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Self explanatory. This is an ancient place...

If the Romans had aqueducts, why cant some ancient civilizations have had sky ways?

I hope they did, we just haven't found them yet.
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:icondragonkiss114:
dragonkiss114 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope to find then someday.....Earth  
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting concept. :)
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onixannon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
beautiful
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Pink-Angel-1992 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Beautiful drawing! Really nice!
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AyameExGoddess Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
You should do one of those Vimeo clips explaining your process. It would be very helpful to prospective concept artists like myself ;)
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:iconmelody-chaos:
Melody-Chaos Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
Wow, colourful and beautiful =]
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DRS2406 Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
The light´s really great,especially in the distance.It transports a good athmosphere of a really huge civilization.
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:iconspazeman85:
Spazeman85 Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Cool place. I love the lighting.
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:iconminimasake:
minimasake Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Very inspiring. c:
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:iconcjhaacke:
cjhaacke Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Skyways make sense, if they had some pressing need not to travel on the ground.
Still looks cool, though. Which is also as much rationalization as any fantasy art needs.
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:iconremial:
Remial Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
Ruins are awesome
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:iconquarkenzyme:
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
sweet! i love jungle ruins! so cool!
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:iconembryh:
EmbryH Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Beautiful, really beautiful.
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kheng Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the colour mix in this one, nice vegetation/ancient buildings
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rebekahann Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This is amazing Colin. The skyway looks more typically sci-fi than the more ancient-looking ruins below, but that makes the potential backstory even cooler. Like maybe this explorer is among the bones of a civilization so long dead that there are ruins spanning hundreds of millenia side by side.
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seltaya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Historologically, it's nowhere beyond their abilities...but no ancient civilizations had enough population density or traffic to warrant such a massive undertaking.

(btw, historologically is a portmanteau of historically and logically, so don't go lambasting me for made up words XP)
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Unknown-Toaster Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Not to mention the aqueducts were only possible via the arch to support it and this has none. D:
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:iconseltaya:
seltaya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
The structures in that image would have required something like reinforced concrete, true, but again, they were capable of it.
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:iconunknown-toaster:
Unknown-Toaster Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Were or weren't? I thought you said no before.

I don't see how they would be necessary since for the most part a lot of the land was natural. There wasn't a city or town taking over ALL of the land in every inch. There were lots of towns cities and villages but they were apart.

I don't want to dump on the guys imagination though. I mean, its kind of a cool idea.
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:iconseltaya:
seltaya Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I think I said yes before, they just didn't have the population density to justify it.

It is an awesome idea, I just want to figure out how it would work. :B
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Unknown-Toaster Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Before you said it was past their abilities this time you said they could do it.

Yeah. Maybe major route that multiple countries went through (for trade) but at that point you might as well just make a paved trail on the ground assuming theres no plans to try to scale mountains.
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:iconseltaya:
seltaya Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I can see a skyway being useful for going through existing dense population centers or over bad road terrain, swamps and such.
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:iconunknown-toaster:
Unknown-Toaster Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Yeah but that thing is way up there and looks like it would span for miles. D:
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ecelsiore Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
The mood and lighting are great!
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Dave-Mastor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Looks like something you would see in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

I really like the colors in this one!
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Flakbadger Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Got a pretty good grip on color/saturation/hue/value/composition, don't you? Haha. You freaking rule.
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DarthShmoogy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the concept. I may have to use it for a sci-fi story of mine. Good work, too.
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