This one was actually intended to be a fantasy novel book cover. So i was going for a portrait setup… instead of a cinemascope one. Though i prefer the cinemascope crop. Whatever. There’s actually no big story behind that pic. I started to work with some of my new mountain stocks which i got from a trip into the alps recently. Stitched together some photo elements and extended them with paintings. With lots of scifi stuff from me in the past… this pic should be a nice addition to my gallery. Since it’s more fantasy based.


I guess you could call this thing a digital matte painting. I wouldn’t do so. It’s a strange mixture of pure painting and pure matte painting. Well i, at least, can tell that i worked a lot with matte painting techniques. The top of the mountain is a complete extension. The path in front is 80% painted. I did not work too much into detail on that path in front since too much detail would have stolen the show the background actually gives you. Again i tried lot of new things and i think i got a acceptable result.

creation visualization: [link]

print detail preview: [link]

30hrs – intuos3 – photoshop – 5500px high – 300dpi – project folder: 1.8gb – psd: 460mb

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