I’m going to dive into the topic of matte paintings using an old concept I started drawing a few months ago. After seeing some inspirational projects by Dylan Cole, I decided to give it a try.
My first painting is based on the following sketch:
It used a rather strange perspective which I changed by now. I only use a 2 point perspective to make things a bit easier for the start. I realised how important it is to have a good library of material including textures of metal, paper, stone and sand as well as clouds, buildings in all shapes and sizes, roads, trees, mountains and hills and a lot more.
I moved on through 2 stages of rough sketches outlining colours and objects:
After a lot of trial and error, I decided on this (less
weird looking spectacular) perspective:
to be continued…