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Environment matte: HIDDEN by inetgrafx Environment matte: HIDDEN by inetgrafx
"Hidden", a small village in the middle of nowhere.

I started off with a line drawing in Photoshop 7.
This my first matte, which worked without the use of any photo references. I tried to imagine a
Lord-of-the-rings styled landscape with an asian touch of architecture.
The original is in a 4k-resolution.

Critiques and comments are very welcome!

Thanks for viewing,


Daniel
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:iconumbatman:
umbatman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazing again
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:iconwedgefactor:
WedgeFactor Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful, the colour palette is so calming and really highlights the mystery of a hidden village.
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:iconshadewalker-94:
shadewalker-94 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
perfect place to read books :D
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:icongislaadt:
Gislaadt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thou art a Poet ! Congratulations !
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:iconlurunnima:
lurunnima Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
nice i like youre work. hope to do as good as ures and many other artists
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:iconjewishrudie:
JewishRudie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Very nice! It looks like an Asian Rivendell! very cool.
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:icongreyhappiness:
GreyHappiness Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
That is Brilliant!!
You've managed to create a small utopia of utter beauty.
Thank you for your excellent talent.
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:icontime-of-night:
Time-of-Night Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
I could literally favourite all of your work. Haha
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:iconreilune:
Reilune Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Enchanting.
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:iconkyrosai:
Kyrosai Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I love your artwork =D!
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:iconlecktmich:
Lecktmich Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
You have played Gothic 2 right? ^^
[link]

But even if not... its still a great picture. =D
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:iconcassiopeiaart:
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:wave: Hi there, this incredible image is featured in my journal here [link] :heart:

If you rather not be featured, please let me know asap.

Thanks,

Cathrine
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salesalato Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009
Hi

I've just seen your gallery and I've been "charmed" by your landscapes.

I'm wondering if you could explain briefly what kind of brushes do you use on Photoshop, to do similar works, such as the effects on the three ...

I hope you will understand my english, I'm italian


Thanks a lot :)
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:iconkatakana1:
Katakana1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Wonderful, amazing :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconpavelnekoranec:
PavelNekoranec Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
wow, I would like to live there!
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:iconakkari:
Akkari Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconajatuslapsi:
ajatuslapsi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
my future home<33
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:icondissolvedbrain:
dissolvedbrain Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
Incredible work!., all that nature...so hard to draw!
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:icondanillovesfood:
DanilLovesFood Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008   Digital Artist
Dude..nicedom, im curious how did yo create the flora?
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:iconvyliss:
Vyliss Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
for a village it's quite small :O looks like a large house. Also perspective is a little bit off, esp where the bridge is. Where the village is, the buildings also look like it's not on flat land, which I know happens but because the buildings are close together I think the ground would be pretty much all leveled off if they were indeed real buildings.

It's painted very nice though :)
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:iconutharas:
Utharas Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
I like the fantasy style of this over the realistic style of your many other paintings.
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:iconyacad:
Yacad Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
I like the mystic look of this picture.
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:iconlakura33:
Lakura33 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
My wizard´s home.
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional Writer
Hi there :D Just a quick note to let you know that you have been featured over at my journal [link] :blowkiss:
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:iconlyntaylor:
LynTaylor Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional Writer
Oh my! I could just sit and gaze at this forever. It's so calming :love:
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:iconamalgam-images:
Amalgam-Images Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful.
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:iconrunmaniac:
runmaniac Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
This is a magical effort, even with 2 waterfalls somehow originating from the dwellings plateau, aside from that...fist rate.
Thankyou
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:icontheblastedfrench:
theblastedfrench Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
looks like rivendell from lord of the rings,, this is amazing
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:icondrazzielder:
DrazziElder Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Student General Artist
Nice. Well I guess that livin there keeps the robber out, as well as guests... what wouldn't I give to live there *gets to many unwanted guests at home*. Amazing picture let me tell you. It looks so real. Nice details.
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hedwigs-pet-dalek Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Wow, incredibly beautiful. It kind of reminds me of Rivendell. Like, with the waterfalls, and that it's totally surrounded by trees, and the bridge. It does feel very isolated.
Brilliant work :clap:
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:iconlstjules:
lstjules Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oh wow! that is very nice. love the enviroment. and nice use of the color purple
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:icontkdesign:
TKdesign Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Wow, nice, the mist, the waterfalls, realy LOTR-ish kind of feeling to it
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:iconntgreen:
NTGreen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another gem :)
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:iconbirdstrike:
Birdstrike Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...
This is such a nice picture O.O
I like it very much :)
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:icon1ntr0v3rt:
1Ntr0v3rt Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
Brilliant. Simply amazing.
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JuicyPearEyes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
My favorite color contrast <3 I dream about that place sometimes. I wish I could watch you make this!
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:iconfirefoxsystems:
FirefoxSystems Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
very nice - reminds me of Rivendell from LOTR
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:icondrennogga:
Drennogga Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Sweeeet. Man, I gotta work on my drawing, mine sucks! I like the foliage, you did one heck of a nmber on this.
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:iconevoeight:
evoeight Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
mm, village..
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:iconzulanumi:
Zulanumi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
You reallt need stories with these epic pictures...I am good at spinning yarns,maybe I could make stories to go with your pictures?
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:iconaltasilvapuer:
AltaSilvaPuer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
That is absolutely beautiful. So breathtaking, I keep getting lost in it.. As with your winter village, it makes me wish I could be there. You should consider selling a print of this, I know I would be highly tempted to buy it.
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Captian-Deschain Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2006
Amazing D:
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:icondruidessa:
Druidessa Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
absolutely wonderful.
Like a modern coloured Piranesi drawing
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:iconelavielevenstar:
ElavielEvenstar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
Ooo how did I miss this Rivendell'esque one too!!!! Gorgeous!
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xbrianxbrianx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
Uhmm, yeah...this is beautiful. And, I think it deserves a :+fav:
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:iconcroaton:
croaton Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
I guess everyones comments sums it up. Its damn good. :clap:
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:iconelminster-zk:
Elminster-ZK Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006
Very pretty and surreal...

I'm trying to get into matte painting myself and am wondering what your technique was. What makes this a matte painting instead of any other digital photoshop drawing?
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:iconhightillidie:
hightillidie Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply wonderfull!
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:iconindysangel:
IndysAngel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
that is absolutely brillaint
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:iconkingmango:
KingMango Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the impressionist style.
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