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Welcome to #Matte Painting The only group of Matte Painting on deviant art!!
Come share your creativity and imagination of Matte Painting ☻

▼ Submitting ▼

►You are allowed to submit 3 matte paintings a day!

►The matte painting must look believable! Anything that looks loose, sketchy, or painterly will not be accepted!

►You can only suggest 4 favorites for the group within a 24 hour time period.

► Choose the right category and do not submit to Featured.

►No mature content.


►How to become a member?
All you need to do is click on "Join Our Group" button.

►How to become a Contributor? Send us a note and we will evaluate your gallery. We are looking for experienced matte painters to join the ranks of contributors.

Gallery Folders

Inverted Forest by ErikShoemaker
Miasma Citadel by ErikShoemaker
World's End by ErikShoemaker
Dragon Riders by ErikShoemaker
Glaciation by ErikShoemaker
Head South by Rowye
The Beginning of the End (Remake) by Rowye
Interstellar Navigational Hub by dustycrosley
Majora's Return by ErikShoemaker
Mountain Gate by Geraldo-Prado
Forgotten path by hardyguardy
The Fear Liath by Rowye
FlashMind by CordobezWeee
BOAT DMP 1 by AnthonyDevine
CITT Matte 33_1 by rich35211
A bridge and his city... by NatMonney
The Last Flight by bpenaud
Halo by Milkduster
Guardians Of The River by BlueBitArt
Barlangis MP final by Daazed-DA
Jellyfish of exploration by Remidubois
+Anvil+ by ERA-7
+To the Infinity+ by ERA-7
Hades' Star - Black Citadel by GabrielBStiernstrom
Genesis: Arrival 2 by artbygp
Present Day
Verona night by regnar3712
The Silent Temple by illtrytobeapro
A dangerous night by MaiAnhTran
Barricade by jordangrimmer
Old industrial area of London by 1Ver4ik1
Environment - dangerous cave by Boiko-Kristyna
Vulcan Temple by Geraldo-Prado
Cycron Shores by NeroVII
Black Dog - The Funeral by dustycrosley

EDIT: Thanks for your submissions, the contest is now closed!

I see we got a few decent last-minute entries, so the choice is going to be hard. :nod:
cosmicbound and I are arguing about the winners right now :slap: we should come to a conclusion soon, though!

Stay tuned for the results!

Hello again from Space-Revived!

We are back with a new event! :eager:

Unique Planets is the new contest for all members of our group Space-Revived.
The special part: Unique Planets is a double theme, meaning we will have two categories!


Our solar system has only eight planets, and we think we know them pretty well (at least from far away). But our sun is just one of many in the Milky Way, and our galaxy in turn is just one in a plethora of so many uncountable worlds out there. We literally have no clue what planets could await us in those other distant galaxies.

Unique conditions can create gorgeous alien landscapes with spectacular wildlife. But instead of lush and colorful, your planet could also be harsh and uninhabitable. Or, if you want to go really crazy, consider that ordinary matter (everything we can see with our current technology) makes up just 5% of the entire universe! What if the laws of physics work a bit differently from what we would expect for those other 95%?

Category #1:

Your task is to create a unique planet in space. Special terrain and living conditions are shown in the unique texture and shape of your planet. Or did advanced technology and terraforming change the planet altogether?

Category #2:

Proximity to the sun, atmosphere density, intelligent life -- many factors can shape life and landscape on the planet itself. This is your up-close vision of a unique world. Perhaps inhabited by alien lifeforms, or completely uninhabitable?


  • You must be a member of Space-Revived to participate. However, everyone is welcome to join!
  • Submit your work to our Unique Planets folder
  • State in your description that the image was made for the Unique Planets contest with a link to this journal
  • Please specify in which category you are entering!
  • Two entries per deviant allowed, but only one can win
  • All entries must be created after August 24, 2016 and before October 24, 2016 (11:59 pm PST)
  • Digital and Traditional Art entries are accepted
  • All used resources must be legitimate and properly credited with a direct link. 
    FAQ #217: What are "Stock and Resources" and can I use them in my submissions?

Keep in mind that using premade planets or telescope imagery can reduce your chances of winning to 0! Challenge yourself and create your own!


Category #1:

1st place
6 months Core membership (or 2400 points)
from communityrelations

2nd place
3 months Core membership (or 1200 points)
from communityrelations

3rd Place
1 month Core membership (or 400 points)
from communityrelations

Category #2:

1st place
6 months Core membership (or 2400 points)
from communityrelations

2nd place
3 months Core membership (or 1200 points)
from communityrelations

3rd Place
1 month Core membership (or 400 points)
from communityrelations

And journal features from
cosmicbound, ErikShoemaker, Space-Revived
for all winners


:iconcosmicbound: :iconerikshoemaker:
More judges will be invited after the deadline. We don't want to prevent anyone from participating! :-)


These gems should get your creative juices flowing.


Earth's Engine Exposed by Chromattix The Archive by Julian-Faylona FISSURE by Nameless-Designer
Dark Planet Saga - Mine the moon by MLeth
SHield World Construction by AdamBurn Diamond Ring by Chromattix
Primus Ecumenicum by Julian-Faylona
Cybertron planet by JJasso 


Spiral Spires by Chromattix
 Looking Towards Home by Gate-To-Nowhere Volcanic evening by JustV23 
Alien Landscape by Chenthooran
Colors Of The Storm by Gate-To-Nowhere Exiled Reach - matte painting by Daazed-DA
ChainPlanet by Datem Planet Toa by artroni

Thanks for stopping by, and have fun!

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pandemicartstudy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2020

Hi everyone! For my undergraduate thesis study at University of Toronto, I'm looking for participants to complete an online survey about art-making experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. While you're completing the survey, it will prompt you to upload a photo of your artwork as it is a requirement for this study. This is for me to examine how people cope with stress or enhance well-being using art during this time. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes of your time. If you're interested in participating in the study, please click the link! Thank you so much.

Note: Know that the survey prompts for your gmail. I am unable to change the setting but you all remain anonymous. The actual survey only asks for your initials and won't collect any email information from you.
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Meryosie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there! Please check out my gallery and commission info. Thanks!  Emoji01 by Emoji-icon

COMMISSIONS (Paypal only) - OPEN

  [Commission] Rehema by Meryosie [Commission] Vel by Meryosie   Sailor Moon: Usagi by Meryosie   [+Video] Commission - Sweet Love Story by Meryosie
Boiko-Kristyna Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
frame - swamp by Boiko-Kristyna Hi! 
Boiko-Kristyna Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
is this group sleeping? Do not accept MP work?
artbygp Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey guys, I am trying to have this group active by updating the group and having some of you guys contribute. Just waiting on kievda to get back to me so he can grant me some more access. I can't do a single thing.
artbygp Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Is this group still going? I'd like to see this spark up again! We need more contributors. I'd like to volunteer for it.
kievda Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I sent you a message artbygp (:
artbygp Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! With more active matte-painting contributors, this group will boost up again! I'll write some journals for upcoming matte-painting contests and helpful resources as well. 
EBENEWOOD Featured By Owner May 12, 2015   General Artist
leloops Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
thanks for accepting! :w00t:
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