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The Hide-out by memod The Hide-out by memod
It's about time for a new piece. Here we go, this is a matte painting that I had in the works for weeks and weeks. I did not get to work on it for a good while, hence why it took so long.

With this piece I wanted to challenge myself. As you might see in many matte paintings they make heavy use of fog and mist, which, admittedly, can make certain things easier. So I wanted to try if I can create a believable bright day-time piece where you wouldn't have any fog.
And booya, this was a pretty difficult setting, all this foliage almost killed me :faint:

The initial concept has been made as a pencil sketch, then I did a colour sketch in photoshop, refined that and only then I started to use the first photos. Some photos I took myself, all the rest were taken from

Here is the photo that I incorporated first: [link]
And here is the stock photo for the ship: [link]

Gah, and I tell ya people, extracting a ship and its rigging is NO fun.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy it, I have submitted it in wallpaper size, so feel free to put it on your desktop. I have also entered this for the Ballistic Publishing d'artiste - Matte Painting 2 book, so wish me luck that they chose it :D

As usual, a print will be up soon.
Daniel :heart:
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The Hide-out by `memod "I just have one thing to say, ABSOLUTELY MINDBLOWING!" says archanN and once you read the comments about the details that went into this piece, you'll likely agree. Full view is a treat! ( Suggested by archanN and Featured by FallenRox )

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ElinasArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Tight Hug Love your works!
memod Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional
You're being super sweet :cuddle: :heart:
ElinasArt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
small heart - rainbow You are very sweet tooLily's Rainbow Box small heart - rainbow  Tight Hug
memod Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional
No you! :smooch:
ElinasArt Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Love BothSweating a little...
mopy001 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
oh wow... so beautiful but i cant use this as a wallpaper :( my resolution is to high :( so sad :(
DwarfPuddle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Beautiful! :)
PangoPango1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow this reminds me of Halong Bay! ouo
memod Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional
Thanks Laura =] That makes perfect sense, since I was looking at pictures of Halong Bay a lot for reference =] And I think some of the stock photos that I used were either from that place or at least looked similar :nod:
PangoPango1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh wow that's awesome uvu
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