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Environment: POST-APOCALYPSE by inetgrafx Environment: POST-APOCALYPSE by inetgrafx
Hi there!

Yet another "against-the-light" matte painting.
I want to show off a post apocalyptic destroyed cityscape, maybe after a war.

It's done with Photoshop CS and After Effects.
I kept the buildings in several layers and added fog in between.

Finally I rendered a camera pullback in After Effects with a previous version of the matte.
Please use "save target as ...", since I haven't optimised the clips for streaming:

PC - WMV-File, WM Version 8 Codec (3.4 MB): [link]
MAC - Quicktime, Sorenson Codec (9.8 MB): [link]

For those who are interested in having a look at the initial sketch: [link]

Thanks hoon, for helping me out with the final color correction ;)

Cheers, Daniel
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sarahlaserena Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
I just found an Instagrammer that used this painting in an edit without crediting:…
rosolinio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Student General Artist

Hello there i saw this amazing photo of yours and i was wondering if i can use this as a cover of a book. I’ll give full credit mentioning your name, DA account/website, and photo’s link.

DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Anti-SocialMe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
No words
I seriously have no words to explain this art
mosquitomotor Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016   Digital Artist
very nice!
LandsOfViridian Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So good i want to live there for some reason
LoupeX2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Details are awesome ! I almost can feel a cold wind through this ghost town.
plainordinary1 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning! Do you mind if my indie-comic group uses this artwork (Environment: POST-APOCALYPSE) for our background cover? We'll definitely make sure to give you full credits and link to your deviantArt page. Pretty please??? :iconsobeautifulplz:
citylights-42 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely stunning. 
konad2007 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cheers, i'm from a Portuguese Crust band. We are finishing our 2nd CD and we are choosing some pictures for the cover and also the booklet. This picture does have what we're looking for. The album is going to be called Irae Dei and we are searching for chaotic, apocalyptic images. Can we use this picture? We will give you full credit, off course. We only need to put logo and title over the image, or some other lettering if we do not use it as cover. Nevertheless we will not modify the image. Thanks!!!
Zekic00 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey this is a really really amazing work !  My biggest respekt !
May i ask you is it possible to use your work for my new Music composition for a Cover? I promise to mention you as the owner of this great work !
I have a Music channel on youtube and if you want you can visit it!

Youtube: ZEK Music
PhantomicWolf Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Amazing! such detail!
masterhouhou Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
after biggest change
Pastellimorso Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! The atmosphere in this is simply stunning. Love it. :)
Realmwright Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
A well done post-apoc piece always makes me happy. Do you think that's a sign of something being seriously wrong with me?
Ihaveapassion Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
No, you just like good art! ~even if it's a little dramatic/tragic
Realmwright Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So you're saying I should stop setting fires and sew this piece of my ear back on? Sound advice taken :)
Thunderswar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
It good.
Couy-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful work. :) I love it! Th fog really adds to it!
BWS2K Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
A.W.E.S.O.M.E. :)
LorcMar Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Hi! I'm a member of an italian band and me, with my band are searching for an image for the cover of our first EP. We think that this is image is perfect! We would really happy if you give us the accord to use it. We promise you a copy of our EP coming this spring and the credit of your image will be written on the booklet. If you want, visit our facebook page: . We wait an answer! Thank you!
JamesAMoon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I can see my self with my trench' ,revolver ,and gear making my way threw that place
WilliamABryant Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
truly amazing
gbmatty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Spectacular!!! I'd love to see the clips but it appears that the links above are broke. Any chance you can relink those please?

Keep up the great work!
o-MT-o Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really incredible detail!

starkymasna Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
TheRovinareFamiglia Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Hey, this is an amazing artwork. I'm really impressed, it's beautiful. Do you mind if I use it? My friends and I are writing fanfictions and we needed a good cover photo or our Facebook page. We'll make sure to give you full credits and link to your devientart page.
JackJr12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Wow, that looks amazing man!
mikkelheimburger Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Please check link. I've use your artwork to showcase some trailer tracks I've composed. Please let me know in case this is not ok? I have given you full credit of course! Thank you so much!…

Silverwolfiex Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Awesome! I love how its kinda like 'hey I know the city is destroyed and civilization is ruined but the sun still rises and life goes on'
UndeadTurning Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Very good! I'm using this as my desktop background! 
VitoTuxedo Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Artist
This is absolutely superb work! Private Note sent.
djnick2k Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
jogo4 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Hello there, I am working on my own album recently, (just for fun). I am trying to write and produce my own music. The album will be called Apocalyptic. And I would like to use your beautiful artwork for the background of my album cover. Could you please contact me?

PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
:onfire: ... excellent work!
GraySignature Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013   General Artist
Wow, awesome work u did here! Gz. U sure have something to be proud of:)
SeiuchiKing Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
this looks like the cover of the short story book Wastelands.
30stmLUVER Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love all of the detail that you put into it!!

I have featured your lovely painting here in my journal! <33
sed Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   Digital Artist
:iconofficialfella5plz: Great work!
TeiWicked Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your scenery work is quite amazing, you got skills :icongreatjobplz:
bokukurokuro Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolut amazing !!!
MGraphicDesign Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Altaride Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, I work on an ezine about roleplaying games and the theme of the next issue is the apocalypse. So I'm asking you permission to use this picture in it (with credit).
The magazine is online and free : [link]. Thanks.
Dan-Lake Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing :)
SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Artist
I do an online digital magazine called Surreal Grotesque. We are always looking to feature cool art, images, fiction and models. I think your stuff would go great in the December, Apocalypse Issue. Let me know if you are interested. You can email me at if you wanted to submit anything in particular or I could choose from your deviantart and let you know. All credit would go to you and would remain your property, I would just be using the photos to show other people your work. I also have a group here on deviantart: [link] Thanks!
snpr101 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
epic mate. amazing work :)
MrDecember93 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
25kartinok Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
this-is-a-paradox Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Artist
I LOVE THAT. I love post-apocalyptic stories a pictures. This is incredible.
give yourself a pat on the back.
Lord-Iluvatar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you have higher resolution of this wall? Like 1920 px wide
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