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The Coliseum City - Neshkam by Zaleho The Coliseum City - Neshkam by Zaleho
concept for the city of Neshkam at :icontales-of-nexus:. i really DONT like how it turned out <_> ive never painted a city before... so i admit i had nooooo idea what i was doing. i dont think i learned anything about what to do, but rather... what NOT to do e.u im not a city artist so whatever... ill just be glad that theres only two cities in the Nexus i plan on designing, this one and Anadyr. buildings are hard enough for me... so making a bunch of them as fast as i could was annoying P: and they look terrible, but i hope they at least get some sort of point across...? i dont live in a big city so apparently, i dont know how theyre supposed to look.

About Neshkam

Neshkam is one of the two major cities of the Guilds and is governed by the coliseum Guild known as Radiant Carnifex, currently lead by Matthew Sandoval. It's a bustling, lively economic center located on the coastline of the Mullymul continent with a moderate-sized port and a scenic view over the ocean. Behind it, to the south, are the large mountains at the edge of an ancient and giant basaltic province. Above is the main plateau of Mullymul, a dangerous land but also the location of the Hidden City of Anadyr. To reach the top of the plateau from Neshkam, a sky tram of sorts is available to carry you up the treacherous terrain ((it's somewhat visible behind and above the coliseum in this picture)). Neshkam itself is built upon a younger volcanic field and the coliseum is built within the crater of the largest cinder cone there. The Neshkam Coliseum is also known as the Black Coliseum because it was built from local basalt rock and has a gateway of basaltic columns. The coliseum is the main attraction of the city and has events all year round, though the Summer Games are the major sporting event, which goes on for an entire month starting with the summer solstice. During the Summer Games, all the champions from the tournaments from the rest of the year clash in the most ultimate and difficult of all battle tournaments in the world. There's many types of tournaments held throughout the year at the Neshkam Coliseum and different months have different themes, such as tournaments specifically for fighting monsters, team tournaments, individual tournaments and Guild tournaments ((where different Guilds enter and fight one another)) just to name a few. The Summer Games is where all the year's tournaments come together as one.

The rest of the city is populated by art and entertainment Guilds, architectural Guilds, MANY types of merchant Guilds and ecology Guilds which give nature tours of the regions, taking advantage of Neshkam's tourism opportunities. The buildings within the city are all unique and artfully designed to the likings of the commissioner. While the city only has 50,000 permanent residents, it often feels like a much larger city in terms of population because of the steady inflow of tourists from around the world staying in hotels available for all income levels. Summer is the peak of tourism season in Neshkam, but being in the far north part of Mullymul, it has the more stable weather conditions, allowing easy access for visitors all year round. Winter does bring snowfall to the city, but it tends to be light and doesn't cause any major disruption in the functioning of the city. Neshkam receives a moderate amount of rainfall and has a coastal temperate type of climate. A unique species of pine tree lives in the Neshkam area, called a "scoozos". They're exceptionally tall, pest-resistant and grow quickly. Scoozos trees live precariously between the ocean and the basalt cliffs above and are not found up on the plateau. Scoozos trees produce a particularly sweet-tasting sap that is consumable to humans and is often sold as a sweetener in Neshkam souvenir shops. These trees have been established as a "Guild Treasure" by Radiant Carnifex soon after Matthew became the Guild's boss and the cutting down of one is prohibited within the Neshkam region. Such prohibitions are rare in the land of the Guilds when it comes to natural resources but Matthew seems protective of these trees for some reason he won't say. Most of Neshkam is built from local volcanic rock anyway as Scoozos trees have been seen culturally as an important tree for generations, so few have been cut in historical times.

The ocean off the coast of Neshkam gets deep quickly so a large variety of fish is harvested not far out to sea. A local inventor Guild in Neshkam has developed the world's first submarines for use of tourism, bringing curious individuals face-to-face with the creatures of the deep, alive and in their natural environment. Overall, Neshkam is a rather environmentally-friendly city, wanting to preserve nature for future generations to see, though a more cynical view would be to preserve the future of the tourism industry in the city. Neshkam has a very positive reputation to continue to uphold as it's been a huge key to the success of a city that manufactures nothing. Neshkam Guilds are extremely wealthy and it has moderately more wealth than Anadyr.

The city stretches back further towards the mountains than what's shown in this angle. The front harbor part of town is mostly for commercial use while the area more inland ((behind the coliseum)) is more residential. The residential part of Neshkam is built on gently-rolling hills that were once part of an active volcanic field. The scoozos forest also stretches into much of the housing districts, making for some rather peaceful and pretty real estate.

Because of its location as a world import/export center for the Guilds and having a relatively low cost of living ((no city taxes)), Neshkam has been in a phase of rapid population growth. Perhaps the only reasons that it doesn't grow at a more rapid pace is because at the end of the day, it is still a Guild city and living among the Guilds is a demanding and individualistic lifestyle that isn't for everyone.

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by the way, have i ever mentioned how much i love boats? i fucking love boats, especially fishing boats.

and thats all there is for now...
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Forest-Paix Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!!! it's so beautiful!
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Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^___^
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Forest-Paix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
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Aoi-Rikyri Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
I really really like how you did the sky~ *loves sunsets* This city looks pretty cool; especially how there's a lighted path to the coliseum *o*

F-For a moment I thought the coliseum was on fire D: Giant torches? 8D
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Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! ^^ gotta have a lighted path for a city that never sleeps xD

yep! big torches 8D
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Jenndragon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Ohh the colors compliment so well! <33 and it's pretty nice for your first city! Buildings are a bit of a pain to get used to drawing.."

Now you've got me curious on why matthew likes those trees so much XD
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:iconzaleho:
Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks |D

a hint to why is in his last name's meaning xD
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:iconjenndragon:
Jenndragon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Welcome lD

Ah-*stares at it* ...............this is probably obviouuus..
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:iconzaleho:
Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very |D cause everyone totally knows what Sandoval means
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually I think it's way better than I can do!
I love it.
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:iconzaleho:
Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!! c:
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iCraveChocolate Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
You landscape art... never fails to impress me
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Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hope i continue to do that |D
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UncannyViolet Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
extravagant city you've got there :3 love the beautiful colours too :)
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:iconzaleho:
Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Kultasuu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
That place looks like so much fun, can I move there!? 8DD
The colours fit together so well, gah...why you so good? >u<
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:iconzaleho:
Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lolz if you wanna move there 8D it is a fun city xD and they pride themselves for that ;D
thank you! lol i wish i knew xD
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indui Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible details! i love how you did the city :)
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:iconzaleho:
Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!!
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applePAI Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THE COLORS WOW <3
Extravagant piece you have here, sir 8D
I LOVE THIS CITY AAH. All the... and the... and the...! <33 /too excited
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Zaleho Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
djsdhgjdh THANK YOU. my favorite part is the colors xD
cant wait for teh family to go here xD *pets favorite city*
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