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Hanging gardens by PatrickMcEvoy Hanging gardens by PatrickMcEvoy
This is from the somewhat mythical CCG "Mythic Palace", which I'm still not sure ever got released. At least I never saw a copy anywhere! Fun architecture on this one - I started with a bunch of 3D primitive shapes in Strata (yes, I still use it!) and painted over. Much quicker than doing it all by hand in perspective.
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Greerillustration Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow really nice style, i just made a new thing and thought it might be worth a look, im only just started out but im practicing all the time, i dream of being a conept artist and maybe with your help or even just a watch you can watch the dream unfold :) (Smile)
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Drop a watch or lend some help if your interested brah :) (Smile)
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spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
There's little of any evidence to suggest the Hanging Gardens existed at all. Which is sad because it's my favorite ancient wonder
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Kajune Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D  Thanks!
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zoinkscameron Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
great job, amazing detail
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! :D
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Zarory Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So cool xD
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! And I just updated to this larger version of the picture yesterday, so you got to see all the detail. :D 
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Great work! The plants are especially impressive! :)
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much! I did have a great time with all the details.
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M16Tronaz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
really great ! I just love this kind of architectures !
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's fun to design this sort of thing - I don't often get the chance. :)
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1111Inzydeout1111 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I wish i lived there
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a pretty place, but not many people... :) Thanks!
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AfterRagnarok Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks so great. It reminds me of so many ancient places from so many places, Robert E. Howard's Conan for one but it still looks so original. It looks like a place I have imagined but never actually seen with my eyes until now.
P.S. Hanging Gardens? Sparks so many ideas, is this any Hanging Gardens in perticular?
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
So glad you like it! As for specifics, it's my take on the famous (though ill-defined) Hanging Gardens of Babylon. :)
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Suddenly I have the desire to play Prince of Persia. ^^
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Don't fight it! ;)
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DunkleMaterie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Sadly I have other things to do now. ^^

I always wonder if, when the Hanging Gardens really existed, they really looked like in that style.

For a region with many sand and less water, I bet they were an amazing view. =)
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Too bad.. ;) I think the area probably had a lot more water back then - I hope so at least!
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subedei Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing, really great rendering and like the values and colors! I have cheated like that before, using 3d primitive its much faster than ll that perspectic line work!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks so much! You know, it's interesting - I'll usually use my drafting machine to draw a perspective grid for my rough sketch in things like this, then do the 3D model based on that. I'm not sure if it actually saves a LOT of time... but the shadows and things do come out a lot better. :)
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subedei Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow now thats complicated, no idea what a drafting machine is... ah wiki seems to show it in all its unusual form. So u use this drafting machine to do the basic perspective and then do a basic 3d model to work out the rest, like lighting?
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, that's about it. You can lock the pivot point of the machine to your vanishing point and then just swing the straightedge to get your lines for a grid. Pretty easy!
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subedei Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
now that sounds like a god send, are they pricey?
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
You can find them used for various prices. I think I paid about $50 for mine, though they can get really expensive for fancy models.
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subedei Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow thats cheap, ill have to have a look at drifting one myself, can be difficult to get my hands on some art stuff like drawing tables here, unless I do it myself, but im lazy :(
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, you DO need a drawing table to mount it on. ;) The cheaper kind like I have attach to the side or top of the table, while the more expensive (better) kind actually have a vertical bar that clamps on the top and bottom of the table and holds in place more solidly. Both are great though!
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is cool, I want to live there!
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, but I'd hate to be the one doing the pruning. Might get dangerous.. Thanks!
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Random223 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The picture is amazing.

The first "historic" archieves were found in Babilon describing Queen Semiramis's hanging gardens. The original concept had certain weaknesses later found out how they have been solved.

Not offence. The folowing is for the pople to understand the hole background and the historic roots.

And you did not. The original hanging gardens were vertically layered with rock and soil. The soil sucked up the water and trough it the plants could be feeded. Also the original palace was a solid building without inner halls. It would be impossible to hold the weight of all not to mention the roots of the trees destroying the foundings. The hole palace would collapsed. The original garden was a mezopotamian piramid with 1 small building on the top where the princess lived and served her god. The original gardens were truely amazing (knowing the garden and the original size), but not as spectecular as this picture.

Thank you.
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you liked the picture! Thanks for the background info - I did some research on the subject but not that in-depth at all. Frankly if I'd known about the solid building I would probably still have done it this way; it IS a fantasy, after all... ;) Thanks much!
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Matto-Sakujo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This one reminds me of Laputa
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I should illustrate some Swift someday - great imaginative stuff!
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Volatile-Tifa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I want to liiiiive there.....<3
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PatrickMcEvoy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
That would be cool! But I'd hate to have to do the watering every day. ;)
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