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Skyrim Fantasy Ruins by AlexRuizArt Skyrim Fantasy Ruins by AlexRuizArt
This image was done recently for a visual fx company. At this point it's not a true matte painting, more of a matte concept sketch because of the many looser areas. But it gets the point across of what the client wanted. I've also been playing Skyrim lately, so I think that influenced it;)...especially the title!

Done entirely in Photoshop in about three days using matte painting and concept art techniques.

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:iconacejas:
acejas Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
lovely 
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:iconsetophis37:
setophis37 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
wonderfull, as a skyrim player, I'd just love to explore this great place.....
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:iconchimeraslayer:
ChimeraSlayer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Great work, the mists give it a high altitude feel.
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:iconjoshuadunlow:
JoshuaDunlow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! :-o
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:iconcarameltiger19:
carameltiger19 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
...amazing
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:iconvjkelly:
vjkelly Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
My site is www.northernoz.com and my book although it is published I am looking for an artist for all the characters and lands.  I have a studio industry group interested in making it into a syfy movie but I want to develop the characters first.  I did the best I could with my limited ability in art. My email address is vincentjkelly@ayhoo.com if you would be interested.  thanks vjkelly
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:iconblackdrizzt:
BlackDrizzt Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Every time I look at this painting, I get goose bumps.
This is so beautiful!
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:iconarmieri:
armieri Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Beautiful
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:icongingersnaps99:
gingersnaps99 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fricking awesome. It looks like it would be a bitch to go through though lol
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:icondie-by-my-hand-115:
die-by-my-hand-115 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
amazing
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:iconheaffycow:
HeaffyCow Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! The detail you put into the piece is just incredible, wow!
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:iconnoviceartist487:
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Beautiful! :love:
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:icontomolsen:
tomolsen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Damn. This is impressive. Well done. It looks amazing.
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:iconfeldaracar:
Feldaracar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I have actually purchased some you your tutorials and they are pretty good. I always wanted my vision to be put on paper. What program did you use for the tutorials and your art work? Adobe Photoshop cs5 or cs6? I dont have much money and was hoping you used the older one.
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AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for buying the videos! I use Photoshop cs5 now, though much of my art was created on cs3. I use Screenflow for the tutorials.
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:iconfeldaracar:
Feldaracar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I just downloaded cs2. Will that do what I want in creating crisp detailed work? I am a beginner of the extreme. I don't know anything but I am passionate in my en devour and I have an imagination that I want everyone to see. Is there anyway you could post something on basics light creating a single light house or castle? It would be great just so I can get a start.
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:iconkanowakitashi:
KanoWakitashi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Fantastic!
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:iconcarcherwills:
Carcherwills Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Artist
This is stunning - a beautiful landscape and wonderful use of light and shadows.
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:iconnebelwolke:
NebelWolke Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I don't know what I should say....
It's beautiful
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:iconprofutur1971:
profutur1971 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful image ! Good job ! [link]
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:icon0oki:
0oki Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
genial
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:iconnahojis:
nahojis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Wow!
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:iconjonathandevos:
JonathanDeVos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconannechpostma:
AnneCHPostma Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking great. If I get some time in the (near) future I will surely check out your video tutorials at some point.
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:iconandyrak:
andyrak Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow... EPIC!!!
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:iconmansonite6669:
Mansonite6669 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. I love the fog, and the eerie feeling it gives off. Kinda gives me goosebumps.
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:iconphaedrolous:
Phaedrolous Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
What if this were to suddenly happen to the Dwemer Ruins? One day, every dig site and old structure just rose up on a jut of earth?
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:iconcatsfromelsweyr:
CatsfromElsweyr Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
-spasms of awesomeness- XD
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:icondaskarina:
Daskarina Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Beautiful *-*
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:icongomamon2003:
gomamon2003 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconthoroclock:
ThorOClock Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will never understand how people manage to do things like this. It boggles the mind.
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:iconovereaction1:
Overeaction1 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How.

Just. HOW?!!!
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:iconartisticallicous:
Artisticallicous Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I love the misty look (well, of course, because there are mists :XD: ) But I also love the sunlight shining through the background which creates a great contrast with the dark areas in the picture. Nice work! :love:
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:iconbewolf13:
BeWolf13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Your work is awesome. I saw this on FAA when I posted a congrats on the sale. I'm EricaMaxine. I'm heading over to your tutorial. I hope I catch on easily. I love to experiment and create. Keep up your brilliant work!
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:iconmultiliam5:
MultiLiam5 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
This is incredible!!
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:iconnightwatchgallery:
NightwatchGallery Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing ;) how long did it take to get this good?
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:iconjasonclarkdesign:
JasonClarkDesign Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
this is stunning great sense of scale., how long did it take.
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:iconalexruizart:
AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate, this took about a couple of weeks, very involved piece indeed!
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:iconmaliceinwonderland-x:
MaliceInWonderland-x Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This deserves a DD, absolutely stunning work.
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:iconalexruizart:
AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you suggest it as a DD, I'd be your best friend:D
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:iconmaliceinwonderland-x:
MaliceInWonderland-x Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have done. :)
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:icondraconisazul:
Draconisazul Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I want my Dragonborn to live there! This is so epic!
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:iconalexruizart:
AlexRuizArt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your Dragonborn DOES live there;)
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:iconcatsfromelsweyr:
CatsfromElsweyr Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:O
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:icon8bitcyclone:
8bitcyclone Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
THIS IS EPIC !!!!!!!!!!! ^^
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:iconslii:
SLII Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
These would be the best ruins ever.
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:iconneffin:
Neffin Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist
Love this pic!
Fantastic Work
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:iconzeth2012:
Zeth2012 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
My jaw literally dropped.[link]
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:iconxxbefore-i-sleepxx:
XxBefore-I-SleepxX Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's just beautiful! Looks like it could be Dwemer or Ayleid ruins. You really captured the spirit of the Elder Scrolls games.
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