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Desert Palace

This is a try at a matte painting for me :D Well, it might not classify totally as a matte, but I'm so intruiged by the concept of matte paintings and so impressed with artists who can create them that i still try to learn by doing some myself.

All stock except the following is my own:

:iconshoofly58: for the orange plants…

Moons, water, bridges, lights are all painted. Hope you like!

My art is NOT stock. You do NOT have my permission to use my artworks for anything other than reposting it UN-EDITED with full credit to Cathrine Langwagen and a link back to my website by the image if you do. My art is NOT in the public domain, it is copyrighted to me Cathrine ( or Katrine / Kat ) P. Langwagen and I reserve all rights to distribute, modify, post or sell my artworks. If you want to use my artworks for any project or business idea you may have, you have to purchase a licence from me. Please contact me at to discuss this with me.
Image details
Image size
4620x3003px 8.26 MB
Shutter Speed
1/636 second
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Jun 20, 2008, 3:56:38 PM
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Nephretes's avatar
Hi there,
I would like to say thank you for this gorgeous building. I hope you don't mind that I have decided to realize it in 3D. Great art!

Here you can find it. Tell me what do you think :)…
Psychosomatic-Psyche's avatar
This is so beautiful! The amount of detailing is stunning. I could stare at this painting forever. :happycry: :blowkiss:
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busyjoyce's avatar
Beautiful. Nicely blended.
CallMeMowgli's avatar
Am I allowed to redo this in minecraft, with my own interpretations of your art?
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Sure, go for it! :D
nahojis's avatar
Extraordinary! Is there somewhere a tut or film that explane what a matte painting is and how it is made?
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Thank you :heart: I'm sure there are lots of them around on the web. Myself look up to Dylan Cole and have gone through some tutorials by him :nod: His work is amazing!! [link]
SuperSmurgger's avatar
GORGEOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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You're very Welcome ! :huggle:
H3llana-mod's avatar
what a wonderful place :love:
CassiopeiaArt's avatar
Thank you so much :heart:
steppeland's avatar
Awesome work, Cathrine! Really love it! :heart:
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Gild-a-Lily's avatar
This is amazing! I really would like to try creating a landscape manip, but I can't quite seem to get to grips. You're inspiring me, though :nod:
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AWw, thank you so much sarah, that means a lot :hug:
AsylumWitch's avatar
Really, really beautiful. :heart:
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You're welcome. :heart:
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