So I’ve been playing Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric lately. And this game is so gorgeous, it makes my crusty artist’s heart sing. Check out some of this concept art:
Arent’t they wonderful? As a Sonic fan from the mid-90s, seeing this kind of treatment makes me sooooo happy. I’ve been playing it, and the world is massively intriguing. Kind of civilization built on top of a previous, advanced civilization, only the modern day people are slowly recovering the old technology.
Anyway, I had to make a stab at drawing something like this, myself. It’s time for a matte painting!
Note: A true matte painting is made with photos. This is what they typically look like.
Since I’m an utter noob, I just painted over a free render from deviantart.
So! Here’s the render I started with.
And there you go! Painting this was basically like eating candy, only afterward, instead of having a sick stomach, I had a piece of artwork. Score!
I can’t wait to try more paintings like this, only, you know, spend more time and make them far more awesome.