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A cold place by Exphrasis A cold place by Exphrasis
I've been willing to try doing a mattepainting for a while now, but I never really had the time, a proper subject or enought feedback on something to really allow myself to try pushing myself a bit and do something enough realistic.
A couple of weeks ago, a challenge has been proposed at my school, the goal was to make a matte painting, starting from this base composition : [link]

The theme was ' hell gate ' , so I decided to make something a bit different, and not just a basic door with normal lava, red everywhere and stuff.

The final result is 6048 x 2576 px, and was done over a couple of weeks.

I still have a lot to learn ! haha.

Hope you'll like it, please comment and critique, and fave if you like it :D :D

Also, Merry christmas and a happy new year to all my friends, all time and new watchers :)
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:iconsrsmith:
SRSmith Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Writer
Incredible!
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks !
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:iconjames-silverwolf:
James-Silverwolf Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist
That is awesome.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, that's nice :D and to see that base render being turned into something really inspiring...
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:iconephmendra:
Ephmendra Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Attractif.. Magnifique illustration!
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NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Listen to this and just look at this picture.....pure magic.
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:iconparkurtommo:
parkurtommo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice transitions between the photo(s) and your painting, It's pretty hard to distinguish what's done by you and what was part of the image :D
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:iconsheerfrost:
SheerFrost Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's as if you have been in to my dreams.... I love your work, keep it up.
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:iconneisbeis:
neisbeis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is a master piece
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha no way !
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Badass!! :)
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :D
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:iconvenom-v13:
Venom-V13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Yeah sure!
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:iconcrayolacolours:
CrayolaColours Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I seriously love how you took something like "Hell gate" and did something completely original with it.
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
It was also much inspired by blizzard's wrath of the lich king trailer :)
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:icongat-art:
gat-art Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is top notch, I love how ginormous this thing is compared to the trees
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, some guys told me the scale is bad because of this.
I like the scale anyways. I'd love to see something like this ingame.
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gat-art Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the scale is perfect and I also would love to see this in game. The trees definitely help the scale, fyi
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's amazing! Very nice landscape! :D
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot ! :)
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:icontoxic-fox-girl:
Toxic-Fox-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student
Wow, this is amazing! :wow:
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^^
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:iconarchivium:
Archivium Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely breath taking! The atmosphere you've created it just epic, quite the place for one to experience first hand... if only such mythical area existed.
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sure there's places where you can find settings that are a bit similar to this.
In finland maybe ?
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stapleme2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
thats amazing! <3
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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OhKashmere Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great job, I like how it's not the typical red theme for hell. The cold shows another side. The detail is amazing! Just to add my opinion, I say to keep doing mattepaintings, I'd love to see more!
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I was tired of everyone always thinking of red/ flame/ demons when talking about hell.

I'm actually working on another one :) it's a lot different though.
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:iconohkashmere:
OhKashmere Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't wait to see it!
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
in a week max !
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:iconohkashmere:
OhKashmere Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! Good luck with it!
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
will be done tonight hehe.
I'll upload it in the evening :)
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:iconnaygonelvanleii:
NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit much too awesome for me oO
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe :D oh stop it you ! :3
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:iconnaygonelvanleii:
NaygonElvanleii Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
man it's the truth ;)
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LightCarrier Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
C'est génial, c'que t'arrives à faire à partir d'une photo. :o
Les arbres se mêlent super bien au reste; good job!

Keep up the awesomeness!
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe merci will :)
J'ai failli pas les mettre les arbres en plus !
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:iconsushimitzu:
Sushimitzu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Who would paint so many trees? Incredible.
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
indeed :D thanks :)
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:iconensnareyourdreamland:
I love it! Flawless!
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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bordeauxman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice :heart:
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot :D
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Riuki-tyan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome pic! love colors and lighting
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ! I love working with colors and lights, it's my main direction when working.
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tromacom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :O
Are you sure you didn't just photo-edit a photo, those trees are frigging amazing!
Nice adaptation: hell with 1 L is a very cold place.
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well I 'photo-edited ' about 132+ pictures hehe. And painted a lot also.
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tromacom Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ Still looks amazing...even if you did 'cheat'
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:iconexphrasis:
Exphrasis Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol this isn't cheating, it's a matte painting :) google it ! =)
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