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Dreamland by lVlorf3us Dreamland by lVlorf3us
Finally a new matte painting. :) A little bit more abstract and maybe less photorealistic than my older works, but I personaly like it very much this way. It's much more "dreamy" and it sells the feeling (I aimed for) better. It's how I felt like being in Thailand last month.

It's my first work containing ONLY my own pictures - pictures I took in Thailand (not the gas giant in the background though, but he's also based on blurred photo). It's really nice feeling not to depend on photobanks or free textures..

I have another 2 scenes in my head - blue and red (working titles, this one was green). Consider these 3 as some kind of "Thailand trio" - scenes made up only from my Thai (mai tai, get it?:)) photos.

Hope y'all like it!
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yaroslava625 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
total dream
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Artist
yes, I wanted it to look like a dream :) thank you
Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Beautiful colors!  Would love to visit this world.
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, me too. :)
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a beautiful scene! And I agree the work feels more your own if you only use your own photos.

There's one thing that throws me off a bit [I'll just mention it shortly, since you mentioned you didn't go for realism here], it's the highlightes edges around the statues and mountains in the background in front of the dark giant. I wonder, how can the sky be lit up if a big gas giant is covering it entirely? Instead, being so close it would create a lot of turbulences and storms with tornados and lightning, which could be an interesting scene as well.

Still it's a very nice vision and very eye-catching!
lVlorf3us Featured By Owner Edited Dec 27, 2014  Professional Artist
Wow, it's an honor to get a feedback from someone like you, I really admire your work for years.

Thank you! Yes, that's exactly the problem I was struggling with. I just couldn't find a way to make the statue and mountain look realistic in this kind of "night-scape" and in front of the gas giant.. So I tried to cover it with mist and clouds and give it some ambient light (if it's the right term), even though I know it wouldn't look like that in the real world. Like you said, if it was real scene, there would be so much more going on and it would be interesting, apocalyptic-looking scene. :)

Thank you again very much for your comment, I really appreciate it and glad you like it!
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I could help, no problem. :)
And thank you for the kind words too!
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Submitted on
December 26, 2014
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