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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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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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Vectortrance Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Haha it's all good. I'm glad you like it. :)
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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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