Most major movies out there are filled with special effects in all kinds of forms. It might be a fully computer generated character, it my big a massive spaceship above New York, but one of the most iconic methods is matte painting and landscape design.
Game of Thrones is probably the most popular TV series right now and despite the fact that I am not a fan of the show I have to say that I love the aesthetics and art direction of the show. In this post I want to share this really cool project that Sven Sauer posted showing some beautiful Matte Painting he did for the show. Swven Sauer is a digital artist specialized in Matte Painting. For more information check out http://www.mattepainting-studio.com/
One of the greatest things about sci-fi games is the scenery. A dystopian future, a city destroyed by war, a savage land with many perils. It's great to know that the minds behind great art are so accessible, like Levente Peterffy. Levente, an artist based in the UK also known as Levi, has been working in major games in these last years, making amazing matte painting, and also rocking personal art. His portfolio includes pieces for games such as Diablo III, WOW, StarCraft II, and even movies like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Jonas de Ro is a young digital artist based in Belgium. His works are a mixture from concept art, animation, matte painting, photography and more. The concept behind his art is definitely beautifully detailed and the lighting is just spectacular. You can truly see that his imagination goes way beyond his creativity. To have more information about Jonas de Ro, you can check out his website at JonasDeRo.be or you can check out the rest of his portfolio on his DeviantArt.