Photoshop Challenge: Artstation
Matte-painting is a technique that blends existing photos into a 'complete' image to tell a story. Using Photoshop, I collage'd nature photos together telling the story of a totem society living in a mountain hole in Venezuela. Process work below. Full blog post here.
Categories: Digital Painting, Matte-Painting, CGI
I usually develop a story-concept before creating an image. This helps with design decisions:
"Inspired by "Cerro Sarisariñama", 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."