I got my geek on and decided to make a little sci-fi painting. I love doing matte paintings since they use a diverse range of skills sets to put it all together. From photo manipulation, 2d digital painting, and 3D modeling, and then blending it all together into one coherent image, the finished product really brings about a satisfaction of creating a “new world” so to speak.
In this image I used 3 photos, one for the main section, one for the background and then I masked out the woman looking at the ruins from another photo. I used blender to sculpt and render out the bone extrusions and limbs. And then spent a few hours painting, blending, and color correcting to blend all the elements together.