I'm new here and wanted to show a new concept/matte painting piece I've recently completed.
To be honest I'm not sure this is the correct forum for this image?
This is a picture I've had inside my head for years now. I've been hugely inspired by Hieronymus Bosch and Wayne Barlowe, two fantastic artists, for as long as I can remember.
I wanted to create an instantly recognisable vision of the "classical" HELL, and as a result of this I've used multiple photographic sources from my travels for various elements to keep it grounded in reality (Well, as believable as a place like Hell could be!).
It was originally intended to be a quick concept piece, but it evolved into a sort of hybrid matte painting somewhere along the way and ran off with itself. It is about 50% image manipulation and 50% hand drawn with a mouse (Not recommended!).
As always here, crits are more than welcome.
Anyway, it's good to finally be a part of this community!
EDIT: There's now a HIGH RESOLUTION version if you click the link to my BLOG in my sig- also a 2D anim of it, to bring it to life a bit.