This is to mark my entry into the unofficial matte painting challenge entitled Atlantis. I look forward to getting to work and seeing the work of others as well. Good luck to everyone!
- FINAL IMAGE*
Atlantis is completely obliterated. All that remains is its essence. Deep beneath the ocean depths its seed is hidden. The Atlanteans knew of their impending doom so they housed this seed deep inside a marble quarry where it would lay untouched and waiting. Secured to the marble quarry by long chains, Atlantis awaits those who will plunder the deepest parts of the ocean to awaken its essence.
Here is a concept sketch
Here are 3d models i used to help guide me for further previsualization.
The digital matte is a combination of reference photos and alot of Photoshop painting. The hardest part was to get the realistic subsurface ocean feeling and the visibility that occurs at such depths. Time of completion was about 1 week. I changed my original concept becuase i felt like to have such a vast structure at such a distance was not realistic in terms of visibility.
thank you kindly for your comments and critique… all is welcome!