Photoshop Challenge: Artstation

Matte-painting is a technique that blends existing photos into a 'final' image that tells a story. Using Photoshop, I've collage'd nature photos to tell the story of a totem society living in a mountain hole in Venezuela. Process work below.

Categories: Digital Painting, Matte-Painting, CGI

Setting up the image I used 3d modelling and then mapped areas to fit the imagery. Process below:

Before jumping into creating, I like to come up with a story concept:

"Inspired by "Cerro SarisariƱama", I wanted to explore how society would structure as we descended the hole on a giant linear structure. I thought upper class's would live higher on the stack and lower classes were found as we descended its depth, ending with a prison below and a morbid pit for the dead. I imagined traditional practices of ascending the structure to the shrine at its head for monthly rituals and what plants would grow as temperature changes and lighting conditions changes."

This comparison dramatizes the difference planning and final product.