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Heaven and Hell by Vectortrance Heaven and Hell by Vectortrance
HEAVEN AND HELL
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This marks the first of what I hope to be many full fledged digital matte paintings. 
Heaven and Hell was an experiment in fantasy landscapes and how various lighting, shading, and coloration can entirely alter the mood.

I used traditional matte painting techniques mixed with some photomanipulation, and worked a little bit of magic through the power of Photoshop... This is the result.

I've often pondered if there is a hellish alternate reality everpresent, but on a different plane... One that can't be seen by the naked eye. If one had goggles to see into this hellish reality, they'd see their surroundings not as they would normally appear, but in tragic disarray... crumbling, decaying, burning... Flesh rotting off the bone. Lovely eh?

Anyway, thanks for taking a look. I'm open to suggestions, comments, questions, etc. as this is a first attempt.

Oh. Maybe I should mention, this image wasn't intended to be used as stock, or anything. But if you feel the need to use it, that's all good. Just give me a link after so I can check it out :)


*Note: Click "Download" to see the full resolution*
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Credits:

Bird Brushes by Adnrey adnrey.deviantart.com/art/Bird…
Some landscape chunks borrowed from stock by Edlo edlo.deviantart.com/art/LANDSC…
Starfield by Hameed hameed.deviantart.com/art/Star…
Based on a tutorial by DylanCole dylancole.deviantart.com/
All other photos taken by me.
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:iconjonathanlerner13:
jonathanlerner13 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014   Digital Artist
can i use this
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Yessir, go nuts! I'd totally love to see what you do with it afterwards. Not requisite or anything. Just my curiosity and stuff.
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:iconjonathanlerner13:
jonathanlerner13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   Digital Artist
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Metal! \m/
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:iconjonathanlerner13:
jonathanlerner13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconlordofthevillains:
LordoftheVillains Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great on heaven, cute on hell.
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:iconsteel--the--gamer:
Steel--The--Gamer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student General Artist
A brilliant piece of work, well done
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:iconyami-kaira:
Yami-Kaira Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know your artwork is not stock, but it's so wonderful and awesome and beautiful... I did use it... I'm guilty DX

I'm sorry but thank you for your fantastic work! :heart:

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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Haha it's all good. I'm glad you like it. :)
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:iconlaharl234:
Laharl234 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like duality things like this. Two sides of the same coin type thing, everything has its opposite, etc.
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:iconambercappy:
Ambercappy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
USED: [link]

THANK-YOU so much for the absolutely wonderful stock!
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:icondogis:
Dogis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Very cool i wonder where i wode fit in :)
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:iconsayne7:
Sayne7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for making such amazing stock! used here: [link]
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
No prob :)
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:iconshady06:
shady06 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awesome work. used here [link]
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:iconlouiseverte:
louiseverte Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
WOW !!!
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Thanks :) (I think)
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:iconunicorn-and-co:
Unicorn-and-co Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Really like this art, I made a painting of it Made it a bit different though!

Greatings,
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Gladja like it :)
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:icondurrson:
durrson Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Photographer
Magnificent!

You say this was your first attempt? - gosh it's brilliant!

Can't wait to browse your gallery and see more from you :-)
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Thanks!
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:iconehaft:
ehaft Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Heh I see the dylan cole in this, pretty damn cool man. This one defines why I love digital art so much...turning the same happy fluffy landscape into hell.
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:iconeclipse-saitex:
eclipSe-Saitex Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
where can i find the tutorial?
btw pretty good done :)
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Thanks.

The tutorials are from the Gnomon workshop by the artist dylancole
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:iconeclipse-saitex:
eclipSe-Saitex Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i find nothing in his gallery
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
Yeah, he doesn't host his tutorials here.
You have to buy them from the Gnomon workshop. There's 3 DVDs on digital matte painting.
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:iconeclipse-saitex:
eclipSe-Saitex Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ohhh ok thank ya :)
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:iconuae-designer:
uAe-Designer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
totally different ..

nice work man
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Thank you :)
More of this to come I think.
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:icongraphit-e:
Graphit-e Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
This is magnificant. Nice change of mood setting with just one scene.
:D
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
Thanks!! :)
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:icongraphit-e:
Graphit-e Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
gladly done :)
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:iconarctic-affinity:
Arctic-Affinity Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
looks good man.

i need to start DMP too soon. got any tuts?
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Look up Dylan Cole on Gnomon Workshops.
That's who I've been following.
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:iconarctic-affinity:
Arctic-Affinity Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
guys insane O_O
watching his lectures on landscape right now.

Got any more? :P
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:icon99jinx:
99jinx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
awsome i had to do a double take to make sure it was the same landscape lol
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Thanks! Sure is the same landscape. With a few tweaks. There's some loss of detail due to the atmospherics... what with the fire/lava/smoke... heh :)
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:icon99jinx:
99jinx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
of course.. hehe it makes me want to photo-montage :P
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:iconthedonquixotic:
TheDonQuixotic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Neat. So how did you get the water to looking like lava? Just a colour change?
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
A few different ways.
First I set the image to greyscale, then I started painting with different colors set to overlay, screen, blend, difference, etc. (In photoshop)
Then I used a thick "chalk" brush to add to the texture.
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:iconthedonquixotic:
TheDonQuixotic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh I see! I did something sorta like that for my avatar. Cool
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:iconlevdir:
levdir Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Really cool, man. I wish I could paint like this. My only critique is on the grass texture in the foreground of the Heaven half; it could use something to break it up a bit. Other than that, neato.
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Thanks buddy.
I know what you mean. I am particularly unhappy with the right side of the foreground.
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:iconirtizais:
irtizais Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Wonderful.
:+fav:
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Thank you :)
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:icongeraldinetay27:
geraldinetay27 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
cool~ I love your works of art... Keep it up. ^^
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Thanks!
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:iconadnrey:
adnrey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) nice
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:iconvectortrance:
Vectortrance Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Thank you. I am a big fan of your work.
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