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Fantasy Matte Painting

By MartaNael
Sorry, I didn't mean to mark the EDIT button so that people got notified once again.. but it seems I did O__O

I didn't mean to flood my watchers deviantwatch messages with this deviation again. I made some minor edits to the image and uploaded it again.. but I didn't want to notify my watchers.. I guess I made a mistake U_U


Done in 2009

This is my first attempt on doing a Matte Painting. It took a loooooot of time but I'd say it was worthwhile cause I quite like the result. As it was my first try it's really influenced by Dylan Cole, Dusso and Raphael Lacoste. :) Yep, it ended up like kind of a merge between Naboo and Rivendell!

More than 300 layers and about 30 images used

Photomanipulation and digital drawing

Photoshop cs3 + Wacom

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3850x1611px 1.83 MB
© 2009 - 2021 MartaNael
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nallabelipavan's avatar
tutorial please and stocks also 
GreyCeasar's avatar
Now that. Is. Awesome.
Simply beautiful!
spartan38's avatar
Amaziing work.
Hera-of-Stockholm's avatar
Looks like some romanticized non-dessert Arabian vista. Beautiful!
Lanny-Dwarfy's avatar
Amazing work! Sherlock Holmes 
Realmwright's avatar
Naboo and Rivendell, two of my favorite settings :)
Egzys's avatar
I saw this in as a book cover of one of David Anthony Durham :O
Amazing work anyways!
Zsoldi's avatar
Hey! Amazing work! I use this fantastic picture to cover my trailer music. Check here: (i hope u dont mind)…
MichaelVance-ART's avatar
You like Albert Bierstadt? You should... ;-) I consider him a genius.
Check his light work and monumental and sublime landscapes:
Is there any way to view or buy this digitally in a higher resolution?
campanoo's avatar
cool matte painting!
Mathardent's avatar
Great work ! Really !
CarabARTS's avatar
I saw this on a gnomon tutorial! did you do the lesson?
MartaNael's avatar
I started learning Matte Painting watching a Dylan Cole gnomon workshopl! :)
Dominic-Valdez's avatar
Dylan Cole is a boss, I started listening to metal while I do my matte paintings haha.  Kinda makes me pumped to push my paintings :D.  Incredible work btw :D
M4rine-M's avatar
Wonderful ! What a great work !
giiggles's avatar
JosueConcept24's avatar
Looks great! Keep up the great work:)
Yeehaapix's avatar
300 layers!!! :O
WNaturalism's avatar
Wow, so brilliant landscape! Spectacular view!! love so awesom art:heart:
Vikingmale's avatar
Again something that brings out the imagination. What could be going on in there and who could have built it.
Neffin's avatar
Fantastic Work!
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