A matte painting is a painted representation of a landscape, set, or distant location that allows filmmakers to create the illusion of an environment that would otherwise be too expensive or impossible to build or visit. Such artworks are necessities in creating realistic backdrops for films and some TV series. This technique requires a solid understanding of light, exposure, color theory and composition. It is often used for film and game concept art, and for 3D animation.
In this post we have compiled a list of excellent examples of matte painting from the top digital artists. Try to browse this list and check out the stunning and dynamic outputs from combining 3D, photographic elements and hand-painted elements. You may be interested in the following modern trends related articles as well: Baby Tattoos, University Web Designs and Nail Polish Ideas.