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
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 sxc.hu.
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
As usual, a print will be up soon.