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Muron Prison by Istebrak Muron Prison by Istebrak
This was fun 8D

Worked on it maybe 8 hours all together, I know longer than usual, but it was a learning experience, my second time trying matte.

I love matte painting, I gotta say, there's so much to do....

The only matte part of the painting is the sky, but I had to paint over the clouds to get them the right shape and color. Everything else is hand painted. The perspective looks kind of off because of the design, if both towers were the same width one would hide behind the other, but thats now how I originally designed it.

Muron Prison is divided into two parts, the wider tower for less offensive prisoners, and the thinner, narrower tower for the dangerous prisoners. This prison was designed to avoid the death penalty by the great, great king of the country, as a mercy. Soon, a soldier will find himself at the gates of the prison looking for a prisoner willing enough to aid in the killing of the enemy, but what kind of prisoner escapes Muron Prison and agrees to a binding contract on a journey to certain death? At the same time, what kind of prisoner of Murons would reject a chance to escape its frozen walls?
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jgarza511 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the twin towers
 In heaven 
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jgarza511 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me of the twin towers
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mustardofdoom Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This motif reminds me of the building at the end of this amazing music video: [link]
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Quilsnap Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
I think someone is getting even better at this :o
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<33 Thank you
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charfan4evr Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so wholepaper status, but good thing you're not letting it be downloadable ^^ Wouldn't want people to steal it.
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol hahaha Thank you dear
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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The details *-*
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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spider071 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
very nice i was watching your stream ,well done :)
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3 thank you
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Nedarkhess Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really like the lighting and backstory. Sounds interesting. And it doesn't feel like the perspective was any kind of off, the towers look cool that way. Those towers must be gigantic considering the tiny trees on the tiny mountains. :D
Great image. :+fav:

I have only one little remark. The towers are near the center of the image which makes the whole image very center-heavy (don't know how to describe it more properly, sorry). If it is what you intended then forget what I said. ;)
Otherwise I just wanted to suggest adding canvas on the right side so the vastness of the mountains make the towers look even more monolithic. I hope it's understandable what I mean.
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I thought it might do that, but I pushed them off the centre a bit and reared everything to the left, not sure if it worked haha

Thank you for your kind words <3
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Lon3NightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
This is gorgeous Iste. <3 Whyusofabulous?
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3 hhhaa thank you I read it as why us of abuluous im like.....huh haha
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Lon3NightWolf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
LOL
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XtremeOverdrive Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I watched the stream last night (I wasn't able to be there while you were live, sorry) and I really loved watching you paint this one.

I feel dumb for asking, but what exactly is a matte painting?
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It means u work with a photograph or a video, and paint over it to match the story line. So the producers give u a series of videos or photographs of the footage, and working with photoshop, maya, or after effects u work with the shot to create more character, add in a castle, fix the lighting etc...<3 thank you honey
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MarzyMarrs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was painted? Wow, absolutely amazing work.
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes <3 thank you <3
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Philipp-Steinhaus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful...
Me want to download...
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Istebrak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol =)
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