous. Maybe there could be some highlights here and there.

Ну а в остальном, классно исполнено! :) Ну и "фронтпэйдж" конечно стоит отпраздновать :thumbsup:

10-28-2005, 03:07 AM
but , how did you do the clouds?

10-28-2005, 05:34 AM
but , how did you do the clouds?

I had many different variants of the sky in the process of work. One photo of my collection inspired me to paint this variant. I did it with the 'cloud' brush from 'Textured Brushes'. Thank you!

10-28-2005, 09:01 AM
terrific work, Sergey. you have my 5 vote for this.

10-28-2005, 11:56 AM
Amazing!! It would be a real chalenge to make this in 3d. Nice art and very creative!!

10-28-2005, 02:19 PM
WOW! This is absolutely amazing, Sergey. Really cool ambience.

10-28-2005, 07:59 PM
that looks great! :thumbsup:

10-29-2005, 10:58 AM
Hey Atris, great work! Really love it. :thumbsup: 5 stars from me. Молодец! :)

10-29-2005, 01:31 PM
It's a beautiful piece and maybe it's just me - but the perspective seems a little 'off ' between the top and bottom of the structure.

10-30-2005, 07:39 AM
thats a marvelous piece,nice architectural and structure design u've got there.could learn alot for this work of urs.bravo mate,keep posting:thumbsup::thumbsup:

10-30-2005, 10:55 AM

Thank you very much for your comments! I'd like to clarify something about the perspective. I've done mistakes in constructions of the three towers. They are on the cliff which are down below. And I did it intentionally. I liked to see them look exactly like this. http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/icons/icon7.gif Excuse me for my English!

10-31-2005, 08:55 AM
Lovelly stuff here!
I had to search and search to find something negative to say otherwise it would be just one more compliment:).

Everything is the same size.
All your details have a similar weight. While this is good for harmony it can flatten out the visual drama a bit.

Like I said really great stuff!

10-31-2005, 08:35 PM
Not to be playing with!! Really nice work man! :)

11-01-2005, 12:15 PM
Hey Artis,congrats,really a good achievment! and ofcourse as others said,there is some issues about prepective,but details and the rocky feel are just amazinggg!!!:thumbsup:

11-01-2005, 07:13 PM
wow THIS is absolutely amazing! :applause:

Keep it up! :thumbsup:

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